LIVE Activity for week of May 2

 

Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s)
1   Call of Duty: Black Ops
2   Modern Warfare 2
3   Halo: Reach
4   FIFA Soccer 11
5   NBA 2K11
6   GTA IV
7   Mortal Kombat
8   Battlefield: Bad Co. 2
9   Call of Duty 4
10  Red Dead Redemption
11  Halo 3
12  Gears of War 2
13  Portal 2
14  Call of Duty: WaW
15  NHL 11
16  Forza Motorsport 3
17  Madden NFL 11
18  Bulletstorm
19  Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
20  Fallout: New Vegas

 

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1   Outland
2   Castlevania Harmony of Despair
3   Portal: Still Alive
4   Pinball FX2
5   Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
6   Full House Poker
7   Section 8: Prejudice
8   DEAD RISING 2: CASE WEST
9   The Fancy Pants Adventures
10  Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury
11  DEAD RISING 2: CASE ZERO
12  MOON DIVER
13  Castle Crashers
14  The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile
15  Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
16  Trials HD
17  Game Room
18  Torchlight
19  TROUBLE WITCHES NEO!
20  Street Fighter II’ HF
The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.

 

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)
FortressCraft Chapter 1
The Impossible Game
3   Prank Call
4    Avatar Paintball
5    Toy Stunt Bike 
6    Minions!
7    Balls
8    Miner Dig Deep
9    I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
10   Avatar Adventurers Online
11   Bird Assassin 
12   Avatar Laser Wars 
13   Hack This Game
14   Nuclear Wasteland
15   Voice Changer 360
16   Office Affairs 
17   AppPack
18   College Lacrosse 2011 
19   Avatar Karting
20   Endless Midnight: Zombie Swarm
21   Avatar Fighter 

 

Games for Windows Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s)
1   GTA IV
2   Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
3   Section 8: Prejudice
4   F1 2010
5   Street Fighter IV
6   Colin McRae : Dirt 2
7   Resident Evil 5
8   Fallout 3
9   Bioshock 2
10  Halo 2
11  Bulletstorm
12  Gears of War
13  Batman: Arkham Asylum
14  Red Faction Guerrilla
15  Dead Rising 2
16  Lost Planet 2
17  FlatOut UC
18  Tinker
19  Section 8
20  Battlestations: Pacific

 

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.

 

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/zebnolsen Zeb N. Olsen

    Fairly surprised to see Mortal Kombat that far down the list.

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    • http://twitter.com/SamboTaylor Sam Taylor

      Number 7 is not far down the list. The others are pretty solid in terms of players.

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  • http://twitter.com/iphonefarted iPhone Farts

    Can’t believe so many ppl still play GTA IV. Your new banner with your different poses is douchy.

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  • http://twitter.com/JTRIPLEDASH J TRIPLE DASH

    no Monday night combat?!? that half surprises. as much as its a fantastic game the glitches are turning a lot of people off it. it needs dlc asap and I pray we get the map editing tools. I truly love the game but all the support that was promised for at at launch is so far yet to be seen. the 5 maps have been played to death.

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    • http://twitter.com/fuzzyGURU Patrick Timmons

      The problem with the list is that the Arcade games are based on purchases, not on people actually playing them. Each time the live activity is posted you will notice that the either the newly released games (Outland) or games that have been on sale (Castlevania: HoD) are usually in the top ten. After that is where you will still those games that are still bringing people in to play (Castle Crashers for example). Games such as Pinball FX2, Game Room, and Hasbro Family Game Night skew those results as the sales are combined for all of their content.

      Arcade games really should be more about who is playing the games, instead of what was purchased. As a gamer, I don’t care if it was #1 purchased last week, I want to know if the game is #1 in terms of other people to play with. Is this not the reason we have Xbox Live subscriptions?

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  • http://twitter.com/JTRIPLEDASH J TRIPLE DASH

    and if game room is at 17 why have we had no content in months? or at least say that it wont be supported anymore

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    • http://www.facebook.com/Peridot.Weapon Michael Troupe

      Game Room was the ultimate Money Making Game.  They took pre-existing compilations from Atari, Activision and Intellivision (which collectively cost about $40 total to buy in their entirety outside of Game Room), added some Konami games, made over a million in profit from this ridiculously-low-cost project that they never gave proper support to … and squandered it all in their Christmas 2010 Kinect Marketing Blitz.  Well played, Microsoft.  You spit on the past and got away with it.

      Admitting it won’t be supported anymore would be foolish – they’d just cost themselves revenue.  But believing they’ll revive an application after six months when even Konami pulled their support from it is even MORE foolish.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/ray.whitney Ray Whitney

        So sad, so likely to be true. 

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      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sans-Gluten/100001325607074 Sans Gluten

        admitting that GR is done might stop some of us posting negative PR all over the interwebz…  fixing the broken program would help even more.

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  • http://twitter.com/SamboTaylor Sam Taylor

    No Gears 3? It has many players and other BETAs have been on the list…

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ray.whitney Ray Whitney

    Game Room – a free application – is only 17th? Wow. Microsoft really dropped the ball with Game Room. What a joke. I love the thing but you guys really messed up when you stopped releasing stuff for it. Way to lose profit and credibility in one fell swoop.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1566763443 Steve Hinz

      The studio that was putting the games out was closed down, but I also hoped MS would pick up another to continue Game Room. Nothings been said officially anywhere, so they did screw the pooch with their “over 1000 classic games” coming for it.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/ray.whitney Ray Whitney

        Yeah, I can see how Krome’s closure would slow things down, but like you said, ultimately Microsoft are responsible for it now. It can’t be that hard to buy up some old games and put them into the Game Room template. Come on Major Nelson, give us some news.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sans-Gluten/100001325607074 Sans Gluten

         Can’t be that hard to fix all the glitches either…  Wish I hadn’t spent the equivalent of 3 full priced disc games on GR. 

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    • http://www.facebook.com/Peridot.Weapon Michael Troupe

      I’ve always been curious what “full versions purchased” means for the Game Room numbers. Does downloading the free program and the thirteen individual packs count as “purchases?” Or are only actual Microsoft Transaction considered? And in that case, does buying a mascot count as much as buying a game?

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

    Betas don’t qualify for the Live activity list. But I was wondering where Bulletstorm was at.:)

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

    The Gears Beta is not on the list since it’s a beta, and beta data is not included in the data I get about LIVE Activity. Bulletstorm is right there at 18. I dont’ want to make any guesses as where it would land, so let me see if I can find out and include it on a future list.

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  • http://twitter.com/Vashkey Ritchie

    Well… At least World at War has finally dropped out of the top ten. For now.

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  • http://twitter.com/Tallkido Patryk Walczewicz

    lol wheres crysis 2 ?

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    • http://twitter.com/SamboTaylor Sam Taylor

      Where is Homefront?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000781728736 Julio Ernesto Arce Betanzos

    Where is GoW 3 Beta?

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  • http://twitter.com/sakanakami Joe Eafrati

    If the Gears 3 beta was actually tracked, where do you think it would finished on the list?

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    • http://twitter.com/GeneralTrapstar GeneralTrapstar

      Number 1

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tny.mln Tony Milne

    It’s been a long while since I’ve been on Major Nelson’s site and I see it’s undergone a graphical overhaul. I have to say though, the colour scheme is terrible. Lime green hyperlinks against light grey? What a terrible choice. Very difficult to see.

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

      Yup…and a new, more readable (and I less ‘douchy’) design is coming soon.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/tny.mln Tony Milne

        Wouldn’t say “douchy” (I had a little giggle at the poses) but glad to hear it’s getting tweaked for readability. Now to catch up on the podcasts I’ve missed:)

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

        I was referring to another commenter who said that.

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      • Anonymous

        Hope your not changing it cuz of that one commentor. I think they’re kinda funny

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      • http://twitter.com/Amolain 夢を見られた・・・ :)

        If not ‘douchy’, then definitely overtly egotistical.

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      • http://twitter.com/Und3rGrndKing Und3rGrndKing

        lol, don’t let these people get you down. I read that other guy’s comment about the ‘douchy’ banner up top the other day (and while funny – it was quite disrespectful). People just like being critics at everything – no one’s forcing them to visit your personal blog. The banner up top is hilarious and you seem like a nice guy who I know can’t talk back because you have to act you’re age which isn’t under 13 and have a job. 

        Keep it up, you got decent visitors as well which don’t post daily.😉

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  • http://twitter.com/jakecoogle Jake Coogle

    There should be a way to convert your physical game to a downloadable version. I play Reach all the time, it’d be nice if I didn’t have to have a game disc in for an “installed” game, but I already own a physical copy so I’m not going to buy another copy.

    As a business opportunity for Microsoft, they could charge $10 or something and let us send in the disc, then email us a code for the DD. This is $10 and a console lock-in that would not have existed previously.

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    • Anonymous

      or have a code in the game case, and once it is used it can’t be used again, which would also discourage a couple used game sales.

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  • http://twitter.com/radink2 Mark Fiorucci

    Major, How come we don’t get numbers? I’d like to see how busy some of those games are on the bottom half of that list.

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  • http://twitter.com/SniperED007 EdwardD

    The lumo green font on a gray background is horrible, please change it, it’s been many weeks now. Your blog has taken a step back instead of forward.

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  • http://twitter.com/CdnHeyYou Robbie S.

    I thought I saw Halo Reach Beta up there last year?

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  • Anonymous

    Awesome that MK is in the top ten!

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  • http://twitter.com/x_yannis Ioannis Bokas

    The Live Activity list is a worldwide list, or only from America?

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

      World Wide

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      • Anonymous

        Hey Mr. Nelson, Would it be possible for you to update these LIVE activity charts more often?

        thanks in advanced.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gaius-Baltar/100001706997497 Gaius Baltar

    I make that 4 sports games in the top 20, 5 if you include Forza. Why do these games never get as much hype/recognition for doing well ? FIFA 11 has sold something like 13 million copies this year. Is it the perceived lack of innovation as they’re taking from a real life sport ? just curious that’s all as every where I go there’s little mention of the huge genre that is Sports gaming. (I know I’m looking in the mainstream sites) I’d like someone elses angle for why this is the case.

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  • Anonymous

    Yes! Call of Duty Black Ops is kicking Reach’s ass and Halo is never going to be number 1 ever again. Nawlins08 and Searing Wave can put that in their pipes and smoke it!

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    • Anonymous

      damn how excited are you for MW3 and MW4?

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  • Anonymous

    Is buying Skype, M$ justification for making the price go higher?

    New flash, most people just want to use their Xbox for online. To which, you don’t even offer dedicated servers and since my connection is quite good, I am usually the host – being your free server for the session…

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    • http://profiles.google.com/matt.tanous Matt Tanous

      You know, you could play on the PSN.  Sometimes.  When it’s up.  And not being hacked. 

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      • Anonymous

         I do play on the PSN too. Both consoles here…

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045266769 Philipp Vogel

    lol crysis 2 and homefront arent there lolololololololololol. Too many people play black ops cant wait for battlefield 3!

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HSCLWUU2R4CA7NSR3TIPHYCCDM aldo luis

     megaman anniversary collection for #Xbox360Please :Dmegaman anniversary collection for #Xbox360Please😀

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HSCLWUU2R4CA7NSR3TIPHYCCDM aldo luis

     megaman anniversary collection for #Xbox360Please :D megaman anniversary collection for #Xbox360Please :D 

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