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TA Gaming Stats - Feb 27th to March 4th 2012

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Posted on 11 March 12 at 13:12
Latest weekly game and achievement stats for TA members

Take note of this line:

This report is for the period February 27th to March 4th 2012.

Did you read that? Good. Now if anyone asks why Mass Effect 3 is not listed on these stats, you may punch them in the face. With that out of the way, let's move on to the last week of stats before the Reapers come and eat our planet.

Games Started
16,638 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 24,517 games between them (1,502 different games).

I'd like to call this chart, "A Tale of Two Marketing Strategies". In one corner, we have SSX, a game that bombarded our senses over the past two weeks. In the other corner, we have Binary Domain, another new release and one that did not bombard anything this past week.

Other than that interesting dichotomy, you'll note that everyone was saving money for the following week, which was actually last week, since you're reading this on March 11th.

Top Retail Games Started

Dear developers of XBLA titles, please stop trying to re-invent Quake, which even Quake Arena Arcade was unable to do when it debuted many, many months ago. Nexuiz was doomed from the start; it's just that no one had the heart to tell you poor, poor people at Illfonic. If only their publisher, THQ, had stepped in.....hey wait a minute, THQ? That explains everything!

Alan Wake's American Nightmare continues to sell like crazy and there's a good chance it will be the most popular House Party title. That is unless, of course, the well reviewed on TA I Am Alive somehow overtakes it next week.

Top Arcade Games Started

Oddly enough, the top arcade title would have been number 2 on the retail chart while the top Windows Phone title would have been at number 3 on the retail chart. Somehow that makes me believe everything is working as intended this week.

Toy Soldiers: Boot Camp (WP) destroyed the competition, just as expected considering the pedigree.

Top Windows Phone Games Started

Games Completed
5,965 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 8,550 games between them (1,091 different games).

Assassin's Creed: Revelations is number one? Oh right, that single player DLC just recently came out. For some reason I thought that was a few weeks ago. Considering the game was released in November, having three DLC add-ons by the second week of March is a little insane.

Also insane? The amount of RPGs appearing on this list. I really need to take the time to sit down and finish off Final Fantasy XIII one day. I can not be the only one that sees this chart and thinks, "Man, I should really go back and finish that game."

Top Retail Games Completed

Speaking of older games that need to be completed, I recently tried my hand at Doritos Crash Course again. So kudos to those 28 brave souls that had the intestinal fortitude to finish that game off last week. I can barely clear Europe 3!

What's the over/under on how much longer Bastion remains on this chart? Shockingly, over 10,000 gamers have yet to finish the TrueAchievement XBLA Game of 2011.

Top Arcade Games Completed

The weekly Collapse! (WP) watch is now at 173 gamers needed for 100% completion.

I also enjoy seeing Bug Village (WP) climb the chart now that it has been patched. Amazing how once a game is fixed, people will play it.

Top Windows Phone Games Completed

Achievements Won
45,609 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 544,642 achievements online between them (41,644 different achievements).

I'm not going to discuss these individually, but rather as a whole. You will note that again, we had a game sweep the retail chart, another swept the WP chart and of course, the XBLA chart was stopped from a sweep by 2 achievements in a second game.

Top Retail Achievements Won

Top Arcade Achievements Won

Top Windows Phone Achievements Won

Total TrueAchievements won by Genre

Any guesses on how this chart will look next week?

Before I forget, I should mention that is a rhetorical question.

  • Shooter4,368,817
  • Action-Adventure3,625,293
  • Role-Playing2,959,633
  • Sports2,098,479
  • Action1,701,843
  • Racing786,961
  • Platformer440,074
  • Music and Rhythm371,933
  • Party266,668
  • Puzzle254,455


Join me next week when I have to come with things to say about a franchise I didn't even like when there was only one installment.

Now if you're very quiet, you can hear osubluejacket removing me from his friend's list.
MichaelMackie1 - Kweh Kweh! Kweeeeh! K-KWEEEEH!!!
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 13:23
Why is Mass Effect 3 not here? headspin
Senior Chupon
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 13:27
Verrrrry interstink
blue silk
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 13:31
MichaelMackie1 said:Why is Mass Effect 3 not here? headspinBecause Mass Effect 3 came out on March 6. This only goes from February 27 to March 4.
SmithMan117
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 13:48
blue silk said:MichaelMackie1 said:Why is Mass Effect 3 not here? headspinBecause Mass Effect 3 came out on March 6. This only goes from February 27 to March 4.But Mass Effect 3 already came out, it should be on the list! headspin
Evenger Ostro
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 13:50
I like how the top achievement was won more often than players started the game ...
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LeeVEGETA
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 13:51
blue silk said:MichaelMackie1 said:Why is Mass Effect 3 not here? headspinBecause Mass Effect 3 came out on March 6. This only goes from February 27 to March 4.I believe this was joke.
LeeVEGETA
JasonXmurder
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 13:51
Nope, not your not the only one.
I love FF XIII but for whatever reason just don't have the urge to play it. I'd like to so that I may eventually play FF XIII-2 (which doesn't look anywhere as good as the first for the simple fact that they decided to only have two characters), but that may be many months.
Jerick85
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Last post: 01 Mar at 22:28
Posted on 11 March 12 at 13:54
//sarcasm - an art not understood by everyone.
Trying to increase completion percentage.
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 14:23
Yey
Saltzzz
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Shooter at the top again, what's new
SilentRich69
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 15:21
SmithMan117 said:blue silk said:MichaelMackie1 said:Why is Mass Effect 3 not here? headspinBecause Mass Effect 3 came out on March 6. This only goes from February 27 to March 4.But Mass Effect 3 already came out, it should be on the list! headspinIt was NOT released until march 6th are you being serious man?
paddycfc22
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 16:19
Love ssx it's soooo good
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 16:44
Evenger Ostro said:I like how the top achievement was won more often than players started the game ...I have seen that a few times. I don't really get how that works.
Lil Miss Cherry - Lil Miss Cherry won 184 Achievements in 19 games, for a total of 7,148 TrueAchievement points (4,420 GamerScore). Kinda slacking lately
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 17:08
Jerick85 said://sarcasm - an art not understood by everyone.It's also very hard to tell people are being sarcastic on the internet due to not being able to hear their tone of voice smile
Devonian AUS
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 20:41
Nice to see Alan Wake up there.
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spletchie
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 20:42
xCherrYXx said:Jerick85 said://sarcasm - an art not understood by everyone.It's also very hard to tell people are being sarcastic on the internet due to not being able to hear their tone of voice smileAlthough the OP's use of the headspin after his comment was a pretty clear indication he was just being silly, especially given how it was mentioned in the article why, specifically, ME3 wouldn't be in the stats.


Of course, headspin could just mean he's someone who gets really stupid-happy when he thinks he's pointed out an error.
FinderKeeper
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Last post: 25 Jul at 03:56
Posted on 11 March 12 at 21:06
Take note of this line:

This report is for the period February 27th to March 4th 2012.

Did you read that? Good. Now if anyone asks why Mass Effect 3 is not listed on these stats, you may punch them in the face.
MichaelMackie1 said:Why is Mass Effect 3 not here? headspinThat's why. laugh
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Beachem
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 21:06
I was one of those people that completed Doritos Crash Course smile. I also went to my friend's house and helped him complete it so that's 2 lol. I decided to go back and start practicing one night...before I knew it I had been playing for 2 hours and had them all beat. Just takes a lot of practice and experimentation. A lot of those obstacles you actually have to stop wait for so that they get into the right motion.
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Posted on 11 March 12 at 21:50
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