June 30th 2009 6:18 am PT

LIVE Activity for week of June 22nd


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    FIFA 09
7    UFC 2009 Undisputed
8    Left 4 Dead
9    Fallout 3

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers
3    Castle Crashers
4    Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
5    Worms
6    Sonic The Hedgehog 3
7    UNO
8    Hasbro Family Game Night**
9    MEGA MAN 9
10    Wolfenstein 3D Arcade

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

Top Community Games (Full Versions purchased)

1    RC-AirSim 

2    myFishtank 

3    A Perfect Massage 

4    Illusions 360 

5    DrumKit 

6    Rumble Massage 

7    A Morons Challenge 

8    Golden Royal Hold’em 

9    Constructor360
10  Hangman’s Revenge! 


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

  • Makavelo

    nice to see GAROU did well

  • Anonymous

    long live HALO 3!!!!

  • freddy ydderf

    Halo 3 is back on TOP!!!!

  • Xbox Sonic

    Halo 3 dominates.

  • Rlan

    Something is wrong with the numbers Major – ther’e no such game as “Offername” on XBL Community Games. Might need to double check.

  • metallicorphan

    wow,no Sam and Max,i’m shocked…i hope this doesn’t put off the developers for future S+M episodes

  • BrooksterMax

    Wolf3d on arcade did well, shows that a good 400msp game can sell :)

  • sepulturas666

    No Red Faction Guerrilla in top 10, sad. The game has awesome multiplayer.

  • Atheist Primate

    Worms on 5th place for the XBLA games. That’s impressive. And Worms 2 comes out tomorrow. I really hope that it sells well and that people play it for a long time. It sounds like it’ll be worth the money.
    Halo 3 on top is not a shocker, but it’s pretty darn good by both COD4 and COD5 to be number 2 and 3 on the list. Modern Warfare 2 is going to be number 1 or 2 for almost all of 2010 I recon. I wonder if the ODST players counts as ODST players and not Halo 3 players…because if you play multiplayer in ODST you play against players online in Halo 3 as well, right?

  • metallicorphan

    oh Major,i hope here in the UK we will be able to see your Iraq reports

  • Der Archivar

    Yeah, sad to see Sam & Max already dropped off the charts. :( People should give it another try. Good to see Fallout 3 and Left4Dead in Top Ten though.

  • Sneeches

    Nice to see Prototype drop almost off the list, that game sucks bad!!!!!!

    And Halo 3 being on top is a shame, its such a lame game… COD 4&5 should be on top, but MW2 will change all that and remain on top for months and months.

  • CosMick

    Not even Map Pack 2 could bring World at War to the number one spot.

    Long live Halo 3!

  • Mr Knocturnal

    Garou should have the number one spot but Magic knocked it off.

  • CMcCon342

    Was hoping to see Red Faction on the list. I have been playing the Multiplayer and it is top notch, really solid. Bad release date, it is not getting the attention it deserves over the much more violent Prototype (which I am playing and enjoying/want to kill my controller it can be so frustrating).

  • Major Nelson

    The XNA list has been updated/corrected

  • slambert15

    I wish Rock Band was back. I’m personally not a big fan of CoD, I only play it occasionly with my friends.

  • AARON82

    halo 3 and CoD4/5 are the ultimate noob friendly games thats why they are always on top.battlefield BC pisses on them for gameplay even CoD 3 would be better.

  • mhart

    I’m a little shocked Ghostbusters didnt make the list at all, but even more I am surprised Mega Man 9 made it back on the top 10

  • DelTrigger

    COD4 would actually still compete for second/first if Activision hadn’t dropped pretty much everything to work on the inferior World at War.

  • Teh Samuel

    Prototype is doing well I’m surprised to see it on the list congrats activision.

  • aStrangeDisease

    Glad to see Halo 3 still on top. You can’t beat perfection. It will stay there for another year too because ODST will easily outsell Modern Warfare this fall.

  • Sam7376

    MTG:DotP number 1 arcade game? Wow! I’m pleasantly surprised. I’ve had it in my queue since day one too bad my Xbox is currently unavailable :-(

  • ChargingMuffin

    Haha, Call of Duty lasted long. Halo is truly the king of Xbox LIVE! Can’t wait for ODST

  • yolarrydabomb

    GTA IV??? people still playing that game?

  • BFBeast666

    I can’t believe there are STILL people out there buying Hasbro Family Night (or EA Robber Barons, as I’ll call it).

    The thing with Sam & Max may be that many already bought it on PC. Like me. :)

  • T Piper Calling

    DelTrigger, Activision published both of the current Call of Duty titles in the top ten. Infinity Ward developed COD 4. Treyarch developed COD WaW. Instead of working on more DLC for COD 4, Infinity Ward committed all of their resources to working on MW2. I appreciate their decision and development philosophy. From the looks of it I don’t think we will be disappointed come November!

  • Blue Thunder28

    No Red Faction? :( Thought Prototype would be higher too since it is an amazing game. Not suprised to see Halo on top since it is still one of the greatest games ever, CANT WAIT FOR 7 ON THE 7TH

  • Quicksilver4648

    No Red Faction: Guerrilla? :/

  • Sunny Bunny 88

    A peek into the future

    MW2 might not bump off halo 3 due to the ODST expansion, but after a month or two it will get on top. Gears 2 into third, because the other 2 cod’s will drop off.

    Halo: Reach bumps MW2 into 2nd, and will likely stay on number 1 until the end of the 360.

  • LaraCroftAngel

    I really liked Wolfenstein 3d, hope to see Quake, Heretic and Hexen on xbox soon too.

    A note to Microsoft: please release Commander Keen and Tomb Raider 1-4 for xbox live arcade! i’m sure many people would enjoy it :)

  • Highimpact1

    Haha, I love how some people believe Halo will finally step down once MW2 comes out =D. Halo is on top because it is the pinnacle of first person shooters (currently of course), and is the prime method which gaming as a recognized and professional sport is beginning to emerge through MLG. Of course it still draws some new players because of the popularity of the game and it’s predecessors, but it remains king on Xbox Live because of the mass amount of competitive gaming. No other online (console) game can compete!

    Halo 3 ODST will probably not beat Halo 3 in the following months because it’s bundled with Halo 3 Multiplayer, which will probably also increase Halo 3’s standings enough to beat MW2 when it’s released, but MW2’s most likely going to beat Halo 3 ODST. In my opinion the standings will probably be:

    1) Halo 3
    2) Modern Warfare 2
    3) Call of Duty: WaW
    4) Halo 3 ODST
    5) Modern Warfare

  • Anonymous

    Come on people! You need to get Red Faction foreal best game out now! Asome online and its full destruction! Come on great graphics and no lag! No one gets any new games its all the same HALO/COD!

  • Mossiprose

    More people need to give Ghostbusters a shot. Its an amazing game, and I was suprised by how awesome the multiplayer was. Come on people, where is your GB love?

  • Chico DeBarge

    What is XBOX 360 Beta 09? Major Nelson……

  • modemman11

    What’s wrong with XBL? Ever since that 24 hour downtime, the merketplace (on both the console and xbox.com) is unreliable and I have to try like 20 times before I can download something. Come on Major Nelson, go tell the techs to get off their asses and get everything back to the way it was a month+ ago.

  • KP ScuzzyBunny

    I think some people have some flawed logic about the “big” titles coming out…ODST might supplant Halo 3 for a week or two, as it comes with all the Halo 3 maps (read ALL), and the mp experience will be a little different with fall damage and all that…and I am sure one of those two will be in the top spot for late Sept and most of Oct, but Nov 10th, it all goes to MW2. Here is why…First of all, the differences between MW and WaW have currently “split” the COD fans (even those who own both play one for a week/ month, then switch), but I don’t see much switching from MW2, so it will have astronomical numbers. Factor in that there will also be ODST taking some of Halo 3’s numbers, and then Halo 3 itself, with no more new maps, no new achvs, and about 6 weeks for all the “die hard” fans to wrap it up, and it’s pretty easy to see how a LOT of people will be ready for the awesome NEW experience that is MW2. And mentioning Reach, REALLY? The Halo series has always launched in the FALL (except for Wars, which was a different dev team), and no release date has been hinted at outside of “2010”, so don’t expect that one for about a year after ODST/ MW2. I don’t even think we will see the beta until March/ April 2010, so don’t hold your breath for a halo title in the #1 spot after Nov 10th.

  • Chitwood7412

    Red Faction is a great game I would recommend it to many people you if don’t have it already.

  • sho220

    Major, could you add marketplace links for the Top Community Games? I always forget to download these, but they are the ones that I am most interested in trying. If this is too much trouble, no worries.



  • Dark Knight 2K

    I am having marketplaces issues as well. Either I get an error code or content I’ve purchased before is not checked, so I have to buy again. The Xbox Live Operations Blog no longer seems to be responding to these issues.

  • PAT2K9

    It’s good to see that many people are still enjoying Halo 3. I know that I am.

    @ Chico DeBarge
    The “XBOX 360 Beta 09″ seems to be the new avatar store system that will be released this fall. It will be part of the “NXE 2.0″ and it is being tested by MS employees. Major Nelson and other testers have new clothing and accessories for their avatars. One of them has the radio controlled Warthog from Halo 3.

  • Anonymous

    Once modern warfare 2 comes out halo 3 or odst will never be at the top again.

  • Stained Pupil

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

    9 Fallout 3
    10 [PROTOTYPE]

    Have I missed something, I don’t recall seeing any xbox live options in that game. And protoype… I can’t really tell.

  • excommodog

    my 4th xbox refurbed replacement just RROD on me again…
    I am so tired of the hardware failures i cannot begin to explain.
    Call support, they are in middle of software upgrades, can’t process claim.
    Must wait for a return phone call in 24-48 hours.

    Major, i thought this was all behind us now….

  • KP ScuzzyBunny

    I would pay dearly for the “stuck” Halo tee MN is wearing…DEARLY (and I just stocked up on points as it was the last day certain employees got discounts on MS points)!

  • Exu

    lol Droplitz


    Once modern warefare 2 comes out it will be on the top forever, and halo 3 will never be on the top again alot with odst.

  • Mr Barrel Roll

    The whole ‘Wunce MW2 comes out itll be numbar wun FOREVAR nd evry1 wil furget Halo 3′ thing… I seem to recall the same thing being said about CodWaW before is came out… huh. Weird how accurate that prediction was. If anything, once MW2 comes out, it’ll drop the other CoD games lower than they already are on the rankings. CoDWaW comes out, and CoD4 drops lower than it was (it was #1) while neither remain at #1 for very long. MW2 drop out, and you suddenly expect everyone to stop playing both of the other recent CoD games for it? Yeah, sure, maybe for a little while, but once the initial novelty of it wears off, people will go back to their own personal favorites. Populations will redistribute, everything will go back to like it is now.

    “But Mr Barrel Roll, that new Oh-Dee-Ess-Tee Halo game is sure to do the same thing to the Halo 3 population, so your logic can’t be right!”

    Possible, but unlikely. ODST is strictly campaign and co-op, with its plagiarized Horde Mode as the only online multiplayer. (a separate disc that includes all of Halo 3’s multiplayer will be included, and I doubt that will be ranked as a separate game) In the same way the initial novelty for MW2 will wear of, so too will that of ODST. After a few months pass and the dust settles, I imagine that Halo 3 will return to the top, all 3 CoD games will continue fighting for 2nd through 5th, with Gears 2 will be stuck in somewhere as well.


    Funny how the game that ‘pisses on’ Halo 3 and CoD games is nowhere to be found on the Top Ten list… I’d have thunk that a game as awesome as the one you’re fanboying-out for would be rather high on the list, don’t you? Weird, rite?

  • Searing Wave

    Long live the King. Halo 3 is the greatest multiplayer shooter of all time. Of course that’s my opinion, but it’s shared by millions of people.

    I’m kind of tired of the whiny “Call of Duty fanbase is split!” BS. The majority of its players are playing World at War. Very few are playing strictly Modern Warfare. It’s such a marginal amount that you can’t really use it as an argument. They are either playing both, or just World at War. The total number isn’t larger than Halo’s fanbase. Modern Warfare 2 will surely be at the top of the list for a long while, but not forever. Likely it will keep it for about 4-6 months, and then Halo 3 will retake #1 until Halo: Reach comes out.

    Speaking of which, I can’t contain my excitement for Halo: Reach. I doubt anything will best it this console generation, considering that to me nothing has bested Halo 3.

    Now purely off from my 2 cents on the unruly debate, I’m also psyched for Battlefield 1943. Too bad it will only earn a place on the arcade games list for purchased units. It would probably crack the lower half of the top ten most played.