September 29th 2011 2:17 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of September 19th

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

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Call of Duty: Black Ops
Gears of War 3
Modern Warfare 2
Halo: Reach
FIFA Soccer 11
Madden NFL 12
Dead Island
FIFA 12 Demo
GTA IV
Battlefield: Bad Co. 2
Gears of War 2
Call of Duty 4
NHL12
Halo 3
NBA 2K11
NCAA Football 12
Fallout: New Vegas
Forza Motorsport 3
Red Dead Redemption
Call of Duty: WaW 

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

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Portal: Still Alive
Burnout Crash!
Pinball FX2
Fruit Ninja Kinect
ilomilo
Renegade Ops
Bejeweled Blitz LIVE
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
Castle Crashers
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
Trials HD
Radiant Silvergun
From Dust
Bastion
Game Room
Full House Poker
Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition
Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour
Battlefield 1943
The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

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FortressCraft Chapter 1
Total Miner: Forge 
Angry Fish
Dead Pixels
CastleMiner
The Impossible Game
Avatar Legends
Avatar Fighter Online
Avatar Paintball
Toy Stunt Bike
Avatar Connection
I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
Avatar Laser Wars 
Trailer Park King
Miner Dig Deep 
Nuclear Wasteland
Bird Assassin
Avatar Karting
Voice Changer 360
Avalis Dungeon 2  
  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Games for Windows Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s)

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Age of Empires Online
GTA IV
F1 2011
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
DiRT 3
F1 2010
Fallout 3
Resident Evil 5
Fable III
Bioshock 2
Halo 2
Colin McRae : Dirt 2
Street Fighter IV
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Gears of War
Bulletstorm
Virtua Tennis 4
Dead Rising 2
Section 8: Prejudice 

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 Xbox LIVE regions.

Top LIVE By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/GAMERG0D7777777 Jake B

    How does Black Ops beat Gears of War 3?!

    • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

      Easy. More people own it at the time the statistics were gathered. Next week they’ll probably switch.

    • Anonymous

      More people play it. Not on my Friends List. Not on most. But on COD lists, Black Ops is still probably crazy. This is UU’s, MS decides, IN ESSENCE, how to calculate all. They like feeding you this list, though.

  • http://twitter.com/Jaystaffo Jay Stafford

    Why do people Still play Black Ops, awful game

    • Anonymous

      mostly for zombies i think.

    • http://twitter.com/JuanCabrera Juan Cabrera

      It’s a really easy game to get into.  Left trigger aims for you whereas in other shooters like Halo, Gears, and most recently, Battelfield 3, you have to work some more to get your kills (a greater barrier to entry).

      • Anonymous

        You have to work to get kills in Battlefield 3? What are you playing? The demo is the ultimate campfest and DICE encourages it.

    • Anonymous

      Only to some.

    • Anonymous

      Compared to Gears 3? Awful game for awful game? Please like my terrible game?

  • Anonymous

    i supossed that

  • Anonymous

    I’m not surprised by AOE online being in the top of the games for Windows Live. Give lots of good content for free & you will get lots of eyes & more people will buy the game.

  • http://twitter.com/ryjo965 Ryan Hardy

    Dissapointed cod is above gears 3

  • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

    Now I don’t support XBLIG anyway because it’s mostly terrible, but Angry Fish at #3 is hilarious.

    How long until Rovio gets mad? Not forgetting Angry Birds is a ripoff of Crash the Castle that made Rovio MILLIONS.
    Although in fairness, Angry Birds’ aesthetic is different while Angry Fish (otherwise known as Fishcraft) rips it off wholesale.

    This and the Minecraft rips continuing to do well, I guess Indie gaming is now about plagiarism?

    • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

      It’s Crush the Castle actually (unless there’s another dream-level of rippoffing that I’ve missed). And plagiarism isn’t really the right term either. Clones is more accurate, but we’re not talking about a cheap plastic toy or a tin car, we’re talking about software and resources that are most often built from scratch by a team of people every time. There’s no code theft, and there’s no law that says there can’t be a thousand games based on birds or mining blocks.

      Truly “original” ideas are most often shunned no matter how good they are (do you think El-Shaddai will ever be on the UU list? Not a hope. It’s not even that original, it’s just delightfully DIFFERENT.) You can’t blame developers and businessmen for targeting what the market says it wants. They’d be crazy not to. That’s how it works. That’s why the industry has sequelitis.

      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

        Crash, Crush, I knew it was one or the other.

        And oh yeah I see what you’re saying, just there’s a difference between borrowing ideas and taking the piss.

        • Anonymous

          As has been pointed out so many times before, minecraft wasn’t even an original idea.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

    Good job Gears. Knocking CoD off the top spot won’t be easy.

  • Anonymous

    If you look at the title, it say live activity for 19th september.  Gears 3 wasn’t even out yet, it was released the day after this was recorded.  Next week should be a bit different…

    • Anonymous

      woops read it wrong, sorry

    • Anonymous

      ok i didn’t read it wrong, got confused with the date it was posted at :(

  • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

    Looks like “Miner” games are about to overtake “Avatar” games as most populating the TIG list. :)

  • Anonymous

    why is black ops still at the top =/

    • http://www.facebook.com/echeverriamario Mario Echeverria

      Because Treyearch keeps supporting the game with great DLC. Some people hate it but it keeps the game fresh for those who buy it. Developers take note, this is how you support your online multiplayer games.

  • aStrangeDisease

    Wow, Halo is pushed out of the top 3 for the first time.

  • http://twitter.com/Vashkey Ritchie

    Just lost faith in gamers…

    • Anonymous

      It is just MS’s numbers, these are meaningless in essence except when MS wants to say “Gears is almost beating COD”.

  • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

    Curious, why did Portal: Still Alive jump up on the Arcade sales chart? It’s a great game but it’s been out for a while.

  • http://twitter.com/sakanakami Joe Eafrati

    That’s awesome that Portal: Still Alive took the number 1 spot on the Arcade list.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T7LOQAEEWPFE7UBMQGVCTNELQI huck

      outta nowhere!

      • Steven Hyde

        These must be the figures from when it was on DotW, along with ilomilo and Bejeweled Blitz. First time it’s been on sale since Portal 2 release so perhaps not that surprising

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMAVF75KRFIEKVGUOBXYFD64NA Bama

    I doubt Gears 3 will stay there long, The MP is terrible. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alice-Lockhart/100000438939703 Alice Lockhart

      ¿O.o?…

    • Anonymous

      What’s wrong with you, son? o_O

  • Anonymous

    I thought you wanted to include Windows Phone titles as well?

  • ElektroDragon

    The fact that CoDBlops still beat Gears of War 3 is sad and pathetic.  GoW3 is a masterpiece.  Blops is utter garbage.

  • Anonymous

    It’s really sad to see CoD at first place :(

  • Mark McCool Jr

    the fact that gears 3 is number 2 the day before it was launched is awesome!

  • ロークロライ

    It’s kinda pathetic that BLOPS still beat GeOW3. And that’s how stereotypes are born -_-
    360 players care for COD only, sad.

    • Anonymous

      And what stereotype would that be?

      • ロークロライ

        Sorry, I thought it was clear by context. “360 players care for COD only, sad.”
        It saddens me that the worst COD yet is more popular than Epic’s awesome trilogy-finale.

        • Anonymous

          Oh give me a break. Black Ops being the worst? Have you ever played Call of Duty 3? That’s just hyperbole on your part. And saying that Gears is an awesome trilogy? It’s just the same old tired video game premise of humans vs. aliens/monsters.

          • http://www.facebook.com/MyUglySide Nick Hoffman

            And Call of Duty 8 isn’t the same old US/British Heroes vs Evil Europeans/Asians?

          • Anonymous

            I never claimed Call of Duty’s stories were original. I am responding to what the original poster said that Gears of War is an “awesome” trilogy. I never made the claim that Call of Duty games have “awesome” stories. None of these games (Halo, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Gears) have great stories.

          • ロークロライ

            Neither did I. I said awesome trilogy, not awesome story. If you want awesome stories and narratives actually pushing the medium forward you gotta check out that other camp’s little game-trilogy, Uncharted something ;)

          • Anonymous

            I never claimed Call of Duty’s stories were original. I am responding to what the original poster said that Gears of War is an “awesome” trilogy. I never made the claim that Call of Duty games have “awesome” stories. None of these games (Halo, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Gears) have great stories.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kuulamiles Kuula Miles

    Game Room at 16, Game Room at 16, beating new games like RedBull X-Fighters Top 20 for months. Where’s the support for it?

    • Anonymous

      Game Room gets high numbers because its numbers are artificially inflated. 

      Much like Pinball FX2, each 240 MSP game is a “full version purchased.  However, if you buy a 40 MSP mascot, that’s ALSO a “full version purchased.”  The Top 20 even sees a 40 MSP single play session counting as a “full version purchased.”

      And if you knew how few copies of Bastion (#15) actually sold that week, you’d understand how irrelevant the bottom half of this list is.  There’s a reason they don’t post HOW MANY full versions were purchased …

  • http://www.facebook.com/HisstKa Robert Silmser

    Agreed Kuula.

    Major, can you get ANY information about Game Room? Something? New packs, new format, Sunset Riders? Anything? Please?

    • Anonymous

      Game Room was an application powered by Atari 80-Games-In-1, Activision Anthology, Intellivision Lives and “new” content from Konami.  When they ran out of anything halfway feasible from those compilations and Konami abruptly chose to stop supporting it, they pulled the plug rather than spend any money/effort on it.

      Sunset Riders will never be released because Konami said “no” a the last minute.  But since Game Room thinks it’s a part of Pack 012 it will continue to advertise it in-game accordingly.

      It’s a dead application.  You don’t revive a nine-month-old niche product.  But it still makes them a few hundred dollars a week “for free,” so they’ll keep it up and running, forever saying “Pack 8 Coming Soon!” - a broken machine still desperately trying to perform its assigned function.

  • Anonymous

    Please Major Nelson, do the “LIVE Activity for week” post weekly :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/echeverriamario Mario Echeverria

    Black Ops still dominating :D
    Good to see Gears doing well. Will give Halo a run for its money!

    Bad Company in Top 10! Impressive. The Battlefield franchise sure is getting popular on the 360. Can’t wait to see how BF3 does a few months after release. Will BC2 player migrate? Will Black OPs players migrate?

  • http://twitter.com/labtec514 Mark G

    Where’s Space Marine

  • http://twitter.com/Sumhydroponic38 David Shaffer

    CoD:BO is garbage. Good for Gears of War 3, probably the best game released so far this year. With Rage, Batman, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Assassin’s Creed and Halo 10th Anniversary coming out, I know I will have a hard time playing them all because Gears 3 will be calling me back. I think they should make a Thrashball arcade game for XBLA, that would be freaking awesome.

    • http://profiles.google.com/apocacrux chris hernandez

      It seems quite a few people disagree with you since Gears 3 is not number one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000360540238 Clyde Swanker IV

    for moderater you can not allow my comment to be posted (including this one) just help to take care of this situation please and thanks

 
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