The past few weeks, we have got top of the line games from a source that we were losing faith in: the Xbox Live Arcade. Sure the Arcade had some gems on it (Cloning Clyde, Geometry Wars), but it was mostly filled with trash. But here's the release list for the Arcade for the past four weeks: Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2, Braid, Bionic Commando Rearmed, Galaga Legions, all of which are fantastic.
While it can't match Xbox Live's four for four in the past four weeks, the PSN has also been gaining momentum these past few months. With games like PixelJunk Eden and SIREN: Blood Curse released recently, and games like Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty, Flower, and SOCOM: Confrontation on the horizon, the Playstation Network is looking very strong as well.
What about WiiWare? Well, so far it hasn't been an explosive success, but I have a feeling big Nintendo published WiiWare title will be revealed soon, which will swing momentum that way as well.
So there's no question: we are in a golden age when it comes to downloadable gaming. What is a question, however, is whether this is temporary or not. Will downloadable games remain strong or will this surge be short-lived?