Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Overtakes Modern Warfare 3 as Most-Played Xbox Live Title, Plus More

The title says it all. At last, a game without the words “Call of Duty” in its name has risen to the top spot of the most-played Xbox Live titles.

Xbox Live’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb reports the following numbers.

Live Activity for week of October 15

Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s)

  1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  3. EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  5. Borderlands 2
  6. Halo: Reach
  7. Battlefield 3
  8. Modern Warfare 2
  9. Madden NFL 13
  10. NBA 2K13
  11. Happy Wars
  12. Skyrim
  13. Gears of War 3
  14. RESIDENT EVIL 6
  15. GTA IV
  16. FIFA 12
  17. Forza Motorsport 4
  18. Dishonored
  19. EA SPORTS NHL13
  20. Halo 3

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

  1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  2. The Walking Dead
  3. Sonic Adventure 2
  4. Trials Evolution
  5. Serious Sam 3: BFE
  6. Worms Revolution
  7. Counter-Strike: GO
  8. Pinball FX2
  9. Zombie Driver HD
  10. Trials HD
  11. Castle Crashers
  12. Naughty Bear Panic in Paradise
  13. Mark of the Ninja
  14. Magic 2013
  15. Nexuiz
  16. Jet Set Radio
  17. Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  18. Fruit Ninja Kinect
  19. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD
  20. Toy Soldiers

Thanks, Apollo.

In other Minecraft news, Xbox 360 users are getting a chance to preview the version 1.8.2 update tomorrow and Friday (October 25 and 26) with the PlayXBLA team via a live streaming event. You can watch them right here at the following times:

Thursday – October 4th

  • 10 AM PST – 12 PM PST
  • 4 PM PST – 6 PM PST

Friday – October 5th

  • 12 PM PST – 4 PM PST

Additionally, on October 26, Xbox 360 users can also look forward to a special Halloween Skin Pack for 160 MS points which includes a whopping 55 sets of different skins from developers around the world. If that’s not cool enough for you, 100% of every purchase will go to four different charities of which have been chosen by Mojang, 4J Studios and Microsoft Studios. This pack will only be on sale for a limited time – Friday, October 26 through Monday, November 26, which gives you an entire month to contribute. You can learn more about the event here.

We recently reported that Halo 4’s Xbox 360 pre-order numbers have reached just short of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s numbers on the same platform in the US. Do you think Halo 4 has what it take to top Black Ops 2 on these charts this fall?

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