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Six companies make over $4 million on XBLA in 2009

By on February 9, 2010
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GamesIndustry.biz reports on a FADE report estimating XBLA sales in 2009.

Here’s the top 10.

XBLA Estimated Top Titles by Revenue, 2009 (Average Price)

  • Battlefield 1943 (EA Dice) – $12.5 million ($15.00)
  • Castle Crashers (The Behemoth) – $7.3 million ($15.00)
  • Trials HD (RedLynx, LTD) – $7.1 million ($15.00)
  • Shadow Complex (Chair Entertainment / Epic Games) – $6.1 million ($14.38)
  • Family Game Night (Hasbro) – $4.2 million ($9.53)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (Capcom) – $4.2 million ($15.00)
  • Magic: The Gathering (Stainless Games) – $2.8 million ($10.00)
  • Worms 2 (Team 17) – $1.8 million ($10.00)
  • Peggle (PopCap Games) – $1.8 million ($8.86)
  • Turtles in Time: Reshelled (Ubisoft Singapore) – $1.7 million ($10.00)

Another top stat:

“The average price of a downloadable game for Xbox Live also rose significantly from $8.33 to $9.12, with the majority of the best-sellers commanding a price point around the $15 mark.”

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: thecurveonline.com