Limbo Owns The Summer of Arcade

Posted on September 9, 2010

Developer Playdead’s eerie, thoughtful, and downright devilish sidescrolling puzzle/platformer Limbo delighted critics and gamers alike, and Microsoft says that the game was also a sales success.

Microsoft Game Studios vice president Phil Spencer told Joystiq that Limbo was the number-one seller in the 360’s Summer of Arcade featuring downloadable games. Limbo even beat out name-brand competitors like Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Castlevania: Harmony of Despair “by a long stretch.”

“I think there was a time when Live Arcade was about the IP that people knew,” said Spencer. “It’s changing though. I really think coming out of Braid, Shadow Complex, Limbo…that it’s changing a little bit. We see that in the market, that it’s becoming less about iconic IP that people know and it’s becoming more diverse.”

It’s good to see that the cream is indeed rising to the top for downloadable games. We highly suggest you check out Limbo and see what all the hype is about. It’s worth it.

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