March 23rd 2010 9:06 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of March 15


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    Battlefield Bad Co. 2
4    Call of Duty: WaW
5    FIFA 10
6    Splinter Cell Conviction Demo (Download the demo)
7    Call of Duty 4
8    GTA IV (Purchase the full game for direct download)
9    Gears of War 2
11   Left 4 Dead 2
12   Just Cause 2 Demo (Pre-order game)
13   Forza Motorsport 3 (Download the demo)
14   Perfect Dark
15   Borderlands
16   Madden NFL 10 (Download the demo)
17   NBA 2K10
18   Halo 3: ODST
19   Toy Soldiers
20   NHL 10


Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1   Perfect Dark
2   Toy Soldiers

3   Trials HD
4   Castle Crashers
5   Scrap Metal
6   UNO
7   Battlefield 1943
8   Marvel vs. Capcom 2
9   Hasbro Family Game Night **
10  Magic: The Gathering
11  DOOM
12  Worms 2: Armageddon
13  Zombie Apocalypse
14  Marble Blast Ultra
15  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade
16  Peggle
17  Worms
18  Portal: Still Alive
19  A Kingdom for Keflings
20  Shadow Complex

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   Yet Another Zombie Defense
6   Shoot 1UP
7   Miner Dig Deep
8   Avatar Street Basketball
9   Head Shot 2
10  Avatar Golf 
11  Anger Management 
12  Creed Arena
13  Megalopolis
14  Avatar Cannon
15  Experiment 13
16  The Spirit Box
17  Avatar Bumper Cars
18  Inside Lacrosse’s CL2010
19  Catch Me If You Can
20  Square Off



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

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

  • Kyaizen

    Straight forward list this week. I knew PD would be doing well

  • VILIUS169

    where is Metro 2033 ??? such a good game


    Hmmm kinda disappointed that FFXIII didn’t end up debuting higher, but it’s still good to see it in the top 10!

  • xXNapsterManXx

    Woot BFBC2 owns Even Beat out halo the Long Time Top Game cant wait for SC conviction

  • SilentHunter382

    I am glad that Bad Company 2 is at #3.

  • cavsrock08

    I like to see bad company get to #3 but I just cant see it jumping Halo and modern warfare 2

  • xZepher

    Glad BFBC2 is up there. Hopefully MS doesnt make them charge $15 for a map pack and screw all the customers though.

  • I DLord I

    BFBC2 deserves a top spot for a while to come. It might not, but it certainly deserves that. Good to see NHL 10 still on the list. Best sports game of late IMO. I would actually like to see MW2 drop a couple spots after the map pack hits. We all know that won’t happen thanks to 12 year olds with too much of grandmas money… but it would still be nice to stick it to the man.

  • Max Power 29

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

    3 Xbox Dashboard

  • I DLord I

    @ Max Power 29

    Ha ha ha, yea I saw that. Got a chuckle out of me.

  • wolfzero01

    what exactly is Xbox Dashboard?

  • xLoCk 0nx

    @xZepher Map packs for all games should be free…charging for them divides the community into those who don’t have the maps and those that do. Charging for DLC like Resi 5 and Fallout 3 doesn’t affect the community however.


    Gears of War 2 #9

    Oh no… it’s such a laggy game… I hate it… it doesn’t deserve to be up there cause… I lag a lot… waaah waaah (sarcasm)… it rarely lags for me… and apparently it doesn’t lag that much for the thousands that play it so much… that Gears of War 2 ranks #9

    Anyways … Toy Soldiers and Perfect Dark… among the retail games O.O awesome :3 the controls on Perfect Dark are extremely impressive considering it’s such an old game… truly ahead it’s time… no wonder there was so much hype.

    BFBC2… That’s cool, that game is good judging by the demo… it’s nice to know that we like variety in the FPS games were always playing >_>

    FIFA 10… wow for a sports game… don’t usually see them that high

  • N0RDS

    Its a no brainer why Battlefield Bad company 2 is number 3 …. to much BUGs and Tweaking to do.

  • CaptainCaterpie

    Interesting to see that BC2 is not higher.
    Perfect Dark top of course.
    That’s about it. Wait Gears 2 is back in the Top 10? Isn’t there like quadruple XP these days?

  • Mcmax3000

    Glad to see BF:BC2 in #3. Anybody who was expecting it to get higher is kidding themselves.

  • Major Nelson

    Not sure how the dashboard got in…fixed that!

  • WhiteGuy128

    Modern warfare 2 really does deserve to drop off the whole list after MAKING us pay $3 per frigging map. $3 is ridiculous compared to halo maps being at 3.33 per map these days. Activision should of known of the backlash that happened when the price was announced for the first halo 3 map pack. They set fire to M$’s offices if I dont remember. Good luck with that Activision.

  • Spectre

    @N0RDS right cause MW2 doesn’t have any bugs or tweaking needed. (MW2 has more work needed than BFBC2)
    @Mcmax3000 IMHO BFBC2 is a much better game than MW2 and deserves to beat it. Hopefully it will shortly.

    It would be interesting to see the actual numbers of each of these to see how close/far one game is from the other.

  • TBizzle4Shizzle

    Patiently waiting for that IWFourZeroTwo guy to come in and whine about “Gaylo” as he always does, while probably having it on his recently played 5 games…

  • UnarmedGorilla

    No more excuses… time to get of my ass and pick up a copy of BF:BC2.

  • TBizzle4Shizzle

    @WhiteGuy128. Nobody is MAKING you pay anything. If you don’t want it, don’t buy it. It’s up to you.

  • I DLord I


    I don’t think you understood his comment.

  • GameOnJohn

    I hope Perfect Dark stays high on the lists.

  • Azwethinkweiz12

    Whatever to Bad Company 2 “topping” MW2 or Halo 3?

    Been 3 weeks..what’s up kids?

  • Atheist Primate

    Bad Company 2 will probably not ever be number 1 on Xbox Live. I beat Halo 3 and MW2 beats BC2 with quite alot since there are always hundreds of thousands online in those games (at least MW2 which I play alot, and those number are always high).

    BC1 wasn’t high on the list for very long, and so it’s just a matter of time before BC2 goes down as well. MW2 and Halo 3 will remain high for several months to come. Halo 3 might drop a bit when Reach is out, but MW2 will still be high since there isn’t a MW3 out this year. There’s a new COD by Treyarch, but they will take most players from COD: World at War.

    MW and Halo is in another league than BC and all other games on Xbox 360 when it comes to multiplayer.

    Nice to see that Trials HD is still selling well, and way more than Shadow Complex. I like both games, but I prefer Trials HD. It’s a bit surprising that Doom is selling more on XBLA than Shadow Complex. But hey, the number might not be too differential.

  • Tiptoe Turtle

    Look at that Halo 3 which has been out now for 2 years 6 months is still going strong beating out brand new relesed games and Modern Warfare 2 has only been out for 4 months and 14 days. Lets see how well its doing when it reaches the 2 and a half year mark. Take a look where call of duty 4 is yep number 7 and thats were modern warfare 2 will be at the 2 year mark.

  • yolarrydabomb

    *wonders what will happen when Halo reach comes.*

  • SilentHunter382

    Halo 3: ODST will jump to the top 5 spot on May 3.

  • nawlins08

    Guess I was right last week, i just don’t think BC2 has the popularity of MWF2 and H3; however from the people that i know that own it say it is a very good game. I don;t understand that one guys comment about MWF2 having many more bugs that need to be fixed, I play it a lot and almost never have lag/bug problems. Funny how Bungie made the Reach beta accessible only through H3:ODST, that means that both will be very high along with H3, we will probably see 3 Bungie games/demos in the top 5. I don’t know BC2’s numbers, but H3 has an average of about 150,000 ppl on at any given time and MWF2 about 600,000 ppl, a big gap, but probably just as proportional to the difference between H3 and BC2.

  • Searing Wave


    Halo 3’s numbers have a relative minimum at 150,000, meaning around 4am EST. Peak of the day numbers are more around 300,000 at any given time versus Modern Warfare 2’s 500,000 to 600,000. I suspect Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s playerbase to be at around 150,000 give or take a bit.

  • Bill 12951

    Nice! BC2 made the top 3! I’d like to see it beat Halo 3 next week but that will be quite a feat, and impressive it does.

  • DarkGin87

    Nice to see BC2 3rd, bit shocked COD4 drop to 7th and that Fifa10 is now in the top 5.

    I think MW2 will start dropping the list after the map pack and as one already say ODST will be come back up in May

  • MeS FEAR

    awesome to see BC2 at 3#. It really deserves it. Its the best Multiplayer Game 2010. Playing it alot. The only reason why its not on top is that MW2 & Halo Fanbase is much bigger. Lets wait what will happen when the map pack for MW2 will come out :) Will be interesting

  • Mcmax3000

    @Spectre Don’t misunderstand my comment. I think that BF:BC2 is a better game in every conceivable way & I would love to see it hit number one… I just don’t think that’s a realistic possibility.

  • metallicorphan

    i wonder if all the server problems for BFBC2 contributed to the game not getting higher

  • Imrane 117

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

    4 Splinter Cell Chaos
    6 Splinter Cell Chaos”


  • N0RDS

    @Spectre MW2 got bugs … but they are not ruining the games and they made a lot more tweaking that BFBC2 did. I mean the game is much more polish on MW2 then BFBC2 and dont get me wrong Im a huge fan of the Battlefield series im veteran 6 (Mostly PC) (2 console games 1943 and Company 2) but Its amazing how much bugs got this game. Last nite I was stuck between a hill and a tree and couldn’t move … at all … until the games end … (ok I could suicide myself but I got a good spot on a base so I say there but still a huge problem) and thats one of so many that make the game difficult to play. MW2 got bugs too but they wont interfere with your gameplay.

    And tweaking … How can you unlock weapon or mods (in BFBC2) that are statistically worst then the previous weapon you got? Different kind of gameplay, I can understand that, but in this case some of them are exactly the same weapon but only slower and less accurate how can it be a different gameplay? If I got a ferrari and I work hard I dont want a Pontiac Wave for my next car … I want a Ferrari with nice option with it.

    But in the case of the weapon you unlock some of them are simply not unlock at the good time, some should have be unlock earlier and the other after that, and thats polishing the game.

    I could continue for a long time…. I get frustrate with MW2 .. only because when I get kill and all the camper … but I get more frustate with BFBC2 but not because I get kill or because of the campers (I understand camping in this game because its a real war .. not MW2), but because of all the problem BFBC2 got.

    And to finish my book ;) You will see how polish the game can be between BFBC2 and MW2 … the intro. When you start the game how much time does it take you to enter and multiplayer games? Infinity Ward have understand that fan of a game dont want to waste their time watching over and over the same logos and intro. You can skip everything the moment you put your disk in the tray. They have understand want gamers are … and thats polishing a game :)

  • I DLord I

    Uh… BFBC2 having more online problems than MW2? Give me a break. Anyone who plays either knows that is a farce. EA is notorious for having server problems at launch, they are also “notorious” for fixing those issues rather quickly. MW2 online remains problematic. More so than BFBC2 ever was.

  • seldinhio

    Both BF:BC2 and MW2 are grate games. At the end of the day it comes down to taste and which game/games your used to play. But what I can say is, if you are more of a lonely wolf then MW2 is you game and if you more in to team work then BF:BC2 your pick of chose. Halo:Reach is going to be on the top of the list late this year.


    Surprised to see Battlefield Bad Co. 3 at three. such a poor thought out game unless you like to snipe.

  • Salmonbottle

    Gogogo BF:BC2!! Climb higher and higher!

    I’m so proud of Trials HD for sticking so close to the top after all these months. I think that warrants more DLC…

  • Emperor Valiant

    I’ve got a question about the UU. Whenever you play, let’s say both Halo 3 and MW2. Does it count for both games?



    modern warfare 2 isn’t gunna drop off the list if you keep playing it dude! it’s the last game you played before you posted your comment?!… and if you’re upset about paying for maps (as are most of us!) vote with your wallet and DON’T PAY FOR THEM, if everyone stopped paying for maps they’d still release them to keep interest up, keep people playing their game and keep driving new sales, it takes a team of developers 1 day to make a good map. all the tools they need are already there for them to use, they just drop a tree here, a house there, put a river through the middle, raise the ground to make a good sniping hill over there, its sooooo easy and quick to do. STOP PAYING 800 POINTS FOR THAT! it’s only gunna get worse!!!

  • FALC0N 64

    does anybody know where he gets this information from?

  • davidkenobi

    It’s interesting to see how, as amazing as ME2 is, the game can not stay longer without a multiplayer mode.

  • davidkenobi

    FALC0N 64 => I’m not sure to understand the question. Major Nelson is the Director of Programming for Xbox Live.

  • Se7enthCeLL

    Nobody works for free

    lets all go to our local store and protest because we should’nt have to pay for bread and other things, i mean, its easy to pick a fruit off of a tree or pull some vegetables out of the ground.



    They make MILLIONS from selling their game! They are never working for free, nor would they be if they gave us a few new maps at no cost every few months. As i stated in my previous comment, this would drive new sales and they’d still make money. They don’t charge to simply pay the employees, they charge for extra PROFIT, it has nothing to do will people working for free.

  • The Real Napsta

    <3 Perfect Dark, everyone buy this game!