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Trials Evolution breaks XBLA record with highest day-one sales

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Microsoft’s four-week Arcade Next promotion is off to an amazing start. Trials Evolution, the first title in the promotion, just broke the Xbox Live Arcade record for highest-grossing day-one sales. Microsoft has not released how much money Trials made, but developer RedLynx stated the motocross-platformer hybrid game sold over 100,000 copies its first day in an interview with Eurogamer.

Shortly after launch this past Wednesday, Trials Evolution experienced server overload as tons of players descended on the network. RedLynx and Microsoft quickly addressed the problem and have deployed new hardware to keep up with the demand. With news that the game is already breaking sales records, Trials is likely in for a very good weekend.