Duels of the Planeswalkers hits 500,000 sales on XBLA
31 January 2011
Sales of the XBox LIVE Arcade title, Magic:The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers, reached another epic milestone last week, topping 500,000 sales of the base game.
Developed by UK-based Stainless Games and published by Wizards of the Coast LLC, the game has spawned a slew of expansions and add-ons, making it one of the most successful games on that platform.
Said Patrick Buckland, CEO of Stainless Games, "Breaking the half million barrier with Duels on XBLA is a fantastic way for us to start 2011. We'd like to thank Wizards for all the great support they've shown us on the project, and of course all the Magic fans, old and new alike, who have bought the game."
Already available on XBLA and PC via Steam, Duels of the Planeswalkers was also recently released on Sony PS3 PSN worldwide, and a dedicated Magic: The Gathering-themed PS3 Home Space is to follow shortly.
Europe's leading console download studio, Stainless Games has developed over 25 Download SKUs to date - including the No 1 XBLA Electronic Arts 2010 hit, Risk:Factions - with others currently in production.
Said Matt Edmunds, Stainless's COO, "Our strategy of concentrating on Console Download early is really paying off, with all the major corporate players now agreeing that 2011 will be the Year of the Download. With our multi-platform technology, we'll be hoping to emulate the success of Duels for other brands on everything from an iPhone to a high-end PC and keep up our track record of at least one No1 per year!"
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers is available now on Xbox LIVEŽ Arcade and Steam
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