LIVE Activity for week of March 29


Here is a look at the titles people are playing on Xbox LIVE.


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    Call of Duty 4
7    Game Room ***
8    GTA IV (Purchase the full game for direct download
9    Gears of War 2
10    Left 4 Dead 2
11    Forza Motorsport 3 (Download the demo)
12    Splinter Cell Conviction Demo (Download the demo)
14    NBA 2K10
15    Halo 3: ODST
16    Just Cause 2 Demo (Purchase the game)
17    Madden NFL 10 (Download the demo)
18   Borderlands
19    NHL 10
20    Assassin’s Creed II


Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1    Game Room ***
3     Perfect Dark
4     MEGA MAN 10
5     Toy Soldiers
6     Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
7     Defense Grid: The Awakening
8    Trials HD
9     Track & Field
10     Age of Booty
11     Castle Crashers
12     Mad Tracks
13     UNO
14     Battlefield 1943
16     Cyber Troopers Virtual On Oratorio Tangram
17     Wallace and Gromit Episode 1
18     Worms 2: Armageddon
19     Rocket Riot
20     Marble Blast Ultra

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


Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

1     The Impossible Avatar Getaway
2     I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
3     Avatar Showdown
4     The Impossible Game
5     Avatar Bumper Cars
6     Avatar Drop
7     Avatar Street Basketball
8     Miner Dig Deep
9     Newton’s New Tones
10     Head Shot 2
11     Stick ‘Em Up
12     Avatar Cannon
13     Inside Lacrosse’s CL2010
14     Shoot 1UP
15     TrickShot
16     Avatar Golf
17     Qoccer
18     ZP2K9
19     Beat Hazard
20     A Perfect Massage 


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

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


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.



  • Kyaizen

    Once again nothing too surprising. Hoping to see Splinter Cell high on that list when it releases.


  • supremesonic

    Just Cause 2 demo, but no Just Cause 2 itself? Shame on you, gamers, shame on you! I command you to go out there, buy this game, and blow everything up!


  • Omen18

    It would be interesting to see how much each title moves by the week. For example, at the end of the #9 Gears of War 2 listing, there would be a +1 after it if it moved up one spot this week, or a -1 if it fell a spot.


  • Hauz20

    Everybody watch while I beat this dead horse! Look at how well older games sell after price reductions


  • kroberts11

    Or a little green up arrow for +1, and a little red down arrow for -1 :)


  • I DLord I

    I will be sad when the day eventually comes that sees Borderlands fall off that list. NHL 2010 keep on keeping on! +1 for NHL2010!


  • Monhegan

    Sad to see neither “Decimation X” nor “Your Doodles Are Bugged” in the top 20 for indie games. They’re both fantastic and deserve a look!


  • AriesDog

    Look at ‘Halo 3: ODST’ rise at we get closer to the ‘Halo Reach’ beta.


  • mccalejk

    ODST rose and it’s only at #15? I don’t play Halo but that seems rather disappointing given how many people love Halo (for some strange reason! lol).


  • SketchyPederson

    Come on Splinter Cell…


  • BHZ anakinjmt

    @mccalejk ODST is much lower because there’s no matchmaking for Firefight. I guarantee you that if ODST had matchmaking for Firefight, it would be higher. I know that I for one would play it a lot more. But it probably will go up once May 3 hits.

    Looks like we’ve got a pretty stable top 3 in MW2, Halo 3, and Bad Company 2. Works for me. All 3 games are fun to play online. No complaints here.


  • Salmonbottle

    Bad Company is still #3, and yet it’s basically worthless after midnight because you’ll only get put in rounds of 2 vs 4. It’s supposed to be 12 vs 12! I love this game and know it has enough players for this, but the matchmaking is terrible.

    People should stop complaining about MW2 long enough for some complaints about BC2 to get heard by EA/Dice so they’ll fix this completely broken matchmaking.


  • nawlins08

    Top 3 still the same no surprise, but ODST is creeping up the list, its already past up Madden 10, that is very interesting. I agree with the indications of how a game moved up or down from the previous week, I would also like to see some numbers for the UU’s.


  • Tino008

    I don’t think we’ll ever see numbers for the UUs because the numbers probably aren’t that impressive as you go down the list. For example, COD4 is ranked 6th but when I recently logged on, only 30k or so people were online.


  • LawdaddyCO

    I’m shocked that Defense Grid didn’t sell more.


  • RebelScm

    Has MN (or anyone else who knows) ever explained why they don’t use UU’s for the Arcade and Indie titles, instead of full versions purchased that week? I’m not as interested in the “full versions purchased” statistic, as I am of what games are actually being played more. These are not necessarily the same! You could have a game that is so popular that everyone bought it the week it came out, and is still played way more than any other game, but because nobody’s actually buying it anymore, it drops off the list!


  • BeeDizz

    I assume Halo 3 ODST multiplayer actually counts as Halo 3 right? I mean, how many people playing Halo 3s online multiplayer are using the second disk from ODST? I know i do. I don’t even have the stand alone Halo 3 anymore. I just use the ODST disk to play Halo 3 online, and the first disk when i want to do some firefight.

    And the Just Cause 2 demo is #16 but the full games not even on the list? Fo shame.


  • kingbet123

    Really enjoying the heck out of Battlefield and Modern Warfare 2. I do have to agree with BHZ: if there was matchmaking for Firefight, it would be higher, for sure.



    Battlefield Bad Co. 2 stay in the top five will be a short one IMO some good ideas but terrible execution.


  • chiruno99

    Once again the trend of Indie games is highly dissapointing. Especially The Impossible Avatar Getaway is just The Impossible Game with avatar support.


  • goobot

    game room wont be there next week



    modern warfare 2 is awesome


  • Veive257

    Any word on the Bioware contest yet?


  • aXXXXo

    up up Battlefield Bad Co. 2 :D


  • SCS 85

    Good to see the lists comprised of mostly good games.


  • Veive257

    Help a fellow gamer out, click on the Bioware link:

    Thanks folks


  • Euphoric Fusion

    Are people still playing MW2? I got rid of it 2 weeks after launch and have no intention of getting it back. It was a huge letdown.


  • Grijpwijk

    It’s up to Kasumi to help Mass Effect 2 back in the Top 20 (for the last time?).


  • Canadian David7

    yes my favorite game is most played! :D


  • Tiptoe Turtle

    Wow for such a crappy game, Halo 3. It sure has a hard time being pushed out of the top 3 spots for online activity. Odd


  • SNIPE 316

    “Did anyone ever tell you that ODST stands for Obnoxious Dumbasses Starting Trouble?”
    That is incorrect, actually it stands for Orbital Drop Shock Trooper, but its to hard for you so go play Call of Grenade: Modern Camping 2 it takes no skill and would be perfect for you.

    @Tiptoe Turtle
    I caught the sarcasm.


  • metallicorphan

    hmm,well done to South Park getting one over on Perfect Dark,i guess a price cut really does help,at least its a good game as well..i mean its practically number 1 if you ignore the ‘combined’ sales of Game Room


  • MeS FEAR

    Battlefield: Bad Company FTW!! Love the Game. People should realize that its better than MW2. My copy of MW2 is full of dust :)


  • Matu Flp Krawfe

    It’s good to see Fifa up there at number 5. I was afraid that the xbox live population had completely given in to murder based pseudo sports. :)


  • Overdoz1z

    I played MW2 again yesterday after not touching it when BFBC2 was released and now I can remember why I stopped playing it. It’s filled with overpowered grenade launchers, knifers and killstreaks. It’s a nice game, but not quite as balanced as some other games.


  • miDnIghtEr20C

    I’m one of the 5 billion that are on COD making it number 1. :) Have a few friends that say I need to play BF, but I’ll rent it. I’m sure it’s a great game… but COD’s controls is what keeps me coming back. They’re so tight and precise. BUT…. It’s time for ranked rooms that are Noob Tube free.

    @FourZero…. wish you guys could kinda go the route of SOCOM 2. With game lobbies.. like a US West 1, and US East 1… and so on… with rooms for peoples ranks that are lower.. so they can play with lower ranks.. and rooms for higher ranks.. and rooms for all. Plus,.. then you could have ranked rooms with every weapon.. or ranked rooms that are Tube free… or what not. AND.. you could have a ranked room for Clans only. That way it’s not as hard to get in a game, and stop dropping people. You’ll know you’re trying to find games with other people in clans, making it easier to get in a room… meh.. my two cents. :) We’re always talking about this on my site. See ya’ll on COD. :)


  • Av0cad0

    I think the arcade sales show that $5 is the sweet spot for arcade games. It’s mine anyway.


  • Jonah Falcon

    One more week of original Live before it ends. (sniff)


  • Anonymous

    “It’s a nice game, but not quite as balanced as some other games.”
    Grenade launchers are hard to aim, knifes can only kill up close, kill streaks can be prevented, and assault rifles do poorly over long distances or up close.
    People with low ranks aren’t bad players, they’re just lazy.


  • giraffeintheair

    I’m hoping Bad Company 2 doesn’t drop on the list…I’m also happy to see that FIFA 10 is in the top 5.


  • The Real Napsta

    Good to see Halo 3 and BC2 high on the list.


  • TSA jpicard

    I havnt played MW2, in about 1 n an half months… I dont want to either IMO Bf bc 2 is a far more enjoyable game =]

    Halo Reach will take number 1 spot


  • I C FR3SH I

    waiting for halo reach beta… getting ready with halo 3



    This week i will be mostly playing “bad company 2” and “splinter cell conviction”


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