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GameFly shares its ‘top 10 most popular games’ for the holiday

Game rental service GameFly has shared Top 10 lists for each of the platforms it currently supports, from the Xbox 360 all the way down to the Gameboy Advance. “The weekly GameFly Top 10 Most Popular is the best source of online video game rental and purchase data,” GameFly told GamesBeat.

The weekly lists are compiled from the rental queue data, which is why Far Cry 3 (releasing next month) appears on some of the lists. The PC list is taken from actual digital game sales on the site. So, what were the hottest games (out of over 8,000 total in the GameFly library) for the all-important Thanksgiving holiday week?


Most Popular Games Cross-Platform:

Rank Title Platform(s) Category Publisher
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops II PS3, Xbox 360 Shooter Activision
2 Hitman: Absolution PS3, Xbox 360 Shooter Square Enix
3 Assassin’s Creed III PS3, Xbox 360 Action Adventure Ubisoft
4 Halo 4 Xbox 360 Shooter Microsoft
5 The Walking Dead PS3, Xbox 360 Action Adventure Telltale Games
6 Far Cry 3 PS3, Xbox 360 Shooter Ubisoft
7 Dishonored PS3, Xbox 360 Action Adventure Bethesda
8 Need for Speed: Most Wanted PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita Racing Electronic Arts
9 Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse PS3, Xbox 360 Action Adventure Activision
10 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS3, PS Vita Fighting Sony Computer Entertainment

Xbox 360 Most Popular Games:

Rank Title Category Publisher Release Month
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Shooter Activision Nov-2012
2 Hitman: Absolution Shooter Square Enix Nov-2012
3 Halo 4 Shooter Microsoft Nov-2012
4 Assassin’s Creed III Action Adventure Ubisoft Oct-2012
5 Far Cry 3 Shooter Ubisoft Dec-2012
6 The Walking Dead Action Adventure Telltale Games Dec-2012
7 Dishonored Action Adventure Bethesda Oct-2012
8 Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Action Adventure Activision Nov-2012
9 Need for Speed: Most Wanted Racing Electronic Arts Oct-2012
10 Borderlands 2 Shooter 2K Games Sep-2012

PlayStation 3 Most Popular Games:

Rank Title Category Publisher Release Month
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Shooter Activision Nov-2012
2 Hitman: Absolution Shooter Square Enix Nov-2012
3 Assassin’s Creed III Action Adventure Ubisoft Oct-2012
4 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Fighting Sony Computer Entertainment Nov-2012
5 The Walking Dead Action Adventure Telltale Games Dec-2012
6 Need for Speed: Most Wanted Racing Electronic Arts Oct-2012
7 Dishonored Action Adventure Bethesda Oct-2012
8 Far Cry 3 Shooter Ubisoft Dec-2012
9 Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Action Adventure Activision Nov-2012
10 Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Action Adventure Sony Computer Entertainment Nov-2012

PC Most Popular Games:

Rank Title Category Publisher Release Month
1 Spec Ops: The Line Shooter 2K Games Jun-2012
2 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning RPG Electronic Arts Feb-2012
3 Dishonored Shooter Bethesda Oct-2012
4 Torchlight II RPG Runic Games Sep-2012
5 Syndicate Action Adventure Electronic Arts Feb-2012
6 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim RPG Bethesda Nov-2011
7 Assassin’s Creed III Action Adventure Ubisoft Nov-2012
8 Darksiders II Action Adventure THQ Aug-2012
9 Mass Effect Trilogy RPG Electronic Arts Nov-2012
10 Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection Strategy/Sim Electronic Arts Oct-2012

Nintendo Wii Most Popular Games:

Rank Title Category Publisher Release Month
1 Wreck-It Ralph Action Adventure Activision Oct-2012
2 Just Dance 4 Music/Dance Ubisoft Oct-2012
3 Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Action Adventure Disney Interactive Nov-2012
4 Mario Party 9 Family/Party Nintendo Mar-2012
5 The Hip Hop Dance Experience Music/Dance Ubisoft Nov-2012
6 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Action Adventure Nintendo Nov-2009
7 Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition Action Adventure Nintendo Sep-2012
8 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Action Adventure Nintendo May-2010
9 LEGO Lord of the Rings Action Adventure WB Games Nov-2012
10 Donkey Kong Country Returns Action Adventure Nintendo Nov-2010

Nintendo 3DS Most Popular Games:

Rank Title Category Publisher Release Month
1 Paper Mario: Sticker Star Action Adventure Nintendo Nov-2012
2 Adventure Time: Hey Ice King? Why’d you Steal our Garbage? Arcade/Puzzle D3P Nov-2012
3 New Super Mario Bros. 2 Action Adventure Nintendo Aug-2012
4 Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Action Adventure Disney Interactive Nov-2012
5 Scribblenauts Unlimited Arcade/Puzzle WB Games Nov-2012
6 Mario Kart 7 Racing Nintendo Dec-2011
7 Angry Birds Trilogy Arcade/Puzzle Activision Sep-2012
8 Super Mario 3D Land Action Adventure Nintendo Nov-2011
9 Wreck-It Ralph Action Adventure Activision Oct-2012
10 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Action Adventure Square Enix Jul-2012

PlayStation Vita Most Popular Games:

Rank Title Category Publisher Release Month
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Shooter Activision Nov-2012
2 Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Action Adventure Ubisoft Oct-2012
3 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Fighting Sony Computer Entertainment Nov-2012
4 Persona 4 Golden RPG Atlus Nov-2012
5 Need for Speed: Most Wanted Racing Electronic Arts Oct-2012
6 Little Big Planet Action Adventure Sony Computer Entertainment Sep-2012
7 Uncharted: Golden Abyss Action Adventure Sony Computer Entertainment Feb-2012
8 Ragnarok Odyssey RPG Xseed Games Nov-2012
9 Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward Action Adventure Aksys Oct-2012
10 Resistance: Burning Skies Shooter Sony Computer Entertainment May-2012

PlayStation 2 Most Popular Games:

Rank Title Category Publisher Release Month
1 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Action Adventure Take Two Dec-2005
2 Kingdom Hearts II RPG Square Enix Mar-2006
3 Kingdom Hearts RPG Square Enix Sep-2002
4 Star Wars: Battlefront II Action Adventure LucasArts Nov-2005
5 Kingdom Hearts: Re-Chain of Memories RPG Square Enix Dec-2008
6 Persona 4 RPG Atlus Dec-2008
7 God of War II Action Adventure Sony Computer Entertainment Mar-2007
8 Final Fantasy X RPG Square Enix Dec-2001
9 God of War Action Adventure Sony Computer Entertainment Mar-2005
10 Shadow of the Colossus Action Adventure Sony Computer Entertainment Oct-2005

Nintendo DS Most Popular Games:

Rank Title Category Publisher Release Month
1 Pokemon Black Version 2 Strategy/Sim Nintendo Oct-2012
2 Pokemon White Version 2 Strategy/Sim Nintendo Oct-2012
3 Wreck-It Ralph Action Adventure Activision Oct-2012
4 Adventure Time: Hey Ice King? Why’d you Steal our Garbage? Action Adventure D3P Nov-2012
5 New Super Mario Bros. Action Adventure Nintendo May-2006
6 Poptropica Adventures Action Adventure Ubisoft Nov-2012
7 Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story Action Adventure Nintendo Sep-2009
8 Pokemon Conquest Strategy/Sim Nintendo Jun-2012
9 Pokemon Platinum Strategy/Sim Nintendo Mar-2009
10 Pokemon HeartGold Strategy/Sim Nintendo Mar-2010

PlayStation Portable Most Popular Games:

Rank Title Category Publisher Release Month
1 Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines Action Adventure Ubisoft Nov-2009
2 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep RPG Square Enix Sep-2010
3 Ragnarok: Tactics RPG Aksys Nov-2012
4 NBA 2K13 Sports 2K Sports Oct-2012
5 Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron Action Adventure LucasArts Nov-2009
6 Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team Fighting Namco Oct-2010
7 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Action Adventure Take Two Oct-2006
8 God of War: Ghost of Sparta Action Adventure Sony Computer Entertainment Nov-2010
9 Call of Duty: Roads to Victory Shooter Activision Mar-2007
10 Spider-Man 3 Action Adventure Activision Oct-2007

Xbox Most Popular Games:

Rank Title Category Publisher Release Month
1 Halo 2 Shooter Microsoft Nov-2004
2 Halo Shooter Microsoft Nov-2001
3 Fable RPG Microsoft Sep-2004
4 SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie Action Adventure THQ Oct-2004
5 Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects Fighting Electronic Arts Sep-2005
6 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Action Adventure LucasArts May-2005
7 Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Fighting Midway Oct-2006
8 Silent Hill 4: The Room Action Adventure Konami Sep-2004
9 Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction Action Adventure Vivendi Universal Aug-2005
10 Spyro: A Hero’s Tail Action Adventure Vivendi Universal Nov-2004

GameCube Most Popular Games:

Rank Title Category Publisher Release Month
1 Mario Kart: Double Dash Racing Nintendo Nov-2003
2 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Action Adventure Nintendo Oct-2004
3 Mario Party 6 Family/Party Nintendo Dec-2004
4 Mario Party 5 Family/Party Nintendo Nov-2003
5 Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem Action Adventure Nintendo Jun-2002
6 Super Mario Sunshine Action Adventure Nintendo Aug-2002
7 Resident Evil 2 Action Adventure Capcom Jan-2003
8 Sonic Heroes Action Adventure Sega Jan-2004
9 Tales of Symphonia RPG Namco Jul-2004
10 Wario World Action Adventure Nintendo Jun-2003

Game Boy Advance Most Popular Games:

Rank Title Category Publisher Release Month
1 Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Action Adventure Nintendo Dec-2002
2 Pokemon Leaf Green Strategy/Sim Nintendo Sep-2004
3 Super Mario Advance 4 Action Adventure Nintendo Oct-2003
4 Super Mario World: Advance 2 Action Adventure Nintendo Feb-2002
5 Super Mario Advance Action Adventure Nintendo Jun-2001
6 Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories RPG Square Enix Dec-2004
7 Kirby and the Amazing Mirror Action Adventure Nintendo Oct-2004
8 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Action Adventure Nintendo Sep-2006
9 Golden Sun RPG Nintendo Nov-2001
10 Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Action Adventure Nintendo Sep-2002

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