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Xbox Live Arcade sales explode in March

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Apr 2010 17:15 User comments (1)

Xbox Live Arcade sales explode in March According to data from market research firm FADE (Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment), Xbox Live Arcade sales in March 2010 were the best ever, with a full 41 percent year-on-year growth from last year.
Revenue topped $10 million USD for the first month ever, and growth was strong from the preceding months, where revenue were under $7 million each month.

Overall, for 2010, revenue has grown by 5 percent year-on-year but if March's trend continues, expect that number to be much higher.

Analysts have attributed the boost to Microsoft's "Block Party" promotion, which highlighted a group of games, including the popular Toy Soldiers which brought in $3 million in revenue by itself.

The full list, via GI:

* Toy Soliders - 209,000 units ($3.14m)
* Perfect Dark - 161,000 units ($1.61m)
* Trials HD - 53,000 units ($0.80m)
* Battlefield 1943 - 37,000 units ($0.56m)
* Castle Crashers - 34,000 units ($0.51m)
* Hasbro Family Game Night - 32,000 units ($0.32m)
* Scrap Metal - 18,000 units ($0.27m)
* Marvel vs. Capcom - 25,000 units ($0.25m)
* Shadow Complex - 13,000 units ($0.20m)
* Magic: The Gathering - 16,000 units ($0.16m)

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128.4.2010 18:21

Just goes to show, good games get made and people will buy them.

Shocking.

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