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Microsoft reveals top Xbox Live games of 2010

Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb (or Major Nelson as most of us know him) last week published the most popular titles on Xbox Live for 2010. The lists do not appear to be recorded from total downloads but when the actual downloads are at their highest in their first week. So the lists below are based on unique users playing whilst connected to Live in the first week of release, and both Arcade and Indie titles are based on week one downloads.

It’s a little predictable to see the ubiquitous COD franchise and Halo Reach dominating the top two places but the great thing about these lists are the hidden gems that can be found on the Arcade and Indie Titles.

Call of Duty: Black Ops has seen over 1.1 trillion shots fired on Xbox live according to the recent release from Treyarch.

Black Ops the most played game on Xbox live, here is the science bit. (more…)