Spencer: Limbo is the number one selling Summer of Arcade title

Saturday, 18 September 2010 18:28 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has said the best-selling title during Xbox Live’s Summer of Arcade was Limbo.

At TGS, Spencer mentioned during his keynote the six top spots on Xbox Live Arcade were from Japanese companies, but Limbo topped Summer of Arcade.

“Our number one Summer of Arcade game is Limbo,” said Spencer, “by a long stretch. I think there was a time when Live Arcade was about IP that people knew. 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.

“I love Limbo. I think Limbo’s probably my game of the year right now.”

Other offerings during the Summer of Arcade promotion included Hydro Thunder, Monday Night Combat, Castlevania, and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

Spencer didn’t provide any figures on Limbo, but we’ll send a mail and see if we can find out more.

Thanks, Joystiq.