View Full Version : Unofficial 360 Live Arcade Sales Stats and Useless Facts

07-24-2006, 03:18 PM
A gamer known as C4Lukins has compiled a list of Xbox (http://xbox360.qj.net/Unofficial-360-Live-Arcade-Sales-Stats-and-Useless-Facts/pg/49/aid/59625#) Live Arcade (http://xbox360.qj.net/Unofficial-360-Live-Arcade-Sales-Stats-and-Useless-Facts/pg/49/aid/59625#) sales stats. Because Microsoft (http://xbox360.qj.net/tags/microsoft/94) does not release any official numbers, he decided the best way to look at Live Arcade sales is to go to the leader boards and see the last name on the list and their ranking. Pretty much the only way to do this is to try and get the lowest score on each game so that you do not have to scroll through tens of thousands of people to see the bottom one with only one chance to really try per account.

Some of the crazy things that were discovered from the research is that over 20,000 Uno (http://xbox360.qj.net/tags/uno/3530) players have not managed to win a single single player game. Somehow people are managing to get a lower score then 200 on Joust, despite the fact that they get 4 lives, and 50 points each time they die. The worst finishing time on the first level of Marble Blast Ultra, is over an hour. Over 40 people purchased Geometry wars (http://xbox360.qj.net/tags/geometry-wars/4363) between 1am and 2am Central time while he was compiling this list. Cloning Clyde sold 8500 copies on its first day, and 5410 on its second day.

Is this accurate? Probably not. It should be pretty close. Some people have multiple accounts on a single 360 which will fudge up the numbers, and some people have bought these games and for one reason or another not posted a score on the leader boards. This is probably as close as we can get without Microsoft (http://xbox360.qj.net/Unofficial-360-Live-Arcade-Sales-Stats-and-Useless-Facts/pg/49/aid/59625#) making any sort of announcement.Remember games with a question mark after them are games I do not own, and need numbers for.
Astropop (http://xbox360.qj.net/category/Astro-Pop/cid/1182)- 21,321
Bankshot Billiards- 35,136 ???
[/URL][URL="http://xbox360.qj.net/tags/bejeweled/5089"]Bejeweled (http://xbox360.qj.net/index.php?pg=49&aid=11874) 2- 50,994 ???
Cloning Clyde (http://xbox360.qj.net/category/Cloning-Clyde/cid/1336)- 14,063
Crystal Quest- 29,557
Feeding Frenzy (http://xbox360.qj.net/category/Feeding-Frenzy/cid/966)- 50,229
Frogger (http://xbox360.qj.net/category/Frogger/cid/2049)- 43,416 ???
Gauntlet- 77,394 ???
Geometry Wars- 188,428
Hexic HD- 566,230
Jewel Quest- 18,091 ???
Joust- 45,010
Marble Blast Ultra- 107,886
Mutant Storm Reloaded- 38,726
Outpost Kaloki X- 23,732 ???
Robotron 2084- 22,887
Smash TV (http://xbox360.qj.net/tags/smash-tv/4364)- 78,790
Uno (http://xbox360.qj.net/category/Uno/cid/1536)- 143,223
Wik (http://xbox360.qj.net/tags/wik/5090) Fable (http://xbox360.qj.net/Unofficial-360-Live-Arcade-Sales-Stats-and-Useless-Facts/pg/49/aid/59625#) of Souls- 15,591
Zuma (http://xbox360.qj.net/index.php?pg=49&aid=11874)- 70,264


07-24-2006, 05:21 PM
Good numbers especially for the games that took hardly anything to make

Good job Microsoft! :bow:

Keep em comin, you've already suckered me into buying them all..

07-24-2006, 05:45 PM
They could make a sandwich making arcade game in 2d and i would buy it..

Sarge McLarge
07-25-2006, 04:59 AM
According to the information provided above the highest earning game is Marble Blast Ultra...

Astropop- 21,321 ($213,124.72)
Cloning Clyde- 14,063 ($140,573.75)
Crystal Quest- 29,557 ($147,725.89)
Feeding Frenzy- 50,229 ($502,089.08)
Geometry Wars- 188,428 ($941,763.14)
Joust- 45,010 ($224,959.98)
Marble Blast Ultra- 107,886 ($1,078,428.46)
Mutant Storm Reloaded- 38,726 ($387,105.10)
Robotron 2084- 22,887 ($114,389.23)
Smash TV- 78,790 ($393,792.42)
Uno- 143,223 ($715,828.55)
Wik Fable of Souls- 15,591 ($155,847.64)
Zuma- 70,264 ($702,358.94)
Bankshot Billards 35,136 ($526,829.18)

Fonkey Monkey
07-25-2006, 05:29 AM
yo forgot to do bankshot billards. which would have made a shitload since it costed 1200. i cant beilive that many people bought that peice of crap :confused::confused:. and on off topic-i like your picture;). very nice.

07-25-2006, 11:05 AM
Interesting figures. Gutting that more people haven't bought Outpost Kaloki X.

Should be good to see how many people get Street Fighter when that arrives, numbers should be insane.

07-25-2006, 05:38 PM
Street Fighter II = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


11-04-2006, 01:37 PM
i wish i could make 3 quarters of a million making a game that doesnt move from the 1st screen and its only movement is colored cards flipping over a quarter of the screen, pathetic

11-05-2006, 02:26 AM
Cool facts on the bottom :Bounce:

J2 Da R
11-06-2006, 10:15 PM
I can look at gauntlet to tell you how many people have that.

I think only 4 people are lower than me (last time I checked).

My highest score is I think 4 or less.

11-06-2006, 11:09 PM
Wow, nice numbers, especially when they put the amount of money brought in by each game. Kind of surprises me that Marble Blast Ultra is the highest grossing game, despite Gemoetry Wars having about 81k more downloads.

11-07-2006, 12:39 AM
I figured Uno and Geo Wars would be #1 and #2 on downloads. Those are definitely the best two games on XBLA

Mr Darke
11-23-2006, 07:29 PM
On, the side note of low scores, I recently saw that the lowest score in Contra is 500.