xblindie.jpg[Every week we round up the top news and interviews of the last week from console digital download site GamerBytes, featuring new information about Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, WiiWare, DSiWare and PSN Minis.]

This week was a bit quiet in regards to actual console downloadable game news, but fear not - we've kept ourselves busy by revealing new information regarding the Xbox Live Indie Games and the Game Room.

In some of our featured posts for the week, we take a look at the Xbox Live Indies games of 2009 and the sales they've garnered over the year, discovering that things aren't as dire as some sites may make you believe. We also discover some secrets of the Game Room project -- it's quite a fascinating way of dealing with classic games.

We are also near the end of our Developer Reflections series. This time, we speak to Ronimo Games, Barker's Crest Studio and Creat Studios and look at their year in making downloadable console video games, and what their plans are for 2010.

Top Stories

Microsoft's Genius - Rate The Room, Rate Every Game - But Those Rated Teen And Up Left Out?
In-Depth: Xbox Live Indie Games Sales For 2009, Plus Some Perspective


Developer Reflections 2009 - Ronimo Games
Developer Reflections 2009: Barkers Crest Studio
Developer Reflections 2009: Creat Studios (Part 1)

Store Updates

XBLA Update - KrissX, New Pinball FX Table, Cheap Portal
NA PSN Store Update - Thexder Neo PS3, Hustle Kings And More
EU PSN Store Update - Thexder Neo PS3, Polar Panic
NA Nintendo Update - Bittos, Uno, Ghoul Patrol And More
EU Nintendo Update - Legends Of Exidia, Eco Shooter, Street Fighter Alpha 2 And More

Xbox Live Arcade

Xbox Indies - Soul (Kydos Studio)
Scare yourself.

Xbox Indies: Charlie Murder Announced (Ska Studios)
Dishwasher developer brings us a beat-em-up.

Xbox Indies - Lethal Judgment HD (B-Software)
Long standing indie shmup comes to Xbox Indies.

First Footage Of NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
SNK fighter gets a graphical upgrade.

PlayStation Network

Trailer: After Burner Climax (Sega)
The arcade conversion for PSN and XBLA has officially been announced.


Ben 10 Coming To WiiWare
Konami Digital Entertainment is bringing the popular Ben 10: Alien Force license to Xbox Live Arcade and WiiWare.