In what will probably bring a large amount of happiness to supporters and fans of indie games, Minecraft has achieved something that hasn’t been seen in quite awhile now; knocking a Call of Duty game out of the top two positions on the Xbox 360’s most-played chart. Just for some deeper clarity, the only game that had the popularity to knock Call of Duty: Black Ops from the number one spot after its release in 2010 was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 which came out in 2011.

Apparently, ever since that happened, both the games have been running at numbers 2 and 1 respectively. Of course, now that has changed. Minecraft the popular indie game has clawed its way past Black Ops and taken the number 2 position in the most-played chart for Xbox 360. The figures originate from Major Nelson’s Xbox Live Activity (via Kotaku) which counts numbers of unique users that play a game while their consoles are connected to the Xbox Live network so it would be ideal to know that it’s not just multiplayer figures here.

The last time a game other than Call of Duty was in the top-two was apparently in 2010 after Halo: Reach was released before which Halo 3 was second to Modern Warfare 2. In any case, for an indie gaming title like Minecraft to go up against a high-budget first-person shooter title like Call of Duty and come out on top (well, second top), it is still pretty awesome.

Filed in Gaming. Read more about Call Of Duty Black Ops, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3, Halo Reach, Minecraft and Xbox 360.

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