April 20th 2012 11:49 am PT

Trials Evolution Breaks Xbox LIVE Arcade Sales Record

Congratulations to the team at Red Lynx for the great work on Trials Evolution which has set a record for the highest grossing day-one sales in Xbox LIVE Arcade history.

Have you tried the game yet? If not…what are you waiting for?











Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Anonymous

    Not surprised, game is great.  Already told a few friends to buy it.

  • Anonymous

    An incredible feat indeed!

    Do we have an exact sales number?

    • Anonymous

       After first day there were around 100-110k players in leaderboards. Just checked now – 200k. :0 Game sells like a hot cakes.

  • http://twitter.com/BubBobz neil

    what’s happened to the add trial to my download queue stuff?

    • Anonymous

       The link in the post goes to both the full game & the trial.

  • Anonymous

    Very glad to hear this. The team that worked on this deserves all the success in the world for this game. It’s absolutely fantastic.

  • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

    Really great choice of maps on the demo.

  • http://twitter.com/DarkNightRJ RJ Mansfield

    I’m sure its a good game but I’m shocked to see it be the highest day-one…

  • ElektroDragon

    It’s really just more of the same as Trials except with MP.  Since I never even finished Trials 1 because of the brutal difficulty ramp up, I don’t quite see the point to buying this.

    • Anonymous

       Multiplayer is a blast (when it works).

  • Anonymous

    I’m waiting for the eventual sale. 1200 MP is just too much for me. 800 or less and we have a deal.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erich-Mabray/100000204702466 Erich Mabray

      $15 for a game they could have easily dropped on a disc. It’s games like this that will destroy the $60 norm.

      • Anonymous

         I don’t get the ”i’m waiting for  sale” dudes  as well. If there is one XBLA that is worth 1200MSP – Trials Evo it is. You get much more content than most of the new retail games.

        • http://twitter.com/wizll wizll

          agreed. and community created tracks

        • http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/ Ujn Hunter

          Retail games aren’t DRM loaded rentals. Digital Downloads aren’t worth more than $10 to me regardless of content.

      • Anonymous

         Opinions are great! If they did release it on a disc I’d wait for the sale as well. I wasn’t that big a fan of the first but it was ok. I don’t see that much of a difference between this new game and the old one, (bought that on sale too), aside from competitive online and custom tracks. I don’t mind waiting and saving five or more dollars.  @ChinoM I don’t think there’s any game on XBLA worth $15. Everything I’ve ever purchased has been $10 or marked down from it’s original price.

    • http://twitter.com/SMG_823 Steve

       but you probaly pay 60 a year for COD right? this game is well worth 1200 msp. there is a unlimited amount of tracks without ever buying DLC that sounds like a deal to me

      • ryder4life22187

        so he doesn’t want to pay 1200 MSP so that automatically makes him pay 60 a year for COD. Only problem to unlimited amount of tracks is you got to spend the time to create them. I agree with EndrzGame give it to me for 800 points then i will think about buying it. Played the trial and it’s just mediocre nothing like all they hype was all about

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T7LOQAEEWPFE7UBMQGVCTNELQI huck

           no, u just download other ppls creations if ur too lazy to make something.

          • http://twitter.com/SMG_823 Steve

             you’re a moran. not everyone is a master track builder. and im sure you’re tracks are shit

        • http://twitter.com/Dam0wned Damien Walsh

          Like this other guy said, there are already thousands of tracks (hundreds rated  or more stars by hundreds more people), give it a few weeks and the only hassle will be looking through the tens of thousands of good, new tracks.

    • http://twitter.com/mathuthe MathiaS

      Some games deserve it. Trials HD now (2012) doesn’t deserve a 1200 MSP price, for example, while Gotham City Imposters, Bastion, Trials Evolution or Trine 2 do.
      Fez is a wonderful, wonderful game and it’s only 800 MSP. Yet people will wait for that to go on sale too. I try not to spend 15 bucks unless they are worth it, but if you like this game, you should get it at full price. RedLynx dudes are working for Ubisoft, and the game did great, but there are so many other great indie studios that could use the cash…

  • Tom Gustin

    I can believe it, the game is awesome.  Major, can we ask what the actual figure was?

  • Anonymous

    This game is amazing. Leaps and bounds better than the already perfect original.

  • Jamie Ivany

    Congrats, but this wasn’t a surprise, greatness always gets bought up

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Adanac/100001237455741 Joe Adanac

       So does suckiness. Just look at Hollywood movies.

  • Anonymous

    Bought it without even try the demo version. Pretty much in my top 3 xbla games. Well deserved. 

  • Anonymous

    Shame it has so many flaws though.

    1. Multiplayer seems like a pain to get into a game
    2. Once in a game, there’s no way to actually race against the same people unless you create your own match and then invite those people into your game.  (IE the Rematch button starts your search for new players over again).

    • José Mario González

      I have no problems in multiplayer. you have problems with internet

      • Anonymous

        You keep thinking that if it makes you feel better.

        • http://twitter.com/scm1477 Sean Morris

          Apparently the servers were down, and I can’t find a game either and I have great internet

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/3KRD6PPNIJA6ZBY6FPGBN3REAE LEIGH

            you can change your search preferences for multiplayer in the settings, this makes matchmaking much faster.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T7LOQAEEWPFE7UBMQGVCTNELQI huck

            i would have thought not restricting it and just clicking quick match would be faster…

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/3KRD6PPNIJA6ZBY6FPGBN3REAE LEIGH

            if you set it to fastest on both scales, it finds players faster, simple really!!!

      • Anonymous

        You keep thinking that if it makes you feel better.

    • http://twitter.com/SMG_823 Steve

      its more fun only playing with you’re friends anyway

    • http://twitter.com/Dam0wned Damien Walsh

      The multiplayer issue was apparently due to the record-breaking amount of people trying to get on the game at the same time. Their servers had their work cut out for them!

  • http://twitter.com/The_Nopec TheNopec

    1200 is robbery. Too cheap for such a awesome game.

  • http://twitter.com/SMG_823 Steve

    such an amazing game. 

  • http://twitter.com/1ChuckRock ChuckRock

    I love $60 games for $15!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T7LOQAEEWPFE7UBMQGVCTNELQI huck

       settle down…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Adanac/100001237455741 Joe Adanac

    I hope they patch the screen tearing. That annoying graphical flaw wasn’t present in the first game.

    • http://twitter.com/SamboTaylor Sam Taylor

      Nor is it present in my Trials: Evolution. 

      Maybe it is something to do with your xbox?

      • http://twitter.com/NickJAmbrose Nicholas J. Ambrose

        I’m getting texture pop too. Can’t see it being an Xbox issue. Just to do with the way the game renders geometry I guess.

      • http://twitter.com/boeboelord Boe2

        I do have pop-ins. More specifically every time I reset the race. Not that I mind: I’d rather have instant reset with pop-ins than having a loadscreen for every retry.
        If you really don’t have the problem, maybe it has something to do with different types of hardware? Maybe the newer models got a faster hard drive?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOTBJKUR4IW74YLQH2LHQTE2BU Kairu

    Wow, that’s impressive. Some custom tracks I’ve played are awesome.

  • Peter M.

    Great. Now bring on the pc version!

  • aStrangeDisease

    I can’t stop playing!

  • http://twitter.com/NickJAmbrose Nicholas J. Ambrose

    Great game, so I’m really not surprised. I’m ashamed to say I only just played Trials HD for the first time last night – picking up Evolution didn’t require any thought whatsoever. Even my girlfriend loves it!

    • http://twitter.com/boeboelord Boe2

      Less luck here: Seems I’m driving my gf crazy with the motorcycle sounds :p

  • http://twitter.com/SteveDGamer SteveDGamer

    awesome game. they should be proud. well done team!!!