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Magic: The Gathering Summons Up 500K Sales on XBLA

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Publisher Wizards of the Coast and UK-based developer Stainless Games have announced the XBLA version of Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers has surpassed 500,000 sales.

“Our strategy of concentrating on console download early is really paying off, with all the major corporate players now agreeing that 2011 will be the year of the download,” commented Stainless COO Matt Edmunds. With our multi-platform technology, we’ll be hoping to emulate the success of Duels for other brands on everything from an iPhone to a high-end PC and keep up our track record of at least one No.1 per year.”

An ambitious goal, especially considering the developers’ other titles, Scrabble and Risk: Factions, were less than stellar. Regardless, GameZone congratulates them on their success and wishes them good luck.

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