Underperforming XBLA titles to be delisted

We're not the only ones tired of sifting through the digital dump. Xbox Live GM Marc Whitten has made it clear that any stinkers in the Xbox Live Arcade catalog will soon be delisted, he told Next-Gen. That's a nice way of saying, Microsoft is finally taking out the trash. And what qualifies as 100% pure garbage, you ask? It's a combination of things: A title must be at least six months old, have a Metacritic score below 65 and a conversion rate below 6%. Microsoft will provide a three-month notice before delisting any game.

"Overall I think you will find this will focus the catalog more on larger, more immersive games and make it much easier to find the games you are looking for," said Whitten.

Update: Microsoft has clarified that delisted titles can be re-downloaded by previous owners.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.