TA Gaming Stats - July 30th to August 5th 2012

By Dog of Thunder, 4 years ago
Another week, another Summer of Arcade title provides astronomical numbers. Outside of that however, I've got nothing.

This report is for the period July 30th to August 5th 2012.

Games Started
17,386 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 26,506 games between them (1,638 different games).

Risen 2: Dark Waters makes a surprising appearance at the top of the chart thanks to an European release. It's not setting the sales chart on fire or anything according to the TA Community, but it's still a good boost. London 2012: The Official Video Game gets a boost from some sort of event that took place over the last two weeks.

Beyond those two titles, every other entry on this chart is an old standby and we desperately need some fresh retail blood.

Top Retail Games Started

Deadlight debuted better then I expected and it has added an additional 1k gamers that will show under next week's stats. The gap from Deadlight to Spelunky is of course, substantial to say the least.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is slowing down enough that it likely won't break 40k any time soon. With 37k users on TA alone however, that is not a bad number for a $20 XBLA title. Trials Evolution also is showing signs of dramatic slowdown, meaning that soon we may have a chart without the two of them.

The Walking Dead (Xbox 360) on the other hand, is here to stay.

Top Arcade Games Started

Need for Speed: Undercover (WP) was on sale and that pushed it up to the very top of the chart. Pool Pro Online 3 (WP) and Asphalt 5 (WP) continue the trend from July of WP titles that are disappointing.

Top Windows Phone Games Started

Games Completed
6,924 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 10,102 games between them (1,231 different games).

Still the same line up of games as last week with nothing new or interesting to discuss yet again. Wait a minute....what's this?

Left 4 Dead 2 has no new achievements, only a new piece of DLC, and yet here it is! In the middle of the chart no less! Well that's different.

Top Retail Games Completed

Deadlight is a really quick completion. It's easy too, as even I have finished it though my completion will count for next week's chart. Kudos to those brave souls whom grinded out Full House Poker and did not use a turbo controller.

Congrats as well to those brave few whom finished Trials Evolution. Those that finished Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD should be punched in the head. So says the old guy incapable of even unlocking the Downhill Jam stage.

Top Arcade Games Completed

Gun Bros (WP) is slowly being completed while the interestingly named duo of Doodle God (WP) and MonstaFish (WP) happened to tie with 19 completions each.

Top Windows Phone Games Completed

Achievements Won
46,315 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 595,272 achievements online between them (48,546 different achievements).

More "Dawnguard" DLC achievements, a multiplayer achievement from the "Close Quarters" DLC for http://www.trueachievements.com/Battlefield-3-xbox-360.htm and well, Batman from Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360).

Just one more week before this list will start to get split between multiple fresh retail titles vying for dominance.

Top Retail Achievements Won

I love 80's music. Don't know why I felt the need to mention that now, but for some odd reason, I felt the need to express my love for Hair Metal in particular.

Top Arcade Achievements Won

The dominance of a game on sale over the latest release is now complete.

Top Windows Phone Achievements Won

Total TrueAchievements won by Genre

Action-Adventure will remain on top for the rest of August, with both http://www.trueachievements.com/Sleeping-Dogs-xbox-360.htm and http://www.trueachievements.com/Darksiders-II-xbox-360.htm representing the genre. Initial press on both of those titles seems to be....well...we'll know in just two days when embargoes are up, but something tells me each will be popular with our community.

  • Action-Adventure4,299,544
  • Shooter4,249,073
  • Role-Playing2,408,944
  • Sports1,802,014
  • Action1,659,497
  • Platformer1,106,137
  • Racing937,047
  • Music & Rhythm348,826
  • Simulation333,633
  • Puzzle267,555


Join me next week when I spend the entire column mocking http://www.trueachievements.com/Hybrid-xbox-360.htm for the worst XBLA launch in the history of the civilized world.