Shadow Complex sets XBLA single-player sales records

Epic and Chair Entertainment's Xbox 360-exclusive action platformer shifts 200,000 units during opening week, securing spot in Xbox Live top-seller books.

Technical issues aside, EA Dice's multiplayer-only downloadable shooter Battlefield 1943 proved to be quite the success on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network when it launched in early July. Two weeks after release, EA touted the game as "the fastest selling day one and week one download-only game" worldwide on Xbox Live and in North America for the PSN, accruing some 600,000 purchases.

Shadow Complex isn't likely to develop a neurosis over sales.

Today, Microsoft announced that Battlefield 1943 has a new single-player-only complement on Xbox Live. According to the publisher, Epic Games and Chair Entertainment's Shadow Complex now officially holds the record for "the most downloaded single-player title" for Xbox Live Arcade. Having launched as an Xbox 360-exclusive on August 19, the action platformer sold 200,000 copies during its first-week of release, Microsoft noted.

Developed by Chair, which is owned by Epic, Shadow Complex was first shown during Microsoft's 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference. Often likened to the Super Metroid line of 2D side-scrolling action adventures, Shadow Complex melds high-intensity shooting with intricate exploration and puzzle-solving elements.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Shadow Complex.

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Cubehouse
Cubehouse

I'm a sucker for panoramas... love 'em... niiiiiice set, the balcony thing was neat ;)

Cubehouse
Cubehouse

I'm a sucker for panoramas... love 'em... niiiiiice set, the balcony thing was neat ;)

wjc04c
wjc04c

picture is great. i love the lighting effects, is this the 360 or ps3 version?

wjc04c
wjc04c

picture is great. i love the lighting effects, is this the 360 or ps3 version?

JodyR
JodyR moderator

nice :D

JodyR
JodyR moderator

nice :D

StanleyL
StanleyL

This year's E3 is finally behind us. Our new venue was quite a change from our noisy booth at the LA convention center, but the team still did an amazing job in pulling it off. Here's a panoramic shot of the last few hours of E3 at our studio in Santa Monica, CA. Harmonix was on stage, and most of our workstations by now were packed up. Click on the image below for a full picture. See you next year!

StanleyL
StanleyL

This year's E3 is finally behind us. Our new venue was quite a change from our noisy booth at the LA convention center, but the team still did an amazing job in pulling it off. Here's a panoramic shot of the last few hours of E3 at our studio in Santa Monica, CA. Harmonix was on stage, and most of our workstations by now were packed up. Click on the image below for a full picture. See you next year!