Microsoft has clearly had an incredibly successful summer with Xbox Live. We know this because Scott Austin, director of digitally distributed games on Xbox LIVE, has said as much. Look:
"It’s clear that we’ve had an incredibly successful summer, and the Xbox LIVE community loves the innovative gaming experiences we deliver” said Scott
In fact, it's been this successful: the 1 vs 100 quiz has apparently been "downloaded nearly three million times during the 13 week pilot season". Live Arcade's Shadow Complex
, Trials HD
and Marvel vs. Capcom 2
have contributed to "200% (revenue) growth over last year’s program".
Scott Austin is so pumped by this that he's stated "We are the leader in digitally distributed games, have the best partners in the industry and work closely with them to offer the best in downloadable content and entertainment."
That should put some pepper in Apple and Sony's respective noses. We await their responses.