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    Re: Headlines - How much money has Microsoft made from the XBLA?

    Have you been buying stuff from the XBLA?
    Nope.


    EDIT - Just to be clear, this is a reply to the post below by HEXUS. A clock issue made it appear to be the opening post.

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    Headlines - How much money has Microsoft made from the XBLA?

    Shed loads, that's how much! Microsoft reveals its XBLA earnings since the service launch.
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    Re: Headlines - How much money has Microsoft made from the XBLA?

    I have a love\hate relationship with the XBLA.

    I have been buying stuff, left, right and center. Soul Calibur, Golf: Tee It Up, Sensible World of Soccer, Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3, Assault Heroes 2, Puzzle Quest, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Texas Hold 'Em, N+, Streets of Rage 2, Sonic The Hedgehog, Commanders: Attack of the Genos, Ikaruga, Pac Man Championship Edition, Worms, JetPac Refulled, Ecco The Dolphin, Every Extend Extra Extreme, Doom, Marble Blast Ultra, Assault Heroes, Cloning Clyde, Uno, Undertow, Golden Axe, and Track and Field to be exact.

    So I've given them a fair chunk of cash over the last year.

    Lots of great games there as well, a nice mix of quality original titles, and some classics from previous systems.

    There is also plenty to look forward to, Bionic Commando, etc.

    Just recently though, the prices seem to be getting less competitive. 700pts for the Puzzle Quest DLC, 1200pts for Braid which can be beaten in under 2 hours, Bionic Commando delayed, 1942 was a dissapointment, and rubbish like Double D Dodgeball being full priced 800pt games.

    Achievements really add an incentive to download a few of these games as well, everything is more fun with achievements. There is a pretty basic problem with this though, which is that unless all the achievements are single player, or the XBLA game in question is very popular, you have a period of about 2 weeks from the games release to get them. Any longer and there will be nobody online playing those games.

    Overall I love the XBLA, its chocked full of great games and if you want to save a few quid, instead of shelling out £40-£50 for a full price titles, you can download a few well chosen XBLA games for £10-£15.

    Lets hope a few dodgy games and the price creep don't spoil it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Nope.
    Great post mate.

    Database problems shorten your posts slightly, I notice.
    Last edited by Stewart; 07-08-2008 at 11:57 AM.

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    Re: Headlines - How much money has Microsoft made from the XBLA?

    I don't buy a whole lot from XBLA, I find most games to be overpriced. However, I have picked up a couple that I genuinely enjoy.

    My latest purchase was Geo Wars 2, and it's worth every penny.

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    Re: Headlines - How much money has Microsoft made from the XBLA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart View Post
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    Great post mate.

    Database problems shorten your posts slightly, I notice.


    Actually, what shortened my post was that that said everything I wanted to say. But I'm sure I can .... erm .... elaborate on it a bit if you like?

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