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Infinity Blade on iPhone ‘more successful’ than Shadow Complex on Xbox 360

Shadow Complex’s son vows to avenge its father

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Product: Infinity Blade | Developer: Chair Entertainment | Publisher: Epic Games | Genre: Action, RPG | Networking: wireless (network)
For:   Also on: iPhoneiPad
 
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Epic’s Mark Rein has told Joystiq that the first Unreal Engine 3 game on the iPhone - Infinity Blade from Chair Entertainment - has been more successful than the company’s previous release on the home consoles, Shadow Complex.

Annoyingly, Rein doesn't go into specifics - he might be referring to downloads, sales, revenue, or profits.

There’s a case to say that the iOS hit has likely beaten the home console release in all those fronts, especially given that the (originally) $5.99 mobile game has over four times more people on the leaderboards than the $15 home console release, and that development costs are likely to be much lower than its stationary UE3 stablemate.

But leaderboards aren’t the most reliable way of measuring a game's sales. As a certain Mark Rein from Epic Games pointed out earlier in the year, "the Game Center numbers being reported are quite a bit lower than the actual sales".

In any case, it’s fair to say that Infinity Blade has been a strong debut in mobile gaming for both Epic and Chair.
 

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Will Wilson 4 March 2011
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Anonymous | 18:36 - 5 March 2011
Infinity Blade is no AAA.
There are now two games that have a hint of that console kind of AAA quality: Chaos Rings and Dead Space. I hope we get more games like those, but populist reviewers and fan boys are trying to keep the iPad game scene in this mini game like level.

This is nice little game and it has fantastic graphics, but we want those big games too!!!
Anonymous | 18:29 - 5 March 2011
I would vastly prefer Shadow Complex.

This was dumb game!!!
Every one told me that it is rpg and great example how gaming is finally AAA-console quality, but this is just quick and easy but nice looking version of 8-bit Punch Out clone without any adventure or exploration.
Anonymous | 14:04 - 4 March 2011
And we should be surprised one costs alot more and there is millions more iphone/pad etc users the 360 ones.
 
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