XBLA Sales Up 11% in April Due to Holdovers, Inventory Sale

As per the released report by Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment, LLC (FADE), the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) market grew by 11% in April when compared to April of 2009. FADE estimates that XBLA has grown 7% overall in 2010 due to weaker than expected showings in January and February.

Gaming revenue in April for XBLA topped $7.6 million USD during the month, a new record for April, which compares favorably to $6.9 million grossed during the month last year. Year-to-Date revenue stands at $33.8 million – 7% more than this time last year, which saw $31.7 million through the first four months of 2009.

Signal Games’ March blockbuster ‘Toy Soldiers’ remained at the #1 spot, despite a 74% drop in units sold from the month prior, with 53,000 units sold during the month. The top new title of the month was Capcom’s retro sequel ‘Mega Man 10’ which shot its way to #5 overall, with an estimated 37,000 units sold during the month. Capcom also provided another new top-10 entry in ‘Final Fight: Double Impact’ at an estimated 32,000 units during the month.

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