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Top Xbox Live Games of 2006

Here are the top games for 2006, based on Xbox Live connectivity.
The following rankings are based on data collected from 1/1/06 – 12/29/06:

  2006 Top Xbox 360 Titles (UU's)
1 Gears of War
2 Hexic HD
3 Call of Duty 2
4 Ghost Recon 3
5 Oblivion
6 PGR3
7 Perfect Dark Zero
8 Call Of Duty 3
9 UNO
10 EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 3
11 Saints Row
12 Geometry Wars Evolved
13 DEAD OR ALIVE 4
14 Texas Hold 'em
15 Madden NFL 07
16 DEAD RISING
17 Need for Speed™ Most Wanted
18 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Vegas
19 BFMC
20 Splinter Cell Double Agent
  2006 Top Arcade Titles (Purchased)
1 UNO
2 Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting
3 Geometry Wars Evolved
4 Marble Blast Ultra
5 PAC-MAN
6 DOOM
7 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
8 GALAGA
9 Gauntlet
10 Frogger
11 Bankshot Billiards 2
12 SmashTV
13 Contra
14 Zuma
15 Texas Hold 'em
16 Bejeweled 2
17 Feeding Frenzy
18 Small Arms
19 Cloning Clyde
20 LUMINES LIVE!
  2006 Top Original Xbox Titles
1 Halo 2
2 Battlefield 2: MC
3 Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
4 Madden NFL 2006
5 Counter-Strike
6 Splinter Cell Chaos
7 Forza Motorsport
8 Call of Duty 2
9 Ghost Recon 2
10 PGR 2
11 Rainbow Six 3
12 NFS Most Wanted
13 Ghost Recon 2: SS
14 Rainbow Six 3 BA
15 Ghost Recon AW
16 Far Cry Instincts
17 Madden NFL 07
18 Conker: Live Reloaded
19 Tony Hawk Am Wasteland
20 RS 4: Lockdown

Remember, UU's is the number of Gamertags that have played a game. In the case of Arcade titles, that list is ranked by purchased games. That is why the Arcade titles may be ranked out of order on the top list. Some Arcade titles may be purchased by one Gamertag, but played by multiple Gamertags.

Posted: Dec 30 2006, 02:06 AM by Major Nelson | with 138 comment(s) |
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American Wasteland
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First. Wink

December 30, 2006 2:11 AM [Direct Link]
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Thats interesting info.  Up late eh major?

I just moved to Seattle, any chance you need an assistant? :)

December 30, 2006 2:15 AM [Direct Link]
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Hey Major... having fun with "Pimps at sea"?  ;-)

December 30, 2006 2:16 AM [Direct Link]
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Good job Epic :D

Thanks for a great year Microsoft and the entire Xbox360 team. And thanks to you too Larry for keeping us up-to-date on everything 360 related :D

December 30, 2006 2:18 AM [Direct Link]
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not first!!!!

woot GEARS OF WAR #1 FTW

December 30, 2006 2:21 AM [Direct Link]
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nice litheon, what if the lists were combined... halo or gears?

December 30, 2006 2:22 AM [Direct Link]
GASS

ive played all but one, saints row, of the top 20 360 titles!

December 30, 2006 2:24 AM [Direct Link]
Family Guy
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Hey Major,

Most of these info just seems true it does, but I don't mean to be so offense on this but I don't believe Gears is really on top, I want to seem some stats before I believe that. I can't just see Gears and Halo switching just like that, it just doesnt seem possible. And to top it, gears hasnt been on as long as COD 2 and yet its connectivity is already higher, previous Game of the Year has been passed and by the looks of this, by far. I would like to see some stats.

Gears is great among all the newest 360 titles, but I dont think its a ground breaker like Halo.

December 30, 2006 2:37 AM [Direct Link]
Family Guy
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Oh and just to add, I'm pretty sure these stats are 100% true and your not just adding Gears on top, I couldnt see why you would even do that.

I just cant see it being up there with such a short Single Player and such a limited MP.(3 game types and a handful of maps. 8 players)

December 30, 2006 2:40 AM [Direct Link]
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Having Hexic in second shows that a lot of new 360s were given out for Christmas. Beating all but GoW is kind of a big deal.

I wonder what the actual sales figures look like for the holidays...

December 30, 2006 2:44 AM [Direct Link]
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