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CES 2008: Microsoft reveals Xbox Live stats

Microsoft has revealed a number of user statistics for Xbox Live now that the popular online gaming service has registered over 10 million users.

Microsoft has revealed a number of user statistics for Xbox Live now that the popular online gaming service has registered over 10 million users.

Unsurprisingly the most popular game based on Xbox Live connectivity in 2007 was Bungie's Halo 3, even though the game wasn't released until late September. Last week, Microsoft stated that the game has sold over 8.1 million units worldwide.

Third party titles also registered highly on the service, with Epic's Gears of War, Activision's Call of Duty 3 and 4 and Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas all in the top five.

The majority of best-selling Xbox Live Arcade titles for 2007 were familiar franchises and retro ports rather than original titles.

Konami/Ubisoft's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Arcade was the most popular seller, with Worms, Bomberman, Castlevania and Uno all in the top five.

And of the original Xbox titles still played via the service, multiplayer shooters were the most popular genre. Halo 2 was the number one game, with Star Wars Battlefront 2, Counter-Strike, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat and Doom 3 all in the top five.

The top ten Xbox Live games of 2007 follow:

Xbox 360 titles (unique users):

1. Halo 3

2. Gears of War

3. Call of Duty 4

4. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

5. Call of Duty 3

6. Crackdown

7. Oblivion

8. Guitar Hero II

9. Forza Motorsport 2

10. Lost Planet

Top Xbox Live arcade titles (sales):

1. TMNT 1989 Arcade

2. Worms

3. Castlevania: SOTN

4. Uno

5. Bomberman Live

6. 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures

7. Sonic the Hedgehog

8. Pinball FX

9. Geometry Wars FX

10. Texas Hold 'Em

Original Xbox titles (unique users):

1. Halo 2

2. Star Wars Battlefront 2

3. Counter-Strike

4. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

5. Doom 3

6. Forza Motorsport

7. Madden NFL 07

8. Conker: Live and Reloaded

9. Call of Duty 3

10. Rainbow Six 3

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