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Call of Duty Games Dominated Xbox Gaming in 2012

It’s no secret that the Call of Duty franchise is one of the most successful gaming ventures in history. What many gamers might not know, however, is just how many people continue to play the ol...
Call of Duty Games Dominated Xbox Gaming in 2012
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  • It’s no secret that the Call of Duty franchise is one of the most successful gaming ventures in history. What many gamers might not know, however, is just how many people continue to play the older games in the series.

    This week Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, the director of programming for Xbox LIVE, announced the top 20 games on Xbox LIVE for 2012. Four of the top ten games are Call of Duty titles:

    1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
    2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    3. Halo 4
    4. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
    5. Call of Duty: Black Ops
    6. FIFA Soccer 13
    7. FIFA Soccer 12
    8. Battlefield 3
    9. Halo: Reach
    10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    11. Borderlands 2
    12. Assassin’s Creed III
    13. Skyrim
    14. Madden NFL 13
    15. Gears of War 3
    16. NBA 2K13
    17. NBA 2K12
    18. Far Cry 3
    19. Grand Theft Auto IV
    20. Forza Motorsport 4

    It’s pretty incredible to see that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which was released in 2009, is beating blockbuster titles released this year, such as Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed III, and Madden NFL 13. It’s also pretty stunning to see that last year’s Modern Warfare 3 beat out Halo 4.

    Hryb also listed the Top 20 Xbox LIVE arcade title purchases of 2012, and there are no surprises. Record-breakers Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Trials Evolution led a list of surprisingly good arcade titles:

    1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
    2. Trials Evolution
    3. The Walking Dead
    4. Pinball FX2
    5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
    6. Castle Crashers
    7. Gotham City Impostors
    8. I Am Alive
    9. Fruit Ninja Kinect
    10. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD
    11. Trials HD
    12. Magic 2013
    13. Fez
    14. Dungeon Defenders
    15. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
    16. Peggle
    17. The Simpsons Arcade Game
    18. REAL STEEL
    19. Toy Soldiers: Cold War
    20. Full House Poker

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