Halo 3 knocked out of top spot

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New Xbox Live Activity figures from Major Nelson reveal that Treyarch’s Call of Duty : World at War is currently the most played game on Live, knocking perennial leader Halo 3 in to second place. This may have something to with the Nazi Zombie minigame being untethered, and the recent Double XP weekend. Or it may be because Halo 3 is a load of boring, overhyped rubbish. Whatever the cause, it’s sure to make Treyarch’s Activision overlords happy. Call of Duty 4 comes in at third place beating out Gears of War 2, and the ridiculously fun zombie armageddon gore-fest Left 4 Dead.

On the arcade front Bohemoth’s Castle Crashers takes top spot, with those feisty annelids bazookering their way in to second. Super Mega Jolly Street Fighter II Turbo Sea-Urchin Ham Sandwich Deluxe Ultra Party HD Megamix – probably the one game  on the whole list that I’ve played most – came third. Like Sony.

Full list after the jump.

1 CoD: World at War
2 Halo 3
3 Call of Duty 4
4 Gears of War 2
5 Left 4 Dead
7 Fable II
8 Skate 2 Demo
9 Guitar Hero World Tour
10 FIFA 09

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)
1 Castle Crashers
2 Worms
3 Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
5 A Kingdom for Keflings
6 Braid
7 Banjo-Kazooie
8 Interpol
9 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
10 Bomberman Live

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Source : Major Nelson

Last Updated: January 21, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Wolfy

    I refuse to believe that GH WT is the 9th most played game. Ive been there a couple of times and the matchmaking is horrible, it searches for ever and never finds ANYTHING!

    Ive allready orderd Rockband 2 hearing that thats much better (Online wise))

  • Marcus

    Remember that list is for people playing games, while logged into live.

    Not actually playing it online, per se.

    maybe more GHWT sales than rockband?

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