Tag Archives: arcade

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 …

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XBLAs Desination Arcade delayed

The launch of Microsoft’s Destination Arcade has been delayed until Wednesday, July 21st. The slip was revealed by the company’s Larry Hyrb on his Major Nelson blog, and will see the revamped interface mark the start of the latest Xbox Live promotion. Announced last week, Destination Arcade is a new …

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Sega talks Saturn re-releases

It’s already pillaged its Master System and Mega Drive libraries and turned them into viable digital businesses and it recently announced that the Dreamcast is to receive the same treatment – but what of the Sega Saturn? It had always been presumed that the Saturn has so far missed the …

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MS confirms cut-price Xbox 360 S

With the Xbox 360 S making its way into the hands of its first US customers, Microsoft has confirmed to IGN that it will introduce a low-price $199 version this autumn. The ‘Arcade’ version of the hardware was first confirmed at last week’s E3 event. It’s still not yet known …

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MS silent on Xbox 360 price drop

With US retailers currently discounting current stocks of the Xbox 360 Elite and Arcade to make room for the redesigned Xbox 360 250GB, Microsoft has refused to be drawn on whether the UK will see similar price drops on the current machines. We have nothing further to announce at this …

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E3 2010: Xbox 360 Slim Arcade coming

With the $299 Xbox 360 Slim already making its way to the North American High Street, Microsoft has confirmed that a second model is also in the works. In the same way that the old machine came in two versions – a high-end Elite model and an entry-level Arcade SKU …

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Interview: Cave

In a rare interview arcade developer Cave reveals why it turned its attention to the iPhoneâ?¦

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XBLA sales rise 41%

Sales of digitally downloaded games on Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade in the US reached a record high of $10.6m last month, finishing ahead of February’s $6.8m. This caused a 41 per cent year-on-year sales increase, according to a report by Forecasting and Analysing Digital Entertainment (FADE). Topping the sales was …

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Battlefield 1943 breaks XBLA records

Digital-only multiplayer shooter Battlefield 1943 has become the fastest game to 1m sales on Xbox Live, EA has confirmed. The reception of Battlefield 1943 continues to amaze us, even months after the game was released,” the game’s producer Gordon Van Dyke said in a statement. Being the fastest game to …

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