November 17th 2009 9:20 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of Nov. 9th


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

1    Modern Warfare 2
2    Call of Duty 4
3    Halo 3
4    Call of Duty: WaW
5    Left 4 Dead 2 – Demo (Download the Demo)
6    GTA IV (Purchase the full game)
7    Gears of War 2
8    FIFA 10
9    Halo 3: ODST
10   Madden NFL 10 (Download the demo)


Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)
1   Trials HD   

2   Castle Crashers 

4   Magic: The Gathering
5   Battlefield 1943 
6   Hasbro Family Game Night **
7   Zombie Apocalypse 
8   UNO
9   Splosion Man
10  Marvel vs. Capcom 2

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    Conker: Live Reloaded
6    Splinter Cell Chaos
7    Doom 3
8    Star Wars: Battlefront
9    SW: Republic Commando
10    Call of Duty 3

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

1    Head Shot 2
2    Avatar Drop
3    I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
4    Avatar Rockets
5    Scare Me
6    Miner Dig Deep
7    Avatar Golf
8    Beat Hazard
9    Experiment 12
10   Lemonade Ltd.


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


Archive By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • thefalcon2k

    I’m still waiting for Halo 2 to leave the #1 spot for Original Xbox games!

    It’s been WAY TOO LONG!!!

  • cliftonJONES

    surprised that cod4 is at number 2…but, good to see halo 3 is in the top 3…

  • HsitH

    Halo 3 in number 3?! DAYUM. Way to go MW2

  • DeFFeR

    No surprises here… All deserving of their spots!

  • NM Jeff

    Welcome Modern Warfare 2, hope you enjoy the top spot for a very long time to come! Congratz to Infinity Ward!

  • Codename6

    Good job MW2..well worth it.
    Did Forza 3 ever make it into the top ten?

  • Atheist Primate

    I bet MW2 will stay at the top at least untill Halo Reach is out. Well done, Infinity Ward. = )

  • Whetzel

    Haha, surprise, surprise.

    Personally I’m happy to see MW2 on top. I’m sure it will be there for many, many weeks to come.

  • eiVaL


    this is the greatest day of my life.

    halo drops 3 spots while the COD fanbase mange to be large enough to keep 2 games above it, lolz aw man, this is awesome.

    now the true lulz will be WAW staying up there now that the REAL cod franchise has released another game allowing them to no longer play WAW just because its the “latest release” and i seen people complaining about CODMW2 not having zombies, lolz well the game that started all that is coming out this week so if thats the only mode thats keeping WAW up there it’ll definitely be dropping.

  • uG I Shauny

    Well done to MW2 :) Fantastic achievement for Infinity Ward and Xbox Live (2 million concurrent members!)

  • SM4LLy360

    Infinity wards done a really good job with MW2.
    Only problem is i cant stop playing it, i think it will keep this number one slot for quite some time to come. :)

  • Treythalomew

    It excites me to see that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is number 2 and Call of Duty: World at War is 4th. Can’t wait to see Treyarch straight carbon copy Modern Warfare 2 and sell it to the masses next fall. By the time we hit the end of the 360’s life every single most played game will be a call of duty game.

  • Tjoeb123

    Not surprised that you-know-what is #1. But at least it’s the first time that the spot isn’t Halo 3 or CoD4 for once.

  • Tyrant Dunn

    Wooooo hoooo Congrats IW

  • Doozer Blake

    Anyone else wish Major would post the actual number of users? I know it will never happen probably, just a dream. I’d love to see the full numbers if Live was over 2 million simultaneous users on Tuesday. I’m sure the majority were in MW2.

  • Monhegan

    This is the lowest Gears 2 has been in recent memory…

  • Espio Idsavant

    Awww, no Dragon Age in the list. Not surprising really, but part of me was hoping… lol

  • dafin0

    eiVaL: “this is the greatest day of my life.”

    i think you should get out more mate

  • nawlins08

    i’m not that surprised that cod 4 is up there along with cod 6 (i know its not cod 6, its cod:mwf2, but its much easier to say and type cod 6 haha) and im happy for IW, i myslef have not gotten cod 6 but want it so bad!!!!! and i am not surprised gears or H3:ODST is dropping, i mean, the only thing keeping H3:ODST up there is firefight, im surprised its stayed up there that long, haha.

  • Bender318

    WOW top 4 games are CoD. If Halo were to drop and WaW to go up that would be priceless. lol what I don’t get is how Cod 4 is number 2 on the same day MW2 came out. I guess every1 popped in Cod 4 while waiting for MW2. I think MW2 will be number 1 until Halo Reach comes out.

  • waldo15

    Interesting, CoD4 in the 2nd spot… I can only guess folks were polishing their skills and getting ready for MW2.

  • Chitwood7412

    Surprised to see CoD4 in 2nd, I know MW2 will be my #1 until Bad Company 2.

  • Neo X5

    Big shocker here…a highly anticipated game releases and takes number one spot. I guess when the Halo fans go back to Halo and the hype of MW2 quiets down Halo 3 will be up again. Halo 3 will definitely jump one way another and it will climb before Reach is released because of the anticipation. Anyway congrats to MW2, it will definitely be battling Halo for many weeks to come. The next number I expect to Left 4 Dead 2 up in the top 5.

    Just wish there was a top 20…too many of the same game in the top 10 and nothing original….sequels…sequels…sequels.

  • Shotgunchief

    Curious to see next week. MW2 most likely on top, though it seems as if people were playing CoD 4 and 5 just to get ready for the next one. I know I played more Left 4 Dead to get ready for the sequel, hope to see the second in top 5.

    Thing with Halo is that it’s multiplayer always brings people back, there’s always something new. Halo 3 ended up beating CoD 4, probably will with MW2 as well. But, congrats to Infinity Ward, MW2 will be up there for a while and I can’t wait to play my copy when I get the chance.

  • Ark Hunter

    Hail to the king baby.

  • Bender318

    I just want to know why people still play Halo 3. Like it’s soooooooooooooooo boring now I played it at my friend’s and I said to myself, “Wow how did I ever find this fun.” I don’t see the fun in it anymore it’s too slow paced for me now. I just want to see it plummet down the chart.

  • RazzLee

    Wow, Activision is having a great week.

  • Monster Warfare

    Congrats IW, on two games at the top.

  • Anonymous

    Infinity Ward is kicking the crap out of everyone… Funny part is that both games are multiplatform!

  • Rokntek

    The King Is Dead! Long Live The King!

  • eiVaL

    This is the lowest Gears 2 has been in recent memory…

    EPIC’s stupid idea ever was to change their lobbys to mimic Halo 3’s, except they went a step forward on Campaign lobby search into an exact chapter only search which 99% of the time comes back with no results. unlike the first game where it would still show other available matches

    most of the first Gears success was on the co-op campaign being easily accessible at all times of day

  • mchiefvs360

    There is a hierachy on Xbox Live: Halo, Call of Duty, nd Gears of War. These games are the Live staple diet.

  • Honeycut1

    Even with triple xp Gears of War 2 was # 7 damn.

    Congrats to IW for dominating Xbox live and my friends list.

  • XxLightkunxX

    Yay for yet another week of Call of Duty: Same FPS you’ve already played before. :)

  • Blue Thunder28

    No Dragon Age? This industry truly is ruled by sequels………… lol jk I’m not surprised a hyped new release is up there. Can’t wait for the loads of new games coming out from here on out it’s going to get busy. MW2 ended up being a pretty solid sequel… but in terms of multiplayer I’ll still stick with Halo 3 or Battlefield.. forever.

  • mchiefvs360

    Halo 3 still dominates 3 years later.

  • MoskitoKrebs

    that´s not a surprize… if u have 2 million ppl on live playing :P

  • Searing Wave

    Congratulations to Infinity Ward for producing a solid, well-rounded game. I’m not completely happy with the game as of right now, but perhaps with time and more play I’ll grow more fond of it. Not sure what is causing that.

    Halo 3 is still the king. Come next Spring/Summer, expecting it to reclaim the top spot, holding it until the arrival of Halo: Reach.

    Good year for games, and sequels in particular. Don’t have enough money for everything…

  • yolarrydabomb

    Mordern Warfare 2!!!

  • pavlak

    question , is trials HD rly that fun ?

  • loopingstar

    MW2 deserves the top spot – the multiplayer will pretty much keep everyone entertained for the next year or two . I’m a little surprised Forza 3 isn’t in the top 10 – a great game but I think they dropped the ball a bit with their multiplayer ‘hoppers’ – folks just wanted to create their own games and have anyone be able to join – such a shame when every other aspect of the game was of such high quality .

  • nawlins08

    i believe the reason cod 4 is up there is because this is the list from last week and the previous added together because there wasnt one from two weeks previous, and that is my guess at why cod 4 is up so high, i dont expect it to be so high next week, possibly in the top 10 but i dunno, i never have anyone on my friends list playing it, halo 3 is still very fun for many ppl including me, but i have to give it to IW, great job on developing a great game, cant wait to get it

  • Lynch182

    @eiVaL i reckon about 95% of halo 3 players have bought modern warfare 2 anyway?? it isn’t a contest really is it. halo 2 + 3 have probably had more players over time than any other game on xbox. and get out more….

  • Thiago123

    Great stuff.
    Really interested to see what COD4 and WaW will look like NEXT week after a full week of MW2.
    The biggest thing for me here: The L4D2 demo at #5. I am an L4D junkie, and while L4D1 wasn’t exactly a secret, the marketing for L4D2 has been much higher and pushed alot more people to try the franchise. Really interested to see if L4D2 will turn into a permanent fixture on top 10 esp. after the holidays when most people are done playing AC2 single player. Though early 2010 has many releases…
    No surprise to see ODST staggering, the campaign was short and Firefight is not that accessible, but still awesome.

  • xeroboxer

    Trials HD, you better know it!

  • wolfzero01

    Is it really a shock that MW2 is #1? ODST sure dropped, and it sucks that Dragon Age isn’t in the top 10

  • Exu

    “I hate X game, everybody should stop playing X game” – Don’t be so pathetic.
    Onto more pressing issues, not a single recent Arcade release broke into the top ten? Oh dear. I think I understand Trials HD’s ongoing success now, it’s because recently you haven’t released anything good.

  • ThumpThis

    MW 2 deserves the number 1 spot, one of the best MP experiences period and the SP game has your mouth dropping open in awe.

  • metallicorphan

    it will be interesting to see how well Call of Duty Classic does…anyone know anything about when that’s gonna be released for everyone else???..i am itching to play it again

  • Frankie Godskin

    Any chance we’ll see the list from last week (week ending 11/2)? I’m curious to see how well Borderlands did then. I assumed it would drop off the chart this week, but it rose a spot from its first week (#9 w/e 10/19) to its second (#8 w/e 10/26). I’d like to know if it climbed higher the week of 11/2, or if it levelled off or dropped down. I love the game and I’m hoping it did well its third week.