Guess Which Game Still Isn't More Popular Than Call Of Duty

Battlefield 3 couldn't do it and neither could Skyrim it seems, Call of Duty, two Call of Duty games actually, remain the most played games on Xbox Live for the week of November 21.

Yes, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim isn't even an online game, but Major Nelson's weekly list counts all games played on connected Xbox 360s. So the game itself doesn't have to be an online game, the player just needs to be logged in.

That in mind, it's pretty impressive that singleplayer only Skyrim is in the number three spot, bumping Battlefield 3 from its purchase, but not touching Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or Call of Duty: Black Ops from their one and two spots, respectively.


    That may have something to do with the type of people who game on the Xbox. I remember a few weeks ago, through Steam 275,000 people were playing Skyrim, compared to 100,000 on MW3.
    And as much as it pains me to say, Black Ops is still a far better game than MW3. Treyarch must be pleased.

      Also you don't need to be on live to play Skyrim and a lot of people wouldn't be.

        yea exactly, 13yr olds prob dont play the more mature games, and Black Ops was hell of a lot better than MW2.5

          Ima let you finish but CoD4 was the best call of duty of all time

            Have to agree with you there. CoD 2 came along and was like 'hey guys. WW2 shooters. This is how you do it. Take notes' and then a few years later they were like 'hey guys. Modern Warfare shooters. This is how you do it. You're fucking welcome.' Black ops came close but it's been pretty downhill from then on.

              CoD 2 was when the consolising started :(

      XBL account hacked and suspended for 25 days :( = playing skyrim offline :)

    People need to stop buying these games, and idiot reviewers need to stop giving them such high scores. Seriously, in the same week I saw 9's and 10's for MW3 for 're-defining the genre' yet 5's and 6's for Zelda: Skyward Sword and Mario Kart 7 for being 'yet another rehash'.

      right. I've seen 9s and 10s everywhere for those Nintendo games.

        He's right -- maybe not 5s and 6s, but he is right that those games, plus AC Revelations, copped criticism for being too similar to the games that came before them. Meanwhile, the worst offender, MW3, gets glowing reviews.

        Just doesn't make sense. I'm getting pretty over reviews, there's nothing but fanboyism and double standards.

    Either this proves the measurement techniques are inaccurate or that there are a lot of zombie-like gamers out there who will play a game Ben though it's so 2010

    Depends on the platform.

    As of 0815 EST Australia

    Current Peak Game
    103,702 110,911 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    50,457 55,772 Football Manager 2012
    42,538 64,216 Counter-Strike
    38,996 59,095 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 - Multiplayer
    38,527 38,537 Terraria
    32,633 48,635 Counter-Strike: Source
    29,378 35,971 Team Fortress 2
    15,305 16,233 Sid Meier's Civilization V
    11,274 12,420 Dota 2
    8,272 13,534 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

    Wow, PC games not being on top a console activity list?

    Besides, I'm sure all the kids playing MW3 watched a 30 video of Skyrim, complained about no killstreaks then ignored it.

    I have a 2nd profile for xbox live, so I'm always offline on my 1st profile for skyrim.
    Also I'm avoiding the 1.2 patch so cant go on xbox live ^^

    Lol, who cares. Those tools can have their 5-year-old generic shooter if they like, I'm having the time of my life in what is possibly the best game I've ever played.


      I love Skyrim. And these stats just make me glad that I'm primarily a Steam user these days.

      Obviously you did by opening up the article and commenting in it.

        I hate it when people say this. Doesn't make any sense.

        He may be interested in the topic without necessarily giving a crap that MW3 is beating Skyrim.

    In other news, it seem Kotaku is unable to comprehend that people might game on something that isnt an Xbox

      wait a second, another system than Xbox? It explains alot I guess as I always thought my Xbox looked different and I could use a keyboard on it.

      I assumed it was the same thing.

        you must have one of these:

    I am close to the "average" gamer age (early thirties) and all of my mates who got suckered into buying Modern Warfail 3 played it for one/two nights and have not picked it up since. They're all on PC, not xBox, so I tend to agree with everyone's comments on the pimply crowd on xBox still playing it.

      I do like my shooters and have owned every COD game prior but just something about MW3 didnt do it for me, was almost a $150 map pack for MW2, and after playing BF3 that just dont cut the mustard. am on xbox also.

    Bought MW3 as soon as it came out. Only played it twice. It just doesn't do it for me when there's BF3 and Skyrim. Maybe on Xbox it's different.

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