February 24th 2009 8:44 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of February 16th

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on

1    Call of Duty: WaW
2    Halo 3
3    Call of Duty 4
4    Gears of War 2
5    GTA IV
6    Left 4 Dead
7    Halo Wars Demo
8    FIFA 09
9    Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X: Rio Demo
10    Guitar Hero World Tour

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    3 on 3 NHL(TM) Arcade
2    Castle Crashers
3    Worms
4    UNO
5    Death Tank
6    Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
7    A Kingdom for Keflings
8    The Maw
9    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
10    Minesweeper Flags

The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.


Original Xbox Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)

1    Halo 2
2    Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
3    Counter-Strike
4    Fable
5    Splinter Cell Chaos
6    Conker: Live Reloaded
7    Doom 3
8    Star Wars: Battlefront
9    Call of Duty 3
10    Street Fighter Anniv.


Top Community Games NEW! (Full Versions purchased)

1    RC-AirSim
2    Bowling X
3    Miner Dig Deep
4    Rumble Massage
5    Remote Masseuse
6    bricks4ever
7    Golden Royal Blackjack
8    Barf And Beer
9    A Game of Tennis
10    Simply HangMan


These lists are based on global unique users connected to Xbox Live or in the case of Arcade and Community Games, full versions purchased during the week.


Edit: I fixed the bad copy/paste job on the Original list.

Archive By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • tantanman2852

    Nice one major
    although i would love to see halo get back on top for a bit.

  • Grendel Pr1me

    Wow. Halo 2 just plummeted off of the original chart. Not even in the Top 10.

  • BrarStar

    just borrowed COD WAW from a buddy can see why its so high up!

  • Rlan


  • CryptoElite

    Wow, Street Fighter IV didn’t even crack the top 10 played games, maybe it’ll show up next week?


    Wow that’s odd not seeing any Halo titles on the Original Xbox list at all!

  • AnEternalEnigma

    Halo 2 not being on the original Xbox list has to be a mistake.

  • Sim31

    The Original Xbox Halo 2 Players are taking a break this week I suppose of not playing there Original Xbox at all?

  • HunCity87

    How awesome is 3on3 NHL??? Still waiting on the COD 1&2!

  • Cubeforce

    Funny that Death Tank is ranking pretty low in it’s first week.. maybe the 1200 pricepoint?

  • KEVLAR x

    Just as I predicted last week, deathtank ( last weeks arcade release ) only manages a poor 5th place, just like R-Type (4th) the week before which has dropped straight back out of the top ten. MS, it really is time to revise your xbla pricing policy!


    lol yeah I figured that had to be a mistake… no Halo on the top Xbox titles list just doesn’t look right!

  • shane86

    No street fighter?


    SFIV will be on next week’s list, guys.

  • oO MG81 Oo

    I’m surprised anyone is still bothering to torture themselves by playing Gears2. Why people continue playing that broken frustration fest is a mystery to me (I gave up months ago). I expect Halo Wars and Street Fighter to mix things up a bit next week :-).

  • IconicSoulJA

    What’s that Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X: Rio Demo? Is it a closed BETA or something?

  • IconicSoulJA

    I’m an idiot. LOL! I see it on the Marketplace and downloaded it :).

  • HaloHunter072

    Nothing new. I’m a tad surprised by the lack of Street Fighter IV, though I admit I haven’t seen very many online with it recently.

    I also noticed the first GoW dropped off the list.

  • IconicSoulJA

    OMG I love this HAWX Demo.


    @ KEVLAR x

    What revisions are you speaking of?

  • CosMick

    I’m pretty sure GTAIV: Lost and Damned will be in the top 3 next week.

    It missed this chart by 1 day.

    Oh and SFIV will also make the top 5 :D


    Yeah Lost and Damned will definitely push GTA IV into at least 3rd place next week, if not higher.

  • Warrengonline

    My heart truly sunk when I noticed Street Fighter IV was not on the list. My cousin would truly curse the reign of first person shooters if he saw that. Sales are sales. Buuuuuuuuttt, this list is for Feb 16, the STREET DATE for Street Fighter IV was Feb 18. Wait, the shipping date WAS Feb 17 – a load of friends called me after walking into GameStop and getting “Oh, that comes in tomorrow, today is it being shipped…” But some actually found stores (GameStop) that got it early on Feb 17 – calling my local EB, the SM responded “Store with the highest pre-orders got it on Feb 17…..” and that Play-Asia.com was shipping it since Feb 11. So with that said, we still have hope it will make the list and I’m hoping for #1 with pride.

    [And looking forward to a lobby in SFIV]

  • Thiago123

    Well I am guessing there was some issue with the original post since a lot of people were saying Halo 2 was not on the originals list when it is showing as #1 now. With that said, the list is for the “Week OF Feb 16″ which implies Feb 16-23 (NOT week ENDING Feb 16)…So to not see Lost and Damned or SF4 make an impact is curious…is there another list glitch? Will be interesting to see next week and what Halo Wars will do too.

  • Anonymous

    Where Street Fighter IV at!?

    Maybe next week? o.o

  • KEVLAR x

    @CARNAGE RULES, the over pricing of more and more releases, obviously.

  • SSG CodeMonkey

    I’d like to see a list of games by # of gamer-hours they get used on Xbox Live. Let us know what really are the more popular games, not just which games get played by the most people. 10 people playing a game 20 hours a week is more than 30 people playing another game 1 hour a week. The current lists are good, but add this one additional list to let us know what the most played games are.

  • Lynch182

    @codemonkey76, I like your idea, might put halo3 back to the top. people should start playing PGR4 more!!

  • Joergen8

    TLAD did nothing to lift GTAIV? Lets hope it will start showing this week.

    I guess it should have been about crunchy-haired bleach blond morons with their souped up asian cars and big gold chains. Instead rockstar chose something exactly opposite to “youth culture” and here you have it. Oh well, at least we true players get to enjoy skilled multiplayer and superb value for money dlc.

  • Ark Hunter

    I can’t believe so many people payed $15 for death tank.

    What are you talking about people? Halo 2 is #1 on the originals list. Maybe Major changed something?

  • Ark Hunter

    Why are you people talking about putting Halo 3 back on top and it’s not even in your top 5 latest played games?

  • Freaky Priest

    Why are there no Community Games in Germany? This just sucks.

  • Blue Thunder28

    UNO will be in the top 10 arcade titles FOREVER!


    Using a trusty calander and logic, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Week “OF” 2/16 means 2/15 through 2/21. Sunday through Saturday 7 day week that contains 2/16. Why those other titles are not there is another story, could be they’re not reporting on partial week releases anymore?


    @ KEVLAR x

    An 8.00 average per game is too much? That doesn’t seem high to me. Maybe we’re looking at different facts or you didn’t look at any facts and just spouting a comment with nothing to back it up.

  • Shelldragon3

    Anyone else find it funny that Rumble Massage and Remote Masseuse are number 4 and 5 on the Community Games list?


    … or that a game titled “Barf and Beer” is at #8? Who knew frat boys loved XBL Community Games that much?

  • Quasar35

    I’m surprised Street Fighter IV isn’t up there. Maybe next week. I’m not surprised WaW and Halo 3 are so high, neither. Its been that way for awhile.

    I wonder if Halo Wars will place pretty high on the list…


    Major, could you please put a little more detail into the title of these top ten posts so we know exactly what time period they’re referring to? That would help to explain why there’s no SF IV or GTA IV boost from Lost & Damned showing up. Unless of course it’s just another mistake like Halo 2 was…

  • Warrengonline

    Street Fighter IV Ship Date: Feb 17 Street Fighter IV Street Date: Feb 18, Maj’s Record Log: Feb 16. Even with early releases at Play-Asia.com a few days prior, the servers were not online to play any way. If that is not the case, that is my logic. I hope it holds true though.

  • KEVLAR x

    @CARNAGE RULES, read any review,ANY, and you will see comments on how R-Type and Deathtank are overpriced, not just my view. You are obviously just looking for something to argue about.

  • Frantic Fargo

    I bet you all next week’s list will be topped by 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand! :D (I wish that game had some form of multiplayer. Besides co-op of course.)

  • KnightOfYeshua

    How is it that I’ve been on XBL regularly and missed a game called Barf and Beer!? I’m no frat boy, but I do love the brews! HA!

  • MeS FEAR

    i am still for L4D…i love this game…hope to see it higher next week…the patch for it is out now so it more fun to play…wohoo

  • Searing Wave

    World at War was fun for a while, but it has since lost its appeal to me. But damn I’m excited for Halo Wars and the Mythic Map Pack!


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