Halo: Reach And Modern Warfare 2 Vie For Most Online Play


Posted September 24, 2010 - By Stephen Johnson

Halo: Reach

According to statistics released yesterday by Microsoft's Major Nelson, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is still the most-played online game on Xbox Live, beating Halo: Reach, but the statistics only cover the dates between September 13 and 19. Reach came out on September 14, so next week will be the true test of whether MW2 will be toppled from its spot on the top of the "charts" it's held for nearly a year.

Interestingly, online platform Raptr has released its own statistics that show that Halo: Reach has beaten MW 2, and that Modern Warfare 2's playtime has dropped by 50 percent since Reach was released. Raptr's numbers reflect Raptr users as opposed to the general population of Live users, though.

Anyway, the weekly top online titles from Major Nelson are below:

Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles

1 Modern Warfare 2
2 Halo: Reach
3 Halo 3
4 Call of Duty: WaW
5 FIFA Soccer 11 Dem
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 Battlefield Bad Co. 2
11 Gears of War 2
12 Red Dead Redemption
13 Halo 3: ODST
14 Forza Motorsport 3 (Download the demo)
15 Left 4 Dead 2
16 NBA 2K11 Demo
17 NHL 11
18 NCAA Football 11
19 Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Demo
20 Madden NFL 10

So, what do you guys think? Is next week going to be the first in which Halo: Reach is in the top Live spot?

Halo: Reach And Modern Warfare 2 Vie For Most Online Play