Xbox Live Arcade Reaches Record Revenues in 2010
Written Thursday, January 27, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
With high street retailers struggling, the Xbox Live Arcade still showed record growth in 2010, posting a 16% year-over-year increase in revenues. This growth was evident across the board, with new releases raking in an average of $816,000 USD per title in 2010, compared to approximately $720,000 USD per XBLA title last year.
2010's top title in terms of units sold was Capcom's Dead Rising 2 prologue, Case Zero, which sold for 400 Microsoft Points (about $5) per unit and saw just under 700,000 units downloaded via XBLA. However, it wasn't the highest-grossing game, oh no. That was Playdead's dark platforming puzzler, Limbo, which had generated roughly $7.5 million USD in revenue by the end of 2010.
Promotions like the Summer of Arcade boosted sales of games like Toy Soldiers, which sold over 200,000 during the month, and later in the year The Games Feast saw strong sales for the likes of Super Meat Boy and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1. The Games Feast also managed to propel October to an almost triple-digit increase in revenues.
Chack out the year's top-selling titles for 2010, a year that saw XBLA revenues grow to an estimated $122 million USD:
Top Selling Titles, by Units Sold in 2010
- Dead Rising 2: Case Zero (Blue Castle Games/Capcom) - 689,000 Units
- Trials HD (RedLynx, LTD) - 553,000 Units
- LIMBO (Playdead) - 527,000 Units
- Castle Crashers (The Behemoth) - 415,000 Units
- Toy Soldiers (Signal Studios) - 383,000 Units
- Family Game Night [Various Titles (Hasbro)] - 294,000 Units
- Monday Night Combat (Uber Entertainment) - 293,000 Units
- Perfect Dark (Rare) - 279,000 Units
- Battlefield 1943 (EA Dice) - 268,000 Units
- Deadliest Warrior: The Game (Pipeworks Software) - 210,000 Units