news\ May 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Xbox LIVE Activity: Minecraft sneaks up on Call of Duty


Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is threatening to dethrone Call of Duty from the top spots on Xbox LIVE. 

Minecraft was the third most played game on Xbox LIVE last week, Microsoft announced, racing past FIFA 12 and Battlefield 3. The only games that remain ahead are Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The console adaption to the hugely popular PC game originally developed by Mojang, released last week, has sold more than any other title in the first 24 hours on Xbox LIVE Arcade, breaking all previous digital sales records. Earlier this week it was revealed that Minecraft on Xbox 360 sold more than 1 million units globally.

Here's the full top 20, as posted by Microsoft's Major Nelson:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  4. FIFA 12
  5. Battlefield 3
  6. Halo: Reach
  7. Modern Warfare 2
  8. NBA 2K12
  9. Skyrim
  10. Gears of War 3
  11. GTA IV
  12. Trials Evolution
  13. Forza Motorsport 4
  14. Mass Effect 3
  15. NHL12
  16. Madden NFL 12
  17. Halo 3
  18. Red Dead Redemption
  19. Saints Row: The Third
  20. Call of Duty 4

Developed by 4J Studios in conjunction with Mojang and Microsoft Studios, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition introduces new gameplay experiences to fans like a unique crafting menu, game tutorials, and split-screen multiplayer gameplay (as long as you're on an HDTV).  It also has online multiplayer for up to eight players over Xbox LIVE.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition can be downloaded from Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1600 Microsoft Points, or $20.

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