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Xbox Live Arcade sales analysis in short, September 2013

by Ryan Langley on 10/10/13 08:38:00 am   Expert Blogs   Featured Blogs

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XBLA Sales Analysis in short, September 2013

The only weekly stats we got:

LIVE Activity for week of Sept. 23

1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition 
2. Terraria – Xbox 360 Edition 
3. State of Decay 
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 
5. Castle Crashers 
6. Trials Evolution 
7. DuckTales: Remastered 
8. BattleBlock Theater 
9. Magic 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers 
10. The Walking Dead 
11. Girl Fight 
12. Trials HD 
13. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse 
14. Worms 2: Armageddon 
15. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels Plus 
16. Sonic Adventure 2 
17. Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon 
18. Counter-Strike: GO 
19. Joy Ride Turbo 
20. Fruit Ninja Kinect

- I've stopped following DLC sales stats for now, until new ones arise, which should be next month with the Pinball FX 2 DLC.
Castle of Illusion seems to have done okay. Keep in mind it's also available on PC and PlayStation Network. Shame Sega Studios Australia is now gone.
- New freemium titles Full House Pro and Ascend have started off quite well with a lot of users jumping on, whether that's turning into money is anyone's guess. Takes me several minutes to get into Ascend, personally.
Foul Play doesn't seem to be doing well at all.
- While I couldn't follow Ninja Turtles, the week of stats show that it was still 4th after the whole month, meaning it's doing quite well for a game that reviewed so poorly.
- Additionally, Ducktales Remastered seemed to be doing okay as well, based on the week stats.
- 4 of the games I'm following at the moment are freemium based. That's pretty crazy. Also nobody's reviewing them, despite there seeming to be a lot of players checking it out.
- The Minecraft stats are given directly to be via Mojang (thanks Dan!) It's seemingly slowed down, but this doesn't include the retail game stats, which has sold a buttload.

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