Xbox Live Arcade Sets New Record in Revenues for 2012, Minecraft Sales One-Third of Total Amount
The popular procedurally generated content game netted $97.4 million in revenue.
With new information from the Research & Analysis division of Forecasting & Analyzing Digital Entertainment or FADE , Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live Arcade set a record for with $290 million in revenues for 2012, nearly double that of the year before.
Among these, Minecraft was the most successful, with $97.4 million in revenue. Benjamin Schlichter, Director of Research & Analysis at FADE stated, “Minecraft has been beyond impressive. Not only is it the top-grossing title in XBLA history, it achieved the feat in approximately three weeks”.
Trials Evolution followed, with $14,298,000 in revenue while Telltale’s The Walking Dead finished in third with $10,277,000. Check out FADE’s full sheet and analysis of the Top Ten Xbox Arcade Titles of 2012 below.
Amazingly enough, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare features on the list and featured impressive returns compared to the long-in development console release. I Am Alive, Counter Strike: GO and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD also net a fair bit of revenue.