GTA IV still leading Live play list

Belic still dominating online gaming, but for how long...?

Remember this speculation over how long GTA IV could dominate Xbox Live over shooting giants Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4? Well, it's still going strong.

The list for most played Xbox Live games for the week of May 5 puts Niko Belic's urban romp right at the top again. That two weeks and two wins for Rockstar.

Microsoft expected as much, forecasting that it had the potential to be one of the few non-FPS games to dominate the most played lists.

But others, including Official Xbox Magazine editor Jon Hicks, queried how long it could hold off the might of the Xbox FPS games. "I wouldn't like to speculate on the longevity of its stay as number one online game. The Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4 communities aren't going anywhere, so it'll be interesting to see if a dedicated GTA player base will form to keep them off the top spot," Hicks told CVG.

It's still early days, though. Want the full list? Here you go:

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles - Week beginning May 5

  • 1 GTA IV
  • 2 Call of Duty 4
  • 3 Halo 3
  • 4 Guitar Hero III
  • 5 Gears of War
  • 6 Rock Band
  • 7 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • 8 GRID Demo
  • 9 FIFA 08
  • 10 Bourne Conspiracy Demo