To the surprise of precisely no-one, Minecraft was the most-purchased game on Xbox Live Arcade in 2012, according to Microsoft.

The cross-platform boredom simulator sold more than five million copies on XBLA alone in 2012, even though it wasn’t available on the platform until May.

More than a million of those sales happened in a single week.

Platform racer Trials Evolution took second place, and temporarily held the XBLA record for highest grossing day one sales before Mojang’s behemoth arrived a month later. Trials Evolution took a frankly embarrassing three weeks to reach 500,000 sold.

Telltale’s adventure horror The Walking Dead took third place, last year’s winner Pinball FX2 was fourth, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive came in fifth.

Amazingly, 2008 beat-‘em-up Castle Crashers managed sixth on the charts, down from third in 2011.

The top 20:

1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
2. Trials Evolution
3. The Walking Dead
4. Pinball FX2
5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
6. Castle Crashers
7. Gotham City Impostors
8. I Am Alive
9. Fruit Ninja Kinect
10. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD
11. Trials HD
12. Magic 2013
13. Fez
14. Dungeon Defenders
15. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
16. Peggle
17. The Simpsons Arcade Game
19. Toy Soldiers: Cold War
20. Full House Poker

Elsewhere, Call of Duty titles were three of the top five most played games on Xbox Live, based on global daily unique users.

Halo 4 and Minecraft were number three and four respectively.

The full list:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
3. Halo 4
4. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops
6. FIFA Soccer 13
7. FIFA Soccer 12
8. Battlefield 3
9. Halo: Reach
10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
11. Borderlands 2
12. Assassin’s Creed III
13. Skyrim
14. Madden NFL 13
15. Gears of War 3
16. NBA 2K13
17. NBA 2K12
18. Far Cry 3
19. Grand Theft Auto IV
20. Forza Motorsport 4