May 1st 2013 8:08 pm PT

LIVE Activity for week of April 22nd

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 
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
NBA 2K13
Halo 4 
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops
GTA IV
Skyrim
Modern Warfare 2
Gears of War: Judgment
Borderlands 2
EA SPORTS NHL 13 
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Halo: Reach
Madden NFL 13
Gears of War 3
Assassin’s Creed III
Forza Motorsport 4

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Poker Night 2
Terraria – Xbox 360 Edition
BattleBlock Theater
From Dust
God Mode
Plants vs. Zombies
Trials Evolution
Castle Crashers 
Peggle
Catan
Quantum Conundrum
Fruit Ninja Kinect
The Walking Dead 
Motocross Madness
I Am Alive
Pinball FX2
Trials HD
Puzzle Fighter HD
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels Plus
  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

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CastleMiner Z
White Noise Online
Total Miner: Forge 
Shark Attack Deathmatch 
CastleMiner
Murder Miners 
Avatar Laser Wars 2
Avatar Deathmatch 
Discovery+
The Impossible Game
Xenominer
Avatar Farm Online
Zombie Estate 2 
Avatar Legends 
Arcadecraft
White Noise: A tale of Horror
Block World 
Paintball War
DLC Quest Live Freemium or Die
The $1 Zombie Game 
  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
Batman Arkham City
Fable III
Fallout 3
DiRT 3
Bioshock 2 
Resident Evil 5 
Microsoft Flight
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City
Street Fighter X Tekken
F1 2011
Colin McRae : Dirt 2 
Red Faction Guerrilla
F1 2010
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

  • Reinier Martinez

    Go Terraria! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.maine.31 Greg Maine

    This is why Halo 4 should have been developed with “Halo” in mind not what other shooters are doing (CoD)! People dont play it because its not Halo and we want Halo!

  • http://twitter.com/HotDanceTrax Alex

    Halo 4 dropping in charts means nothing to MS, the game sold well, recieved well. But im glad that 343 themselves addmitted it was not their best work. Hope to see Master Chief bad and ready (Higher Res master chief) in the next XBOX

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

      yeah they got my money for it but i wont be falling for it again.

      • Nate Wells

        Same. I find it funny people say “halo 4 is bad, but i’ll buy Halo 5″ ergh. good god, get a spinal cord.

    • http://twitter.com/pavskies s

      They aren’t getting my money with Halo 5.

  • http://twitter.com/Veive257 Veive TwoFiftySeven

    “We had people who we hired who hated Halo” – Frank O’Connor / 343i

  • JoeGrahamcracker

    Hey, I know XBLIG has alot of shitters, but if anyone is looking for a good couch co-op game that has a campaign+survival mode with deep gun customization check out Planet Wars. I’m only saying this because it’s frustrating to see crappy games all over the xblig charts. There are still a couple working codes on the website I believe @ colepowered dot com. Just give it a chance. Castleminer Z is stupid.

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

      I almost respected your post but castle miner z is awesome.

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

    Halo 4 – 8 million copies sold and 35k average players
    NBA 2k13 – 2.5 million copies sold and 100k average players

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

      I have a friend who says NBA 2k13 is the best basketball game he ever played. it’s sad to see halo series fall so much but I guess it was always bound to happen

  • fsdfg dsfds

    GTA IV been in top 10 ever since its release :) and been #1 on pc

    Cant wait for V ,makes all other games look like a joke

    • ikari_paul

      hope they have less boring missions this time around.

  • http://twitter.com/bat0nas Tomas Misevičius

    What about BF4 making its way to the top once it is released? :D BF3 is sooo underrated and COD franchise is sooo overrated :(

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

      the best shooter this gen. if bf4 has instant spawn then it might make it to number 1. if halo 4 thought me anything the CoD crowd dont like waiting to spawn :)

      EA done right with bf3 and premium they done it properly instead of releasing it as a new game after 1 year. roll on bf4

      • ikari_paul

        hope BF4 brings back ships. Had so much fun with them on BF 1942 (you could fight other ships, bombard the coast line, or get into a submarine and hunt other ships…)

        • http://twitter.com/bat0nas Tomas Misevičius

          In BC2 and BF3 we have boats (you can control them) :) And carrier :D (standing still) What other ships do you need? LOL ;)

          • ikari_paul

            Not in the same league. As far as i remember, you only have a little boat in one of the maps of BF3, and that is only used to carry troops from the carrier to the harbour. Thats all. I would like battlefield to have huge warships again , like in BF 1942… Where you would have seabattles. And it also had submarines, which was very fun. Those are real boats, and thats what id like to see again. Was so much fun

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

            in BF1942 you could control a battleship and bombard the coasts of wake island, and I mean control it, like you drive the ship. same with aircraft carriers etc, this is why many fans don’t like the 1943 remake, it’s mediocre compared to the original.

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

        instant spawns would be bad in battlefield. it would make defending points too easy.

        Premium was bad as well, basically they said “preorder and get free DLC” then they said “buy season pass, get the price of 1 DLC discounted” but, those who preordered the game already got 1 dlc free, so they paid the same as those who didn’t and bought premium.
        then to put salt in the wound they did this one “BF3 premium edition, game + season pass for only $60″. wth EA premium by itself was like $50. so I buy the game at launch for $60, then buy the season pass for $50, then a month later you release both in a package for $60? if they made the premium pass $20-$30 and not release the premium edition it would have been fine but the seem to be doing the same thing again.

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

          dont forget about the digital artbook they released well worth the price of premium haha

    • ikari_paul

      BF3 is miles ahead of COD in terms of gameplay and quality…but then again, quality does not guarantee sales. im not a psychologist, but im certain that one could easily explain why people always stay with what they know, and never go outside of that. The fact COD has only kids playing might explain a lot

      • ryder4life22187

        I have both BF3 and BLOPS 2 but see myself playing BLOPS 2 due to the reason everytime I play BF3 I run into twice as many snipers than I do on any COD game I play. There’s nothing worse than trying to run into a building and wind up getting snipped by some camper who spends more than half a match so high up it’s only possible to get thier by plane. Get rid of the snipers than I would be more than happy to play BF3 again.

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

      BF has been growing since it started last gen coming to consoles, BF2 MC didn’t sell very well on the original xbox but it had a good community.

      BF2 MC on 360 was terrible but it was an early 360 game and people played it

      Bad company 1 was awesome and more people got that

      BC2 was good and more people got that than BC1

      BF3 is just the natural progression of the title.

  • jlh

    GO Poker Night 2!!! So happy to see it doing well I’m currently obsessed with that game. And it’s great to see Terraria still doing so well. XBLA has been seriously killing it this year.

  • https://twitter.com/boe2BE boe2

    Pathetic that there is only one decent title in the Top 20 Xbox 360 Live games. COD ruining gaming once again. So sick of these COD fanboy h0m0s.

    • Hugoku

      7 FPS
      2 TPS
      4 Sports

      Sports and shooters make up 65% of that list.

      They won’t stop making them if people is buying and playing in droves.

    • http://twitter.com/rdfiasco Ryan Davis

      That’s such an ignorant thing to say. How is COD ruining the games you enjoy? Let the COD fans have their fun. It’s not hurting you.

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

        there was an article with an interview with the makers of Red Orcestra 2, they got play testers, many were cod players, and all said the game was bad because it wasn’t like cod, that was there reasons. to top it all off look at all the shooters that try to be COD. it’s annoying. If CoD didn’t influence all the shooters releasing it would be fine but sadly, it is.

    • ikari_paul

      unfortunatly, kids wanting to be REAL man will never cease to exist, so expect COD to be around …tried mw1-2, and honnestly i think its dull… but each their own i guess

    • KENNETH B

      For the first list, is it a measure of online PLAYING, or is it simply a measure of what games people are playing, regardless if its multiplayer online or not? Since the list is CONSISTENTLY dominated by online multiplayer games, I always assumed it was a list of what online games were being played the most, meaning single-player games would not be on the list by default. So Bioshock Infinite could sell 1 trillion copies, it still wouldn’t be on the list due to a lack of online multiplayer… did I misunderstand?

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

        any game that is played while connected to live counts, skyrim is single player only an it is on the list… also fun fact skyrim came out in 2011 and is single player only, it goes to show what having an epic game will do.

  • rhooper

    It’s curious how, each week, most of the top activity games in the Arcade list are the ones which were on sale…

    This should mean something for the guys within deals team.

    • https://twitter.com/boe2BE boe2

      Nobody is interested in paying over the odds for garbage XBLA games. MS are run by complete idiots.

      • rhooper

        Sorry, dude… but if YOU are not interested, you can’t just generalize.

        Some XBLA games are great, much better than a bunch of full priced retail disks (CoD included – and that’s MY opinion. But if millions of people are fans and play, I don’t have a thing to do with them).

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

          why would I spend $10 on an arcade game when I can buy full retail games for that much when sales hit. not only that, but I can trade in retail games… this is the problem with arcade games, even if they are good they die because they are so much money and NEVER go down in price. I’ll use the example again, a few months ago I got prototype 2 for $5 new, yet a 5 year old arcade game will be $10. MS needs to actively get sales, and I mean good sales for arcade games because right now very few arcade games sell very well or survive online for long.

    • mcmax3000

      Given that the only XBLA games that get any real promotion at any given time are the new release(s), and the games that are on sale, it makes sense that the new releases, and sale games, are usually the ones that sell the best each week.

  • Jo Valt

    Do people really play GTA IV? Quite lifespan.

    • http://profiles.google.com/etherphoria joe aucoin

      I actually started playing it about a week ago, had it since launch didnt really enjoy it, had nothing else to play so put it on and enjoy it slightly. Combat is still terrible.

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

        joe i hated it at launch too, the player movement melted my head. turned it on about 18 months ago and have loved it since. still have the dlc’s to finish on both the xbox and pc. that should keep me going till GTAV.

      • ikari_paul

        what do you think about the missions? personally, i think theyre really boring. im trying to finish the game right now, but its borderline painful to play fetchquest after fetchquest… im not a gamedesinger at rockstar, but even i think i could come up with more interesting missions than the ones offered :S

    • ungeheier

      The DLC for GTA IV was on sale recently as well as the hype for V is starting to get strong. Not surprised people would either be going BACK to it or playing it for the first time.

    • ikari_paul

      bought it on launch day, still playing it, only because i really want to finish it, but the missions are so dull, i cant possibly do it

      would love to see GTA5 have less missions, but better ones, with the sandbox element expanded, so that theres more to do outside the main missions

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

      I hated GTA 4, vice city and san andreas were so much better, heck they were bigger too. I think GTA 4 was a fluke though, RDR wasn’t too bad so I’l probably get GTA 5 and hope for the best.

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

    have they gotten rid of instant spawn,ordnance drops,magnet bullets and added in a ranking system?
    if so i’l fire it up later.

  • ungeheier

    Shocked that Defiance isnt anywhere. I’m loving it! I dont think ill be removing that game from my 360 any time soon.

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

    19 comments and about a billion reactions, this chart must be flying around twitter today.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Natetendo83 Nate Brown

    Wow. And to think Halo used to be the flagship series of the Xbox.

  • bioadam

    Didn’t you see Halo 4 at #6? There is no “probably about it”. Most Halo 4 owners actually have not played Halo 4 since launch.

    • goggo

      that doesn’t even make sense.

  • http://twitter.com/pavskies s

    Good to see Halo dropping rapidly. Hopefully this sends a message to SOMEONE and we get regular Halo multiplayer back.

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

    Major maybe get rid of the games of windows list and add Wp 8 or Win 8

    • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

      Lee does have a good point there. There are no new titles being released that use GFWL. Every week it’s the same list with the same “old” games.

      • fsdfg dsfds

        DURP GOOD POINT DURR IM THE CAP”N MY SON IS BART

  • Rickard Olsson

    I’m actually amazed over the fact that Judgment didn’t drop. But I’m sure it will till next time.

  • Hiya_tiger

    RIP Halo 4.

    343i just ruined everything.

  • xXgannicusXx

    Gears of War: Judgment given to new studio who can’t handle AAA MP FPS, Halo 4 given to a new studio who can’t handle a AAA MP FPS. MS better wake up. give Halo 4’s MP to a new studio who understands MP gaming (CSR should be in-game not exclusive to Waypoint, more maps at launch ala COD, bigger focus on TDM like Halo 2 & 3, real CLANS ala Halo 2) and let 343 focus on Spartan Ops and the campaign. as for Gears of War…I have no clue, almost everything about 3 disappointed me and Judgment was an even worse rehash.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lk-Kolz/100001381613969 Lk Kolz

    Wow.. more people are playing tennis than defiance? O_o that doesn’t sound right.

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

      is defiance GFWL? if it isn’t, that’s why it isn’t showing up on the list.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lk-Kolz/100001381613969 Lk Kolz

        Nope, it’s an actual 360 game. The game has plenty of people around and I can’t imagine a tennis game having more people than many other games, lol..

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

          tennis isn’t on any of the lists except for GFWL which is PC. on xbox neither appear so you are confused or something, or I’m missing the tennis game.

  • a fat mess

    I like Halo 4, but it is obvious many people do not, given that it isn’t even in the top 5 anymore.

    • ebonyglock

      Take powers away, it goes back to 1.

 
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