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Submitted by Kamikaze8 1043d ago | news

'Minecraft' dethrones 'Modern Warfare 3' as the most played game on Xbox 360

Stick Skills: "Mojang's Minecraft has reached the pinnacle of it's activity base and claimed the top spot on Xbox Live's user-base, topping even Call of Duty." (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Minecraft, Xbox 360)

Credit url: stickskills.com
RmanX1000  +   1044d ago
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL... I mean. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
vishant101  +   1043d ago
Whats supprising is that minecraft has half as many copies sold then mw3 and its still more played on xbl
StanLee  +   1043d ago
Dull days for Call of Duty. With a new one around the corner, the diehrds are trying to finish other games before Black Ops 2 arrives. Loving Minecraft though. If there was a game to dethrone Call of Duty even for a short time, I'm glad it's Minecraft.
miyamoto  +   1043d ago
So Microsoft's Master Plan is in full swing

Minecraft is on Android, iOS, PC, is it a timed console exclusive on 360?
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1043d ago
No it's not timed, MS published the game.
DevilishSix  +   1043d ago
Microsoft also published the first Mass Effect and Ninja Gaiden 2, if I am not mistaken, and now Mass Effect will be on PS3 in the Trilogy pack and NG2 was published as Sigma 2 on PS3. So, publishing contracts can be for not.
3-4-5  +   1043d ago
MW3 was the worst COD yet, and Minecraft brought a new gameplay experience to the gaming world.

Not hard to see it happening, especially since the Xbox 360 1.8 Creative Mode patch just released.

Will change once Black Ops 2 and Halo 4 are released though.
Knight_Crawler  +   1043d ago
MS are genuises! I would never have thought that this game would be a console seller but I have witness with my own eyes 8 people purchase a new Xbox just for this game.

Hate all you want on MS but they know how the market works.
Shadonic  +   1044d ago
Thats good something that never changes gets beaten by something that changes every couple of months or so.
Muffins1223  +   1044d ago
Wow,halo 3 is still in the top 10.Good game :)
vishant101  +   1043d ago
top 20*
Majin-vegeta  +   1043d ago
Now that's some funny shizznit xD.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1043d ago
This is a rare moment people. A moment that'll be short lived when Black Ops 2 arrives I'm afraid.

In the mean time RIP MW3.
eliteslaya13  +   1043d ago
This proves something. If you've got the talent and are experienced with Java, even you can single-handedly dethrone Call of Duty from the top of the charts some day.

Consider me impressed, Minecraft is now, without a doubt, one of the greatest games of all time.
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RmanX1000  +   1043d ago
No where near that status. Personally i cant stand Minecraft. I prefer games with a legit story, and in-depth character development. I dont wanna be thrown into a random world and be told "Have fun." While i do like some freedom, Minecraft has too much, and i will never buy it or play it. This is all personal opinion obviously. Bring on the hate.
glennco  +   1043d ago
your personal opinion doesn't change what an achievement it is. i am not a fan either, but i give credit where credit is due.

CoD on the other hand gets no credit from me, as that is like giving Michael Bay credit for Transformers. I put that down to casual market not knowing that there are much better options out there for military shooters.
Intentions  +   1043d ago
Cause you don't have creativity and imagination.
RmanX1000  +   1043d ago
1) Call of Duty sucks. The only good one was Modern Warfare 1, and that was because it was different for its time.
2) I have creativity but Minecraft just boring with no objective.
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kingdavid  +   1043d ago
COD 1 and 2 were awesome as well.

MW actually started the trend of streamlining and cutting down of the single player.
Megaton  +   1043d ago
> Personally i cant stand Minecraft.
> i will never buy it or play it.

That's like my dad loving Macs and hating PCs, although he's never used a PC. Try before you hate.
RickHiggity  +   1043d ago
Shit. He doesn't like it guys. The game is ruined now :P
kingdavid  +   1043d ago
except minecraft 360 edition isnt java.
Gamer-Z  +   1043d ago
Minecraft is a lot more fun than MW3
KwietStorm  +   1043d ago
....what
GeisT  +   1043d ago
Congrats to minecraft, I have a lot of friends who love it. Im even more impressed that 3 CoD games are still in the top 8! Lots of CoD haters on here, but you can't deny they make games that people love and play for a long time.
RockmanII7  +   1043d ago
I didn't realize Halo: Reach wasn't even a Top 5 game anymore. I remember after Halo 3 came out it was the #1 game for years even the week Gears 2 came out it held onto the #1 spot. Hopefully Halo 4 can recapture XBL's heart like Halo 3 did, but it probably won't.
QuantumWake  +   1043d ago
Halo 3 had a LOT of hype riding on it. That's why it was so big for so long. Halo 4 should hold it's own this year against big games like Black Ops 2.
StreetsofRage  +   1043d ago
These top 10 lists don't take into account the amount of guests on Halo. So the actual amount of players is easily more.
humbleopinion  +   1043d ago
Gears 2 came out one year after Halo 3, so it was still very popular. Additionally, people had less choices back then because there were less games.

Halo Reach on the other hand is now 2 years old. It's still up there between MW2 and and Battlefield 3 which came out around the same time.
RockmanII7  +   1043d ago
http://majornelson.com/2010...

After 2 months Halo Reach had already fallen out of the Top 2.

http://majornelson.com/2009...

Over 2 years after Halo 3's release, it was still the most played game on Xbox
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humbleopinion  +   1040d ago
Your claim that "Over 2 years after Halo 3's release, it was still the most played game on Xbox " is wrong, because it wasn't *still* the most played: this implies that it stayed there all the time, where in fact it dropped over time, and then when ODST released it bounced back to the top for a while simply because the multiplayer component of ODST was basically a Halo 3 disc.
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StreetsofRage  +   1043d ago
Amazing. Just shows what kind of people are on Xbox Live. Creative Geniuses. ;)
Knight_Crawler  +   1043d ago
But but Xbox people on play shooters :)

Xbox player play a varity of games just like PS3 owners, I can gurantee you that if Little Big Planet was realesed on the Xbox it would have sold more on than on the PS3 for the simple fact that MS would market the hell out if it.
Angerfist  +   1043d ago
Fortresscraft is better and cheaper, its just hidden in the Indie Games Section. FC also gets so many free Updates for a 240 Points Game.
deadfrag  +   1043d ago
finally!!!!

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