Debuts as Fourth Best Seller on XBLA Last Week
While sales on mobile platforms sagged somewhat for Sonic 4: Episode II, there is good news to report on the console front. On XBOX 360, S4E2 made significant inroads last week when it was released.
The latest Major Nelson XBLA activity charts are out, and they show S4E2 was the 4th top seller on the virtual marketplace last week. The game was also the top new release on XBOX Live last week, though to be fair, Sonic didn’t have much competition. Only Dragon’s Lair for Kinect was released in the same week.
Well entrenched franchises Minecraft, Trials Evolution, and The Walking Dead took the top three spots in that order.
Unfortunately, we don’t have an apples to apples comparison of how S4E2 fared versus Sonic CD‘s first week sales on XBOX Live, as guidance was not released for the latter until weeks after its Holiday release.
We will afford week to week guidance on how S4E2 is doing on XBLA as it is made available. In addition, some guidance on the PS3 side should be made available in due course. Related, it appears the iPad variant on S4E2 did briefly peak around 6th on the App Store over the weekend.