As many of you probably read with our review of Shadow Complex two weeks ago, the Super Metroid-inspired title is a fun action platformer with a few minor flaws. But according to the XBox Live Arcade community, these flaws didn’t keep Shadow Complex from becoming the top selling game of not only XBox’s Summer of Arcade but the highest first week sales figures and single week sales figures ever on the platform. Reaching over 200,000 downloads in its first week, Shadow Complex has set a new target for all aspiring downloadable games creators.
Scott Austin, director of digitally distributed games at Microsoft was quoted, “Congratulations to Chair Entertainment and Epic Games for creating an outstanding game… 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.”
With great new releases coming out this summer like Battlefield 1943, ‘Splosion Man and Shadow Complex for XBox Live Arcade and Fat Princess for the Playstation Network, downloadable games continue to prove their viability in the gaming marketplace. Hats off to Chair Entertainment for setting this new milestone.