Minecraft overtakes Black Ops on XBL activity chart

First non-Call of Duty game to do so.

Minecraft has overtaken Call of Duty: Black Ops on the weekly Xbox Live activity chart.

It's currently the second most played game on the service, up from third last week, with only Modern Warfare 3 attracting more global unique users.

Mojang's world-building sensation is the first game to overtake Black Ops since it launched last November, aside from Modern Warfare 3.

Not only that, but a Tweet from Microsoft community man Major Nelson earlier today read "Pretty sure this is the first time an XBLA title has hit #2."

Here's the full top 20, as seen on Nelson's blog:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  2. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  4. FIFA 12
  5. Battlefield 3
  6. Halo: Reach
  7. Modern Warfare 2
  8. NBA 2K12
  9. Skyrim
  10. Gears of War 3
  11. GTA IV
  12. Forza Motorsport 4
  13. Max Payne 3
  14. Trials Evolution
  15. Mass Effect 3
  16. NHL12
  17. Madden NFL 12
  18. Halo 3
  19. Red Dead Redemption
  20. Saints Row: The Third

There was no change at the top of the Xbox Live Arcade sales chart, with Minecraft unsurprisingly holding on to first place. The highest new entry was Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 in fourth place.

  1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  2. Trials Evolution
  3. The Walking Dead
  4. Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2
  5. Castle Crashers
  6. Trials HD
  7. Fruit Ninja Kinect
  8. Iron Brigade
  9. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
  10. Pinball FX2
  11. Fez
  12. Worms: Ultimate Mayhem
  13. Orcs Must Die!
  14. I Am Alive
  15. Double Fine Happy Action Theater
  16. Family Game Night
  17. Fable Heroes
  18. Fusion: Genesis
  19. Haunt
  20. Gotham City Impostors

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