Halo 3 is a damn popular game.‚  How popular you ask?‚  Try over 1 billion match-made games, and recently a nameless UNSC soldier slew the 10 billionth Covenant scumbag in campaign.‚  Bungie, developer of all things Halo (except Halo Wars) knows how to appease the mass of fans suiting up for online combat each and every day.‚  It seems as if new DLC perpetually looms on the horizon, frequent matchmaking playlist tweaks keep the experience fresh, and there is just some indescribable emotion attached to tea-bagging a fresh kill that keeps us coming back for more.

Bungie released the Mythic Map Pack last week, and while hard data on download rates has not surfaced yet, the weekly report of Xbox Live activity certainly depicts increased usage.‚  Furthermore, Microsoft offered Xbox Live users with a limited Silver membership access to matchmaking this weekend thus buffing the total activity even further.

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles
1‚ Halo 3
2‚ Call of Duty: WaW
3‚ Call of Duty 4
4‚ Gears of War 2
7‚ FIFA 09
8‚ Left 4 Dead
9‚ Halo Wars
10‚ Guitar Hero World Tour

Top Arcade Titles
1‚  The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai
2‚  Hasbro Family Game Night**
3 ‚ Castle Crashers
4‚  Penny Arcade Episode 1
5‚  Puzzle Quest: Galactrix
6‚  Peggle
7‚  Worms
8‚  UNO
9‚  3 on 3 NHL Arcade
10‚ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade

**Combined sales of all Hasbro Family Game Night titles

Original Xbox Top Live Titles
1‚ Halo 2
2‚ Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
3‚ Counter-Strike
4‚ Fable
5‚ Conker: Live Reloaded
6‚ Splinter Cell Chaos
7‚ Star Wars: Battlefront
8‚ Doom 3
9‚ Burnout 3
10‚ Call of Duty 3
Top Community Games
1‚ RC-AirSim
2‚ Rumble Massage
3‚ DrumKit
4‚ Aquarium HD
5‚ Solar
6‚ NextWar: The Quest for Earth
7‚ Remote Masseuse
8‚ Little Racers
9‚ Rabid Gophers
10‚ Supercow

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

Via Major Nelson.

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Eddie Makuch is a Blast staff writer. Reach him at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch.

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