Halo 4 drops to fifth on xBox Live

#1VauntXPosted 4/6/2013 5:14:18 PM
http://majornelson.com/2013/04/06/live-activity-for-week-of-april-1st

How exciting! Halo 4 now has less people playing it than Modern Warfare 3, a game released over a year ago that has to compete with a direct sequel.

*commences slow clap*
#2enterthemadroxPosted 4/6/2013 5:21:16 PM
So?

I don't get why people live and die on how many people are playing. Shouldn't it only matter if YOU are playing?

I mean, as long as the MP population doesn't drop to less than triple digits (which it never will), it doesn't matter. Find something else to care about instead of XBL Top Ten Played Games. Leave it alone.
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#3bd0g5Posted 4/6/2013 5:23:25 PM
I was about to say inb4excuses but I was too slow. .
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#4DvoloS88Posted 4/6/2013 5:26:28 PM
Here come the TROLLS!
#5VauntX(Topic Creator)Posted 4/6/2013 5:33:54 PM
enterthemadrox posted...
So?

I don't get why people live and die on how many people are playing. Shouldn't it only matter if YOU are playing?

I mean, as long as the MP population doesn't drop to less than triple digits (which it never will), it doesn't matter. Find something else to care about instead of XBL Top Ten Played Games. Leave it alone.


I played today. It was boring. Snipers was fun for a bit. God this game sucks.
#6SterlingFoxPosted 4/6/2013 5:50:13 PM
VauntX posted...
http://majornelson.com/2013/04/06/live-activity-for-week-of-april-1st

How exciting! Halo 4 now has less people playing it than Modern Warfare 3, a game released over a year ago that has to compete with a direct sequel.

*commences slow clap*


Black Ops 2 is a direct sequel to Modern Warfare 3? Wha?


Side note, I wonder what the real numbers would be. Like if they only went by who's playing multiplayer online, rather than by just people playing the game period.
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#7LoneWolf4545Posted 4/6/2013 5:56:09 PM
VauntX posted...
http://majornelson.com/2013/04/06/live-activity-for-week-of-april-1st

How exciting! Halo 4 now has less people playing it than Modern Warfare 3, a game released over a year ago that has to compete with a direct sequel.

*commences slow clap*


Halo Reach was the same way..... though it was obviously more popular than Halo 4 it still lost to both Call of Duty's that were released around it.
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#8VauntX(Topic Creator)Posted 4/6/2013 6:10:04 PM(edited)
SterlingFox posted...
VauntX posted...
http://majornelson.com/2013/04/06/live-activity-for-week-of-april-1st

How exciting! Halo 4 now has less people playing it than Modern Warfare 3, a game released over a year ago that has to compete with a direct sequel.

*commences slow clap*


Black Ops 2 is a direct sequel to Modern Warfare 3? Wha?


Side note, I wonder what the real numbers would be. Like if they only went by who's playing multiplayer online, rather than by just people playing the game period.


You know what I meant!

EDIT: I'm watching Halo 3 gameplays (because I'm a miserable ******* who wallows in nostalgia) and holy crap, the thing's these people can do with the sniper rifle.
#9SterlingFoxPosted 4/6/2013 6:10:41 PM
VauntX posted...
You know what I meant!


I know, I'm just yanking your chain lol

enterthemadrox posted...
So?

I don't get why people live and die on how many people are playing. Shouldn't it only matter if YOU are playing?

I mean, as long as the MP population doesn't drop to less than triple digits (which it never will), it doesn't matter. Find something else to care about instead of XBL Top Ten Played Games. Leave it alone.


The evolution of the "Halo 4 is doing fine! Its a great game!" excuses is funny actually. The people supporting the game just have to keep giving more and more ground and finding new reasons why the game isn't doing shamefully bad for a Halo game.

Like we've gone from
- "343 did a great job! Everybody loves it! You're just a troll", and then the population started DRASTICALLY decreasing within like a month.
- Then it went to "People just started School. It's doing fine, people just can't be on as much." until Winter Break, when there was little to no increase in players.
- Then it went to "It'll pick up after Chrismas", and instead it just lost players.
- Then it went to "It'll pick up after Crimson Map Pack releases", which it did for like 3 days until it actually lost more players because of it.
- Then it went to "Its doing fine! The numbers are just calculated differently" and "Its just got more competition than other Halo games" until it became fact that no, Reach was basically the same.
- Then now we've actually gotten to the point where people defending it are just like "**** it, yes. Its doing badly. But... that's okay, right?"

Its funny in a sad kind of way.
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#10heedtheninja67Posted 4/6/2013 6:18:22 PM
I don't think that's a surprise to anyone. The absence of many classic playlists and forge maps made the game stale quick, unless you're a diehard Halo fan. It only took them 6 months to put the X back on that people complained about since day 1. Oh, and you can't see your competitive rank, unlike BO2 ;P