Minecraft threatens Call of Duty domination on Xbox Live chart

Mojang hit has more players than FIFA, Battlefield, Halo, Skyrim.

Minecraft was the third most played game on Xbox Live last week, Microsoft has announced.

The only games to boast more worldwide unique users were Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops.

Mojang's indie phenomenon raced past chart mainstays Battlefield 3, FIFA 12 and Halo Reach in its first week on sale.

Further down the chart, Trials: Evolution continues to put in a very respectable performance for an XBLA title, nestled at 12.

Here's the full top 20, as posted by Microsoft community man Major Nelson:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  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. Trials Evolution
  13. Forza Motorsport 4
  14. Mass Effect 3
  15. NHL12
  16. Madden NFL 12
  17. Halo 3
  18. Red Dead Redemption
  19. Saints Row: The Third
  20. Call of Duty 4

Unsurprisingly, given the fact that it's already sold over a million units, Minecraft was also top of the Xbox Live Arcade sales chart, unseating last week's leader The Walking Dead, which fell to three.

Trials Evolution climbed to two, Fable Heroes held steady at four, closely followed by Fez at five.

  1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  2. Trials Evolution
  3. The Walking Dead
  4. Fable Heroes
  5. Fez
  6. Pinball FX2
  7. Awesomenauts
  8. I Am Alive
  9. Castle Crashers
  10. Family Game Night
  11. Fruit Ninja Kinect
  12. Bloodforge
  13. Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  14. Gotham City Impostors
  15. Toy Soldiers
  16. Trials HD
  17. Dungeon Defenders
  18. Full House Poker
  19. Peggle
  20. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

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