call Call of Duty franchise dominates Xbox Live

Microsoft has announced the big winners when it comes to time being spent by gamers on its Xbox Live network. As expected, the Call of Duty franchise games topped the list, but we also saw the entry of newcomer Minecraft in the number four spot.

Every year Microsoft releases a list of the top games on its Xbox Live gaming network when it comes to gamer activity. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the Call of Duty franchise is not only on the list but that there are three CoD titles in the top 5 of the list. Halo 4 takes the number three spot, and newcomer Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is solidly in the fourth spot.

When it comes to genre titles, 75 percent of all the top games were shooters, sports, and driving games. The list is based on the number of unique users per game per day, and is broken into two parts: Xbox 360 games and Xbox XBLA games.

Here are the top 15 games on the Xbox 360 for 2012:

  • 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

The top 15 for XBLA games for 2012 are:

  • 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

via GamesSpot