Casual XBL games claim 5% of sales

Casual games cover about a third of the Xbox Live Arcade catalogue, yet their total sales make up just a fraction of the digital market.

That was according to data revealed today at the fifth annual Develop Conference, where a developer of the PSN title Joe Danger bared all on the digital sales market.

Sean Murray, a programmer at Hello Games, said during his lecture that 31 per cent of XBLA titles are what he deems as ‘casual’ – yet, he said, such games account for less than five per cent of the total market.

Murray, speaking at a lecture entitled ‘Five Big Things Publishers Don’t Understand About Small Games’, had little praise for casual games which have spread across digital networks.

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