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Analyst firm reports 18% revenue growth for XBLA in 2011

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Analyst firm Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment (FADE) has released a new report that shows XBLA revenue increased 18 percent last year to $144 million. From Dust, created by Eric Chahi (Another World) and developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, and The Behemoth’s popular game Castle Crashers earned the most money with $4.6 million each in revenue off 308,000 and 335,000 units sold respectively. Microsoft Games Studio’s Full House Poker moved the most units with 375,000 units sold but was fourth overall in revenue with $3.6 million.

From Dust was part of Microsoft’s “Summer of Arcade” promotion and joins Bastion, Toy Soldiers: Cold War, and  Fruit Ninja Kinect among the top grossing XBLA games of 2011. In total, the Summer of Arcade games listed in the top ten sold over 1.1 million units and grossed $15 million in revenue. Hit the jump for the full list issued by FADE (ordered by units sold):

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The Behemoth is changing things up in BattleBlock Theater
7 years ago

The Behemoth is changing things up in BattleBlock Theater

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Back in 2006, The Behemoth’s wildly popular XBLA game Castle Crashers was neither celebrated nor an Xbox 360 game; it was the rough and bumpy shell of itself seen in the footage above. The guys behind what was then a GameCube game weren’t satisfied with it, and so they went “back to the drawing board.”

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Top selling XBLA games for 2011 revealed
7 years ago

Top selling XBLA games for 2011 revealed

Major Nelson has recently published the top selling XBLA games for 2011 and congratulations are in order for Zen Studios as Pinball FX2 was the number one seller last …
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Top 10 XBLA soundtracks: Part 2
7 years ago

Top 10 XBLA soundtracks: Part 2


Last year, we posted a list of the top 10 XBLA soundtracks and while it’s a great list, there’s been a great deal of omissions and new tunes in the past year. Some of them have become iconic and immediately hummable or in some cases, incredibly dance-y. So we’re bringing you another 10 to add to the list, in no particular order since they’re all winners.

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Activity report for the week of December 15, 2011
7 years ago

Activity report for the week of December 15, 2011

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Major Nelson released the Top 20 XBLA sales for the week of December 15. 2011; these stats are based on individual full game purchases. Halfbrick is still proving that ninjas and fruit are an unbeatable combo, coming in first with Fruit Ninja Kinect. The next three on the list should be of no surprise to anyone: Pinball FX2, From Dust, and Dungeon Defenders. What is surprising this week is that Lara Croft and the Gurdian of Light sneaks in at a cozy number five, proving that a good sale can do wonders for a great game. Check out the full list of 20 for the week after the break.
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Friday Top Five: XBLA’s cutest characters
7 years ago

Friday Top Five: XBLA’s cutest characters

The real world can be depressing at times but so too can the world of video games. If you’re looking to take a break from war, zombie outbreaks and bleak post apocalyptic realms then check out our Top 5 cutest characters found on XBLA. In the first of a new weekly feature, we’ve analyzed each XBLA character in turn and selected only those scientifically proven to induce warm fuzzy feelings in your tummy. So without further ado let’s check out this week’s Friday Top Five.

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XBLAFancast Episode 34 – Hells of bass edition
8 years ago

XBLAFancast Episode 34 – Hells of bass edition

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I’m joined by Todd and Perry this week and we have theme music! Huge thanks to Chris Green for that, we love it!

We’ve changed things up a little bit with this episode, we start off with what we’ve been playing. For me and Perry that’s not too much but Todd has been playing a whole lot of Dungeon Defenders both for review and for a guide. He likes it quite a lot, listen to find out why!

It’s then onto news before we bring back the twitter topic! Thanks to @downsouthtigger for the topic, sorry we didn’t have more to say!

Please subscribe, comment, review the podcast on iTunes and tell your friends! We appreciate it! Check us out on twitter (@XBLAFans) where you can win codes for games, give us feedback or just ask a question.

Big thanks again to Chris Green for the awesome theme music, be sure to check out his site BlurredEdge and why not follow him on twitter too @BlurredEdge.

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What we are playing: Week of September 18
8 years ago

What we are playing: Week of September 18

What we are playing is a weekly column that appears each weekend. Various staff members let the world know what games had them hooked the past week and which ones …
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Happy third birthday Castle Crashers!
8 years ago

Happy third birthday Castle Crashers!

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Three years ago today The Behemoth gave us Castle Crashers, a game that truly brought the brawler back to the limelight. It’s hard to believe that the …
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Castle Crashers big title update
8 years ago

Castle Crashers big title update

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As we approach the third birthday of one of XBLA’s biggest hits, The Behemoth celebrates with a brand new Castle Crashers title update full of new content …
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