Shadow Complex breaks first-week XBLA sales record

Monday, 31st August 2009 20:52 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Shadow Complex sold more than 200,000 copies in its first week, making it the fastest-selling single-player XBLA game yet.

“Congratulations to Chair Entertainment and Epic Games for creating an outstanding game,” said Scott Austin, director of digitally distributed games at Microsoft. “As the capstone title of the second annual Summer of Arcade program, Shadow Complex has raised the bar for downloadable games. We’re proud to offer such high-quality content on Xbox LIVE Arcade.”

Whoever thought side-scrolling console games were a dying art must be feeling pretty foolish right now.

Thanks, Industry Gamers.



  1. SunKing

    A well deserved accolade for a good game. Absolutely worth the £10 I paid for it.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Paavi

    According to the official press release, Shadow Complex made a new record for single-player games. Apparently Battlefield 1943 is still The King.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Lutz

    Well deserved. Double the length and varity and I’d have happily paid full RRP for this.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Bulk Slash

    I wonder how many people downloaded the demo for the glitch that gave you the full game for free and decided to pay for the whole thing after playing it for a bit?

    I loved SC so hopefully we’ll be seeing a sequel soon, especially since Nintendo can’t be arsed with making a proper Metroid 2D sequel.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    Seriously, this proper fantastic.

    Quite possibly a GOTY contender.

    Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. :)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    I am going to pick this up. Really.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    I beat it about 2 days ago, nice little game.

    #7 5 years ago

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