So that Minecraft, eh? It's a pretty big deal apparently. We knew that of course, but I'm personally still a little surprised at just how much success the game seems to be having on Xbox LIVE. According to Major Nelson's latest update, Minecraft is currently the second most played game on Xbox LIVE, overtaking Black Ops, Battlefield 3, FIFA 12, and Halo Reach. Wow.
According to Major Nelson, this is the first time an Xbox LIVE Arcade game has taken the number two spot.
I don't know why I'm surprised. It's a combination of things I suppose — the fact that Minecraft has been out for a long time on PC, the fact that it's more suited to a PC audience. I expected there would be some measure of success, but nothing like this.
I guess, more than anything, it's just proof that the idea and execution of Minecraft is scratching an itch consumers never knew they had.