800 sales in 5 days! ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition is kicking ass

According to the download history provided by Microsoft, ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition is selling like crazy!

Days on Market: 5 (May 6th to May 10th.)
Trials: 8171
Sales: 800
Conversion Rate 9.79%
Total Earnings: $5,420.80

Whoa!

It's a Community Game. It's 800 Microsoft Points. It's not really even a game, but music software. Review sites aren't reviewing it. News sites aren't posting it's press release.

Yet still; 800 sales in 5 days.

*insert image of Jeff's mind exploding here* :D
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Posted by Hamst3r
According to the download history provided by Microsoft, ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition is selling like crazy!

Days on Market: 5 (May 6th to May 10th.)
Trials: 8171
Sales: 800
Conversion Rate 9.79%
Total Earnings: $5,420.80

Whoa!

It's a Community Game. It's 800 Microsoft Points. It's not really even a game, but music software. Review sites aren't reviewing it. News sites aren't posting it's press release.

Yet still; 800 sales in 5 days.

*insert image of Jeff's mind exploding here* :D
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Posted by MB

Does MS take 30% off the top?

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Posted by Weltal

Congrats, sir. That's awesome. I may pick it up when I've got the extra cash.

Edited by Hamst3r
MB said:
"Does MS take 30% off the top?"

Yeah, they take 30% of that. Which isn't too bad. After their cut it's $3794.56. :D

Weltal said:
"Congrats, sir. That's awesome. I may pick it up when I've got the extra cash."

Thanks!

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Posted by dopeman
Hamst3r said:
"MB said:
"Does MS take 30% off the top?"

Yeah, they take 30% of that. Which isn't too bad. After their cut it's $3794.56. :
Dude
well done
Posted by Hamst3r
dopeman said:
"Dude well done"
Thanks. :)

I'm freaking out waiting for MS to update the numbers. They update them around 4 PM PST the next day, which is crazy. I wanna know yesterdays sales but it'll be another 12 hours until they update. D:
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Edited by Endogene

Cool to see that it is doing well for some reason I always thought that it was a xbox live arcade game and not one of the community games. 

For  those that have no idea what this is about check out the game its gamepage here on giant bomb, there are also some videos showing the "game" in its forums.

(i'm using an old backup pc that runs millennium so i am afraid that i can't hotlink anything)

Posted by adam_grif

how much did it cost you to dev?

Posted by Otacon

Thats Awesome, Will check it out.

Posted by Red

I doubt that I'll buy it yet as I'm moving, but I'll definitely check out the trial. Nice to hear of your success.

Edited by Hamst3r
Endogene said:
"check out the game its gamepage here on giant bomb"
link: ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition page on Giant Bomb.

The videos are linked there too under the Media header. :)

adam_grif said:
"how much did it cost you to dev?"
I'm assuming I spent about $200 on ezmuze+ specific stuff. Skillz probably spent around $200 too.

Most of the materials used were either free or already purchased before starting development, so the cost was pretty low. The only true costs were an XBOX Live Gold account and a $99 a year XNA Premium account. I bought a few VST plugins too. The XBOX 360 was donated to me.

XNA Studio, Visual C# Studio, XACT, Buzz Tracker and all that sort of stuff is freeware. :)
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Posted by adam_grif

Looks like you've made a pretty penny then.

;)

I wish I had the skills to make my own game, but I'm still only in first year at university. Sigh. Two years from now will be another story!

Posted by Babble

Congrats, it's awesome to hear someone do well on a service like that. Hope sales continue to do well for you!