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Research firm: XBLA has best month ever

128k sales for Limbo alone.

Xbox Live Arcade enjoyed its strongest sales month ever in August, a market research firm has claimed.

According to figures from Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment (FADE) reported by Edge, the service brought in $17.5 million last month compared to $16.5 million in July.

Monday Night Combat led the way with 187,000 downloads, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair came in second with 131,000, and they were closely followed by Limbo with 128,000.

So, cause for celebration or merely a step in the right direction? Last week an XBLA developer called for better marketing to educate users that the service even exists.

Those who do patronise the service have plenty to look forward to in the coming months. Take a look at Microsoft's recently-unveiled release schedule.

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