[We round up the top console digital download news of the last week from Gamasutra sister site GamerBytes, including brand-new game announcements and scoops from the world of Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, WiiWare, PSP Minis and DSiWare.]
This week we take a look at the sales of Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network sales. How did the Summer of Arcade games do compared to the regular season, and how have the new PSN releases fared? The downloadable games market is getting bigger every month, and now it's time to pay attention!
Here are the top announcements and major store updates across these digital download sources over the last seven days - check out our GamerBytes Twitter feed
for the latest updates every day:
- Sonic & Knuckles, cheap Puzzle Quest, Buku Sudoku & Texas Hold'em DLC
NA PSN Store Update
- TMNT Re-Shelled, Legacy Of Kain, Silent Hill, Syphon Filter 2, DLC for PAIN, Bowling
EU PSN Store Update
- Interpol, Fat Princess Demo, DLC For Bowling, PAIN
NA Nintendo Update
- Contra Rebirth, Colorz, Super Return Of The Jedi, Clubhouse Games Express
EU Nintendo Update
- Spaceball, Solomon's Key, Rygar, DLC for Final Fantasy IV: TAR and Darklord
In-Depth: Xbox Live Arcade Sales Analysis, August 2009
"The second Xbox Live Summer of Arcade has now finished, with a number of high profile Xbox Live Arcade games debuting. But how well has each of the new, promoted titles done?"
In-Depth: North American PlayStation Network Sales Analysis, August 2009
"We look at the top 10 digitally downloaded PlayStation 3 games for PlayStation Network, using ranked charts supplied to us through Sony's press representatives, plus extra Leaderboard data for context."
Interview: HalfBrick On Developing PSP Minis, XBL Indie Games
"We talk to Phil Larsen, Marketing Manager at Halfbrick Studios, about developing on the PSP, their plans for the future, and how the recent Xbox Live ratings system has helped their Xbox Live Indie Games' sales."
Microsoft (Xbox Live Arcade, XBL Indie Games)
New 2D Sonic Game In 2010
"Sega has announced that a new Sonic
title will be popping up in 2010 - but little is known about it."
New Actual Screenshots of King Of Fighters: SkyStage
"Famitsu has unveiled the first true screenshots of King of Fighters: SkyStage
, the game that mixes King of Fighters
characters with... vertical shmups. It's so crazy that it just might work!"
Lucidity Revealed, First Gameplay Videos
"LucasArts' upcoming puzzle-platformer Lucidity
has finally been revealed, thanks to the latest episode of GameTrailers TV."
Sony (PlayStation Network, PSP minis)
Icon Games To Bring WiiWare Games To PSP Minis
"Icon Games' upcoming WiiWare titles - Arcade Sports, Arcade Darts
and Stunt Cars
, will be making their way to the PSP Minis program."
First Screenshots of NBA Unrivaled
"Tecmo shows off the first screenshot of NBA Unrivaled
, their upcoming basketball game"
Nintendo (WiiWare, DSiWare)
The Poker Wars Heat Up On DSiWare
"We mentioned High Stakes Texas Hold'em
was coming to DSiWare, but now a challenger has appeared - Downtown Texas Hold'em
Flowerworks Comes To WiiWare
"Tiny Australian developer Nocturnal Entertainment has revealed that their casual PC title FlowerWorks
will be debuting WiiWare in the next couple of months."
First Screens Of Shadow Walker
"Gamearts reveals the first official screenshots of Shadow Walker
, their new WiiWare title."
Two Tribes Reveal Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: Rush
"It's... Chu Chu Rocket
meets Rubik's Cube