October 6th 2009 2:49 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of Sept. 28th


Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s)
1 Halo 3
2 Call of Duty 4
3 Halo 3: ODST
4 Call of Duty: WaW
5 Gears of War 2
6 Madden NFL 10 (Download the demo
7 Forza 3 Demo (Download the demo)
9 Left 4 Dead
10 FIFA 10 (Download the demo)

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)
Trials HD  
Zombie Apocalypse
Battlefield 1943
Shadow Complex
Castle Crashers 
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Magic: The Gathering
NBA 2K10 Draft Combine
10 Defense Grid: The Awakening
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 Star Wars: Battlefront
8 Doom 3
9 SW: Republic Commando
10 Call of Duty 3

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)
Avatar Drop 
Avatar Golf 
The Fart Machine II
The Drinking Game 
Cassie’s Corner
Junkyard Battle
Miner Dig Deep
10 Fishing Girl

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

  • Ark Hunter

    Oh ODST, down to second already. pwned

  • Ark Hunter

    Err…3rd I mean.

  • oO MG81 Oo

    I didn’t expect to see ODST fall so quickly. But COD is the better game IMO.

  • Raiden BR

    I think ODST wont stay on top for much longer. Short Campaign and the awfully lagged Firefight aren’t enough to stop full multiplayer games.

  • MajorMask

    I wonder why every time there is Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2 written without an o in Battlefrnt
    Halo 3 ODST, wow. Not even a week at second place

  • Atheist Primate

    You guys must remember that ODST is just a short campaign + the Firefight mode. The other disc is Halo 3 multiplayer which counts as Halo 3 and not ODST. So Halo 3 will be more played than ODST anyday.
    After Modern Warfare 2 is released, I think that it will be the most played game with Halo 3 on second for a while, and then they might switch places now and then. Can’t really see any game taking down MW2 or Halo 3 from the top 2 spots after november…

  • Makavelo

    lol @ the people that wasted $60 on a shitty expansion just because it has “Halo” on the tittle

  • RetroZoon

    I have a job.

  • Anonymous

    ODST would have done better if firefight had matchmaking

  • CoatedTrout

    For those who don’t know, ODSt comes with Halo 3’s multiplayer, meaning ODST owners are playing that disk for multi and the other for firefight.

    Meaning that halo 3 gets both Halo 3’s and ODST’s UUs, while ODST only gets the latter.

    But I expect this will be overrun by fanboys soon (seems like it already has though), sooooo…

    Lololol game X is better peopol who disagree are n00bs!

  • itzallgud

    I love ODST, but the lack of Matchmaking in Firefight is a disappointment.


    Yes, I really miss the chance to be matched up with loud, obnoxious tweens and cheaters/glitchers in ODST! What a disappointment!

  • Static Jak

    “matched up with loud, obnoxious tweens and cheaters/glitchers in ODST!”
    What are you on about?

  • Matu Flp Krawfe

    Eh, for once I would love to see a game in the top 5 that wasn’t an overplayed sequel.

  • robincognito

    What people need to understand about ODST is that it doesn’t have matchmaking so of course it is not going to stay at the top of the Xbox Live activity list. I’m actually surprised that it’s in the top 10 at all, to be honest. The fact that it is at number three means there must be a lot of co-op campaign and Firefight being played. Also, it must be remembered that ODST comes with a Halo 3 multiplayer disc so a lot of ODST buyers, including myself, are playing that after having enough fun with Firefight.

  • V0TS

    Hey Major, from time to time could you post an expanded list. Like maybe a top 20? And not only for the 360, but the Xbox. It’d be nice to see where NFL 2k5 is at.

  • DarkTear81

    Seeing Fifa10 on the 10th place even though it was out for 4 days of the week makes me giggle.

  • Monhegan

    Would love to see top 20 on all lists!

  • Aryzona Bay

    nice to see H3 on top yet again. blame it on Mythic. I also have to say its a pretty respectable showing from COD4 at #2.
    Modern Warfare 2 will undoubtedly best the Halo beast yet again but you can’t deny Halo has been king not only for the last two years (yes, it battled a lot with COD last year), but also the H2 years as well.
    all bets are off once Reach hits.

  • XxLightkunxX


    “Shitty expansion”? Sorry, bitch to Microsoft about charging Bungie $60 for it, not Bungie. They (Bungie) really didn’t want to charge full price to the fans; THAT is why they included so damn much with the box; beta invite to Halo Reach, all the maps PLUS the 3 new ones, as well as adding what ODST itself already has. How about doing some research or thinking before you type before you come looking like an ignorant cunt? Also, everyone who complains about Matchmaking forgets that the normal amount of time many multiplayer games can be done on XBL can be maxed (maybe) at 30 minutes or longer. If you’re on a good run for Firefight it can last you past 2 hours. Besides, if you were to go on Firefight why would you want to be grouped with random strangers who may or may not want to play with the rules/play like a team anyways if it counts against you?

  • Spargo CXVII

    I love ODST, great game. I only wish it had Matchmaking. Good Times, Good Times…..

  • Mr Barrel Roll

    Yay CoD4!
    Yay ODST!

    Down with WaW!

  • AirborneDav1d

    Go on Fifa 10. Absolute class, I love evrything about it!!!!! Top Marks EA!

  • Searing Wave

    ODST doesn’t need matchmaking. Play with friends.

    I hope that Bungie sneaks in a few more updates/maps/content for Halo 3 between now and the release of Halo: Reach. Each Halo in the trilogy reigns as King for its three years. Modern Warfare 2 will probably take and hold the top spot for a while, then it will start to battle with Halo 3 for a bit, and then Halo 3 will reclaim the throne for the remainder of 2010 until Reach arrives.

    I also concur for expanding the top ten list into a larger number.

  • Anonymous

    can’t believe is up there as it only came out on friday it’ll be much higher this time next week I would of thought

  • Boe2

    You shooterfans are really scary…, read back your own comments ask yourself: Why the hell should you care?! It’s not like you’ll run out of opponents to play against.

    I think the biggest surprise is the fact that Trials HD made #1 this week for the xbla downloads.

  • Boe2

    You shooterfans are really scary…, read back your own comments ask yourself: Why the hell should you care?! It’s not like you’ll run out of opponents to play against.

    I think the biggest surprise is the fact that Trials HD made #1 this week for the xbla downloads.

  • wolfzero01

    I’m amazed that with all of the complaining about Gears with its multiplayer glitches & bugs its still in the top 5

  • oO MG81 Oo

    I’m kinda surprised too but remember a game doesn’t have to be played in an online multiplayer mode to make it into the top 10 UU list. Simply booting a game in the 360 will add to the UU score. With that in mind remember how many copies of the game were sold and are currently floating around. For me the MP on Gears 2 is one of the worst I’ve ever experienced. But then there are other reasons for people to play it like Horde, campaign and co-op.

  • Skunkslayer

    @oO MG81 Oo

    That is exactly how I play Gears. I got really tired of lag switchers. And Major could we see the number of UU’s that play the game?

  • IconicSoulJA


    Never going to happen. You will never see an exact number for anything in the Microsoft ecosystem. It’s always rounded numbers. That’s really for any company. Even if they could round, they figure less info is better.

    As for numbers, Where the hell are the NPDs!! Major and E always reported them when the PS3 did terribly. Since the Slim came out, they don’t want to advertise the increase in sales I guess!!

  • wolfzero01

    Fart Machine II, you mean there was a Fart Machine I, who buys this crap

  • arcad1abiker14

    get rid of the demos for the top ten make that into its own list

  • krisxx

    Upcoming Deals of the Week

    This week – Prince of Persia’s Epilogue
    October 12th – Hasbro Family Game Night
    October 19th – Resident Evil 5 Versus Mode
    October 26th – Fable II Pub Games

  • Sticky Owens


    Everybody on my friends list has all ready traded it in!?!?!

    Who do i play firefight with now?
    Thats right, i have to do my own matchmaking and “find some new mates” to play with, i tried joining some randoms game that i saw in my previous players list and was met with a barrage of grief “who the hell are you??” etc etc

    So i stopped playing it, shame but what can you do ?

    I was not Halo3`s biggest fan, in fact i traded my copy in before even finishing the campaign, but i was drawn to ODST just for the firefight mode, which turned out to be half the amazing experiance, i expected it to be.

  • mchiefvs360

    Good, Halo 3 & ODST deserve their places in LIVE’s Top 10, but why doesn’t anyone like Marathon: Durandal (Live arcade game that is on PC and is, for a 2.5D game, one of the best; n.b. only played the PC version so far…)