Groups

 

Xbox Live Marketplace

Other (objects, etc.) theme

Distributed through Xbox Live Marketplace.

323
games
10
platforms

Alternate names: XBLM
Name variations: XBLA, Xbox Live Arcade, XBLIG, Xbox Live Indie Games

The first video game about Xbox Live Marketplace was released on October 30, 2005.

Microsoft Game Studios, Microsoft and Sega has published most of these games

Similar to WiiWare and PS Store.

All purchases on XBLM use DRM that ties the purchased games to the account and the particular console hardware, making replacement or upgrade undesirable if one has bought anything worthwhile. In few cases the license can be transferred to the new hardware but this requires some effort (no automation available).