Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Usual Suspects Dominate XBL Activity Charts
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The Xbox Live activity charts for the week of August 27th have been announced, reaffirming the big names’ dominance in the top spots, and confirming the startling performance of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.

It used to be that the Live activity charts were occupied by boxed, disc-based titles, but even weeks after release, Minecraft is second only to the behemoth that is Modern Warfare 3. In fact the Call of Duty series litters the top twenty, will entries at number one, three and seven. Love ‘em or loathe them, there’s no doubting their popularity.

Elsewhere, Counter-Strike: GO and Rock Band Blitz sit comfortably under Minecraft in the XBLA charts, while the affectionate XBLIG clone CastleMiner Z sits atop the Indie Game table.

Full charts below, courtesy of Major Nelson.

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

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

The above list is based on full versions purchased.

Games for Windows Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s)

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.


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Comment #1 by PsycoSaurus
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 04:57:36 AM
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Thought there was a game based on the Usual Suspects when I read the description... Awesome film.

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Comment #2 by UberPirateNinja
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 04:58:22 AM
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Great to see Castle Crashers sitting up there still.

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Comment #3 by UberPirateNinja
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:02:40 AM
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Wtf? / That's not my gamercard! What's up with that? I've got the correct one on the home page, and under settings, but KillerBEA107 is not my gamertag.

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Comment #4 by ClassicZach
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:03:33 AM
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woop halo 3 and reach pew pewin the top half the board :D

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Comment #6 by Sanchezz4387
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:05:15 AM
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glad to see dark souls rocking the top of the windows chart. i have it on ps3 and cant wait for the dlc next mo nth :). no doubt in 2 month there will be 3 code in the top 4 lol

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Comment #8 by Akuza
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:11:18 AM
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Jesus, mw3 first and black ops 3rd ...cod dominating there !

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Comment #9 by UberPirateNinja
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:11:40 AM
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@7. Very odd. On the iPhone it's coming up as KillerBEA107 ( no clue who that is ), but on my iPad it's displaying the correct one, UberPirateNinja. I've got my correct gamertag displaying in the top right on both devices, but this random one showing up on the phone browser, but only for the news feed, it's showing the correct one in the forum postings for me.


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Comment #10 by Akatsuki Sensor
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:26:01 AM
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@8 - I've seen that tag before! He is a user on this site haha, weird XD

OT - Nice to see Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition standing strong up there. Can't wait for the DLC to release on the 360!

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Comment #11 by Weirdy Beardie
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:42:53 AM
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@2 I allowed myself a little grin when I saw that - great game.

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Comment #12 by GeekSven
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:45:17 AM
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I'm enjoying Counterstike: GO and MW3's Chaos Mode, so I'll be set until Dishonored :')

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Comment #13 by Akuza
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 06:16:17 AM
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@10 clever ;) hence why it says "forum post count" under our names lol

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Comment #14 by Andreas_loel
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 06:19:38 AM
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Halo reach infront of BF3? That should say alot seeing as Reach mp wise is the worst halo to date.

Nice to see Dungeon Defenders still being purchased, best xbla title ever.

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Comment #15 by Zmoke
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 06:21:10 AM
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Ham City Impostors is a sequel to Bacon Village Reality TV.

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Comment #16 by Hagane
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 06:44:50 AM
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Nice to see Dark Souls at the top of GFWL :D

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Comment #17 by GOWnage
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 06:59:19 AM
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Where is Darksiders? :((

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Comment #18 by Elm
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 07:05:05 AM
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@17 Overrated game imo

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Comment #19 by daseeker25
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 07:28:57 AM
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@16 yes Dark Souls should dominated the GFWL but really the other games don't stand a chance in that category. I personally know 2 ps3 users that got the prepare to die pc edition because they couldn't wait for the dlc to come out for consoles

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Comment #20 by Tsaako
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 07:45:55 AM
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As much as I love / hate the CoD series, I don't think it'l have a legitimate competitor any time soon for that #1 spot. As much promotion Halo 4 has had, I don't think it'l top charts for a lengthy amount of time such as CoD.

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Comment #21 by Hannibal king 88
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 07:53:11 AM
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Mw3 can have number one. But itll only have it for this week end next week and next weekend. Come the 18th 1st is gunna be boarder lands. And the reason darksiders isnt up there is cause once u beat it the replay effect isnt there im on my second time through and its takin longer the 1st time

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Comment #22 by Larsson91
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 08:09:09 AM
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#21, if Borderlands 2 tops MW3 I'll eat my hat, and yours.

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Comment #23 by Brightside
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 08:10:24 AM
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I'm surprised to see RDR on there. Not a bad thing by any means though.

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Comment #24 by ENVY021
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 08:51:20 AM
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You're dreaming.
You know what is going to top CoD?
New CoD

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Comment #25 by DecadentBeaver
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 09:00:45 AM
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Minecraft dominating the XBLA again. A truly awesome game. Its certainly my most played game over the last 3 months and I can see why its so high up.

Not a CoD fan, but not surprised its dominating the retail side of the charts.

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Comment #26 by Diamondxinferno1116
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 10:21:10 AM
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Just kuz COD is number 1 doesnt mean its any bit good

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Comment #27 by Jane Starfish
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 11:34:16 AM
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Gta beating Gears 3 .
Gta still holds a big grip on xbox live it would seem.

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Comment #28 by SolidSnake7
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 12:02:49 PM
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No one plays Max Payne 3 anymore :(

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Comment #29 by Sith Dragon DDG
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 12:22:34 PM
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Odd that it doesn't quite match up with what is on X-Box, except for MW3 of course. And I agree with some of the others surprise that Darksiders II hasn't made it on the list.

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Comment #30 by STONE DEVIL
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 12:37:40 PM
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Please publish REAL gaming news, not this crap.

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Comment #31 by pintpleaselove
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 03:39:56 PM
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Thought walking dead may have been higher as its awesome

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Comment #32 by DROoOPPY360
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 07:31:34 PM
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@28 Yea man I just bought Max Payne 3 on a labor day sale. Loving the campaign but not that many people online.

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Comment #33 by Original
Saturday, September 08, 2012 @ 03:43:54 AM
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Great to see RB Blitz doing well! ^_^

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Comment #34 by LeviXLush
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 12:02:49 PM
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@1 Lol at no one else understanding what you and I thought. Misleading post.

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Comment #35 by xxthegodofwarx
Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 03:32:16 PM
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there will be a new number 1 come november 6th ..

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