The top Xbox:LIVE games on Windows Phone of 2011

Major Nelson has posted a bunch of statistics for the Xbox:LIVE platform, among which are the statistics for Xbox:LIVE on Windows Phone. Here are the top 20 games:

  1. Angry Birds
  2. Fruit Ninja
  3. PvZ
  4. Need for Speed Undercover
  5. Full House Poker
  7. Doodle Jump
  8. Bejeweled LIVE
  9. Rise Of Glory
  10. geoDefense
  11. ilomilo
  12. Assassin’s Creed – Altaïr’s Chronicles HD
  13. Sonic 4 Episode I
  14. Tetris
  15. Fable: Coin Golf
  16. Hydro Thunder GO
  17. The Harvest
  18. Uno
  19. Tentacles
  20. The Sims 3

What is interesting about these stats is that it is computed by a different metric (when compared to what the marketplace does). These stats are based on the number of unique users over the year that connected to Xbox:LIVE service from each game. So presumably, it counts only those games that are either free (Shuffle Party) or are paid. Trial versions of the games typically do not connect to LIVE. And if you purchase a game and never launch it, then it probably will not count towards these stats (although we assume that is a very rare occurrence).

What do you think? Is this list indicative of the quality of the games? I personally would have liked to see PvZ higher in the chart.

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