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For the week of November 5, 2012,Halo 4 was the top played game on Xbox LIVE.

Halo 4, which release on November 6, overtookCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 3andMinecraft: Xbox 360 Edition — both of which had been previously fighting for the top seed.Minecraft finally took the top spot for the week of October 15, but the very next weekModern Warfare 3 was back at the top. Now, based on unique users,Halo 4 appears to be the new leader.

Will it last for longer than a week though? Yesterday marked the release ofCall of Duty: Black Ops 2, the sequel to2010'sCall of Duty: Black Ops which, despite being out for two years now, remains the fourth most active game on Xbox LIVE.

IfBlack Ops 2 has the same success asBlack Ops, which all signs currently point to, it's hard to believeHalo 4 will remain the most played.Call of Duty: Black Ops 2shattered pre-order records set last year byModern Warfare 3 and has been said to be on its way to a "historic launch."

Still, I wouldn't count outHalo 4 just yet. Day one sales of the game surpassed $220 million and, last week, 343 Industries revealed that more people playedHalo 4 in the first 24 hours than any otherHalo launch day in history."

I think it's safe to say that regardless of the leader, all games are enjoying success in the Xbox LIVE area. What game are you enjoying on Xbox LIVE right now?

Tags: Halo 4

By Matt Liebl