Are Downloadable Games at Their Peak?

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?

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PimpHandStrong3710d ago

Warhawk and GT5

atleast with what i have not giving this site a hit

what does he mean 4 for 4?

Show me one game on XBL that matchs Siren Warhawk and even Socom!

Briad is a great game from all reports but its 4 hours long! Eden is 5 times longer then that game and is 5 bucks less

MalharP163710d ago

the author says that xbl has had a 4 for 4 in the past four weeks because all four games released were quality titles.

Stryfeno13710d ago (Edited 3710d ago )

Make that Five for Five if Castle Crashers is comes this Wed.

I believe all games wont be downloadable until 2013 at the earliest.

Hellsvacancy3710d ago

theres isnt any Xbl games that comes close 2 beatin those 2 games let alone any of the other Psn titles

DFresh3710d ago

Both PSN and XBL have great games no doubt about it but Sony's PSN expands on those games and doesn't give you old games that you played 10 years ago.
Sony is trying new things and stretching boundaries w/ downloadable games.
Look at Eye Pet, Flow, Flower, Super Star Dust, Snake Ball, and Echochrome they are showing new things.
I like XBL for Castle Crashers, Geometry Wars, Rez Hd, and so forth but I want more.
Sony has more variety and that's what I like about it that and I don't have to always be online to play any of my games that I play w/ my friends on PSN then I do on XBL.
There's just more things going on w/ Sony then Microsoft I'm sorry but it's the truth whether you like it or not.

Cajun Chicken3709d ago

Couldn't of said it better myself.

Genaral Leo3710d ago

The title of the article is just dumb.