May 27th 2009 3:27 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of May 18th


Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)

1    Halo 3
2    Call of Duty: WaW
3    Call of Duty 4
4    Gears of War 2
5    GTA IV
6    UFC 2009 Undisputed Demo
7    FIFA 09
8    UFC 2009 Undisputed
9    Left 4 Dead
10   Fallout 3

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    Castle Crashers
2    Peggle
3    Hasbro Family Game Night**
4    Worms
5    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade
6    UNO
7    Star Trek: D•A•C
8    The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai
9    Gel
10   Banjo-Tooie

The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.

**Combined sales of all Hasbro Family Game Night titles

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

1    Halo 2
2    Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
3    Fable
4    Counter-Strike
5    Conker: Live Reloaded
6    Splinter Cell Chaos
7    Doom 3
8    Star Wars: Battlefront
9    Guilty Gear XX #Reload
10   SW: Republic Commando

Top Community Games (Full Versions purchased)

1    RC-AirSim
2    Rumble Massage
3    ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition
4    Aquarium HD
5    DrumKit
6    Dock’em
7    Math Sniper 3D
8    What The?!
9    StreamLine
10   Iris


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.


Archive By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • tantanman2852

    yay nice to see halo 3 still on top!

  • cooki2222

    anyone else still having problems with live???
    Mine freezes about 10 seconds after logging onto live

  • Blue Thunder28

    Looks great.

  • cooki2222

    hmm working now seemed to be the wallace & gromit demo trying to download cus the problems had to delete it from

  • Warrengonline

    Dhalsim – “Peggle-Peggle-PEGGLE!” Cool Star Trek: D•A•C is doing well. Castle Crashers I love ya, but really? I really need to get my last two princess kisses and more.

    @Blue Thunder28 [OFF TOPIC]
    Are you really into Viva Pinata TIP? I mean, I found a site with Famous Pinata cards, but after taking the photo, I did not get an achievement. No rush, but it would be nice to get that one eventually. Know anything about them?

  • StabbyMcKnifey1

    ??? how can halo 3 still be no 1??!!!
    i like halo but come on… its been top for ever, its not that good

  • ChargingMuffin

    How is World at War second? It is terrible. It would not be there if it didn’t have the words ‘Call of Duty’ infront of it. Nice to see Halo 3 top, truly awesome game. FIFA 09 is almost always there, yet the Americans don’t touch it…

  • ChargingMuffin

    How is World at War second? It is terrible. It would not be there if it didn’t have the words ‘Call of Duty’ infront of it. Nice to see Halo 3 top, truly awesome game. FIFA 09 is almost always there, yet the Americans don’t touch it…

  • The Detective

    I’m disappointed that CarneyVale isn’t in the top 10 Community Games. Probably because its 400 points and most people won’t buy anything unless they 200 points. But it really is a good game with a lot of challenges and more content that some XBLA games.

  • ShaggyB

    it still amazes me that Turtles gets up there in the xbla almost every week… i hope the turtles in time remake is coming to arcade…..

  • Mr Barrel Roll

    A lot of Americans don’t play sports games at all. Go stereotype somewhere else.

    On topic, glad that Fallout 3 is still up there. Definitely deserves it.

  • ItsNymo

    Nice to see that newcomer Gel: Set & Match made it up on the list, but at 9th place? oh well…

  • DarkTear81

    Halo 3 on top… very strange. But not seeing Halo Wars there is something I predicted, even with that hillarous “addon”. Well in November I see Halo 3 lying flat on the ground when MW2 will be on the shelves.
    COD:WAW before COD:MW is something very strange, cuz WAW isn’t the best.

    Seeing Fifa09 there is something I really appreciate. Still looking forward to Fifa10.

  • Doh Ray Egon

    @ChargingMuffin: Wait…WAW wouldn’t be in second if it didn’t have Call of Duty in the title? Well then I guess Halo 3 wouldn’t be in first if it didn’t have Halo in the title.

  • ChargingMuffin

    @Mr Barrel Roll: How was I stereotyping? I was basically saying that FIFA 09 manages to get in the Top 10 Games every week; even though the most popular nation on Xbox LIVE (United States) does not play it. I was showing how popular is in the Rest of the World.

    @Doh Ray Egon: World at War is there because of the massive fanbase that Call of Duty 4 created. Were it not called ‘Call of Duty’, it would just be another WWII game (e.g Fall of Liberty, Medal of Honor) that has a few players in it’s opening weekend, then no-one touched. Fair enough, Halo 3 might have not got all the hype if it wasn’t a Halo game, but it would be equally as popular because it is such a good game.

  • Aryzona Bay

    well looky there – Halo 3 on top again. gotta love it.

  • Warrengonline

    Not sure if I can actually make a valid comment (I’m not a sports fan) – but FIFA is a VERY popular franchise to few U.S. Americans. I’m surprised that that PES game is not on the leaderboards as I’ve heard so many good things of it. Fitbal in the Community Games is really nice as a friend urged me to play it.

  • Xonatron

    What do you guys think about the top community games?

  • Vasilii Zaytsev

    Fix the guide

  • TBizzle4Shizzle

    Obligatory: Fix the guide.

    @ShaggyB: TMNT was just on sale on Amazon for under $3. I’m sure tons of people just recently bought it because of that sale, myself included.

    I’m so happy UFC made the top 10. Now I doubt it’ll stay there for more than a week or two (hoping I’m wrong), but I’m glad to see it sell. Still so much room for improvement with it but it’s a great first-year game for a franchise.

  • Chitwood7412

    Fallout 3 still up there it is such I good game.

  • Keeby Boy

    No Gears 2 sucks comments… that’s unusual.

  • DarkTear81

    @Keeby Boy:
    Gears2 sucks (except the graphics) =P

    Hope you’re feeling better now

  • Ion5150

    I’m new here so I apologize if this has been asked before.

    Why are the UU’s not listed with the titles?
    This way one could tell how title edged out another.
    Just showing what order, who was ahead of who is fine,
    but seeing how close the UU’s come within each title would speak volumes.

  • Raven GTO

    Good to see Call of Duty 4 still up in the top 10. Didn’t enjoy World at War much.. Bring on Modern Warfare 2!

  • Searing Wave

    Modern Warfare 2 will be the only game (albeit temporarily) to relieve Halo 3 of the top spot. It’s the only upcoming game I’m really excited for when it comes to multiplayer.

    I’ve never much been into fighting sports or their related games, and I don’t plan on getting interested in them, but it seems that UFC is doing pretty well. We’ll have to wait and see if it remains on the list for more than another week or two.

    Started playing Team Fortress 2 very recently. Great game. Wish it had a stronger player base still… =(

  • Mr Barrel Roll

    Weird, I started playing TF2 online again too. Only wish it ws easier to find a non-2Fort game once in a while. <3 Gravel Pit.

  • AK ReubenDR

    Was kinda hoping to see some sort of change this week from the top 4, Nothing!

  • oO MG81 Oo

    @Searing Wave
    Modern Warfare 2 will wipe the floor with Halo 3 for months after it’s released. You’re going to have all the COD4 and W@W players migrating to the new game so the UU numbers should be through the roof. As long as they don’t mess with the gameplay (like Epic did to F up Gears2) then I think it’ll be the 360s new resident No1 title. I can’t wait for it :-)

  • The Detective

    @ Xonatron

    CarneyVale is my personal favorite and its not even on the list. You shoot a ragdoll clown from a cannon then “hook” and flip him from swing to swing to perform tricks, bust balloon and collect stars. You can levels which unlock new moves and the like as well as awards.

    Iris is a pretty cool visualizer which is much better than the standard 360 one. Especially useful for when you’ve got people over and you’re just playing some music in the background.

    Dock’em is another one of those guilty pleasures (at least for me). Its feels like one of those games, but I found myself constantly returning to it.

    Any of the drumkit games are interesting if you’ve got a drun set and want to fool around beyond the normal RB/GH games.

    I’ve been tempted to get Math Sniper just because I find the concept absolutely ridiculous yet somehow enjoyable.

    I’m also waiting patiently for Proximity HD. You can check it out at

    Anyways, there’s some really good stuff, its just a matter of tryign some of them. Some of the content is really enjoyable even if some might not find the 200 or even 400 points worth using since there aren’t any achievements. My opinion is that some of this content is really good for a single person or handful of people to have created, and I want to support them and let them know I want to see more.

  • WalkerTXRan9er

    i wouldnt say halo 3 will be crushed by MW2…the same people that are playing MW1 will be playing MW2 along with a lot of the people playing WAW…halo will be 2nd for about 6 months but then it will regain the number one spot..

    halo fans only play halo…whereas COD and MW fans play a lot of games


    The UFC demo placed higher than the retail version? You cheap b@stards!

  • Warrengonline

    That’s a good sign – people’s like the demo, hopefully they’ll transcend into the full version. But then, I said the same about people playing the Burnout Paradise demo (it is awesome) and most of us went and purchased it, but for some odd reason we all would go back to playing the demo with others who did not buy the retail. Too bad Wheelman did not have a “Destruction Derby Online” against other players across the cities. Break the repetitiveness.

  • JSupps

    The two community games I play most are CarneyVale and Wordzy. I still haven’t beat that last level on CarneyVale. Wordzy is a pretty cool game.

  • savory naits

    off topic: Have anyone downloaded Fight Night4 demo? It wont start at all. Just the title screen and nothing more happens, no Press start or whatever.