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Virtual On, Dream Club Lead Xbox Live in 2009

Microsoft opens the vault on Xbox Live Arcade and Xbox Live Marketplace download data.

 

It's usually tough to get statistics on download content sales, as publishers tend to be shy with the specifics. Which is why it was just a bit surprising to see Microsoft's vault wide open today with stats for the domestic (Japanese) Xbox Live Arcade and Xbox Live Marketplace services in plain view.

Famitsu.com shared the data today, citing Microsoft as the source. There are no numbers with the data, but you can get a good idea for what's big with players here.

XBOX LIVE ARCADE

If you're hoping for more Virtual On on your Xbox 360, here's some good news. The Xbox Live Arcade version of Virtual On Oratorio Tangram was 2009's top XLA game. It was so popular, in fact, that it managed to reach number 2 in the all time download list.

TOP 10 FOR 2009

  • 01.Virtual On Oratorio Tangram (2009/4/29)
  • 02.Battlefield 1943 (2009/7/8)
  • 03.Castle Crashers (2008/8/27)
  • 04.Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (2009/7/29)
  • 05.Trials HD (2009/8/12)
  • 06.R-Type Dimensions (2009/2/4)
  • 07.Shadow Complex (2009/8/19)
  • 08.IKARUGA (2008/4/9)
  • 09.THE KING OF FIGHTERS’98 ULTIMATE MATCH (2009/7/1)
  • 10.Mega Man 9 (2009/6/24)

TOP TEN ALL TIME

  • 01.Castle Crashers
  • 02.Virtual On Oratorio Tangram
  • 03.IKARUGA
  • 04.Bomberman LIVE
  • 05.Battlefield 1943
  • 06.Trigger Heart Exelica
  • 07.UNO
  • 08.Castlevania Dracula X
  • 09.Fatal Fury Special
  • 10.Rez HD
Strike a pose, Temjin -- you're number 1!

DEMO DOWNLOADS

Bayonetta and Lost Planet 2 were popular this year, with Bayonetta making it into the top 10 all time list. Perhaps overseas downloads of the Japanese demo have something to do with that?

TOP 10 FOR 2009

  • 01.Bayonetta (2009/10/15)
  • 02.Lost Planet 2 (2009/8/19)
  • 03.Forza Motorsport 3 (2009/9/24)
  • 04.Left 4 Dead 2 (2009/11/3)
  • 05.NINJA BLADE (2009/1/5)
  • 06.Resident Evil 5 (2008/12/5)
  • 07.H.A.W.X (2009/2/11)
  • 08.Magnacarta 2 (2009/7/24)
  • 09.Halo Wars (2009/2/5)
  • 10.Time Leap (2009/6/18)

TOP 10 ALL TIME

  • 01.Resident Evil 5
  • 02.Ace Combat 6
  • 03.Lost Planet
  • 04.Bayonetta
  • 05.Tales of Vesperia
  • 06.Trusty Bell (Eternal Sonata)
  • 07.NINJA BLADE
  • 08.Tenchu Senran
  • 09.Armored Core 4
  • 10.Rainbow Six Vegas
Bayonetta may have gotten a boost from overseas players trying to get early demo access.

GAMES ON DEMAND

Games on Demand has only been running since 2009, so Microsoft was only able to provide 2009 data. The big question is if those Idol Master buyers already own the retail version of the game and were just double dipping for convenience.

TOP 10 FOR 2009

  • 01.Each Defense Force 3 (2009/9/8)
  • 02.Idol Master (2009/8/11)
  • 03.Idol Master Live 4 You! (2009/8/11)
  • 04.Bullet Witch (2009/8/11)
  • 05.Raiden Fighters Aces (2009/11/17)
  • 06.The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion (2009/10/6)
  • 07.Virtua Fighter 5 Live Arena (2009/9/15)
  • 08.Armored Core 4 Answer (2009/10/13)
  • 09.Tenchu Senran (2009/9/22)
  • 10.Senko no Rondo Rev.X (2009/9/8)
Xbox 360 owners aren't afraid to download their ant killing simulators.

ADD-ON CONTENT

While Idol Master Live For You saw the most downloads, the real story here is Dream Club. It's only seen a few DLC updates, but it's already fourth on the all time list! Guess people really do want those preschool panty shot outfits.

TOP 10 FOR 2010

  • 01.Idol Master Live For You
  • 02.Dream Club
  • 03.Idol Master
  • 04.Fallout 3
  • 05.Otomedeus Gorgeous!
  • 06.Ace Combat 6
  • 07.Street Fighter IV
  • 08.Tales of Vesperia
  • 09.Agarest Senki Riapiarans
  • 10. Rumble Roses XX

TOP 10 ALL TIME

  • 01.Idol Master
  • 02.Idol Master Live For You!
  • 03.Ace Combat 6
  • 04.Dream Club
  • 05.Rumble Roses XX
  • 06.Tales of Vesperia
  • 07.Soul Calibur IV
  • 08.Fallout 3
  • 09.Otomedeus Gorgeous!
  • 10.Beautiful Katamari Damacy
Idol Master (left) and Dream Club (right) compete for download content supremacy.

GAME VIDEOS

Dream Club leads the way here as well, occupying the fist spot both for 2009 and all time. Metal Gear Solid Rising also appears to be drawing the attention of domestic Xbox 360 players.

TOP 10 FOR 2009

  • 01.Dream Club First Video (2009/4/21)
  • 02.Metal Gear Solid Rising E3-2009 Teaser Movie (2009/7/8)
  • 03.Dead Rising 2 (2009/4/30)
  • 04.Dream Club "Yume Miru CagedBird Amane (HD) (2009/5/25)
  • 05.Gears of War 2 "Rendezvous" Trailer Japanese Subtitles (HD) (2009/4/21)
  • 06.Dream Club "Zettai Idol Sengen" Riho Futaba (HD) (2009/5/25)
  • 07.Capcom Top Secret Announce (Lost Planet 2) (2009/2/23)
  • 08.X Blade Japanese Video (2009/4/13)
  • 09.Magnacarta 2 (2009/4/21)
  • 10.Assassin's Creed II Japanese Subtitle E3 Trailer (2009/6/19)

TOP 10 ALL TIME

  • 01.Dream Club First Video
  • 02.Resident Evil 5 '07 Latest Trailer Movie
  • 03.Metal Gear Solid Rising E3-2009 Teaser Movie
  • 04.Tales of Vesperia Trailer 1
  • 05.Idol Master TGS 2006 Promotion Movie
  • 06.Star Ocean 4 Trailer 2
  • 07.Dead Rising 2 Trailer
  • 08.Star Ocean 4 Trailer 1
  • 09.Gundam Operation Troy Trailer (HD)
  • 10.Last Remnant Trailer 2
Remember when the Dream Club cast actually had most of their bodies covered up?

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