2009's Most Popular Xbox Live Titles

You've seen the most popular Xbox Live titles of 2009 in Japan. Now see the most popular Xbox Live titles worldwide. Major releases, Arcade titles, Indie games, the works.

Microsoft's Larry Hryb released this list late yesterday, showing the top 20 games overall (based on the number of unique users), the top-selling Indie titles, best-selling arcade games, most popular original Xbox games and even the top Games For Windows Live titles.

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU's)

1 Halo 3 2 Call of Duty 4 3 Modern Warfare 2 4 Call of Duty: WaW 5 Gears of War 2 6 GTA IV (Purchase and download the full game) 7 Left 4 Dead 8 Halo 3: ODST 9 FABLE II Episode 1 (of 5) 10 バイオハザード5」デモ (BioHazard 5 - Resident Evil 5) 11 Halo Wars - Demo 12 RESIDENT EVIL 5 13 Fallout 3 14 UFC 2009 Undisputed Demo 15 Left 4 Dead 2 - Demo 16 Gears of War 17 1 vs 100 18 Guitar Hero World Tour 19 Guitar Hero III 20 FIFA 09

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1 Battlefield 1943 2 Castle Crashers 3 Trials HD 4 Hasbro Family Game Night ** 5 Shadow Complex 6 Marvel vs. Capcom 2 7 Magic: The Gathering 8 UNO 9 Worms 10 Peggle 11 Worms 2: Armageddon 12 Turtles in Time Re-Shelled 13 'Splosion Man 14 A Kingdom for Keflings 15 3 on 3 NHL Arcade 16 The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition 17 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade 18 Marble Blast Ultra 19 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 20 Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

**Combined sales of all Hasbro Family Game Night titles

Top Original Xbox Titles (based on UU's)

1 Halo 2 2 Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2 3 Fable 4 Counter-Strike 5 Conker: Live Reloaded 6 Doom 3 7 Splinter Cell Chaos 8 SW: KOTOR 9 Star Wars: Battlefront 10 SW: Republic Commando 11 Burnout 3 12 Fable: Lost Chapters 13 Call of Duty 2 14 Call of Duty 3 15 Call of Duty Finest 16 MechAssault 2 17 Crimson Skies 18 Guilty Gear XX #Reload 19 Rainbow Six 3 20 Gauntlet Seven Sorrows

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

1 I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1 2 Avatar Drop 3 RC-AirSim 4 Headshot 5 Miner Dig Deep 6 Rumble Massage 7 Who Did I Date Last Night 8 Kodu Game Lab 9 Avatar Golf 10 Aquarium HD 11 myFishtank 12 Head Shot 2 13 DrumKit 14 A Perfect Massage 15 The Impossible Game 16 Inside Lacrosse's CL2010 17 ZP2K9 18 ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition 19 The Drinking Game 20 Physics Sandbox

Top Games For Windows LIVE (based on UU's)

1 GTA IV 2 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II 3 Fallout 3 4 Shadowrun 5 Street Fighter IV 6 Halo 2 (PC) 7 Batman: Arkham Asylum 8 Resident Evil 5 9 Gears of War (Windows) 10 Red Faction Guerrilla 11 Battlestations: Pacific 12 Kane & Lynch: Dead Men 13 DiRT 2 14 Section 8 15 Quantum of Solace PC 16 FlatOut UC (PC) 17 Fuel 18 Viva Piñata 19 SWTCW: Republic Heroes 20 Juiced 2: HIN

The Top 20 LIVE Games of 2009 [Microsoft]


    I dont think Halo 2 will EVER be dethroned from the top of that list.

    I knew that would top it, as with Battlefied 1943.

    What shocks me is that MW2 did't even crack the second spot (or #1). I understand it only had a month and a half to do so, but with the numbers it sold, it shocks me A LOT!

    I mean, i believe Halo 3 topped the list even though that had a September release. But MW2 was the "biggest entertainment launch" blah blah...

    Ahh just proves Halo's legendary status.

      considering a single player is in the top 5... I wold guess thats correct.

    So it "shocks you A LOT" that MW2 isnt more than 10 times as popular online this year than Halo 3?


    and us poor Ausfalians can't access Indie Games because of classifications BS. Also, congrats of Marvel v Capcom 2. Good to see fighter up there, especially a proper, fast fighter. None of this slow fighting games of today.

    FIFA 09 at number 20.

    Considering FIFA 10 got released in October, that's a great effort for a sports game.

    I don't quite understand these stats, are these just what games are being played by people while connected to xbox live? I have no idea how Halo is still topping this list and MW2 isn't.

    I've been playing some ODST online the last few days and it's only showing 50,000 people online. MW2 usually shows at least 120,000. Now I'm assuming when you play ODST it matches you with people who are playing Halo 3 online as well, if it doesn't that might account for why Halo 3 is above MW2 whereas ODST has much fewer players. Maybe I'll throw my old Halo 3 in and try it online, might find some more people.

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