XBLA Summer of Arcade 2012 sales figures are disappointing

By Dave Cook
7 September 2012 10:33 GMT

Microsoft’s Xbox Live Summer of Arcade season has yielded low sales figures for 2012, a new report suggests.

This year’s Summer of Arcade season was comprised of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, Deadlight, Wreckateer, Dust: An Elysian Tail and Hybrid, which together garnering lacklustre sale figures, although some games fared much better than others.

Gamasutra’s report – by way of Eurogamer – relinquished the following first week player figures:

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD – 98,000 players
Deadlight – 53,000 players
Wreckateer – 6629 players (now the worst-selling Summer of Arcade game since 2009)
Hybrid – 12,168
Dust: An Elysian Tail – 32,000

Eurogamer adds that by comparison, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which launched the week after Summer of Arcade ended enjoyed 145,709 players in its first week. Gamasutra suggests that by comparison, this was a weak Summer of Arcade season.

What did you think of Summer of Arcade this year? Let us know below.

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