Holy Summer Xbox Live Arcade sales Major Nelson! Microsoft's five week long Summer of Arcade promotion - where games like Castle Crasher, Geometry Wars 2, Braid and Bionic Commando released - was a success. A hugely huge success!

According to the Microsoft PR folks, during that five week period, the Arcade saw a 58% increase in unique member purchases and during August, the monthly Arcade revenue record was shattered by 67%. We guess there's a correlation between an XBLA sales spike and the XBLA seeing the release of fun, interesting, original and unique games. We say, keep the Arcade goodies coming!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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