XBLA’s 2010: 16% growth YOY, great numbers for Limbo, Case 0

Bullet Jan 28, 2011

  1. Bu

    Bullet Guest

    2010 was another record year for Xbox Live Arcade, according to a new report by Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment, who’s also revealed the year’s biggest sellers and earners.

    The service is believed to have grown 16 percent year-over-year, with total revenues reaching $122 million.

    The biggest seller of the year is said to be Capcom’s Dead Rising 2: Case 0 prologue, which sold through 689,000 copies since its launch in September. The 400 Microsoft Point ($5) price point served its purpose well, then.

    The biggest earner, however, was Playdead’s Limbo, which pulled in $7.5 million, surely thanks to its 1200 MS Point ($15) pricing.

    Catch the top 10 by units sold below.

    01. Dead Rising 2: Case Zero (Capcom) – 689,000
    02. Trials HD (RedLynx) – 553,000
    03. Limbo (Playdead) – 527,000
    04. Castle Crashers (The Behemoth) – 415,000
    05. Toy Soldiers (Signal Studios) – 383,000
    06. Family Game Night (Hasbro) – 294,000
    07. Monday Night Combat (Uber Entertainment) – 293,000
    08. Perfect Dark (Rare) – 279,000
    09. Battlefield 1943 (EA Dice) – 268,000
    10. Deadliest Warrior: The Game (Pipeworks Software) – 210,000
  2. ghostcom

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    I can't help but wonder as I sit her pretending to be writing test cases, but if they are making so much profit, could they maybe cut us some slack on the sales? The 12 days of Xmas sale or whatever was pretty awesome with it's nearly 80% price cuts. If they would just apply those year round, I'd be spending a lot more MSPs on XBLA titles (as I'm sure millions others would). For example, Bionic Commando was a great game...I loved it! But the 1200 MSP price on the 2nd one is making me shy away from it and wait for a sale :(

    Lower prices and I'll make it rain on those hoes.

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