GDC: Fruit Ninja Kinect hits 1 million downloads

GDC: Fruit Ninja Kinect hits 1 million downloads
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

March 6th 2012 at 4:59AM

Halfbrick studio's iOS hit now a triumph on XBLA

The Kinect version of Halfbrick's popular game Fruit Ninja has been downloaded 1 million times via Xbox Live Arcade.

The figure comes less than a year after the game's XBLA launch in August 2011.

"Hitting 1 million downloads for XBLA is an awesome achievement," said Phil Larsen, chief marketing officer at Halfbrick. "It's a milestone that proves how with the right team and vision, a mobile game can be expanded into a much bigger franchise across new platforms and markets and be wildly successful."

Originally released in April 2010, Fruit Ninja has seen release on numerous formats from Bada to Symbian.

Fruit Ninja is not Halfbrick's only recent success story. It's September 2011 iOS title Jetpack Joyride was downloaded more than 350,000 times in its first week.