‘Minecraft’ Slips From The Top Of Xbox LIVE Rankings

The Xbox 360 version of Minecraft has slipped from the top of the Xbox LIVE activity charts, according to the Examiner.

For a brief moment the popular open world adventure was the most played title on the Xbox 360. The game even dethroned the Call of Duty franchise as the most popular game on the service. However, it’s days of glory were ultimately short lived.

For the week ending October 29, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has crept back into the top position. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition didn’t fall too far from grace; the game managed to hang on to the number two spot despite some strong competition.

Call of Duty: Black Ops, which ranks as the third most popular game on Xbox LIVE, is still hanging on strong ahead of its sequel’s release date. EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13 landed in the number four position. Assassin’s Creed III rounded out the top five.

Of course, these rankings don’t take the recently released Halo 4 into consideration. The game is sure to be a huge draw for those who enjoy playing first person shooters with their friends online. According to Benchmark Reviews, the title stands to best The Avengers as one of the biggest media releases of the year.

Also looming on the horizon is Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, a game that will surely take a bit of the thunder away from Minecraft and some of the other titles currently making waves on the Xbox LIVE activity charts.

According to Digital Spy, the next installment of the Black Ops series will allow people to post streaming YouTube footage of league matches directly to viewers.

“By making the capability of live streaming as accessible as possible to our fans, straight from a player’s console without the need for any additional hardware or sophisticated setups, we are empowering our fans to share their multiplayer experiences,” explained Treyarch’s Mark Lamia.

The top games on Xbox LIVE are listed below.

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
2. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops
4. EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13
5. Assassin’s Creed III
6. Halo: Reach
7. Borderlands 2
8. Modern Warfare 2
9. Battlefield 3
10. NBA 2K13
11. Madden NFL 13
12. Skyrim
13. Gears of War 3
14. GTA IV
15. Happy Wars
16. Forza Horizon
17. FIFA 12
18. Halo 3
19. Medal of Honor Warfighter
20. Resident Evil 6

Are you a fan of Minecraft? Do you think the game will decrease in popularity once Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops are taken into consideration?