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Magic: The Gathering XBLA title passes 500,000 sales on XBLA

Friday, 28th January 2011 11:53 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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UK-made Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers has now sold more than 500,000 units on XBLA, developer Stainless Games said today.

The game’s 360 version launched in June 2009, and was followed on PC in June 2010 and PS3 in November last year.

Stainless COO Matt Edmunds was effusive at the success, saying better was to come this year.

“Our strategy of concentrating on Console Download early is really paying off, with all the major corporate players now agreeing that 2011 will be the Year of the Download,” he said.

“With our multi-platform technology, we’ll be hoping to emulate the success of Duels for other brands on everything from an iPhone to a high-end PC and keep up our track record of at least one No1 per year.”

You can buy the Steam version here.

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  1. frostquake

    I absolutely LOVE This game. I am too old to go to those “Friday” night games, so I love playing this on my 360 and PS3. Yes you hardcore Magic Players will throw a fit about card selections, but for a XBLA and PSN game it is a blast.

    It got me buying packs of Magic Cards from my Local Wal-Mart just to enjoy the art! Oh, and I do use them for bookmarks as well!

    Wife is like, ” You have a 1000 of those cards, what are you going to do with them all?”

    I say, “Look at the pretty art work”

    Commence Wife Eye Rolling!!! xD

    #1 3 years ago
  2. realmagicmike

    Congrats to Stainless! The game is a blast and single-handedly got me back into Magic after a 15 yr. hiatus. I don’t play paper, but I bought and play MTGO for the ability to build my own decks. I’ve even read a few of the books. Good stuff:)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. revolting

    It’s a surprisingly good game, especially after all the rubbish old attempts at doing Magic prior to this version. It translated really well on to consoles. The only thing I didn’t like about it was the rigidity of the decks. I’m not sure if they’ve added one or not since I last played it (about a year ago), but with a proper deck builder, it would be fantastic. Even without one, it’s easily the best digital version of the game by miles.

    #3 3 years ago