Top Xbox Live Games Of 2012: "Call of Duty" Dominates The Top Charts

By Binu Paul email: b.paul@mobilenapps.com | Jan 23, 2013 08:43 AM EST

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

Not so surprisingly, Call of Duty once again dominated the charts in the Xbox LIVE standings for 2012. While  'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' was ranked the most played Xbox 360 game for 2012, its predecessor, "Modern Warfare 3," came second in the list.  

Follow us

In an analysis of 'Top Xbox games of 2012' Microsoft spokesman Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb listed the 2012's top 20 games of the following categories: Live, Arcade, Indie and Games for Windows Live. The analysis is based on the average unique users per day connected to Xbox Live or full versions purchased between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012.

'Halo 4' came third in the list of the overall Xbox Live activity charts for last year followed by Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition fourth and Call of Duty: Black Ops fifth. FIFA 13 and FIFA 12 were ranked at number six and seven respectively in the list of most played games.

The Xbox Live Arcade chart was based on full game purchases, and not on active users, which in turn makes it into a list of best-selling XBLA games. 'Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition' naturally topped the list of the top Arcade titles while 'Trials Evolution' and 'The Walking Dead' came second and third in the list.

There are the full rankings for the top games of 2012 below:

Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Halo 4

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Call of Duty: Black Ops

FIFA Soccer 13

FIFA Soccer 12

Battlefield 3

Halo: Reach

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Borderlands 2

Assassin's Creed III

Skyrim

Madden NFL 13

Gears of War 3

NBA 2K13

NBA 2K12

Far Cry 3

Grand Theft Auto IV

Forza Motorsport 4

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Trials Evolution

The Walking Dead

Pinball FX2

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Castle Crashers

Gotham City Impostors

I Am Alive

Fruit Ninja Kinect

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

Trials HD

Magic 2013

Fez

Dungeon Defenders

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Peggle

The Simpsons Arcade Game

REAL STEEL

Toy Soldiers: Cold War

Full House Poker

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

CastleMiner Z

CastleMiner

Total Miner: Forge

Avatar Deathmatch

FortressCraft Chapter 1

Murder Miners

The Impossible Game

Avatar Laser Wars 2

The $1 Zombie Game

Avatar Paintball

Avatar Legends

Fortress Wars

Miner Of Duty

Miner4Ever

Avatar Laser Wars

End Of Days: Infected vs Mercs

Toy Stunt Bike 2

Flight Adventure 2

Don't Die Dateless, Dummy!

Block World

Games for Windows Top LIVE Titles (based on average UU's per day)

GTA IV

Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition

Age of Empires Online

Batman Arkham City

Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition

Microsoft Flight

DiRT 3

F1 2011

Resident Evil 5

Fallout 3

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Fable III

Bioshock 2

Gotham City Impostors

Colin McRae : Dirt 2

Bulletstorm

Street Fighter X Tekken

Resident Evil Raccoon City

F1 2010

Street Fighter IV

Source: Major Nelson

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

© 2013 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Featured Video : Ericsson Announces World-Leading Launches Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2014

Join Our Conversation

Smartphones
Windows Phone 8.1 Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview released – Get it now
Galaxy K Zoom unveiling: Samsung sends invites for April 29 event to ‘Kapture the Moment’
Age of Empires: World Domination coming this summer to iOS, Android & Windows Phone (VIDEO)
HTC One M8 headed exclusively to Verizon in Glamour Red avatar?
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Gadgets
Amazon LogoAmazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC LogoHTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google DowntimeGoogle blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
Adobe Lightroom MobileAdobe Lightroom mobile hits the iPad, coming soon to iPhones
Apple updates Mac iWork for iCloud suite – What’s new in Pages, Numbers and Keynote?
Microsoft launches Office for iPad, makes Office Mobile free on Android and iPhones
Twitter adds photo tagging, multiple photo sharing to iPhone and Android apps
Copyright © 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps