Forums - Microsoft Discussion - The XBLA Sales Thread (Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition over 12m !)

With this thread I tried to gather all informations from various sources and put them together. This chart is primarily made of leaderboard data, but also sales estimations and official sales data. I chose the limit of 200.000 or else it would've been too much work.

As you can see the numbers for many games are quite outdated, so I ask YOU, the community, to help me get newer leaderboard data. So fire up that XBLA game and look at how many gamers are on there !

# Game Release Entries/Sales Last Update
1. Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition 2012 12.000.000 April '14
2. Hexic HD *** 2005 6.664.000 (May '13)
3. Dorito's Crash Course *** 2010 6.169.000 February '13
4. Castle Crashers * 2008 3.790.000 January '14
5. Dorito's Crash Course 2 *** 2013 3.300.000 January '14
6. Happy Wars *** 2012 3.155.000 September '13
7. The Walking Dead ***** 2012 2.615.000 December '12
8. Trials HD 2009 2.408.000 August '13
9. Uno ** 2006 2.392.000 December '12
10. Fruit Ninja Kinect ** 2011 1.663.000 June '13
11. Aegis Wing *** 2007 1.543.000 February '09
12. Trials Evolution 2012 1.508.000 August '13
13. CastleMiner Z (Indie Game) 2011 1.500.000 April '13
14. Peggle 2009 1.300.000 January '14
15. A World of Keflings **** 2010 1.270.000 January '14
16. Geometry Wars Retro Evolved ** 2005 1.200.000 January '14
17. Battlefield 1943 2009 1.100.000 December '10
18. State of Decay 2013 1.092.000 January '14
19. Harm's Way *** 2010 1.059.000 December '12
20. Defense Grid **** 2009 1.057.000 July '13
21. Limbo 2010 1.047.000 December '12
22. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ** 2007 1.036.000 January '14
23. Bomberman Live *
2007 1.020.000 April '12
24. FortressCraft (Indie Game) 2011 1.000.000 April '13
25. CastleMiner (Indie Game) 2011 1.000.000 April '13
26. Total Miner: Forge (Indie Game) 2011 1.000.000 May '13
27. Dash of Destruction *** 2008 1.000.000 February '09
28. Texas Hold'em ** 2006 906.000 February '09
29. World Series of Poker: Full House Pro *** 2013 769.000 September '13
30. Dead Rising Case Zero 2010 760.000 December '12
31. Marble Blast Ultra 2006 756.000 December '10
32. Toy Soldiers 2009 756.000 January '14
33. Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 2008 720.000 January '14
34. Ascend: Hand of Kul *** 2013 696.000 September '13
35. Terraria 2013 671.000 January' 14
36. Worms 2007 667.000 June '09
37. A Kingdom for Keflings 2008 661.000 December '12
38. Full House Poker 2011 647.000 April '13
39. Undertow **** 2007 642.000 December '12
40. Shadow Complex 2009 642.000 January '14
41. Sonic The Hedgehog 2 2007 592.000 June '13
42. Boom Boom Rocket ** 2007 583.000 June '09
43. Yaris *** 2007 546.000 January '14
44. Sonice The Hedgehog 2007 544.000 June '13
45. Splosion Man 2009 539.000 December '12
46. Carcassonne 2007 535.000 February '09
47. Spartacus Legends *** 2013 528.000 July '13
48. Bankshot Billiards 2 2005 515.000 February '09
49. Perfect Dark 2010 511.000 January '14
50. N+ 2008 510.000 December '12
51. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 506.000 December '12
52. Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting 2006 501.000 February '09
53. Magic The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2009 500.000 January '11
54. Pac-Man CE ** 2007 495.000 June '09
55. Braid 2008 493.000 December '12
56. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 2009 484.000 December '10
57. TMNT Re-Shelled * 2009 474.000 January '14
58. Contra 2006 460.000 April '12
59. Toy Soldiers Cold War 2011 459.000 January '14
60. Feeding Frenzy ** 2006 458.000 June '09
61. Doom 2006 454.000 February '09
62. Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon 2013 430.000 January '14
63. Castlevania SOTN 2007 426.000 February '09
64. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 2006 424.000 February '09
65. Hydro Thunder Hurricane 2010 422.000 January '14
66. Risk Factions 2010 417.000 December '12
67. Pinball FX 2007 410.000 December '11
68. Banjo Kazooie 2008 400.000 January '14
69. Sonic Adventure 2010 398.000 January '14
70. BattleBlock Theater 2013 388.000 September '13
71. Dead Rising Case West 2010 369.000 December '12
72. Luxor 2 ** 2007 353.000 June '09
73. Magic The Gathering 2012 2011 353.000 December '12
74. Pac-Man 2006 341.000 February '09
75. Small Arms 2006 341.000 February '09
76. Galaga 2006 340.000 September '10
77. Monday Night Combat 2010 337.000 December '12
78. I Am Alive 2012 337.000 May '13
79. Gotham City Impostors 2012 336.000 December '12
80. Fable 2 Pub Games 2008 335.000 February '09
81. Super Meat Boy 2010 331.000 December '12
82. Duke Nukem 3D 2008 331.000 December '12
83. Track and Field 2007 315.000 December '12
84. 3D Ultra Minigolf 2007 314.000 February '09
85. I MAED A GAM3 W1TH ZOMB1ES 1NIT!!!1 (Indie Game) 2009 310.000 August '10
86. Torchlight 2011 309.000 December '12
87. Counter-Strike Global Offensive 2012 309.000 December '12
88. From Dust 2011 308.000 December '11
89. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light **** 2010 307.000 January '14
90. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix 2008 306.000 June '09
91. Zuma 2005 306.000 February '09
92. Bastion 2011 294.000 December '12
93. South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play 2009 285.000 December '12
94. Assault Heroes 2006 279.000 February '09
95. Frogger 2006 273.000 February '09
96. Peggle Nights 2009 272.000 December '12
97. The Maw**** 2009 270.000 December '12
98. Pac-Man CE DX 2010 266.000 December '12
99. Sonic & Knuckles 2009 265.000 June '13
100. Zombie Apocalypse 2009 263.000 December '12
101. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 2009 252.000 January '14
102. DOOM II 2010 251.000 January '14
103. Pinball FX 2 2010 250.000 January '14
104. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD 2012 247.000 January '13
105. Cloning Clyde 2006 246.000 February '09
106. Alien Hominid HD 2007 245.000 February '09
107. Catan 2007 244.000 January '14
108. Dig Dug 2006 243.000 December '12
109. Totemball *** 2006 238.000 February '09
110. Heavy Weapon 2007 237.000 February '09
111. Bejeweled 2 2005 235.000 March '08
112. Dungeon Defenders 2011 235.000 December '12
113. Smash TV 2005 220.000 February '09
114. Gauntlet 2005 215.000 February '09
115. Deadliest Warrior 2010 210.000 December '10
116. Dungeons and Dragons Daggerdale 2011 210.000 December '11
117. Sonic Adventure 2 2012 209.000 June '13
118. Lumines! Live 2006 209.000 February '09
119. Bionic Commando Rearmed 2008 208.000 June '09
120. Alan Wake's American Nightmare 2012 206.000 December '12
121. Fez 2012 200.000 April '13
Total 101.748.000  



*actual sales a bit lower due to online couch co-op
**bundled
***free game
****free for a short time
*****all episodes combined (the first one was free for 3 days)


Missing games that would make the list but without or limited leaderboards:

- 1vs100 (free to play)
- Plants vs. Zombies
- Portal: Still Alive
- Worms 2
- Game Room
- Family Game Night

Statistics:

Year of release 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Number of entries    7(6%) 17(14%) 19(16%) 11(9%) 17(14%) 18(15%) 13(11%)    11(9%) 8(7%)

 

# Title FW Entries LTD Entries Percentage FW/LTD Release
1. Minecraft 1.102.000 10.000.000 11,0% 2012
2. Dorito's Crash Course 2
803.000 3.300.000 24,3% 2013
3. Ascend: Hand of Kul 696.000 696.000 100% 2013
4. Dorito's Crash Course 510.000 6.169.000 8,3% 2010
5. State of Decay 396.000 1.092.000 36,3% 2013
6. WSOP: Full House Pro 376.000 769.000 48,9% 2013
7. Dead Rising Case Zero 328.000 760.000 43,2% 2010
8. Trials Evolution 301.000 1.508.000 20,0% 2012
9. Spartacus Legends 225.000 528.000 42,6% 2013
10. Happy Wars 210.000 3.155.000 6,7% 2012
11. Shadow Complex 200.000 642.000 31,2% 2009
12. Harm's Way 168.000 1.059.000 15,9% 2010
13. Limbo 166.000 1.047.000 15,6% 2010
14. Counter-Strike Global Offensive 146.000 309.000 47,2% 2012
15. Perfect Dark 136.000 511.000 26,6% 2010
16. Terraria 128.000 671.000 19,1% 2013
17. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD 120.000 247.000 48,6% 2012
18. Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon 118.000 430.000 27,4% 2013
19. Toy Soldiers 116.000 756.000 15,3% 2009
20. Toy Soldiers Cold War 115.000 459.000 25,1% 2011
21. Full House Poker 91.000 647.000 14,1% 2011
22. Monday Night Combat 86.000 337.000 25,5% 2010
23. Magic The Gathering 2012 84.000 353.000 23,8% 2011
24. TMNT Re-Shelled 80.000 474.000 16,9% 2009
25. I Am Alive 80.000 337.000 23,7% 2012
26. Castle Crashers 79.000 3.683.000 2,2% 2008
27. Fruit Ninja Kinect 77.000 1.663.000 4,7% 2011
28. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
72.000 506.000 14,2% 2010
29. Torchlight 67.000 309.000 21,7% 2011
30. Dead Rising Case West 65.000 369.000 17,6% 2010
31. Bastion 63.000 294.000 21,4% 2011
32. BattleBlock Theater 61.000 388.000 15,7% 2013

Expect quite a few games missing where I couldn't find separate 1st week sales [Battlefield 1943 (600k for 2 weeks - XBLA+PSN), Trials HD (250k within 3 weeks), Walking Dead etc.]


Sources:
http://www.gamasutra.com/search/index.php?search_text=xbla+%22in-depth%22&submit=Search&from_news=Y&from_features=Y
http://fadellc.com/category/press/
http://www.vgchartz.com/articles/?start=0&q=xbox+live+arcade+sales
http://iamtherlan.tumblr.com/

Special thanks to mrstickball and Ryan Langley for their great work.



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I dont have the 360 beside me, but i do know RedLynx announced back in May 2011 that Trials HD sold 2 million copies.

http://digitalbattle.com/2011/05/29/trials-hd-sells-2-million-copies/



Nsanity said:

I dont have the 360 beside me, but i do know RedLynx announced back in May 2011 that Trials HD sold 2 million copies.

http://digitalbattle.com/2011/05/29/trials-hd-sells-2-million-copies/

Excellent.

Suggests that (naturally) sales are higher than leaderboard numbers, since not everyone is online while playing through some levels.
Will do some research too on Google.


EDIT: Trials HD + both DLCs = 2 million



Some of those are criminally low. Shadow Complex deserves 1 million at least.

Barozi said:

With this thread I tried to gather all informations from various sources and put them together. This chart is primarily made of leaderboard stats, but also sales estimations. I chose the limit of 300.000 or else it would've been too much work.

As you can see the numbers for many games are quite outdated, so I ask YOU, the community, to help me get newer leaderboard data. So fire up that XBLA game and look at how many gamers are on there !



*actual sales a bit lower due to online couch co-op
**bundled
***free game


Sources:
http://www.gamasutra.com/search/index.php?search_text=xbla+%22in-depth%22&submit=Search&from_news=Y&from_features=Y
http://fadellc.com/Press.html
http://www.vgchartz.com/articles/?start=0&q=xbox+live+arcade+sales

Special thanks to mrstickball for his great work.


The numbers u listed there:41,192,000 games sold.

Quite a few are outdated, so I think 100 million games sold is not out of question. Awesome. And some really successful games are also missing

  • Super Meat Boy
  • Portal
  • Plants vs Zombies
  • Peggle (u have it, but there is Peggle nights and Peggle deluxe I think)
  • Monkey Island Special Edition
  • Monkey Island 2 Special Edition
  • Pinball FX 2
  • NBA Jam
  • Radiant Silvergun
  • Bastion
  • I Am Alive
  • Beyond Good and Evil HD
  • Stcking

and much much more



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DirtyP2002 said:
Barozi said:

With this thread I tried to gather all informations from various sources and put them together. This chart is primarily made of leaderboard stats, but also sales estimations. I chose the limit of 300.000 or else it would've been too much work.

As you can see the numbers for many games are quite outdated, so I ask YOU, the community, to help me get newer leaderboard data. So fire up that XBLA game and look at how many gamers are on there !



*actual sales a bit lower due to online couch co-op
**bundled
***free game


Sources:
http://www.gamasutra.com/search/index.php?search_text=xbla+%22in-depth%22&submit=Search&from_news=Y&from_features=Y
http://fadellc.com/Press.html
http://www.vgchartz.com/articles/?start=0&q=xbox+live+arcade+sales

Special thanks to mrstickball for his great work.


The numbers u listed there:41,192,000 games sold.

Quite a few are outdated, so I think 100 million games sold is not out of question. Awesome. And some really successful games are also missing

  • Super Meat Boy
  • Portal
  • Plants vs Zombies
  • Peggle (u have it, but there is Peggle nights and Peggle deluxe I think)
  • Monkey Island Special Edition
  • Monkey Island 2 Special Edition
  • Pinball FX 2
  • NBA Jam
  • Radiant Silvergun
  • Bastion
  • I Am Alive
  • Beyond Good and Evil HD
  • Stcking

and much much more

Maybe I'll expand this thread and make a new 200k treshold as that would include quite a few from your list.



Are you equating leaderboard numbers to sales figures for those games? Because leaderboard numbers include people who have played the game that don't actually own it.

But I suppose that is the best way to get a rough estimate of the sales....I'll look up some of the games that I own and give you the numbers for them.

Would be interesting to see trials evolutions first week sales.

Call me crazy, but i think 500k!

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yo_john117 said:
Are you equating leaderboard numbers to sales figures for those games? Because leaderboard numbers include people who have played the game that don't actually own it.

But I suppose that is the best way to get a rough estimate of the sales....I'll look up some of the games that I own and give you the numbers for them.


In this list I put leaderboards = sales.

The amount of people that appear on them with a 2nd XBL account should equal out those who play their arcade games offline. Well except for multiplayer heavy games and especially those where you can just invite any friend to play local co-op online.

In the end these are all of course just estimates as always, but I'd say pretty close ones as I don't think there is more than 10% difference to the real sales.



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man-bear-pig said:
Would be interesting to see trials evolutions first week sales.

Call me crazy, but i think 500k!

I think that's like a lot too high, but I guess it has done quite well.

On Trueachievements it has already more players in its first day than Fez had in its first 7 days.
Trials HD has some incredible steady legs, so I guess Trials Evolution will have them too and won't be so frontloaded.