Major Nelson has released the Xbox Live numbers from last week, which saw the launch of the much anticipated Halo: Reach. Despite Reach’s impressive sales numbers, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 still retains the top spot with more unique users.

It’s interesting to note how much the fanbase for the two franchises is spread out. Just look at the top five titles:

1. Modern Warfare 2
2. Halo 3
3. Halo: Reach
4: Call of Duty: World at War
5: Call of Duty 4

If you throw in Halo: ODST at number 11, that’s three games from each franchise taking up top spots. Cheese and rice, people. Cheese and rice! Where are all the original IPs to save us?


  1. halo series, xbox only

    call of duty multiplatform

    but for halo 3 to be in place 2 by only being on the xbox360

    well that’s more interesting a figure I think

    it took PS3 PC and Xbox 360 to get above halo 3

    and yet cod4 couldn’t do it AND the Treyarch created game is rated higher

    funny that