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Xbox Live Activity Shows Co-op Gaming On the Rise
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Xbox Live Activity Shows Co-op Gaming On the Rise

Granted, these activity posts don't change much and are usually swayed by new releases, but the latest post by Major Nelson struck me differently...


Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)
1 Call of Duty 4
2 Halo 3
4 Gears of War
5 Madden NFL 09
6 Guitar Hero III
7 Rock Band
8 Castle Crashers
9 Mercenaries 2: World In Flames
10 Star Wars: TFU Demo

I'm seeing seven games -- out of ten -- that feature some sort of dedicated co-op gameplay. Now, this post doesn't necessarily mean that gamers are playing co-op modes specifically, but it does send a message to developers: last week, the chance of a game with co-op being in the top ten games played on an Xbox 360 was 70%...not bad odds. Take note, devs!

After the jump link, you can see the ratio of Xbox Originals co-op games that were played, and co-op titles downloaded from the Live Marketplace (also impressive).


Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)
1 Castle Crashers
2 Samurai Shodown II
3 Braid
4 Geometry Wars Evolved²
5 Fable II Pub Games
7 RocketBowl
8 BC:Rearmed
10 Alien Hominid HD

The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.

Original Xbox Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)
1 Halo 2
2 Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
3 Fable
4 Counter-Strike
5 Battlefield 2: MC
6 Splinter Cell Chaos
7 Fable: Lost Chapters
8 Conker: Live Reloaded
9 Call of Duty 3
10 Guilty Gear XX #Reload

These lists are based on global unique users connected to Xbox Live or in the case of Arcade, full versions purchased that week.

If you're not familiar with some of these games, take a look here to see if they feature co-op. You might be pleasantly surprised...