Saturday, January 7th 2012

Xbox 360 Most Popular Games Of 2011

Microsoft has revealed the top 20 most popular games played on the Xbox 360 in 2011 based on numbers of unique users logged into Xbox LIVE (Silver and Gold members). Note that this gives a different result to the total playtime for a particular game, which has not been disclosed here. Unsurprisingly, the Call of Duty series dominates the chart, but what is sure to irk CoD detractors, but make fans very happy, is that a massive five of those positions are taken up by CoD – that's 25% of the rankings. Even CoD4: Modern Warfare which was released way back in 2007 sits at a very respectable number 14. However, top games Battlefield 3 and Skyrim did very well nonetheless, sitting at five and six respectively, with only Halo beating them at number 4. Can you guess which CoD game hit the top spot before looking at the chart?

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
4. Halo: Reach
5. Battlefield 3
6. Skyrim
7. Gears of War 3
8. FIFA 12
9. FIFA Soccer 11
10. Madden NFL 12
11. GTA IV
12. NBA 2K11
13. Battlefield: Bad Co. 2
14. Call of Duty 4
15. Battlefield 3 Beta
16. Halo 3
17. Gears of War 2
18. Forza Motorsport 4
19. Red Dead Redemption
20. Call of Duty: World at War

Was Black Ops a surprise?Source: The Escapist
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15 Comments on Xbox 360 Most Popular Games Of 2011

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
inb4 cod dominates... oh, too late
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#2
NC37
And...the top 4 reasons why kids shouldn't be allowed to play on XBL...Oh nvm, you beat me to it :D :p
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#3
etayorius
Why is Skyrim in that list if its a SP? i got it on Pc, on 360 i only play GTAIV.
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#4
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: etayorius
Why is Skyrim in that list if its a SP? i got it on Pc, on 360 i only play GTAIV.
That's because the chart isn't only for multiplayer games. It simply counts the number of unique Xbox LIVE logins.
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#5
erocker
Going by the list Activision is doing it wrong. They need to release a new MW or CoD quarterly.
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#6
Drone
Basically this chart is just the same for all consoles (excluding xbox exclusive games)
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#7
radrok
Not impressed, really :)
My only grief is that there should not be FPSs on top Console Game lists as practically they are forced to give you auto aim with joystick, LOL auto aim/scope where has competitivity gone?
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#8
ZoneDymo
15. Battlefield 3 Beta
16. Halo 3
17. Gears of War 2
18. Forza Motorsport 4
19. Red Dead Redemption


Thats right, the BF3 beta is above those heavy hitters ^^
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#9
NC37
by: erocker
Going by the list Activision is doing it wrong. They need to release a new MW or CoD quarterly.
Well there is "right" and then RIGHT!

If they did that they should just make a CoD MMO. Oh wait, they already kinda are with charging for a subscription service to Elite.

We all saw how fast UT died out when they went to yearly. CoD is gonna be doing the same. I know more people who hated MW3 than liked vs the other games. The reason I know for sure...I saw MW3 on sale during the holidays, some places $20 off. They never did with the past titles.

The franchise is worn out. Run on the same engine forever. Just doesn't work with FPS games. Reason Halo has stayed in for so long is because of the time between games, not to mention the fact each game does have a different feel to it even if the core mechanics are the same.
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#10
KieranD
Im impressed that some of those games are so high, some of them only came out the tail end of last year like FIFA 12 and its already more played than FIFA 11 similarly the same for CODMW3. Those games have only been played for a few months.

Gears of War 2? Halo 3? People still play those?
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#11
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: erocker
Going by the list Activision is doing it wrong. They need to release a new MW or CoD quarterly.
:laugh:

Yeah, they'd probably fill every position then, lol.
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#12
Eva01Master
by: KieranD
Gears of War 2? Halo 3? People still play those?
Why shouldn't they? Those are great titles whichever year you are in, I know I still play them even after acquiring the successors for both franchises. Now what really irks me, seriously COD is more played than Gears 3? That just exposes how the general gamer lacks criterion when buying games...
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#13
garyinhere
New COD game is rummored to be announced this month!!!
MW3 was announced in Jan '11
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#14
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: garyinhere
New COD game is rummored to be announced this month!!!
MW3 was announced in Jan '11
They already confirmed/annouced a new CoD the day MW3 was released.

Now about that list. I could care less about game popularity. I'd rather play the quality games rather then the one where millions of 13 year olds run around on a 10x10 map "quick scoping" everyone and telling people how many times they did other people's moms.
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#15
ViperXTR
DLC for MW3 everyday!!! D: D:
adds a new sound effect, adds a new texture pallete, adds a new bullet type etc.
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