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Black Ops beats Gears 3 in XBL chart

While Burnout Crash debuts at 2 on XBLA

Gears of War 3 has failed to usurp perennial chart hog Call of Duty: Black Ops as the most played title on Xbox Live.

As detailed on Major Nelson's blog, Epic's game debuted at two on the Xbox Live activity chart for the week starting September 19th, one ahead of Modern Warfare 2.

Dead Island is down in seventh, while the FIFA 12 demo is at eight. Here's the full top 20, taking into account global unique users connected to Xbox Live:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  2. Gears of War 3
  3. Modern Warfare 2
  4. Halo: Reach
  5. FIFA Soccer 11
  6. Madden NFL 12
  7. Dead Island
  8. FIFA 12 Demo
  9. GTA IV
  10. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  11. Gears of War 2
  12. Call of Duty 4
  13. NHL12
  14. Halo 3
  15. NBA 2K11
  16. NCAA Football 12
  17. Fallout: New Vegas
  18. Forza Motorsport 3
  19. Red Dead Redemption
  20. Call of Duty: World at War

Over on the Xbox Live Arcade chart, EA's Burnout Crash was beaten to the number one spot in its first week on sale by Portal: Still Alive.

Here's the full chart, which only counts full versions purchased:

  1. Portal: Still Alive
  2. Burnout Crash!
  3. Pinball FX2
  4. Fruit Ninja Kinect
  5. ilomilo
  6. Renegade Ops
  7. Bejeweled Blitz LIVE
  8. Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
  9. Castle Crashers
  10. Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  11. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
  12. Trials HD
  13. Radiant Silvergun
  14. From Dust
  15. Bastion
  16. Game Room
  17. Full House Poker
  18. Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition
  19. Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour
  20. Battlefield 1943