November 7th 2013 2:37 am PT

LIVE Activity for week of Oct. 28

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

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Grand Theft Auto V
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
FIFA 14
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Battlefield 4
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13 
Madden NFL 25
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Halo 3
Halo 4 
NBA 2K14
Battlefield 3 
Batman: Arkham Origins
Modern Warfare 2 
Skyrim
GTA IV
Borderlands 2
NHL14 
   

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
The Wolf Among Us
How to Survive
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD
Terraria – Xbox 360 Edition
LIMBO
State of Decay
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
Trials Evolution
Castle Crashers 
BattleBlock Theater
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Skulls of the Shogun
Magic 2014 — Duels of the Planeswalkers
Trials HD
Worms 2: Armageddon
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels Plus
Bloodforge
DuckTales: Remastered
Pacific Rim
  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

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CastleMiner Z  
Avatar Warfare!
White Noise Online  
Avatar Survival Games 
Mount Your Friends 
CastleMiner
Murder Miners
The Impossible Game 
Avatar Laser Wars 2
Avatar Farm Online 
Shark Attack Deathmatch 
Avatar Deathmatch CITY
Total Miner: Forge 
Avatar Miner Paintball  
Puzzle Perfection
Astralis
Avatar Deathmatch
Avatar Legends  
Xenominer
Block World
  The above list is based on full versions purchased.

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

  • BigMacAttack365Black

    Yeah, I played more Halo 3 than 4 in the week too :-)

    • Swat

      You’re an idiot for playing Halo 4 full stop.

      • Nick Peck

        You are an idiot for playing the games you like…. :|

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

        Look in the mirror before calling someone else that, I have played some games that have had terrible reviews and didn’t sell well but IMO I have more fun with these such games that major titles
        for example I had more fun on Alpha Protocol than Fable 3

        • Dylan

          That’s because Alpha Protocol is a much better RPG than Fable 3.

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

            Yeah but it got a bad review i remember one reviewer gave it a bad score because it had RPG elements, fable 3 was a decent game but no were near fable 2, some low budget titles have more replay value if you can over look graphic an poor voice actors, in gaming today if it doesn’t sell millions it a bad game apprently

  • todd Wright

    i would like to see next week when battlefield beats cod in to the dirt

    • Swat

      CoD will ALWAYS have more players than any game.

      • roozbeh, again

        GTA V will still beat it. Even the twelve year olds hate Ghosts now

      • Scott Dunn

        Bored? What’s a PS Fanboy doing here in an Xbox article. Don’t tell me you’ve lost excitement in the Sony Articles. That’s ok, don’t blame you.

        • Matt Wolf

          How does that even relate to PS?

        • usrev

          Cod is sony exclusive now?

  • Swat

    Meh, Halo 3 is only that high because of it being free. It’s back to being dead again.

  • Alex

    Inbe4 Halo 4 Hate

    • Swat

      Not our fault that is in fact a terrible game. The rock-bottom populations say everything.

      • Matt Wolf

        But …It was had the highest population of Halos until Halo 3 was free for everyone and their mothers to buy… Doesn’t mean they’re bad games. Also, CoD games are up there. Doesn’t mean they’re actually worth touching.

      • GmailIsDown

        Halo 4 is not a terrible game, at least the single player campaign is good.

      • avi

        your halo 4 bashing is getting annoying, honestly..

        • Swat

          Not my fault people keep bringing up H4.

        • Swat

          Don’t read my comments then?

  • Death Dealer

    I wonder if CoD: Ghosts will still top this list after the bad press. The game runs like **** on the PC. Guru3D did a performance article on it and it’s terrible even on the most high-end PCs out there. For the umpteenth modified Quake 3 engine reskin, that’s a bad omen. They didn’t optimize for ANY platform it seems.

    Anyway, still having fun with GTAV like most of us, but it’s a shame many of the glitches still haven’t been fixed with 1.05.

    • Lpmikey

      So… BF4 doesnt work on PC to well either, i hear it crashes all the time, i know my copy on 360 does, but it dont stop me playing it. Besides this is an xbox live not PC chart of course ghosts will still be there.

    • roozbeh, again

      There have been reports though that the xbox one version is the smoothest. Not that it matters.

      COD is finally getting what it deserves.

      • Scott Dunn

        What did it get? I may have missed that article.

        • Death Dealer

          Still shipped over a Billion’s worth, but less than BO2 apparently.

          • evilfangs .

            Shipped to retailers. There’s a difference then selling over a billion copies like GTA 5.

          • beardyman3218

            The activision spin on it is reporting games sold to retailers rather than actual copies sold, i can’t see it outselling gta.

      • usrev

        I been reading the 360 version has the least amount of issues. both next gen versions are broken though apparently. even after the xbox one version was downgraded to 720p.

        the next gen versions are running the (broken) pc version of the game apparently.

        • roozbeh, again

          I meant of all the next gen versions.

          Destructoid posted a review in which the xbox one version had less framerate issues than the PS4 version

      • beardyman3218

        Yes there are people with i7 processors and 16gb ram along with gtx ti graphics cards complaining of lag! If there was ever an unoptimized game…this is it.

        • Timothy Hames

          And I just watched a video showing it only need 2 GB of ram to run like a boss. You can use a mod .exe on PC to get it to bypass the requirement of 6 GB to run.

          I feel like Act did the least they could to turn out this years COD. They only reason I see to play it is for the Aliens mode. Everything else looks to recycled this year or just not an improvement.

          My hope is Titenfall makes Act rethink Cod and redo it. Cod has a place in the world but if they just push out more junky Ideas and but gameplay its going to fail hard. I still enjoy Black Ops as the best Cod made everything else after that is sub pair. I know there are two different studios making Cod but they did not bring out a good product this year. If they try to say its because they had to make it for 5 different systems thats going to be a stupid answer. There are many games this year for all 5 plats and pc that run great. BF,AC,FIFA, etc.

          Act just did not bring out QL this year and I’m glad I’m skipping it until its 10 bucks.

      • Deus Mara

        and by that I assume you mean, billions in sales, right?

        • roozbeh, again

          No, I mean the terrible reviews. And also they shipped a billion, not made billions

    • beardyman3218

      Thats what happens when you have to meet the cod deadline of every year, DICE have got the right idea with a 2 year gap in between releases whilst still adding great content via dlc.

      • Timothy Hames

        I agree with you. In fact if they bring out Battlefront anytime soon that might be every 4 years which would not be a bad thing.

    • Deus Mara

      Half a million players online on the Xbox 360 version alone. So my non-educated guess is, yes it will. And it will stay there for many months.

      • Death Dealer

        You’re probably right ;).

  • Maritox

    why minecraft shows on both lists? i mean its the same game or there are two different versions

    • Scott Dunn

      Minecraft was originally released as an XBLA Arcade title. Later, the Xbox version with a few add-ons was release as a retail disk. Which makes a retail release as well. Angry Birds and NBA Jam On Fire also share this distinction. :)

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

        that’s completely wrong……….it is in the retail section of the list because of UU played for that week, the arcade section is base on number of downloaded/bought that week

    • usrev

      list 1 is number of people who played that week. I bought the game when it came out, if I play it I help it out in list 1

      list 2 is how many people BOUGHT the title that week. unless I buy the game again I cannot help it in list 2.

      20k people could have bought minecraft this week, but 2million people could play it, so it shows up in both lists.

  • DavidinCT

    No more Windows PC stats ?

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

      I think it is because they no longer support game for windows. I do wonder if Major will start showing stats for Win8 now

    • Death Dealer

      Games for Windows Live was discontinued, but I think Xbox Live for Windows (8/Phone) will show up soon enough.

      • GmailIsDown

        the Xbox Live for WP7/8 is dead too

  • evilfangs .

    It’s going to take something special to ever knock Minecraft off the #1 spot for Arcade titles.

    • usrev

      the surprising thing is the top arcade lists are SALES of the game, more people are buying minecraft which came out like 1.5 years ago than the wolf among us, terraria, and state of decay.

      • Timothy Hames

        Terraria is a great game. I have always felt like it is under rated.

  • http://deulus.com/ Derek D

    Hey MajorNelson,
    Any chance that the price on Xbox Music might get knocked down anytime soon. I would love to sign up but, $100 a year is nuts. $50 feels like a good price.

    • Karl Cramer

      $100 is right in line with Spotify and other paid, on-demand music subscription services, for better or worse.

    • chex_mix

      LOL at paying anything for streaming music services when there are sites like Pandora and/or Grooveshark for free and work just as good.

    • usrev

      or just allow ad based streaming. like other services.

    • Ivanx360xpira

      it seems it´ll be free if you sign gold subscription on Xbox One. It won´t be ads free, but either way it´s gonna be a real good deal.

  • Karl Cramer

    Glad that The Wolf Among Us is doing well. The game hasn’t gotten the buzz that The Walking Dead did but it’s every bit as good. Also, it should’ve been called Fables: The Wolf Among Us to tie more tightly with the comic book series it came from. I could understand both publishers wanting to avoid confusion with the Microsoft Games fantasy series. Maybe, “DC/Vertigo Comics’ Fables: The Wolf Among Us” would’ve been better?

    • beardyman3218

      I really hope they bring the wolf among us over to xbox one because there releasing episodically until next year.

  • betosobreira

    Glad to see that even MW3 is ahead of BF4 in online play… Pffff BF4. Next week, CoD Ghosts will regain 1st position and remain that for a looooong loooong time.

    • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

      i find it surprising, more an more people get tired of call of duty, but since the bf4 beta was kinda bad, i guess ops was still safe bet. anything can change when xone is release, but both game are cool in their genre. no need to bash one or the other lol

  • https://twitter.com/Ganon255 Ganon255

    Major, could we please get Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 lists?

  • Lucas Sanches Cestari

    nah… CoD:Ghost will take the lead in less than 1 month, they not even sold everything yet, some people are waiting to buy it in the next gen(like me =D) and will stay at the top for a loooong time… no one can deny this because it will be just like the last 3 consecutive years lolol ^^

    • http://www.xbox.com/ Martin Davies

      I’ve pre ordered the Xbox One but couldn’t wait another 3 weeks for Next Gen Ghosts so picked it up yesterday ;) – I will buy it again in 3 weeks :(

    • Vijayant Singh Saini

      Dude! If your purchase the digital copy of Cod G, you will not have to buy it again for full price. Extra $10 to upgrade from Xbox360 to Xboxone.

      • usrev

        a lot of people are going from 360-> ps4, and I am sure some are going ps3->xbone

        plus, $10 is still $10. rather wait.

  • Florida Tryhard

    LMAO at Halo 4 in the number 12 spot…

    • Tyler Beale

      Still the only FPS I’ll ever play.

  • http://www.xbox.com/ Martin Davies

    COD Ghosts will slip in the top spot in the coming days – love it so far!

  • usrev

    Judgement killed the franchise. gears 3 had more players than judgement that’s how bad it was. essentially it was the halo 4 of gears… I don’t think we will see gears again for a long time though, the story is done and their prequel attempt failed.

    Epic is making some other games though, fortnite and some unannounced game.

    • beardyman3218

      I would love a news gears of war, with different characters of course there isnt much more they can do with marcus and the others. BulletStorm 2 would be even better i really enjoyed that game, not many people played it, its sort of a hidden gem.

      • usrev

        I hated bullet storm but if they had a fun online mode it could be good.

        a new gears wouldn’t bother me I just don’t see it happening.

  • Swat

    Only there because it was free and of course it’s above H4.

  • roozbeh, again

    Arkham origins is a surprise low.

  • roozbeh, again

    It made a billion in three days, it is probably at 2 billion as we speak

  • Nate Welles

    Nice lies over on reddit about Watch_dogs PS4 footage on Xbox channel. Then again, all you ever do is lie.

    • roozbeh, again

      Shady, but do expect anything else from corporations?

      Sony is guilty of this too, the old PGR on PSP thing is still in my head.

    • Michael Burden

      What about SONY using Forza assets on their site promoting GT5 way back?

    • Anonymous

      Not lies, more like Exaggeration.

  • Timothy Hames

    Terraria – Xbox 360 Edition is a Gem of a game.

    Also weird to see COD not number 1 for people playing.

  • Bennijin

    Hoping? You’re actively hoping less people play a game?
    You hope a game is lower on an entirely superfluous list that doesn’t affect you in any way?

    That’s pretty silly.

    • usrev

      I hope MS realizes how bad 343 screwed up the series and why. so yes, I hope the game does even worse.

    • pulseimpact

      Here’s why we don’t want it so succeed.

      This game was designed to cash in with gimmicks for cod players. . Remove firefight for spartan ops (spec ops clone). Remove campaign scoring, carnage report, and campaign theater. Ruin oddball with a gimmick throw, king of the hill has a scoring glitch, copy call of duty flag (no stealth or juggling), remove assault and one sided objective, no big team objective, add killstreaks (ordinance) so players can camp for their power weapons, and worst of all ruin the traditional mechanics of halo by adding sprint and flinch. Everything and the only thing 343i added to the series is “digital”, overpowered, and orange.

  • Bennijin

    Considering it was free I’m surprised it’s only one above Halo 4.
    Maybe some of those who played Halo 3 liked it and decided to play a bit of 4 as well? Compare and contrast, all that jazz.

  • Tim

    Deserve has nothing to do with it. This list is in no way indicative of these games’ quality. It is literally just a list of most-played games. So regardless of a games’ actual merit this just shows what the majority of people are playing and enjoying. If it was a ranking system of “Best Multiplayer Experiences” then your disdain would make a little more sense.

 

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