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Minecraft for Xbox 360, a work in progress port of the PC original, is currently riding high on the Xbox LIVE activity chart at No.2.

While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is sitting at the top, Minecraft has managed to see more online activity than heavy hitters Black Ops, FIFA 12 and Battlefield 3.

According to a Major Nelson tweet, this is the first time an XBLA game has reached second spot.

LIVE Activity for week of May 14:

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
2. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops
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. Forza Motorsport 4
13. Max Payne 3
14. Trials Evolution
15. Mass Effect 3
16. NHL12
17. Madden NFL 12
18. Halo 3
19. Red Dead Redemption
20. Saints Row: The Third

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CheekyLee@ draytone

Not really. Minecraft was in Alpha for a long time, but was only officially released at the tail end of last year.

@Clockpunk: I would be willing to bet that Journey would sell more on 360 than it did on PS3. As to 0x10c, I think consoles won't really be part of the process. It sounds far too ambitious, and since hacking and programming actually plays a part I don't really see this one carrying across. Not to mention the subscription problems.
Posted 14:36 on 25 May 2012
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FantasyMeister

Daughter Number One played Minecraft for practically 2 days solid this week, she's really taken to it.
Posted 13:46 on 25 May 2012
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draytone

I guess they will hold back to see how well it does, it was a long time after Minecraft came out on PC before it got a 360 release.
Posted 13:23 on 25 May 2012
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Clockpunk

Well deserved - seeing as how we 360 owner don't appreciate artistic or creative games, according to thatgamecompany... ;)

I don't know why it is so addictive, but I'm currently hunting slimes in anticipation of the piston update!

Wonder if Microsoft will be lining up another exclusive contract to port of Notch's upcoming 0x10 (or whatever it is called)...
Posted 12:15 on 25 May 2012
Endless's Avatar

Endless

Me personally, I'm 100% happy for the headline to stay :)
Posted 11:44 on 25 May 2012
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Hooded

Misleading headline Tom lol.
Posted 10:32 on 25 May 2012
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pblive@ altaranga

Nah, Fox News would have: "Minecraft ruins kids brains."
Posted 10:22 on 25 May 2012
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altaranga@ squidman

Agreed. Terrible headline. Was it pinched from Fox News?

Could you change Call of Duty to Black Ops please?
Posted 10:20 on 25 May 2012
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draytone

Active players this very minute?
Posted 10:18 on 25 May 2012
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squidman

Slightly spurious headline, there...
Posted 10:17 on 25 May 2012

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Technical Specs
Release Date: 09/05/2012
Developer: Mojang
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: Simulation
Rating: TBC
Site Rank: 161 5
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