Surprising or to be expected ?
Me not surprised. :P
Is Minecraft a 360/PC exclusive? :o :twisted:
Anyway, thoughts ?
More people are playing Minecraft on Xbox Live Arcade than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or FIFA 13.
Microsoft Live activity chart for the week of 15th October shows Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition at the top for the first time, ahead of gargantuan retail games Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and FIFA 13. Call of Duty games have been at the top of the chart for much of the past four years.
It is yet another milestone for Minecraft. In early October developer 4J Studios revealed it had sold over four million copies. It is the best-selling XBLA game ever.
Other games Minecraft is more popular than on XBLA: Call of Duty: Black Ops, Borderlands 2, Halo: Reach, Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Microsoft's Live Activity chart is based on unique users - that is, game playing while connected to Xbox Live.
- 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
As you'd expect, Minecraft is the top Arcade title, ahead of The Walking Dead, Sonic Adventure 2 and Trials Evolution.
EDIT: Bonus Round.....
Learn to Play: Minecraft in the classroom
By Jeffrey Matulef Published 26 October, 2012<:section>
Imagine being eight years old today. You pack your bag, hop on a bus, act like your crush has cooties and go through lessons on history, English, maths, science, and... Minecraft?
That's the reality for about 200,000 kids today who have Minecraft in their schools as part of the curriculum.
Educational software is nothing new, but most "edutainment" (I reckon there's no dirtier word in the gaming vernacular) games were traditional curriculum wearing the guise of a video game as convincingly as Superman posing as a journalist by wearing glasses.
These days that's changed. There's no longer a barrier between education and fun when big games by popular developers are being used to teach our children.
'I think playing Minecraft kind of taps into the same part of the brain as playing with Legos and I don't think anybody disputes the educational value of Legos.' - Joel Levin
It all started when then 35 year old New York-based computer teacher Joel Levin began playing the Minecraft alpha in the summer of 2010. Instantly he was enamoured with the open-world game's emphasis on creativity, problem solving, building and discovery. He then showed it to his four year old daughter, who caught on to Notch's indie phenomenon shockingly fast
Full read Here....