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Halo: Reach may have been the best selling Xbox 360 exclusive title in history, but according to Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, the Director of Programming for Xbox LIVE, more gamers were playing Modern Warfare 2 and Halo 3 than Halo: Reach during the week of September 13.
According to Hyrb’s latest report on Xbox LIVE activity, Modern Warfare 2 came in first with Halo 3 coming in second, and Halo: Reach coming in third. The report measures unique users, which means that more individuals were playing Modern Warfare 2 than Halo 3 and Halo: Reach.
On the other hand, a recent report from Raptr found that Halo: Reach did indeed dethrone Modern Warefare 2 as the most-played Xbox LIVE game, causing a 50% decrease in MW2 playtime. Unlike Hyrb’s report, which measures the number unique users playing each game, Raptr’s findings are based on tracking total playtime for each title. So while more unique users may have been playing Modern Warfare 2 during the first week of Halo: Reach’s release, more total hours were spent playing Halo: Reach.
Above: More people may have been playing Modern Warfare 2, but gamers spent more hours playing Halo: Reach
The Raptr report is full of other interesting statistics about how much Halo: Reach is being played. According to Raptr, the average playtime for Halo: Reach stands at 23.07 hours. 37.35% of players have beaten Halo: Reach on Normal difficulty. 22.29% of players have beaten the game on Heroic difficulty. And only 11.87% of players have managed to beat the game on Legendary.
The toughest achievement to get so far is the ‘Make it Rain’ achievement, which has only been unlocked by 0.13% of players. You can check out the Raptr report in its entirety, here.
Sep 23, 2010
Source: Major Nelson, Raptr
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