Minecraft tops Black Ops on Xbox Live
4J Studios' open-world creation game tallied more unique users than Call of Duty: Black Ops for the week of May 14.
Minecraft is digging away at the success of Call of Duty on Xbox Live. Microsoft's latest online activity chart reveals that for the week of May 14, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition had more unique users than Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition was surpassed in unique users only by Activision's latest blockbuster shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. In notching the number two spot, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition also recorded a higher number of unique users than footie simulator FIFA 12, as well as popular shooters Battlefield 3, Halo: Reach, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition launched on May 9 and became profitable in just 60 minutes. It sold 400,000 copies during its first 24 hours, on its way to move more than 1 million units in its first week, becoming the fastest-selling Xbox Live game in history.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition was developed by 4J Studios, the Scotland-based shop that built Xbox Live Arcade titles Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie, and Banjo-Tooie. The game will add Kinect support at a later date via a patch and was the last title in Microsoft's Arcade Next promotion, which also saw the release of Trials Evolution, Bloodforge, and Fable Heroes.
For more on Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, check out GameSpot's review.
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