, we bade a fond farewell to Dog of Thunder
, who has written his final stats article and placed himself into a glass case to be broken open in case of emergency. Today, we say hello to ChewieOnIce
, who will be attempting to fill Dog's (massive) shoes and bring you the latest and greatest gaming stats from your favourite achievement website.
Oh, hang on a second, that's me! Hello everyone.
Unfortunately, I don't have the fortitude to be the one-man stats army that Dog was, so I've roped in a little help for these articles. I've kidnapped
recruited a couple of Ewoks that I'll be affectionately calling the Statisticles. They'll be doing all the easy work collating the figures and making these pretty charts, whilst I focus on cooking up some delicious write-ups to accompany the numbers.
Okay, enough with the intro, on with the meat and potatoes (I've got the hammer for Dog's glass case firmly in my grasp).This report is for the period August 20th to August 26th 2012
19,250 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 28,538 games between them (1,621 different games).
As Dog predicted last week, Darksiders II
and Sleeping Dogs
continue to ride the top of the chart, with Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Xbox 360)
slipping in between them to create a AAA sandwich that significantly dominates the numbers.
Everyone realising they want to play Darksiders
before moving onto the sequel ensures that it hangs onto the bottom of the table for a second week running. I wonder if we'll see the same thing with http://www.trueachievements.com/Borderlands-xbox-360.htm
drops in a few weeks, or http://www.trueachievements.com/RESIDENT-EVIL-5-xbox-360.htm
releases, or http://www.trueachievements.com/Wipeout-2-xbox-360.htm
finally hits...Top Retail Games Started
Ok, I'm just going to say it: I've never played any iteration of Counter Strike
. Make of that what you will. Despite that confession, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
unsurprisingly dominates Arcade Games Started this week, with other new release (well, HD port) JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD
settling for a mid-table position.Crazy Machines Elements
and Dead Block
make some (not so) surprising appearances thanks to...you guessed it...Deal of the Week
. The three other games reduced that week are nowhere to be seen though, proving conclusively that defending against zombies
and building Rube Goldberg Devices
are our ultimate favourite past times.Top Arcade Games Started
Another title destroying the rest of the table? I'm beginning to see a pattern here. Maybe the Statisticles are messing with me on my first week. They'll regret it if they are.Shoot 1UP (WP)
, a mobile version of an Indie favourite, shoots down the competition, including last week's top starter Little Acorns (WP)
. Shocking, just shocking.
The fact that Shuffle Party (WP)
still sits firmly on the table is apt because, apart from Shoot 1Up
, the rest of the titles are mostly just shuffled from week to week.Top Windows Phone Games StartedGames Completed
6,767 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 9,586 games between them (1,204 different games).
Last week, Dog was incredulous that such a relatively high number of people had completed Sleeping Dogs
within days of its release. Well, maybe it's the lack of multiplayer, or maybe it's just such a hugely absorbing game, but it looks that the big open world game isn't actually that difficult a completion as it leads the Games Completed by quite a margin this week.
The pairing of Darksiders
and Darksiders II
also make a joint appearance. I wonder if anyone completed both in the same week? Doubtful.
Remember what I said all the way back a few paragraphs about people starting Borderlands
for when Borderlands 2
comes out? Well, it turns out that, even if people aren't starting it, they're definitely finishing it. Top Retail Games Completed
Guess what? A new episode for The Walking Dead (Xbox 360)
came out. Wait, hang on. This is from the week before. Yowsa. The completions for that game just keep on chugging. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
also continue to demonstrate their ability to boost your Completed Games total with ease.
People have been dusting off Dust: An Elysian Tail
as it jumps up the table and, although not as many people have purchased it, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD
proves itself an easy completion (over 24% of players have completed as of this moment!)Top Arcade Games Completed
Would it be wrong of me to make that Shuffle Party
joke again on my first week? Top Windows Phone Games CompletedAchievements Won
47,558 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 607,472 achievements online between them (45,476 different achievements).Darksiders II
and Sleeping Dogs
split the chart again with a token Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
achievement for good measure. I would expect a lot more Transformers
achievements next week.Top Retail Achievements WonCounter Strike
made it's Xbox 360 debut you say?Top Arcade Achievements WonShoot 1Up
goes for a clean sweep but some Little Acorns
ruin its day.Top Windows Phone Achievements WonTotal TrueAchievements won by Genre
Unsurprisingly, the breakdown of Genres is almost identical to last week's, with the only difference being Simulation's return after a week's absence. We missed you Simulation and the one game that allows you to stay in this chart.
So, that's it. I did it! This week featured a lot of solo games dominating above the others. I wonder how long this pattern will last and when the release schedule filling up again will restore balance and order to the stats.
Let me know how you think the Statisticles and I did. If they did well, I'll be upgrading their Abacus
to a Sharp EL-8