Let's say S&M Save the World (Season 1) caps at 15000 downloads. The season costs $20 on the XBLA, right? that's $300k. Let's say Telltale gets a 60% cut, when considering taxes and whatever MS takes for their service, that would be $200k for Telltale. I have a tough time believing that porting the series costs even close to $100k, probably closer to $40-50k if even that, plus that porting the future seasons will no doubt be even cheaper once they get the system rolling.
I'd say Telltale is quite clearly profiting from their XBLA ventures, even with 'just' 15k downloads. Doesn't matter if my numbers aren't absolutely correct, there's a lot of margin while still maintaining profitability.
Monkey Island SE on the other hand is a huge success by all standards.
Last edited by Linque; 07/28/2009 at 11:41 am.