March 14th 2013 9:13 am PT

LIVE Activity for week of March 4th

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

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

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Pinball FX2
The Walking Dead
Sonic the Fighters
Trials Evolution
Virtua Fighter 2
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Fighting Vipers
Castle Crashers 
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels Plus
NiGHTS into dreams…
Trials HD
Worms 2: Armageddon
Sonic Adventure 2
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE HD Ver.
Peggle
Fruit Ninja Kinect 
REAL STEEL
Worms Revolution
CAPCOM ARCADE CABINET
  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

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CastleMiner Z
CastleMiner
White Noise Online
Murder Miners 
Avatar Laser Wars 2 
Total Miner: Forge
Avatar Deathmatch 
Block World 
Shark Attack Deathmatch
Avatar Legends
White Noise: A tale of Horror
The Impossible Game 
Avatar Farm Online
Paintball War
Arcadecraft 
The $1 Zombie Game
Miner Of Duty
Avatar Paintball
Xenominer
End Of Days: Infected vs Mercs
  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
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
Resident Evil 5
Batman Arkham City
Fallout 3
DiRT 3
Microsoft Flight
Bioshock 2
Dead Rising 2
Fable III
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Street Fighter X Tekken
Colin McRae : Dirt 2
F1 2011
Bulletstorm 
Street Fighter IV
Virtua Tennis 4

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/CyberKnight1 Yakko Warner

    So, when the Minecraft launches on disc next month and inevitably climbs the charts, will both Minecrafts be consolidated into one entry on the Top 20, or will we see Minecraft twice?

    • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

      Being how this game is listed in the “Xbox 360 top live titles” section for some derp reason since technically by their logic, otther Arcade titles should be in that same list too, I will say, Yes, we will see it twice, errr STILL see it twice even when the retail disc releases.

      • http://twitter.com/dibils dibils

        maybe the other arcade games cant get into the top 20

        • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

          And they shouldn’t. It has it’s own Arcade list for a reason.
          Listing an Arcade game in the other section doesn’t make sense to me.
          If it was on a retail disc, then I can understand that, since it’s not the XBLA version. But it’s not…yet.

          • HD Beamy

            The arcade list is arcade games sold not played the main list is games played as in when someone loads the game up it counts as 1, the minecraft retail disc and the arcade game will be added to each other on the main list as its exactly the same game in EVERY way except distribution

          • http://twitter.com/Gary200 Gary Hanson

            No, the top arcade games are being played not sold. It’s “full versions purchased” and not demo’s being played. They count only full versions being played. lol

          • HD Beamy

            ^^ Is that not what I just said? I said the arcade list is arcade games sold in other words the amount of people using microsoft points to buy tye arcade title, re-read what I said, oh and they dont count the full versions being played towards the arcade list only the maon (top) list

          • mcmax3000

            “No, the top arcade games are being played not sold.”

            No. The XBLA, and Indie Game lists are based on sales, not based on active users like the Overall XBL, and Windows lists.

            There is no list released based on what XBLA games are being played most.

          • http://twitter.com/dlchief58 Michael Burden

            I strongly disagree with both your contention and logic. The first list encompasses ALL games played over live regardless if they are disc based or Live Arcade titles. If an Live Arcade game is being played as much or more than a retail disc game, it is good to have a reference such as this and should be recognized for that achievement. We still need the top Arcade list to see how those titles fare against each other as few manage to crack the overall top 20 list (and when they do, they don’t typically stay there for long).

    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      My guess is it’s like those xbla game compilations that are released on disk (like the sega dreamcast collection): It is the exact same game with the same ID, with the only difference being you play it from a dvd instead of your hard drive.

    • http://twitter.com/dlchief58 Michael Burden

      It is the exact same game just offered on disc. There will only be one Minecraft on the charts. Probably won’t see a big uptick on the charts since a lot of the people who will buy it aren’t connected to Live and this will be their first chance to get the game.

  • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

    *knock* Annnnnd Dead Space 3 is outta there!!!

  • ElektroDragon

    Tomb Raider only being # 13 is a crime against gaming.

    • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

      What? You expected that game to beat the likes of Call of Duty with it’s heavy active online community? I’ll be surprise if it beats Gears of War 3, which it won’t.
      Tomb Raider and Assassin’s Creed III is going to be duking it out for a long while on the charts.

      • ElektroDragon

        Skyrim doesn’t even have online multiplayer, genius. It deserves to be above Skyrim considering how old that game is.

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

          you can put 100 hours in skyrim and harldy touch the main story, you can do everything in tomb raider in like 30 hours. (at most).

          • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

            You can put 100 hours in skyrim but it all feels the same, no emotional game play no epic battles. Skyrim is overrated I had more fun with dragons dogma which had giant monster to claim on to kill

    • BlinkFandango

      Why? Not everyone needs to drop $60 on launch day. Some of us are patient.

  • ElektroDragon

    I think Minecraft must be Microsoft’s answer to Little Big Planet at this rate.

  • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    Thought tomb raider would be higher maybe it will be next week

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

      next week gears will be out, so, no.

      • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

        But will true gears fans make the change to a class based system? Imo I think some will be unhappy an stick to what they like best

  • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

    I will still never understand how a level editor that pretends to be a game is sitting pretty on top. Not bashing the game for those that like it, but for me, it’s not my cup of tea and I’ll never understand it’s popularity..
    Waits for the snarky comments about not having any creativity and imagination to come in here.. all of which couldn’t be further from the truth in my case.

    • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

      Gotta agree with you, I don’t get it either. Nothing against the “game”, I just find it so… SO boring…

      I’ve tried giving it more time after every other TU but I always just end up writing swear words out of Netherrack and setting them on fire.

      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        Nice to see someone agrees. I bet we get thumbed down because you know how the internet is.. people can’t tollerate a difference of opinion and all..
        Just like you I have nothing against the people that enjoy it, but they sure do have something against us. Happy gaming brother! :)

        • http://www.facebook.com/mark.cardwell.338 Mark Cardwell

          Minecraft is terrible. Just don’t understand the reason to want to play it.

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            I don’t understand the reason or the motivation behind it to be honest with you. I can see more joy building a model that you can display in your home.. not a digital version of something you can’t share outside your television screen.

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

      we went over this, minecraft is basically legoes, anyone with creativity will like that kind of game because it lets you build. same with little big planet, except the purpose of that game is to make your own level, and sometimes your own game within the game and have people play it.

      • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

        What’s funny is my father is the artist, musician, painter and skulpter.. he even worked with Hanna Barbara and worked on some classic cartoons like Flintstones, Skooby Doo, Jetsons, Pac Man, and worked with Disney back in the day for the original Tron movie from 82. Unfortunately Curtis, I didn’t inherit any of his talent. Even when I used to play with legos as a kid, I don’t remember trying to build anything on my own.. I always just built what was in the instructions, same thing with all my models growing up as a kid.

        My creativity lies with the things and the storylines I can come up with in my head, I have about as much imagination or artistic talent in my little toe nail than my father has in his whole body. While this may contribute why I could care less about this game, even if I did enjoy building things, I still wouldn’t call this a game persay.

        If you like the game, fine, I’m happy for you, but recognize that others won’t always feel the same.

        I thumbed up your post btw since you didn’t flame an showed some maturity. Just letting you know. :)

        • http://twitter.com/damashedavenger kit walker

          i think u got the toenail vs body thing backwards, and also who cares… we heard u say the same thing last week, are u just waiting for someone to argue with?

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            I think you got your head on backward for even replying to this. Nice to see my trivial post mean something to a complete stranger. :)
            Also I know exactly what I did last week, I could care less what you have to say as well.

    • Superman64

      How many times are you going to say this? We get it….you don’t like Minecraft. Move along.

    • JoeGrahamcracker

      I know this is 4 days old, but I get more into Minecraft when I play it as a dungeon crawler.

  • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

    Nice to see NiD get a little boost from being on sale, that’s certainly a must-play. A little surprised to see VF2 above VF5, but I guess that’s what 160 MSP does for a game versus 400 MSP. That and more people probably had VF5 already from previous sales or something I dunno lol.

    Real Steel? Really?

  • http://www.facebook.com/573v35m17h Steve Smith

    Halo 4 is losing to soccer lol.

    • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      You realise Football(soccer) is the biggest sport in the world….yes bigger than American sports. Football(soccer) is played around the globe the same can’t be said about basketball, baseball American football(wimpy rugby)

      • shane sullivan

        Oh, that is so mean to say. Do you hate all americans, do ya?? Well if so i say shame on you…

        • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

          Did I say I hated Americans?

      • http://twitter.com/HeyImSwat Daniel

        You’re confusing real life with a video game. Don’t do that.

        • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

          Correction the person I responded was confusing the two

      • http://twitter.com/GreenMistt Miller

        Does that mean because Minecraft is doing better than Fifa, that Mining is bigger than football/soccer?

        • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

          No, it means minecraft is more popular than soccer games. While it might be a concept that’s hard to grasp for some: The reason minecraft is popular is different than the reason FIFA is popular.

          Mindblowing, I know.

      • Paul B

        It’s the biggest sport in the world, AND it’s the biggest sports game in the world. That said, it didn’t sell more copies than any of the games in the top 5. Nothing wrong with Halo 4 losing to a football (soccer) game in this chart, were it not that Halo 4 outsold FIFA by at least 3 million copies.

      • http://www.facebook.com/573v35m17h Steve Smith

        You realize Halo is like Microsoft’s #1 go-to game and of the only good Xbox exclusive games right?. The reason why Xbox became so big was because of Halo. Halo 2 multiplayer made Xbox Live what it is today. And the reason many people including me bought an Xbox was to play Halo. And to see the franchise go down the tubes like this is rather disappointing. Considering the amount of time and money that went into Halo 4 the #4 spot is pretty awful.

        • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

          What you have to remember is Halo 4 is the first attempt with a new studio in control I don’t see halo 4 being a failure it is competing with multi platform games that get a lot more marketing than console exclusive games do.
          If PSN had this sort of stats im sure COD would be top

        • Boss Saucier

          Halo 4 is doing great! It made millions of dollars and is still the fourth most played game on Xbox 360. That is a massive accomplishment! It has not gone down any tubes. You must be very successful to consider that awful. If I had a game in the top 20, I’d be ecstatic.

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

        lol football and rugby are not the even the same. rugby is boring and football is awesome. wimpy rugby my azz.

    • Boss Saucier

      They are not competing with each other. They are competing for your money and they are both winning.

  • Z4M0

    Minecraft in 2nd place should convince Microsoft to invest on XBLA arcade. Get Exclusives, Indie devs and for God’s sake, make it easy and accesible to devs to bring their games to XBLA.

    • http://twitter.com/pcedfeldt Paul Cedfeldt

      This. A thousand times. Well said Z4M0.

    • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      They Did invest in XBLA an have exclusives but since were near the end of the console cycle most of the focus will be on the next console

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

        charging tens of thousands of dollars to put a patch out pushes small developers away

        • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

          It not different to what PSN does they charge publishers per download of content

    • Boss Saucier

      There are new games added to the Indie Games list every week.

    • Sanglant

      Minecraft in 2nd place should convince the world its intelligence is declining. go ahead, down vote the heck out of this, i could care less.

 
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