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January 05, 2010


Castle Crashers
Earth Defense Force 2017
Resident Evil 5
 Written by John Scalzo  on January 07, 2010

News: While the underrated Earth Defense Force 2017 is the most popular Games On Demand game.

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has published (via Andriasang) a list of the most popular Xbox Live content in Japan last year and since the system launched.

Among game demos, Bayonetta and her witchy ways lead the pack in 2009 and placed fourth on the all-time list. Resident Evil 5 took the top spot in the all-time list as well as number six on the 2009 list.

When it comes to full games, the underrated Earth Defense Force 2017 was the most popular game on the Xbox Live Games On Demand service. As the service just started in 2009, that also makes the leader on the all-time list.

Finally, Sega's giant mecha game Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram was the most downloaded Xbox Live Arcade game of 2009. However, that showing was only good enough for second place on the all-time as The Behemoth's Castle Crashers proves to be just as popular in Japan as it is in the rest of the world.

You can find the top ten demos, Xbox Live Arcade games and Games On Demand releases for 2009 below. And be sure to check out the Andriasang link for the full all-time rankings for demo downloads, XBLA games, add-on content and game videos.

Demo Downloads (2009)
1. Bayonetta
2. Lost Planet 2
3. Forza Motorsport 3
4. Left 4 Dead 2
5. Ninja Blade
6. Resident Evil 5
7. Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X
8. Magna Carta 2
9. Halo Wars
10. Time Leap

Xbox Live Arcade (2009)
1. Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram
2. Battlefield 1943
3. Castle Crashers
4. Marvel vs. Capcom 2
5. Trials HD
6. R-Type Dimensions
7. Shadow Complex
8. Ikaruga
9. King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match
10. Mega Man 9

Games On Demand (2009)
1. Earth Defense Force 2017
2. The Idolmaster
3. The Idolmaster: Live For You!
4. Bullet Witch
5. Raiden Fighters Aces
6. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
7. Virtua Fighter 5
8. Armored Core: For Answer
9. Tenchu Z
10. WarTech: Senko no Ronde

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