January 9th 2013 4:52 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of December 31st

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

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Halo 4
EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
NBA 2K13
Skyrim
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Assassin’s Creed III 
Madden NFL 13
Far Cry 3
Battlefield 3
Modern Warfare 2
GTA IV
Borderlands 2
Gears of War 3
Halo: Reach
Forza Motorsport 4
Forza Horizon
EA SPORTS NHL 13

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Trials Evolution
The Walking Dead
Castle Crashers
Trials HD
Retro City Rampage
Guardians of Middle-earth
Fruit Ninja Kinect
Sonic Adventure 2
Pinball FX2
Peggle
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
Dungeon Defenders
Counter-Strike: GO
Plants vs. Zombies
Super Meat Boy
Fez
Magic 2013
REAL STEEL
  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

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CastleMiner Z
Murder Miners
Xenominer
CastleMiner
Avatar Laser Wars 2
Avatar Deathmatch
Total Miner: Forge
Shark Attack Deathmatch 
Avatar Farm Online
The Impossible Game
Avatar Legends
White Noise: A tale of Horror
Block World 
End of Days: Survivor
Paintball War
Avatar Laser Wars
The $1 Zombie Game 
Miner Of Duty
Zombie Death Quota
Avatar Paintball 
  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

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

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GTA IV
Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition
Age of Empires Online
Batman Arkham City
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
Fable III
Resident Evil 5
Fallout 3
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Bioshock 2
Microsoft Flight
DiRT 3
Street Fighter X Tekken
Dead Rising 2
Colin McRae : Dirt 2
F1 2011
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Resident Evil Racoon City
Bulletstorm
Street Fighter IV

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/JAYLEXPWn Alex

    Its funny that Skyrim is still in top 10 and its a single player game

    • Lee Rayson

      likely due to DLC going on sale an new DLC coming out

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        it was the best game to come out in a long time, probably because of that.

        • Lee Thomas Rayson

          they boasted it was built on a new game engine they lied it was the same broken buggy engine since the last elder scrolls game(which was better). gameplay wise there just no emotion from the characters they seem dull, IMO it wasn’t really that good

          • http://twitter.com/GreenMistt Miller

            Microsoft lie all the time. You don’t let that phase you, I wonder why…

          • Lee Thomas Rayson

            An in were in my opinion did I say it didn’t deserve to be in the top 10? yeah that’s what I thought

  • fsdfg dsfds

    GTA IV still doing well! cant wait for V

    • Ewan Stewart

      Whichever 3 people disliked that comment – I will hunt you down, I will find you, and I will kill you.

    • Eric

      I’m not surprised since my son likes to play it with his friends who modify the online experience. I don’t see the fun in that though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

    3 cod games in top 10. why? once the new one comes out i am done with the old one. some people are crazy for those games. jeez. at least they don’t shut down servers like EA.

    • http://www.facebook.com/DouglasBailey1 Douglas Bailey

      EA only shutdown servers with a low percentage of users. COD doesn’t have that issue.

      • http://twitter.com/soyream Jay Re∆m.

        CoD doesn’t even run on dedicated servers (EA games DO)

        • Lee Rayson

          If CoD did run on servers they would likely shut down them once the new one was released to get people to pay for another copy and paste game

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

      EA insisting they run their own servers (and shutting them down) is one of the reasons I don’t buy EA games. One of the benefits of Xbox Live running the servers is they keep them running as long as the console is active, no matter how few people are playing. So if you and a friend wanted to play Perfect Dark Zero, a launch day game for example, you still could.

      • Russell Gorall

        Good post.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      xbox live doesn’t run servers for anyone. you aren’t paying membership for servers, you aren’t paying for anything.

      EA runs dedicated servers because it’s how games are meant to be played, no host advantage and no BS.

  • http://twitter.com/Nefty900 Neftali Rodriguez

    I really reccomend Far Cry. Great game.

  • http://twitter.com/XMARKLIVE Mark Reese

    How about top movies and music as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003588452408 John Smith

    I bet M$ didn’t really wanna publish this list cause they don’t wanna show people that they kinda screwed up Halo. Funny and kinda sad how Halo was number 1 once and 2nd once. I’m not surprised that people wanna play minecraft more than Halo 4. They screwed up everything that was good about it, shoulda just copied and pasted and updated Halo 2′s multiplayer and it probably would still be in second and not losing to an arcade game.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Avi-Patel/100002076529431 Avi Patel

      I’m a huge fan of halo 2′s mp, along with the first and third.
      With that said, I feel Halo 4 is just as exciting and fun.
      The reason recent halo games never retain their number one or number two spot is because of hard competition.

      Tell me, when Halo 2 was out and for the majority of Halo 3′s top place on the charts, what other game was there for halo to compete with??

      Now, you’ve got the likes of all the call of duty titles, battlefield, arcade titles such as minecraft, etc.

      • Russell Gorall

        Modern Warfare started beating Halo 3 a month after it was released. On a console where Halo 3 was exclusive. Halo and Gears of War have never been the juggernauts this generation that Microsoft would like you to think they are.

        It is more of a case that there are other pop military shooters people enjoy more. If you are saying Minecraft is too much strong competition for Halo 4, that an 8-bit looking game that is made by a handful of people is nothing for Microsoft themselves as a company to go against? That is just an excuse. The franchise has faded, and even Microsoft shoving hundreds of millions at it can’t make it be what it was.

        • Lee Rayson

          “Modern Warfare started beating Halo 3 a month after it was released”
          I hope you mean MW2 as CoD4 MW did not beat halo 3.

          • mcmax3000

            No, he means the original Modern Warfare. It beat Halo 3 in the most played list on Xbox Live.

            It didn’t happen right away like it does now with CoD games, but a couple of months after CoD4 was released, it topped the XBL charts. I remember that being a fairly big deal at the time, because Halo 2 dominated the charts after its release, and people expected Halo 3 to do the same thing.

            It was kind of the moment where people realized that Call of Duty was going to be a big thing in the multiplayer shooter space.

            The two games went back & forth a bit for a month, or two after that, then CoD4 was pretty much consistently the top game until World at War came out.

            (I could be off a bit on some of these details, as I’m going solely by memory, but it was absolutely CoD4 that beat Halo 3. I remember that clearly)

          • Russell Gorall

            After a short time, COD 4 beat Halo 3 on the Live charts. That was over five years ago.

            I mean, who cares? They are both pop military shooters barely different in function. Just enjoy the game.

            Whatever one.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

          just because they aren’t the most played game doesn’t mean they aren’t played much at all, battlefield 3 is way down on that list and still amazing and easy to find matches online.

          • Russell Gorall

            Which one is Battlefield 3? These military FPS’s are hard to tell apart.

            Spec Ops The Line was different…

        • mcmax3000

          Halo 4 was the number three selling game in the US for all of 2012, even as a single console title… It’s not doing quite what it once was, but I wouldn’t say it has faded that much.

          • Russell Gorall

            If you think going from the top dog to getting COD scraps by trying to be COD it is doing great. All that in five years. That is what happens when even a billion dollar MS blitz can’t get you past Minecraft.

            Oh well, I am loving Far Cry 3 can’t wait for next gen gaming this year.

          • mcmax3000

            I consider being the number three best selling game for 2012 in the US to be doi great, yes. Is it doing as well has Call of Duty? Definitely not. Does that mean its a failure? Not even close.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        battlefield was on the original xbox as well, and it was better then the current battlefield titles. the only difference is a shift in market, the original xbox everyone played halo 1, therefore halo 2 was a must buy.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

        there are a lot more xbox gamers now than when halo 2/3 were out. halo 4 is just a bad halo game thats all.

        call of duty 3 was out at the time of halo 3 and it was the best CoD ever created imo, it went downhill with modern warfare and now they have done the same with halo.
        its like what xfactor is to music…garbage

        • mcmax3000

          Call of Duty 3 came out a year before Halo 3. It was Modern Warfare that came out the same year as Halo 3.

    • http://twitter.com/dibils dibils

      when halo was number 1 there was no competition…

    • Boss Saucier

      There are hundreds of games available on Xbox 360. To make it into the top 3 most played games list is a huge accomplishment! I’m sure they are very happy about their success and the millions of dollars they are making.

  • Russell Gorall

    Halo 4 – The Almost Minecraft Killer

    • Lee Rayson

      Don’t you anything better to do that leave troll comments?

      • Russell Gorall

        You are trolling me. I am just eating some sunflower seeds, about to go pee pee.

        • Lee Rayson

          Did you even buy the games?(not rent them) because if you didn’t maybe you should keep your opinion to yourself. it wouldn’t be the first time you comment on games you have not even played

          • Russell Gorall

            I rented Halo 4, played it for ten minutes. I don’t like Call of Duty, so I didn’t like Halo 4.

            I just want a hug.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

            I bought it, the worst game I bought 2012 was halo 4. I am glad I got a $20 gift card for buying it to begin with, my loss was only $10 after trading it in.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

            i have to agree with curtis, altho its not the worst game i bought in 2012 now that i think about it..sleeping dogs gets that award for its car handling.

          • Russell Gorall

            I LOVED Sleeping Dogs. Can’t remember the car handling, just the car jacking on the car roof.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

            i was playing gta4 the week up to sleeping dogs, bought sleeping dogs thought jasus this is great untill i got to the first driving part. the cars handle like saints row 3 like the world moves around the car. not the car moving around the world

          • BigBernard

            Who died and put you in charge Gingerbollocks?

          • Lee Thomas Rayson

            ive always thought that people who make comments about games that they barely spent time with then there opinion isn’t valid(just like yours).

          • BigBernard

            There, their, they’re Gingerbollocks. Try and learn the difference.

          • Lee Thomas Rayson

            Okay your boring me now, run my to were ever you came from troll

          • BigBernard

            “run my to were ever” – What language was that in this time Gingerbollocks? I’ll let you get back to your brown nosing on here.

          • Lee Thomas Rayson

            really the same insult 3 times? it does not bother me one bit…….it interesting to know that you know I’m ginger (stalk much) and now it even more interesting you can’t come up with any new insults of your own you have to steal Miller’s insults, you really need to get a grip

          • BigBernard

            It doesn’t bother you one bit – so you keep replying, Gingerbollocks. Get back to your brown nosing now, there’s a good girl.

          • Lee Thomas Rayson

            It just amazing to see how low you can go, all your doing is letting everyone else see what and idiot you are bravo!!! (slow hand clap)

          • BigBernard

            “It just amazing”

            “what and idiot”

            You’re still skipping English classes I see, Gingerbollocks.

          • Lee Thomas Rayson

            An I see your still the same one line joke

          • BigBernard

            Spelling a three letter word incorrectly now Gingerbollocks…..maybe it’s time to turn the Xbox off for a bit and head back to special school.

  • John Gregory

    Bring back deal of the week post on your blog. Its nice to see whats going to be available 2 weeks out

    • Volitar Prime

      This is the 3rd week in a row with no Gold Deal of the Week posting. I hope this isn’t a new trend.

      • Lee Rayson

        Erm he has been on holiday he did say he wouldn’t be updating the blog frequently I’m guessing things will get back to normal now

      • http://twitter.com/duznot Brad Lavender

        There was also no Arcade upload.

    • m1nh0ca

      Agreed!

      By the way, they always find a way to put Bioshock on sale… this week we have a 2K Special together with the regular DotW (which is bad… again!).

  • Paul B

    I can’t stop laughing, Halo got beaten by Minecraft haha. All due respect to Minecraft, but a triple A title, not to mention THE flagship of the Xbox, got beaten by an Arcade game? Cheers 343!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Avi-Patel/100002076529431 Avi Patel

      why should that matter?
      play what you want to play.
      enjoy what you enjoy.

      • Russell Gorall

        Read what you want to read.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antonio.galindo.9 Antonio Galindo

    Gta IV is looking strong. I Cant wait till the new Gta, I really hope the MS store has a deal with pre-orders, like 10$ gift card & free 1600 mspoints, those deals were awsome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Andreas.Kristiansson.16 Andreas Kristiansson

    I love Halo 4 but there are alot of other games, currently playing Far cry 3 and Saints Row 3 the full package. And Halo 4 is a competetive game where as Minecraft is easy to jump into at the end of the day and just screw around for an hour and you don’t have to be worried about getting destroyed in MP because you haven’t had time to play Halo 4.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

      halo 4 is about as competetive as minecraft, halo is probably the easier game to play aswell

  • Guest

    The first one because it was my reason to switch from amiga to pc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

    surprised halo 4 is even on the list, already traded that game in.

    • a fat mess

      It’s number three on the list.

  • Lee Rayson

    Because there so many silly parents out there that buy there underage children it to play

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      rainbow 6 vegas is still the best shooter to come out this gen.

      • Russell Gorall

        I agree. Most fun I had with a multiplayer shooter.

  • a fat mess

    Because COD is easier to play than BF3 and Halo. That’s why most of COD’s fanbase is 12 year olds.

  • Clattus

    It’s like bubble-gum pop music. Makes the most money and most people listen to it until the next recycled junk comes along. Hope it stays that way, keeps more of the kiddies away from the other games.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

    i hope halo 4 gets knocked off this list, i’ve never felt so cheated about buying a game and recieving a clone of call of duty. biggest let down of 2012. no halo 5 for me

  • http://twitter.com/TreFacTor TreFacTor

    GTA IV is top on game for windows live because it’s full of Modders. MS really needs to crack down on them both on live and windows.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

      funny thing is GTA IV on pc has nobody playing multiplayer, a lot more people online on the xbox version. whenever i search for a game on pc i only ever find 5 or so servers. its hard to play on the xbox after the pc version its like going back to a playstation 1 game :)

  • RSix

    BO2 rules on XBox, Statspadders and Cheaters got banned so many times. Just a lot of facism and sexual emblems, treyarch should manage that very faster. BAN!

  • http://twitter.com/JAYLEXPWn Alex

    With a lower entry price, Minecraft is probably the best deal on Xbox LIVE and everyone is playing it more than Halo Microsoft’s $60 game compared to $20 game that is a phenomenon.

  • Russell Gorall

    FT3?

  • http://www.facebook.com/buster88 Christopher Morgan Hawke

    Seeing the majority of the top games always makes me sick.

    No wonder online multiplayer is a stale and dull experience.

    FPS deathmatch is so overdone, I feel like I’m eating a burnt steak everytime I see it.

    I really hope the FPS genre just flat out DIES so that innovation can resume it’s natural progress in the video game world.

    I’m gonna go barf now, and cry for the state of gaming.

  • http://www.facebook.com/buster88 Christopher Morgan Hawke

    Because the majority of americans are content to play BS.

    That’s why TV shows like Honey BOO BOO are the leading TLC program.
    That’s why McDonalds is still the leading fast food chain.

    The average american (and thus, the average xbox player) Is a tasteless fool.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EdelicaDigital Edelica

    My game Zombie Death Quota cannot be downloaded at the moment, there is also something wrong with the download of Murder Miners.

    This is an absolute catastrophe, not just losing the money for the most popular days of the week, but also the knock on effect in the following days on the most popular list positioning.

    It has been more than 38 hours since the update (which adds a jetpack) went through and caused this problem. People like my game, I have an overall conversion rate of 34% and a high rating and do not deserve this, please help sort this problem out.

    • Russell Gorall

      Major, can you help this person???

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/EdelicaDigital Edelica

        Thank you. It’s back up now and only 3 full days of downloads and over 100 place ratings(UK) drop, Nice!

        Tomorrow I will see how my list positioning is affected.

  • Nick Peck

    Ahh rocket jumping, I forgot about that! had that mastered back in the day and man did it make a huge difference. You could kind of do it in UT but with mixed results :p Quake 3…. man… the amount of time I put into that game. Won many LAN parties with that one and always ruled with the UT games as I played those to death too.

    Miss those days, wish I had the time these now a days.

  • mcmax3000

    As a yearly average, yes, that may have been the case, but I remember there being a number of weeks where CoD 4 was on top, and either way, it was CoD 4 where the CoD series first took the top spot from Halo, not MW2. That’s the only point I was trying to make.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BrunoGTs Bruno Barbosa

    grand theft auto 4 been out for 5 years is still on to 15! amazing!!

  • Paul B

    Look here buddy. I have nothing against Minecraft, nor do I think it’s a bad game. Fact of the matter remains, Halo 4 total costs (creation, marketing etc.) were at least 100 million dollar, and Minecraft cost like 100.000 dollar to make?

    Furthermore, Halo 4 has sold 7,5 million copies worldwide, Minecraft (360) has sold 5 million copies worldwide, so no, there are not more people who own Minecraft on the 360. Also, Halo 4 was released 2/3 months ago, Minecraft was released 7/8 months ago, so again, why would a game 6 months older be more popular than Halo 4? Perhaps because Halo 4 is not as good as Halo used to be?

    Next to that Halo has always been the flagship of the Xbox. Halo has been the sole reason Xbox still exists today. If it were not for Halo CE & Halo 2 the Xbox would have been a disaster, and I doubt MS would’ve been so eager to start with the 360. Halo made it possible for the xbox to compete with the PS2, that’s a fact. I can guarantee you, nobody at 343 and MS would’ve have predicted that Halo 4 multiplayer would’ve been doing as bad as it currently is doing.

    Face it, the game is not as good or addictive as it used be. 343 made bad decisions in Halo 4 and the online population is a direct indicator of that.

  • fsdfg dsfds

    what is it with douche bag americans saying “yeah baby” all the time, shamefull

 

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