Gears of War 3 was the second most popular game on Xbox Live on the week it launched, topping Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 but failing to unseat the 10-month-old Call of Duty: Black Ops.
The rankings for the week starting September 19 were posted by official Xbox Live spokesperson Major Nelson and track unique users, the raw number of Xbox Live players who have played a given game that week. The ranked list of 20 most-played games on Xbox LIve for that week included four Call of Duty games, as well as sports games, Grand Theft Auto IV and other. Gears of War 3, a new entrant, debuted in the number two position. It had launched on September 20.