March 3rd 2010 10:22 am PT

LIVE Activity for week of Feb 22


You probably know what you friends are playing by just looking at your friends lists…but what about everyone else on Xbox LIVE? Let me answer that for you right now:


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

1    Modern Warfare 2
2    Halo 3
3    Call of Duty: WaW
4    FIFA 10
5    Call of Duty 4
6    GTA IV (Purchase the full game for direct download )
7    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – Demo (Purchase the game
8    Gears of War 2
9    Left 4 Dead 2
10   Mass Effect 2
11   Borderlands
12   BioShock 2
13   Madden NFL 10 (Download the demo)
14   Aliens Vs Predator Multiplayer Demo (Purchase the game)
15   Forza Motorsport 3 (Download the demo)
16   NBA 2K10
17   Assassin’s Creed II
18   Aliens vs Predator
19   Halo 3: ODST
20   NHL 10


Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)
1    Duke Nukem 3D
2    Trials HD
3    Battlefield 1943
4    The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom
5    Castle Crashers
6    UNO
7    Hasbro Family Game Night **
8    Marvel vs. Capcom 2
9    Magic: The Gathering
10   Worms 2: Armageddon
11   Lazy Raiders
12   Zombie Apocalypse
13   Peggle
14   Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
15   Marble Blast Ultra
16   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade
17   Shadow Complex
18   Worms
19   A Kingdom for Keflings
20   DOOM

The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.
**Combined sales of all Hasbro Family Game Night titles


Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

1    Avatar Showdown
2    The Impossible Game
3    I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
4    Avatar Drop
5    Curling 2010
6    Yet Another Zombie Defense
7    Shoot 1UP
8    Anger Management
9    Avatar Meet Up Live!
10   Avatar Boogie
11   Head Shot 2
12   Miner Dig Deep 
13   Classic Solitaire
14   Dont B Nervous Talking 2 Girls
15   Avatar Golf
16   Soul
17   Inside Lacrosse’s CL2010
18   Beat Hazard
19   Who Did I Date Last Night
20   A Perfect Massage


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

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


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.

Some content (and therefore the links) may not be available in all regions.


Archive By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Ganon255

    Thanks Major. Can we get a “Games for Windows Live” list next week?

  • Kyaizen

    BFBC2 is going to dominate that list next week! This game’s a lot of fun.

  • Xbox Sonic

    MW2 was Activision’s biggest earner but this couldn’t help, too funny.

  • DurableJunk

    Can’t wait to see where Battlefield Bad Co. 2 lands next week

  • Gonzo345

    +1 I want to see Battlfield: Bad Company 2 next week :)

    Hope EA prevents this time the “usual” dedicated servers crashes during their Battlefield launches…

  • AriesDog

    I agree with Ganon255. Games for Windows Live needs to be on this list every week.

  • Atheist Primate

    BF: BC2 might do good to begin with, but MW2 and Halo 3 will dominate the charts a couple of weeks after that. Just look at COD4. It’s the fifth most played game, and it was out november 2007. Even better for Halo 3, it’s number two. Where is the first Bad Company? No where to be seen on top 20. BC2 won’t stand a chance agaisnt MW2 when it comes to online play. Not even if DICE throws a million punches towards the game they’re trying to beat.

  • xLoCk 0nx

    Bad Company 1 was a highly underrated game and it was actually one of my favourites. Bring on variety with vehicles and squad work over COD any day! I think Bad Company 2 may do well to begin with, but how long it lasts ultimately comes down to how addicted people are to getting Prestige XYZ on MW2. COD4 really does well because it was really the defining game of the series. Where is COD3, COD 2 and COD 1? Oh, you get my point.

  • Glenn ZA

    Thanks for getting the lists up Major! Great seeing what is being played on LIVE.

    The Arcade Titles will change quite a bit with the release of Block Party and the 3 exciting new Arcade Titles… Bring on Toy Soldiers!

  • Bill 12951

    I’m also curious to see where Bad Company 2 sits next week. I really think that it should be it numer 1, it definitely deserves it. DICE did a great job with it!

  • HomerJ 2000

    How did Gears 2 get to number 8?

  • AriesDog

    @HomerJ 2000. Are you saying how did it get that low or how did it get that high?

    It’s a great game. Maybe not your cup of tea but there’s no doubting it’s popular. I have no interest in FIFA but obviously it must be good if so many people play it week after week.

  • Tino008

    Happy to see Gears 2 back in the Top 10. Hoping for a Gears 3 announcement soon!

  • Thiago123

    Gears 2 back in the top 10…boo, what a glitchy disaster the multiplayer was. Great campaign, but EPIC, please spend sometime on multiplayer testing and matchmaking for the inevitable Gears 3.
    @KristofferLygre – you are right. I love both franchises, but as I’m likely going to move on to BF exclusively for a while (until new MW2 maps come out), I’m glad…theres always enough players on BFBC for many matches, but its not as clogged with modders and racists clowns.

  • xXNapsterManXx

    who loves toy soldiers i love toy soldiers. Cant wait getting BFBC2 when it gets released tommoro here in australia

  • Abe

    I’m a bit sad to not see Greed Corp crack the top 20 of XBLA. At least there is a gem awaiting folks looking for a strategy game should they find it. bad tutorial, learned by trial and error.

  • kingbet123

    BC2 is a ton of fun. My friends and I REALLY enjoyed the multiplayer.

    Good to see Gears in the Top 10…even if the naysayers don’t think so. :)

  • onemorechanc

    Add my vote to those who want to see “Games for Windows Live” on the weekly post. It would be neat to see those statistics … especially with the March promotions that are running.

  • Silvercube

    Lol, what?
    Xbox Dashboard for #3 on the Original Xbox games?

    Alrighty then :)


    Here’s the weekly request for a Top Add-ons/DLC Purchased list. Hopefully that will be replacing the Original Xbox list after 4/15. And speaking of that list, wtf is Xbox Dashboard doing at #3??? hahaha

  • VILIUS169

    MW2 will be #1 next week again.anyway thanks Major for top20

  • Searing Wave


    Again, you never cease to establish your superior immaturity. Give it a rest.

  • Mr Barrel Roll

    “Xbox dashboard” is #3 probably because of all the people making last-minute DLC downloads before that whole system is shut down in the near future.

    Where did all the music games go??? I’d again blame the sheer volume of Guitar Hero games released in the past year for diluting the audience beyond sustainability, but well that kind of blew up in my face last time. Apparently this made me a Halo fanboy or something. I don’t really know.


    @mr barrel roll, rock band 2 was on there i think 2 weeks ago but it was only like 19th =/ and i agree, i think too many guitar hero games were spammed out, they said theres only going to be 1 this year but i dont believe that tbh. The best one was probably Guitar Hero 3.
    lol i like how FourZeroTwo is saying Gaylo when its 2nd on his list
    again, as a few people have said before, a games for windows list would be good with the deals going on right now for it.

  • DiatomicMaster

    I wonder if they’ll track the Halo: Reach beta.

  • nawlins08

    @ DiatomicMaster
    yes they will track the beta, and it will probably pass MW2.
    really, seriously, why must you try and dump on halo ever week, its useless, it would be best for all if you just stopped, your just embarrassing yourself.
    @Searing Wave
    Thank you, im glad someone recognizes his “superior immaturity”

  • DiatomicMaster

    That says more about the PSN than it does about Modern Warfare 2. And if you think the number of people playing Halo has never changed, you clearly don’t play it enough. It’s obnoxious people like you that make me look forward to Reach’s release even more. Boy, comments like this will be a scarcity.

  • nawlins08

    With people like FourZeroTwoIW comments like that will not be a scarcity, and it does say more about PSN because there are more people playing MW2 on Xbox than there are the PS3 and the number of people playing halo 3 has fluctuated alot, you just do not play it enough to know.

  • IceBox13

    Since the Halo Reach Beta will be accessed through the Halo ODST disc, you’ll see a huge jump for ODST on/after May 3.

  • wolfzero01

    what exactly is the Xbox Dashboard? I’ve never heard of it before. glad to see Mass Effect 2 in the top 10, doing an insanity run right now & its much harder than ME1’s was

  • MuckRak3r

    Gears2 must have slipped and fallen into the disc trays of 20 or 30 more people. That game does NOT belong in the top 10. Not now, not ever. What a glitch/lag/turd festival.

    LAGGIEST game I have ever played on xbox live.

    BF BC 2 is gonna dominate. I have sooooooo many friends playing it.

  • MisterBigMack

    good that FIFA 10 is riiiiight up there at number 4

  • nawlins08

    Yes Mwf2 and COD 4 have both broken records, but MWF2 was sold across two platfroms, it actually didnt outsell ODST on the xbox in its first 24 hrs, considering bungie hasn’t made a “real” game in over 2 years, i doubt MWF2 will hold those records once Reach comes out, you have to realize that the number of ppl playing video games is increasing everyday, so if IW makes another game a year after reach, it will probably beat it, so those numbers aren’t that great. You said best game in the world when at full strength, halo would be the best game if it was at full strength, but its not and hasnt been for a while. MWF2 is a great game, and so is halo, u need to stop trying to say COD is better, when they are both really good games.

  • I DLord I

    I can now safely say that BFBC2 is a much more enjoyable experience than MW2. I hope it has staying power and doesn’t go by unchecked, unnoticed and under appreciated like the 1st BC.

  • Ironmaus

    Major, since XBLA titles don’t seem to crack the top 20 for LIVE titles (UUs playing, not titles purchased), would it be possible to break them into a different list? I’d love to know whether people are actually playing Madballs, Bobmerman, Age of Booty, or whatever, even if it’s not as many as are playing Gears. :D

  • DiatomicMaster

    You don’t say. You see, I couldn’t read basic, old information, so thanks for pointing out that basic, old information.
    Halo 3 is over two years old and yet there it is at #2. That’s damn impressive for “Gaylo”. When Reach debuts, if it doesn’t sell more copies than MW2 altogether, it will most definitely destroy its 360 sales (which, considering where we all are right now, is all that really matters). Once that happens, I’ll be laughing even harder.

  • nawlins08

    You’re definitely wrong there, if your saying that if everyone who ever played MWF2 and everyone who has ever played halo 3 that MWF 2 would win, you’re out of your mind, MWF2 has not sold as much as halo 3, not even across both platforms, and more people have played Halo 3 than MWF2. I honestly don’t know why you are still commenting on this, you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

  • Searing Wave


    Thank you for being an intelligent and rational poster.


    Stop trolling. It’s especially annoying when you try to pull stats out of you-know-where that wouldn’t even match up. Please, for the sake of everyone, just stop raving. Fanboyism of your kind is not respected. I’m sure you can use your abilities (whatever they might be) for something worthwhile. This endeavor isn’t viewed in a positive light.

  • nawlins08

    by the way, MWF2 did not break the PS3 servers, how could it, its a P2P host, that was just a speculation as to why PSN was down, PS3 said it was an update that caused it to go down.

  • nawlins08

    MWF2 was released 3 months ago, halo on the other hand 2 years and 6 months ago, so most of the people have moved on to a different game, i myself have played almost nothing but MWF2 the past couple of months and rarely halo, but more ppl have played and/or previously owned Halo 3. And to quote you “the 360 version of MW2 has sold more than Halo 3″ that stat is completely false, MWF2 had better 24 hour sales yes, but Halo 3 has outsold MWF2 in total across both platforms.

  • nawlins08

    Ok, how is it bad for Halo, that it isn’t number one if it’s two years out, it’s amazing that it’s that high. And I have accepted the fact MWF2 is number one, i really like MWF2, i am not a fanboy, i am just trying to get you to realize that you are, you’re one of the biggest COD fanboys i have ever seen and you need to stop trolling on one of the best video games of all time. And getting a 50 in halo is based on skill level, unlike MWF2 which is EXP based, so you cannot make a comparison, and the reason I play is for fun, not to be the best. Seriously, can’t you see you’re by yourself arguing that COD is better than Halo, they are both great games, the best, I can’t wait till Reach comes out, then IW will make another better game, even though the way it’s looking from trailers i have seen, its gonna be hard to top Reach. Seriously though, “Gaylo” only a COD fanboy would call it that.

  • Searing Wave


    Your information IS off, your facts are not facts, and your once slightly-annoying fanboyism has been blown out by full-on trolling. Your defense of Modern Warfare 2 to the point of making-up or embellishing information is flat-out idiotic. Modern Warfare 2’s sales on the 360 alone have NOT passed Halo 3’s, and the time after release is the reason why Halo 3’s number of players is not as high as Modern Warfare 2’s at this point in time.

    Calling Halo “Gaylo” does not make you cool or interesting, it makes you immature and stupid. Cease and desist before you demolish whatever redeeming qualities might be left within your character.

  • nawlins08

    @Searing Wave
    Amen, well put.


    GEARS OF WAR 2 is now #8

    I called it! I said it would move up a few slots up… but instead the game moved up several more up LOL


  • Emperor Valiant

    I wonder if BFBC will knock MW2 to number two?