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Online Quencher: Xbox Live Activity For The Week Of Sept 20th — Halo: Reach Is King

by Ernice Gilbert on September 30th, 2010, under Bungie, Hot, Microsoft, News

Last week, many were stunned to learn that Modern Warfare 2 managed to place number 1 on Xbox Live though Halo: Reach was released that same week. What some didn’t know, however, is that Bungie’s swan song placed second because it was only out for a portion of the reporting period. This week, the playing field is level and Halo: Reach is No. 1.

Coming in second is Modern Warfare 2, third was Halo 3 and the fourth being Call of Duty: World at War — all shooters.

The full list is past the break.

Reach has become the best selling Xbox 360 exclusive game, selling 4 million copies on one week. It’s also the fourth biggest game launch in the U.K. and Microsoft biggest game yet.

Bungie will no longer be at the helm, though, 343 Industries will takeover from here. What path will the franchise take? It’s a wait and see session now.

Here’s the full quencher:

Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles

1 Halo: Reach
2 Modern Warfare 2
3 Halo 3
4 Call of Duty: WaW
5 FIFA Soccer 11 Demo
6 FIFA 10
7 Call of Duty 4 (Purchase the full game for direct download)
8 Madden NFL 11
9 GTA IV (Purchase the full game for direct download)
10 Red Dead Redemption
11 Battlefield Bad Co. 2
12 Gears of War 2
13 Forza Motorsport 3 (Download the demo)
14 Left 4 Dead 2
15 NBA 2K11 Demo
16 NHL 11
17 Halo 3: ODST
19 Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Demo
20 NCAA Football 11

Top Arcade Titles

2 DeathSpank: Thongs Of Virtue
3 Plants vs. Zombies
4 Sonic Adventure
6 Trials HD
8 Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
9 Castle Crashers
10 Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
11 Alien Breed 2: Assault
12 Marathon: Durandal
13 Space Invaders Infinity Gene
14 Game Room **
15 Deadliest Warrior
16 Monday Night Combat
17 Shank
18 UNO
19 Peggle
20 Magic: The Gathering

Top Indie Games

1 Nuclear Wasteland
3 Ricochet Assassin
4 Baby Maker Extreme
6 The Impossible Game
7 Avatar Paintball
8 Avatar Racedrome
9 Try Not To Fart
10 So Many Girls So Little Time
11 Avatar Onslaught
12 Avatar Drop
13 Miner Dig Deep
14 Avatar Ninja!
15 Aurelia
16 Action Arcade Wrestling
17 Zombie Estate
18 Head Shot 2
19 radiangames Inferno
20 Avatar Showdown

Games for Windows Top LIVE Titles

2 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
3 F1 2010
4 Colin McRae : Dirt 2
5 Fallout 3
6 Street Fighter IV
7 Bioshock 2
8 Resident Evil 5
9 Halo 2
10 Batman: Arkham Asylum
11 Red Faction Guerrilla
12 Gears of War
13 Tinker
14 Blacklight: Tango Down
15 FlatOut UC
16 Fuel
17 Battlestations: Pacific
18 Quantum of Solace
19 SWTCW: Republic Heroes
20 Section 8

Via Major Nelson.


  1. Thu, 30th Sep 2010 at 4:08 pm

    what can beat REACH?

  2. Thu, 30th Sep 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Well, for now nothing.

  3. Thu, 30th Sep 2010 at 4:21 pm

    NXt 12 months?

  4. Thu, 30th Sep 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Probably Black Ops temporarily, then it goes straight back to the top!

  5. Thu, 30th Sep 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I do not think black ops can top REACH.

  6. Thu, 30th Sep 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Call of Duty titles sell massively on the Xbox 360, I think MW2 sold millions more than many Halo titles, it will top Reach, albeit temporarily.

  7. Thu, 30th Sep 2010 at 4:32 pm

    black ops will not selling as good as last year MW2.

  8. Thu, 30th Sep 2010 at 4:35 pm

    You have a point there… But look, World At War’s still number 4 on that list….We’ll have to wait and see, then.

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  10. Thu, 30th Sep 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I can’t believe Halo 3 is still in the top 5. I mean it has been what 3 years and it is still in the top 5. I know a lot of people who are hardcore halo fans and are playing Halo 3 instead of Halo Reach because of they have made the MP seem more casual. It feels like a halo version of COD. People camp, and if you thought grenades were bad in Halo 3 they are much worse in Reach. Also, the reticule bloom is stupid. You can shoot a 50 cal. sniper rifle while running, but you can’t shoot a DMR more that one without it being horrible inaccurate. It is so stupid. I like the game, but I like Halo 3 better. Also, there is always that one guy who has 20 kills or more and the rest of the team camps and lets him do all the killing.

  11. Thu, 30th Sep 2010 at 7:44 pm

    don’t get me wrong, I like the game a lot, but it does not seem as good as Halo 3. I know people complained about the fact there was no recoil, but you are a 7 ft. super soldier wearing a 1 ton bio suit. I think you can handle the recoil of a gun.

  12. Thu, 30th Sep 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I know what you mean…. Especially with the guys who have all the kills and everyone else play chicken — it’s frustrating

  13. Fri, 1st Oct 2010 at 4:14 am

    meh, no surprises there!
    i hope M$ go into halo 4 with a fresh reboot mind, it would be nice to see them swap and change a few things around.
    keep the openness and the armour abilities, there the best part about halo.
    but add maybe a half decent story, differing AI, and maybe some vehicular combat.
    i dunno, im just bored of it!
    spanned 5 games now not including wars, and its has really not changed or evolved one bit!
    more adding and changing to the recipe, and less cut and paste.

  14. Fri, 1st Oct 2010 at 5:20 am

    As expected! Oh via vgchartz, Reach sold over 4 million first week. I must say that’s impressive even for a Halo title.

  15. Fri, 1st Oct 2010 at 6:02 am

    Indeed. 4 Million copies in one week is nothing to laugh at. Uncharted 2 has sold about 4 million but that’s since it came out! Give Jack his jacket — that’s just impressive.

  16. Fri, 1st Oct 2010 at 6:14 am

    Here’s an article for ya”: Halo should Evolve.

  17. Fri, 1st Oct 2010 at 10:35 am

    it should, but it wont.

  18. Fri, 1st Oct 2010 at 10:44 am

    yeah, the story was not that good. the story in the first game was great, but it just went downhill when they started focusing on MP. Also, I just read an article that Gears of War 3 has be delaying to fall of 2011.

  19. Fri, 1st Oct 2010 at 10:51 am

    heres the article. at the end they try to think why the release date is getting changed and I think it is because MS has no hardcore exclusives for next fall.

  20. Fri, 1st Oct 2010 at 11:06 am

    Yeah, posting it up in a bit, shame. But I think it’s because MS doesn’t have nothing, no exlusive to deliver around that time to compete with Resistance 3….

  21. Fri, 1st Oct 2010 at 11:09 am

    Thanks, bro : )

  22. Fri, 1st Oct 2010 at 11:12 am

    yeah, MS is really starting to lose it. They are so insecure that they have to delay their game by 5 months because they probably do not have an exclusive that they think will sell, or they do not have one at all.

  23. Fri, 1st Oct 2010 at 11:20 am

    Yep, it’s bad, but it’s their fault. I keep saying, MS should build more first party studios; 343 Industries just wont’ caught it

  24. Sat, 2nd Oct 2010 at 10:10 am

    i dunno why though, its not like they dont have heaps of series they could build on.
    why they have rare wasting their time on stupid kinect games is beyond me!
    get them off that crap, their wasting their talent and get them to do another project zero game!
    id kill to see a prey 2, they were actually making it they started as soon as prey came out but have not heard boo since!
    i assume it was canned when 3D realms team got laid off last year.
    was a awesome game prey, scary, and a hell of allot of fun!

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