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State of Decay tops 500K sales, is fastest-selling original XBLA game

Tuesday, 18th June 2013 04:15 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Microsoft has announced that State of Decay holds the somewhat mysterious title of “fastest selling original game ever on Xbox Live Arcade”.

The Xbox Wire post announcing the record gives no explanation of what games fall under the category “original”.

To achieve this end, State of Decay shifted over 500,000 units in its first week on sale, which began on June 5.

The news comes just days after the indie survival horror strategy effort hit 250,000 sales in its first 48 hours.

Undead Labs rolled out a patch on the game’s first weekend, but it broke rather more than it fixed, apparently. A fix is on the way.

A PC release of State of Decay is on the way, and Undead labs is also expected to produce an MMO of some kind.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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  1. melonbuster1

    How is that when sony is the indie king lol

    #1 10 months ago
  2. KineticCalvaria

    Totally deserved, truly amazing game.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. melonbuster1

    @2 yes the game is outstanding

    #3 10 months ago
  4. CyberMarco

    Nice, release it on PC now!

    #4 10 months ago
  5. ps3fanboy

    500,000 units in its first week for product that are still in beta, CLAP CLAP CLAP! i am really impressed that sloppy work can sell this well. there is no point in complaining the masses have said mediocre is okay. what a sad they…

    #5 10 months ago
  6. KineticCalvaria

    @5, yeah I know, shame you can’t play an amazing game. Don’t be sad.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. viralshag

    This is a great game, definitely worth picking up.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. POOP CRUSTY

    @5
    Tends to happen when you have microsoft’s scary bosses breathing down your neck. Still you should apologize because the game is an absolute giant machine of fun.

    #8 10 months ago