December 15th 2011 9:36 am PT

LIVE Activity for week of December 5th

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

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Skyrim
Battlefield 3
FIFA 12
Modern Warfare 2
Halo: Reach
Gears of War 3
Madden NFL 12
GTA IV
Saints Row: The Third  
Forza Motorsport 4
Assassin’s Creed Revelations
NBA 2K12
NHL12 
FIFA Soccer 11
Batman: Arkham City
Halo 3
NCAA Football 12
Call of Duty 4

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

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Fruit Ninja Kinect
Pinball FX2
From Dust
Dungeon Defenders
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Outland
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
Castle Crashers
Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
Beyond Good & Evil HD
Scene It? Movie Night
Trials HD
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
Voltron: Defender of the Universe
Peggle
Full House Poker
Iron Brigade
REAL STEEL
Prince of Persia Classic
Bloody Good Time 

  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

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CastleMiner Z
Total Miner: Forge 
CastleMiner
FortressCraft Chapter 1
The Impossible Game
Firing Range
Avatar Paintball
DLC Quest 
Avatar Legends
The $1 Zombie Game 
Avatar Rumble
Toy Stunt Bike
Temple of Dogolrak 
Flight Adventure 2
I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1 
Avatar Laser Wars
Trailer Park King
21 Ball Snooker Champion
Angry Fish
Miner Dig Deep
  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Games for Windows Top LIVE Titles (based onUU’s

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Batman Arkham City
GTA IV
Age of Empires Online
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
F1 2011
DiRT 3
Resident Evil 5
Fallout 3
Fable III
Bioshock 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Street Fighter IV
Colin McRae : Dirt 2
F1 2010
Section 8: Prejudice
Bulletstorm
Virtua Tennis 4
Red Faction Guerrilla
Operation Flashpoint Red River
Dead Rising 2 

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.

Note: If you want to see this as Excel Web App, head over here.Feel free to use that if you want to embed the list on your blog etc.

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

  • Anonymous

    Fruit Ninja Kinect was the top seller last week? Was it on sale that I didn’t know about?

    • Hugoku

      I would think, it’s because of all the redeemed codes for the Kinect bundles sold? Don’t know of a sale either.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think redeemed codes count as sales but I’m really just making that theory up so there’s a perfectly valid chance that I’m wrong about that.

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

          It still comes free in Gunstringer. Since the code in the box is the same as the one they sell at Gamestop I wonder if that counts as a sale for Fruit Ninja?

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

      Its thee free Christmas Present DLC that got it to the top.

      • Anonymous

        I’m going to assume you’re joking but if you’re not, that just came out yesterday & this is sales for last week so that can’t be a factor.

  • Hugoku

    Castle Crashers just keep on raking in sales. I would love to see numbers on that.

    • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

      Gamasutra says it added about 27000 new players to its leaderboard for the month of November and has more than 2.47 million players on it’s leaderboard. 

      Apparently, the Castle Crashers leaderboard takes into account every player’s score on the leaderboard in Multiplayer, so if 4 people were playing locally the leaderboard total would increase by 4, even though the game actually only got 1 sale.  So 2.47 million sales would be an inflated number, but I’d guess CC is over 2 million in sales on XBLA alone. 

      I’ll post the link to my reference in a reply to this, but it will get caught in moderation limbo for a while before it ever gets through.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my god! GTA IV isn’t number 1 on PC? I was starting to think that list was just copy-and-pasted!

    • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

      Umm…no I don’t just copy/paste any of the data week to week. 

      • Anonymous

        It wasn’t a dig I just found it funny that a three year old game was constantly number 1ing the list! It’s nice to see something new on it i.e. dethroning GTA!

        Also I don’t care how sad this is but your reply has made my Christmas! Thank you! :)

        • Anonymous

          When you consider the fact that it only counts games that use Games for Windows Live and you look at what titles use GFWL, it’s not really hard to believe that GTAIV was at the top for so long.

          • Anonymous

            True but a lot of those games on the list are newer and I’m not saying newer = better but new games tend to do well in the first few weeks and it’s very rarely that people would go back to playing the same game even after 3 years!

            Fair play to the people who still find it fun though!

  • CyberSkull

    Off topic, but, when is Netflix going to be fixed?

    • Anonymous

      Ha, the new 360 version sucks bad. I am planning on getting a bluray player instead of using my 360.

  • Anonymous

    I really wish the arcade and indie titles would be ranked by UU’s instead of purchases.

  • http://www.facebook.com/raverblood Anthony Murphy

    you should post the top windows phone games.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dane-Miller/500337604 Dane Miller

    HAHAHA I love, LOVE that there are 3 COD games and Halo above Gears… gears FTL

    • http://twitter.com/dibils Yusuf

      someone doesnt like a game cause he gets owned at it *rubs your head to comfort you*

      • Anonymous

        Or maybe he’s aware of the horrendous online experience Gears offers to anyone who hasn’t been playing since release. Gears squarely deserves it’s fate on this list until they improve that.

        • George Zangor

          true i hate being rap*@$ by shotgun who&es, its so annoying they spring up to you just to blow ur head off, and also whats up with the lancer damage it takes a whole clip WITH active reload to kill at medium range but you’d never get that kill because they would barrel roll away right before they die. im still gonna try to play it but ill always go back to BF3 and MW3

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dane-Miller/500337604 Dane Miller

        All i need is a shotgun and I’ll be competitive.

  • Anonymous

    SO awesome to see Skyrim in the top 3 over all those boring shooters. Hopefully Bethesda will keep the flow of DLC coming steady enough to keep it up there!

    • Anonymous

      what are you talking about? Skyrim is below two of those “boring shooters”

    • Anonymous

      Someone missed the first two I guess, Jess.

    • Anonymous

      Making comments to degrade other game types are just so freakin’ childish and retarded. You pin heads are nothing more than scums in the streets.

  • http://twitter.com/Jun284 Ulises Jr.

    Yeah!  GTA 4 still strong.  Right above Saints Row 3.

    That’s what I’m talking about baby.  Rockstar can’t be stopped.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sebastian-Jackson/100002260317500 Sebastian Jackson

    I’m so glad skyrim is up there, but to have 3 cods up there and halo and gears down below is just sad.  :(

    • Anonymous

      Gears has no skill matching and is overrun by full teams taking apart randoms. Why is it sad that most players don’t want to go 2-9 every game? Gears sadly deserves 8th place.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOTBJKUR4IW74YLQH2LHQTE2BU Kairu

        Agreed 100% Bring back TrueSkill. Sick of all of the random level pairing on Gears.

    • Anonymous

      Keep it to yourself if you don’t want FPS shooters, because these games have a massive following compared to any RPG game. You are sad but a lot more people are happy.

      • Anonymous

        Why does it bother you so much if someone is glad to see a different game come up in the ranks amongst the usual sea of 360 shooters? It just proves that 360 gamers are hungry for something different.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1455189294 Devin Caruso

    how do we add you on xbox live major nelson ever time i try to add you it says your friends list is full

    • Anonymous

      I would guess you can’t add him, because his friendlist is full.
      Quite obvious, don’t you think ^^

  • Ewan Stewart

    Pretty impressive that Saints Row the Third has barely been on sale for a month, and it’s already below GTAIV – a game that’s been out for 3 and a half years now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=809362795 Jaqub Ajmal

    Major Nelson: When will you add top lists for WP7 games?

  • Anonymous

    Skyrim is the Battlefield killer. Hilarious so few are playing that game on console.

  • Anonymous

    When are we going to have some better quality kinect games? Seems like most of these people need to get off the couch every now and then. Complainers. Radical fanatics. 

  • Anonymous

    Taking an exception like yourself and stretching it into the rule is a joke. I’ve seen high levels correspond to high skill 95% of the time, especially in Gears, and especially when the guy is a level 100. Combine them on teams, on a difficult-to-master game, and you have your reason for why Gears is in 8th place.

    Xbox Live used to advertise True Skill matching. It was part of the reason we paid money for the Xbox Live service. Microsoft advertised True Skill because players don’t like being mismatched. Now, games lack skill matching, which leaves only the games with the easiest learning curves, like Call of Duty, to thrive on Xbox, while possibly more interesting games, like Gears, are deserted.

    Level makes no difference … you are hilarious. So you’re saying players get worse, the longer they play, and that more time into a game doesn’t equate more skill. Even you are probably better than that.

    • http://twitter.com/TwistedxL3G3ND Ulysses Moreno

      That’s why they have casual matchmaking, for noobs like you.

      • Anonymous

        You can be a Gears vet and not play 5 hours a day, and not want to get matched up with those teams.

        Seriously sorry for you if you logged in just to post that.

  • Anonymous

    Skills need to be separated, or you drive away players. Gears should really not be 8th place.

 
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