Xbox Live Arcade Sales Triple Post-NXE


Xbox Live‘s shiny new makeover is prompting a huge spike in user activity, with XBLA sales tripling in the week since the New Xbox Experience’s debut.

Xbox Live users weren’t just downloading Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, however. According to Major Nelson, UNO, which now features in-game avatar support, saw a 650% increase in sales in the course of a single day. Another NXE-centric titles, the Avatar-focused A Kingdom for Keflings, made ripples as well, registering “the second-best first week performance” ever. Movie and TV downloads also saw a hike, increasing 49% and 30%, respectively.

It must be those uber-adorable Avatars, because Xbox Live users seem to be feeling rather sociable, as well: since NXE’s launch, the number of new friends added by per user increased by 33%.

“So all in all…pretty good numbers,” Nelson said, humbly. “It will be interesting to see what happens over the next few weeks.”

Indeed. This new wave of enthusiasm for Xbox Live is certainly worth boasting about, but the New Xbox Experience can only be “New” for so long.

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