Minecraft boosts XBLA to record 2012

Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade saw revenue soar in 2012, thanks in large part to a trio of high grossing titles led by indie standout Minecraft.

FADE reports Microsoft’s digital distribution platform hit $290m in annual revenue for last year, doubling 2011’s total.

The growth is attributed to three specific titles: The Walking Dead, Trials Evolution, and Minecraft. Telltale’s zombie adventure game brought in $10.2m, RedLynx’s platform racing sequel earned $14.3m, and 4J Studios’ Minecraft port just missed hitting a relatively unheard of milestone for the channel at $97.4m.

The top ten XBLA sellers for 2012:

  1. Minecraft (4J Studios) — 4,997,000 Units / $97.4m
  2. Trials Evolution (RedLynx, LTD) — 1,002,000 Units / $14.3m
  3. The Walking Dead (TellTale Games) — 2,615,000 Units / $10.2m
  4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve) — 273,000 Units / $3.9m
  5. Castle Crashers (The Behemoth) — 252,000 Units / $3.8m
  6. Gotham City Impostors (Monolith Productions) — 258,000 / $3.7m
  7. I Am Alive (Ubisoft) — 245,000 Units / $3.6m
  8. Tony Hawk’s PS HD (Robomodo) — 226,000 Units / $3.2m
  9. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (Remedy Entertainment) — 206,000 Units / $2.9m
  10. Trials HD (RedLynx, LTD) — 203,000 Units / $2.8m

About MCV Staff

Check Also

Gaining observability over multiplayer games – “Out-of-the-box observability gives you the ability to know what’s going on, but more importantly what is going wrong.”

Would you like increased transparency over the state of the backend systems as you launch and scale? [This content was created with Improbable]