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XBLA Rakes In Over $100 Million In 2009

by Tim Turi on Feb 08, 2010 at 09:31 AM

Want to know how well your favorite XBLA games sold in 2009? Market research firm Forecasting and Analysing Digital Entertainment (FADE) reports on the top 10 games and overall changes to the Xbox 360’s dowloadable platform.

Overall, XBLA sales went up 34 percent year-on-year to reach $103.4 million. The most successful XBLA release of 2009 was Battlefield 1943, hitting 800,000 in downloads and raking in a solid $12.5 million. FADE also reports that the average XBLA game’s price swelled from 2008’s $8.33 to $9.12 this year.

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)

Were you surprised by how well Battlefield 1943 did? Are you outraged your XBLA sweetheart didn’t make it on the top 10? Discuss.

Source: CVG