news\ Nov 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Halo 4 most played title on Xbox LIVE for week of November 5


For the week of November 5, 2012, Halo 4 was the top played game on Xbox LIVE.

Halo 4, which release on November 6, overtook Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition — both of which had been previously fighting for the top seed. Minecraft finally took the top spot for the week of October 15, but the very next week Modern Warfare 3 was back at the top. Now, based on unique users, Halo 4 appears to be the new leader.

Will it last for longer than a week though? Yesterday marked the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the sequel to2010's Call of Duty: Black Ops which, despite being out for two years now, remains the fourth most active game on Xbox LIVE.

If Black Ops 2 has the same success as Black Ops, which all signs currently point to, it's hard to believe Halo 4 will remain the most played. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 shattered pre-order records set last year by Modern Warfare 3 and has been said to be on its way to a "historic launch."

Still, I wouldn't count out Halo 4 just yet. Day one sales of the game surpassed $220 million and, last week, 343 Industries revealed that more people played Halo 4 in the first 24 hours than any other Halo launch day in history."

I think it's safe to say that regardless of the leader, all games are enjoying success in the Xbox LIVE area. What game are you enjoying on Xbox LIVE right now?

Matt Liebl You can follow Senior News Editor Matt Liebl on Twitter @Matt_GZ. He likes games, sports, musicals, and his adorable dog, Wrigley, and his wife.
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