Minecraft tops Modern Warfare 3 on XBL chart

Minecraft has topped the Xbox Live activity charts for the first time, beating out strong contenders like Modern Warfare 3 and FIFA 13.

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Activision's Call of Duty series has ruled the roost on the Xbox Live activity charts for a few years now. The current game usually tops the list and others fight for the remaining nine spots. But Minecraft has been no slouch in the sales department, and just recently released a large update, helping push the game to the top of the charts and past the usually-dominant Modern Warfare 3.

The latest Xbox Live Activity shows Minecraft at the top spot, followed by MW3 and the also generally strong FIFA Soccer 13. This marks the first time Minecraft has topped the charts.

The chart tracks global unique users playing a game while connected to Xbox Live, for the week beginning October 15. On October 16, the game received a patch that added Creative Mode, new tools, bug fixes, and various other improvements.

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    October 25, 2012 3:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Minecraft tops Modern Warfare 3 on XBL chart.

    Minecraft has topped the Xbox Live activity charts for the first time, beating out strong contenders like Modern Warfare 3 and FIFA 13.

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      October 25, 2012 4:16 PM

      That's great news, I can't help but see this as a bit of a win for PC gaming and gaming overal considering Minecraft was developed with PC gamers in mind and the Call of Duty series is arguable seen as a more console focused series.

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        October 25, 2012 4:26 PM

        are you serious what jeez brain where how melting so fast

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          October 25, 2012 4:56 PM

          I've seen people make the point that PC gaming is more creative and complex where as console games are simpke and dumbed down, that many developers believe that you need to make a game more simple and accessible for it to sell well. I think Minecraft topping XBL shows that console games don't have to be first persin shooters, linear or simple to sell a ton and be popular, should have made my point more clear.

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      October 25, 2012 8:05 PM

      Incredible. I play a lot of Minecraft on the xbox but it never ceases to amaze me that a game with such bad graphics and simply gameplay as Minecraft can be so much fun and so popular compared to awesome graphics games.

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        October 26, 2012 8:41 AM

        I wouldn't call minecraft gameplay simple

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        October 26, 2012 8:42 AM

        are you familiar with the concept of "fun"?

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      October 26, 2012 8:45 AM

      That's crazy

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      October 26, 2012 8:49 AM

      Yup. Loved to see this happen.