Well, it seems to me that this is proof enough that gamers are calling out for more and more creative games. I mean, CoD has been the exact same sine MW2, and even the WW2 games were pretty much the same (granted I put in tons of hours into CoD2). I love minecraft and I am always on the lookout for new and inventive games. Please listen to the community games companies, please!
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.
PS from the videos, trailers and review this game really looks like crap,but i cant argue with the numbers and the comments below so it must be something
@steelmouth it's intentionally made this way. It has a unique visual style that basically proves that a game isn't made by graphics. I'll admit that I was sceptical the first time I saw this for the PC, but the game is absolutely addicting. I know it sounds cliché, but with this game, the limit really is your imagination.
A friend of mine who was like, "minecraft is just rubbish and looks wierd" then got it day one on xbox and now he seems to love it!
@Cruisemissile I didn't understand what the draw was, either. I don't know if it was the music or the company (played with some friends), but I will definitely get a lot of mileage out of it.
yes more 'unique' that says nothing maybe poeple played it for 1 minute black ops has way more playtime, and its the first week ofcourse everyone who got the game are going to play it at least for 1 minute to look. it won't ever happen again
@Cedar-Teeth hahahahaahhahahahahahahaha you're kidding right? You're just someone who gets all twitchy whenever they haven't killed something in a game for 5 minutes. This game is far, far superior to CoD. CoD is the exact same. Minecraft keeps adding and adding. Not to mention, the creator, Notch, actually cares about his fan-base. He even promoted piracy of his game! Not one dev for CoD would make that claim.
@Cedar-Teeth Sounds like someone's butthurt.
Traditionally "Summer of Arcade" has had the biggest blockbuster hits for XBLA, but I don't see how MS will top this "Arcade Next" promotion after Trials and Minecraft's success.
I think we can all agree Minecraft is a great game no matter what you play it on. I also have it on my iPad and iTouch.
yeah. I put 60 hours in Xbox minecraft in 1 week... the game is amazing. and its still missing so much from PC version. I am pretty done with it for now, but as they patch and update I will probably put even more time into. and its just an arcade title. and an indie title at that... there is hope for the video game world after all.
Erm... who els here is bad @ math? Arent als those COD BO boyz playing COD MW3 and other 'unique' gamers who got tired of the same old games (me) playing Minecraft???
Eddie, what have you done for me lately??!! ;-)
Of course Minecraft will beat out Black Ops at some point. It's a split user base between Black Ops and MW3.
I hope that many of them get to play the PC version and see all the extra content they are missing out on. It doesn't take much of a PC to play it. If you enjoy it on Xbox, you will love it on PC with the newer updates, mods, and maps that people make.
The SkyBlock Survival is one of my favorite memories of Minecraft.
@Toysoldier34 I hope the 360 crafting comes to the PC. it really makes the PC menu and crafting system look archaic...
@dirtyvu The crafting on 360 should remain on 360; it only makes it easier to use with a controller. The layouts are designed to work best with the control input used.
Though I don't like that on the 360 they hold your hand so much and tell you how to do everything. I am fine with showing the recipes to make things faster and easier for the controller, but it should only do that once you have crafted an item once on your own.
Needing to navigate through the menus and sub tabs on PC would just make it more of a hassle and slow things down for most people.
@Toysoldier34 The Xbox version is cheaper than the PC version.But the PC version is still more superior than its Xbox 360 counterpart.
ty god it seems gamers are starting to play real games now maybe a end to fps crap? i can only dream but this still rocks
Wow! It seems like a very addictive game. My sons were playing it all the time for the PC. I didn't see what the big draw was.I"ve never played it though and I'm a little scared to. I don't want it to suck me in, then I'll be stuck in that Genesis type graphical world, hammering away at some block until it becomes some more useful little blocks.
@godzillavskong My friend hasnt gotten off of minecraft for 3 since it came out. I get addicted to games way too quickly so refuse to try it, my boyfriend had a hard enough time when skyrim came out.
@godzillavskong With some texture packs and a shaders mod makes the game look better than many current games aside from the blocky nature.
Why am I not surprised that Minecraft was capable of that? Geez, only Minecraft... only (ssssssssss)... crap! (BOOM!)
The 360 version still needs a lot of work (I personally want a built-in character editor). But it's the first time I've ever been able to play the game (outside of the free-to-play Classic version), and I find it extremely addictive.
Hopefully they can expand Minecraft to other systems as well in the future, Let us PS3, Vita, and future Wii U users get in on the fun!!
I could never get into Minecraft. I kept wishing I had a gun and something to shoot. Shallow I know, but I couldn't help it :P
@DawnBlue Dude, shut up. No one here has any sympathy for the EA Sports of the shooter genre. Face it, CoD got its booty handed to it by a watered down port of a PC game that uses stylized NES cablibre 3D graphics.:D
@DawnBlue Probably none seeing as how it's an indie game and doing very well on its' own. A better question would be how much does GS make off of Call of Duty advertisements.
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@Gelugon_baat Agreed. Plus, it isn't as though Minecraft needs help - it was the best selling Day 1 XBLA game ever!
@DawnBlue Are you done yet? You're coming off as real mad about this. It isn't a good look at all.
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