Week Beginning 18 August 2008

Xbox Live’s Major Nelson has posted the Xbox Live Activity for the week beginning Monday 18th August 2008. The top three remain the same aslast week’s and there’s a surprise new entry at four, with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Demo. Madden NFL 09 drops Gears of War down to 6 –the lowest position the game has been since release. Guitar Hero III tips Rock Band to seventh position. The last two positions are filled by Battlefield: Bad Company and SOULCALIBUR IV.

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on Unique User’s)

1 Call of Duty 4
2 Halo 3
4 Star Wars: TFU Demo
5 Madden NFL 09
6 Gears of War
7 Guitar Hero III
8 Rock Band
9 Battlefield: Bad Company

There are also a few surprises in the Top Arcade Titles list. The newest Xbox Live Arcade release fails to top the leaderboard. Instead, Fable II Pub Games appears to be the most popular Arcade title this week. Last week’s leader, Bionic Commando: Rearmed, drops down to fourth with Braid staying put in third. Geometry Wars Evolved², UNO, 1942: Joint Strike, DOOM and N+ all drop one position and Marble Blast Ultra sneaks in to the tenth position.

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions)
This list is based on full versions purchased.

1 Fable II Pub Games
2 Galaga Legions
3 Braid
4 BC:Rearmed
5 Geometry Wars Evolved²
7 1942: Joint Strike
9 N+
10 Marble Blast Ultra

Halo 2, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Fable remain as the top three most played Original Xbox titles. What have you been playing this week? Leave us a comment with your thoughts.

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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