Castle Crashers boasts 1 million players

The Behemoth's Castle Crashers was one of five top-tier Xbox Live Arcade titles to launch during Microsoft's Summer of Arcade last August, an initiative that caused XBL revenues to spike 67 percent on the month. By the end of 2008, Microsoft declared that Castle Crashers was the top seller of the...

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The Behemoth's Castle Crashers was one of five top-tier Xbox Live Arcade titles to launch during Microsoft's Summer of Arcade last August, an initiative that caused XBL revenues to spike 67 percent on the month. By the end of 2008, Microsoft declared that Castle Crashers was the top seller of the pack, as the four-player beat-'em-up edged out Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 and Braid.

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While specifics of just how well the game has sold remain under wraps, The Behemoth said today on its official blog that there are now 1,000,000 unique Xbox Live gamertags on the Castle Crashers leaderboards. Though the number is substantive, it should be noted that leaderboard statistics and total sales are not a one-for-one match, as up to four users with unique gamertags can participate in a game on a single console.

That being said, The Behemoth did note that Castle Crashers can now be called the "fastest growing XBLA game in history." Apparently, the game has also "saved marriages," though The Behemoth provided no evidence to support this claim.

The Behemoth expects to release its third effort--operating under the working title Game #3--in 2010. For more on Castle Crashers, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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