Minecraft most-played game on Xbox Live

There's no escaping the mines. Last week Minecraft's Xbox 360 Edition came out on top of the Xbox Live Activity Charts for the first time ever, surpassing heavy hitters like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and FIFA 13.

The charts measure global unique users playing a game in any given week, in this case for the week starting October 15. Minecraft's closest XBLA competition was Telltale Game's The Walking Dead.

Minecraft is the greatest selling XBLA game ever, with 4 million sales reported as of the end of September. The long-awaited "Adventure Update," which graced the original PC version nearly a year ago, hit the console last week.

Meanwhile, Minecraft: Pocket Edition is No. 1 on Android's Google Play store and No. 9 on the iOS App Store's lists of best-selling paid apps. And we're still looking for Herobrine.

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles
Week of October 15

  1. 1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  2. 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  3. 3. FIFA 13
  4. 4. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  5. 5. Borderlands 2
  6. 6. Halo: Reach
  7. 7. Battlefield 3
  8. 8. Modern Warfare 2
  9. 9. Madden NFL 13
  10. 10. NBA 2K13
  11. 11. Happy Wars
  12. 12. Skyrim
  13. 13. Gears of War 3
  14. 14. Resident Evil 6
  15. 15. GTA IV
  16. 16. FIFA 12
  17. 17. Forza Motorsport 4
  18. 18. Dishonored
  19. 19. NHL 13
  20. 20. Halo 3

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.