Microsoft was quite pleased with how summer turned out for Xbox Live Arcade, with three releases topping the XBL charts coming from Summer of Arcade - Shadow Complex, Trials HD and Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Thanks to Summer of Arcade, XBLA sales shot up 200 . It won't stop there - there's more to come on XBLA to close out the season, so despite the cool breeze starting to blow, the heat ain't over for Microsoft just yet.
It s clear that we ve had an incredibly successful summer, and the Xbox LIVE community loves the innovative gaming experiences we deliver said Scott Austin, director of digitally distributed games at XBL. We are the leader in digitally distributed games, have the best partners in the industry and work closely with them to offer the best in downloadable content and entertainment.
With the new Games on Demand service, plus other titles like 1 vs. 100, the archive now boasts over 40 different titles available for download 24-7 at Xbox Live Arcade.
Hold up, there's more. The avatar-driving Joy Ride is also set to hit XBLA, so start dressing them up if you want to look cool in a car. Strike while the iron's hot, so they say. Microsoft's getting ready to chuck out more for the online service, so we'll be keeping a lookout for that barrage.
Joy Riding is not all your Avatars are gonna be playable in: