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Xbox Live Arcade Sets New Record in Revenues

for 2012,

Minecraft Sales One-Third of Total Amount


With new information from the Research & Analysis division of Forecasting & Analyzing Digital Entertainment or FADE , Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live Arcade set a record for with $290 million in revenues for 2012, nearly double that of the year before.

Among these, Minecraft was the most successful, with $97.4 million in revenue. Benjamin Schlichter, Director of Research & Analysis at FADE stated, “Minecraft has been beyond impressive. Not only is it the top-grossing title in XBLA history, it achieved the feat in approximately three weeks”.

Trials Evolution followed, with $14,298,000 in revenue while Telltale’s The Walking Dead finished in third with $10,277,000. Check out FADE’s full sheet and analysis of the Top Ten Xbox Arcade Titles of 2012 below.

 

Amazingly enough, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare features on the list and featured impressive returns compared to the long-in development console release. I Am Alive, Counter Strike: GO and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD also net a fair bit of revenue.

http://gamingbolt.com/xbox-live-arcade-sets-new-record-in-revenues-for-2012-minecraft-sales-one-third-of-total-amount



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So possible little more than 15 million game sales?



 

DAT MINECRAFT



VERY impressive numbers.

Alan Wake did pretty darn well I would say



yay good work mrstickball !



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You have to wonder how far ahead LIVE is? We never hear any concrete numbers from the other online offerings.



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Link: Shipment History Since 1995


Impressive. Anyone have any estimates of PS3's online revenue in 2012?!



Barozi said:
yay good work mrstickball !


Does Mr Stickall run gamingbolt? Or is he just someone who spends shitloads of money on XBLA?



man-bear-pig said:
Barozi said:
yay good work mrstickball !


Does Mr Stickall run gamingbolt? Or is he just someone who spends shitloads of money on XBLA?

Our long time user mrstickball is Benjamin Schlichter from FADE.



Barozi said:
man-bear-pig said:
Barozi said:
yay good work mrstickball !


Does Mr Stickall run gamingbolt? Or is he just someone who spends shitloads of money on XBLA?

Our long time user mrstickball is Benjamin Schlichter from FADE.


Ahhhhh, that's explains everything.