Though the game received some middling reviews, it seems Xbox Live Marketplace browsers couldn't resist the appeal of Castlevania: Harmony of Despair's retro charms -- or its status as a Summer of Arcade title. The multiplayer monster slayer placed first on the Arcade purchases charts for the week of August 2, though it only claimed the number 15 spot for overall online activity.

To see how the rest of the Summer of Arcade contenders did, just check out the lists posted after the jump.

Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles (based on UU's)
  1. Modern Warfare 2
  2. Halo 3
  3. Call of Duty: WaW
  4. Call of Duty 4
  5. FIFA 10
  6. Red Dead Redemption
  7. GTA IV
  8. Gears of War 2
  9. Battlefield Bad Co. 2
  10. Left 4 Dead 2
  11. Halo 3: ODST
  12. Forza Motorsport 3
  13. LIMBO
  14. Madden NFL 11 demo
  15. Castlevania Harmony of Despair
  16. Hydro Thunder Hurricane
  17. Madden NFL 10
  18. Trials HD
  19. NCAA Football 11
  20. NBA 2K10
Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)
  1. Castlevania Harmony of Despair
  2. LIMBO
  3. Hydro Thunder Hurricane
  4. Deadliest Warrior
  5. Trials HD
  6. Castle Crashers
  7. RISK: FACTIONS
  8. Blacklight: Tango Down
  9. DeathSpank
  10. UNO
  11. Game Room **
  12. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
  13. Toy Soldiers
  14. Battlefield 1943
  15. Magic: The Gathering
  16. Marvel vs. Capcom 2
  17. Worms 2- Armageddon
  18. Hasbro Family Game Night *
  19. Peggle
  20. Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge
**Combined sales of all Game Room titles
*Combined sales of all Hasbro Family Game Night titles

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)
  1. The Impossible Avatar Getaway2
  2. The Impossible Game
  3. Baby Maker Extreme
  4. I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
  5. Avatar Ninja!
  6. 萌めくり
  7. Avatar Paintball
  8. Try Not To Fart
  9. Flight Adventure
  10. Avatar Racedrome
  11. Zombie Estate
  12. Avatar Onslaught
  13. Avatar Drop
  14. GET TO THA CHOPPA!!1
  15. Miner Dig Deep
  16. Avatar Showdown
  17. Super Avatar World
  18. Dragon Chess
  19. The No Button Game
  20. Breath of Death VII
Games for Windows Top LIVE Titles (based on UU's)
  1. GTA IV
  2. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
  3. Colin McRae : Dirt 2
  4. Street Fighter IV
  5. Fallout 3
  6. Bioshock 2
  7. Resident Evil 5
  8. Halo 2
  9. Batman: Arkham Asylum
  10. Red Faction Guerrilla
  11. Gears of War
  12. Blacklight: Tango Down
  13. FlatOut UC
  14. Tinker
  15. Fuel
  16. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
  17. Battlestations: Pacific
  18. Quantum of Solace
  19. LOST PLANET COLONIES
  20. Section 8

This article was originally published on Joystiq.