news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Xbox LIVE Arcade Has Best Month Ever in August


August was a record-breaking month for Xbox LIVE Arcade, says analyst firm Forecasting & Analyzing Digital Entertainment, LLC (FADE).

The increase in sales can be thanked, in no small part, to Microsoft's "Summer of Arcade" promotion and its excellent lineup of titles such as Limbo, Lara Croft & The Guardian of Light and Monday Night Combat. Revenues are estimated at $17.5 million, up six percent from last year's then record-breaking $16.5 million.

Non Summer of Arcade titles Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Dead Rising 2: Case Zero were also major successes on XBLA for the month of August, says FADE, with Case Zero selling an estimated 87,000 copies in just two days.

Top 10 Titles for August 2010, by Revenue:

1. Monday Night Combat (Uber Entertainment) - 187,000 units (1200 Microsoft Points) 2. Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (Konami) - 131,000 units (1200 Microsoft Points) 3. LIMBO (Playdead) - 128,000 units (1200 Microsoft Points) 4. Lara Croft & The Guardian of Light (Crystal Dynamics) - 107,000 units (1200 Microsoft Points) 5. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Ubisoft) - 79,000 units (800 Microsoft Points) 6. Hydro Thunder Hurricane (WB Games) - 50,000 units (1200 Microsoft Points) 7. Trials HD (RedLynx, LTD) - 47,000 units (1200 Microsoft Points) 8. Shank (Klei Entertainment Inc) - 41,000 units (1200 Microsoft Points) 9. Deadliest Warrior (Pipeworks Software) - 55,000 units (800 Microsoft Points) 10. Castle Crashers (The Behemoth) - 31,000 units (1200 Microsoft Points)

About The Author
In This Article
From Around The Web
blog comments powered by Disqus