Team Meat reported yesterday via their official Twitter account that Super Meat Boy sales have passed 400,000 units. The Steam version actually outsold the Xbox Live Arcade version, despite …
Xbox Live Arcade made Microsoft $122 million in revenue last year, accord to analysts at Forecasting & Analyzing Digital Entertainment (FADE). That’s a rise of 16% over how much they made in 2009, a combination of more consoles in the wild and more gamers beginning to try out digital distribution.
The biggest seller in terms of units was Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, a game notable for it’s lower than usual price point. Being 560 points when most new releases are 800 or 1200 points. Case Zero was also interesting in that it was an experimental prologue for a full retail game. The fact it was such a great success could mean we see similar games on XBLA in the future.
If you’re interested in the other top selling games on XBLA last year you can see them after the jump.
This Wednesday is full of explosions and destruction with DLC from both Raskulls (160 Microsoft points) and Bomberman (240 MP) and XBLA game Breach (1200 MP) all colliding with the Xbox Live marketplace. Each game is jam-packed with its own brand of destruction: take bricks apart in true action-puzzle-platform (or, what I refer to as, “platfuzzaction“) as you race your friends or the A.I. in Raskulls; blow your friends to bits with all sorts of power ups on a whole slew of inventive maps in Bomberman; or approach each combat situation tactically, complete the objective and blow up some walls in Breach. No matter what your style of gaming is, guaranteed this XBLA Wednesday has a destruction-infused game to suit your needs.
Since the launch of Xbox 360 Arcade, Microsoft has struggled to keep sales up during the second quarter of the year, according to research firm FADE (Forcasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment). But last April, Microsoft might have figured out how to beat this – a huge sale. According to the numbers, XBLA sales in April 2010 were up 11 percent over last years sale. Add that into the increase of total Arcade sales (7%), bringing the total revenue for the year thus far up to $33.8 million.
With a huge inventory blowout on older games, XBLA grossed over $500,000 just off these titles, with many actually seeing a 200-400 percent increase in sales. Add in a strong lineup of releases like Toy Soldiers, Mega Man 10, Perfect Dark and Battlefield 1943, and Microsoft might have a winning formula, with Toy Soldiers leading the sales for two months even with a 74 percent drop in sales from the first month to the second.