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Trials HD surpasses 1m sales on Xbox Live

RedLynx preparing second expansion with UGC for release this year

RedLynx racer Trials HD has surpassed one million sales via Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade service.

The game originally launched last year as part of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion and has since been joined by the Trials HD Big Pack expansion.

"Only a handful of downloadable console games have reached this plateau," said Tero Virtala, CEO of RedLynx.

"For a company of about thirty-five people, it's a significant achievement, and it validates our strategy of focusing on online and downloadable games that have the potential to evolve into long-term, successful game franchises."

A second expansion pack, Big Thrills, is expected to be released before the end of the year, and includes tracks created by the Trials HD community.

A recent interview with RedLynx CEO Tero Virtala from earlier in the year, can be read here.

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Latest comments (7)

Geoff Richards Commercial Manager, Net Communities6 years ago
Interesting. The game costs 1,200 MS Points, which is valued at roughly 10.

So that's 10m of turnover!

I wonder what level of rev-share XBLA Publishers get from Microsoft... either way, we're talking millions of pounds to RedLynx. Good job, guys!
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Lee Wymer Community Manager, Crytek6 years ago
"Creators currently receive 70 percent of the total revenue from their game sales."

Source - http://creators.xna.com/en-US/faq#anchor...

Which means they have made $7,000,000 from this game before tax.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Lee Wymer on 14th September 2010 3:08pm

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Daniel Kromand Producer, Studio 496 years ago
@Lee,
I think that is for Creators Club which is the self-publishing part of XBLA and not a part of the regular XBLA. I don't want to seem too sure, but the way I understand it developers usually negotiate profit-sharing when they enter the regular marketplace, which is what Trials has.
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.6 years ago
$7 million / 35 guys = $200,000. Any idea how long it took them to make it?

Sounds like a pretty nice return.
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Pierre Vandenbroucke Assistant de production, Gorgone Productions6 years ago
XNA and XBLA differ.
Prices of XNA games are generally much lower (40 - 240 points).
I'm not sure 70% of the money goes to the devs, espcialy as a publisher is required on XBLA (if I'm correct).

Congratulations to RedLynx, thier game is very cool, though I haven't bought it, I spent great time on the demo, but had other priorities.
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Andreas Heldt Managing Director, Z-Software GmbH6 years ago
XNA Developers get on XBLIG (XBox Live Indie Games) 70%.
The part the developers gets on XBLA (XBox Live Arcade) depends on different factors. I am sorry, I can't tell a lot about it.

The prices on XBLIG: 80/240/400 Microsoft points.

Back to topic:
Trials HD is a cool game. I think the developers deserve the success.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Andreas Heldt on 14th September 2010 3:47pm

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Ron Festejo Creative Director, Microsoft6 years ago
I wonder if this will ever come out for PSN...?
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