TA Gaming Stats - August 5th to 11th 2013

By Chewie, 3 years ago
This report is for the period August 5th to August 11th 2013.

Welcome all to this, the TA Stats for the first full week of August. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to keep the commentary brief this week. I'm currently on a weekend away with Mrs Chewie for our coupling anniversary and am writing this while sitting in the bathroom of our holiday cottage while she puts on a small selection of lace and beads in the boudoir. I would've asked one of the Statisticles to step in for me, but getting an Ewok to think for themselves and construct anything more complex than a pile of twigs is problematic at best. Luckily, it's a quiet week so there's not too much to say.

Games Started
22,849 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 32,478 games between them (1,887 different games).

Crackdown continues its momentum at the top with massive numbers thanks to the freeness of the "Games with Gold" promotion, whilst last month's free title, Assassin's Creed II (Xbox 360), continues to cling to second despite not being free now for a good week. This is above a series of big name titles from the past year with pretty low numbers, thanks to no big new releases to spice things up.

Top Retail Games Started

Arcade does give us a new release in the form of Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons (Xbox 360), the first Summer of Arcade title and one that has been generally well received. TA'ers curious to explore the engaging story manage to put the game in first place, but it doesn't quite break the 1,000 mark. It does however manage to knock free-to-play Spartacus Legends off its perennial perch into second.

Top Arcade Games Started

Last week's big new releases, UNO & Friends (WP) and Fruit Ninja (2013) (WP), continue to dominate the Windows Phone Started table in first and third. Deal of the Week title Rayman Jungle Run (WP) manages to squeeze its way between them in second with over 330 starters, despite being for WP8 only, the first time a Deal of the Week title has been exclusively on the newer OS.

Top Windows Phone Games Started

Games Completed
7,019 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 10,011 games between them (1,325 different games).

Oh, dear...wifey's growling calling...better hurry.

Retail Games Completed gives us a almost carbon copy table as last week, with the easy freeness of Assassin's Creed II continuing to win out. Requiring a much bigger effort to complete, I don't expect Crackdown to break onto the table any time soon, despite the uptake of new players. I could be proved wrong, though.

Top Retail Games Completed

The "400 Days" DLC for The Walking Dead (Xbox 360) finally gets knocked from the top spot thanks to the gentle completion of Brothers. I find it intriguing that all of the achievements are technically optional, with none tied to natural story progression.

Top Arcade Games Completed

Fruit Ninja stays firmly on top of Windows Phone Games Completed above...o-oh, I just heard drawers slamming *gulp*.

Top Windows Phone Games Completed

Achievements Won
60,215 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 656,405 achievements online between them (51,490 different achievements).

Crackdown takes over on clean sweeps. "Games with Gold" is really killing variety on these tables. Yes, I'm complaining about something being free.

Top Retail Achievements Won

With no real competition at the moment, Brothers easily sweeps Arcade clean, despite those optional achievements.

Top Arcade Achievements Won

A single Rayman achievement steals the clean sweep from UNO on Windows Phone.

Top Windows Phone Achievements Won

Something about Genre...erm...it hasn't really changed at all this week...er...there are some numbers and they are big at the top and a lot smaller at the bottom.

Total TrueAchievements won by Genre
  • Action-Adventure6,554,296
  • Shooter4,302,073
  • Role-Playing2,479,784
  • Action2,191,427
  • Sports1,046,001
  • Racing971,942
  • Platformer578,126
  • Adventure405,132
  • Card & Board383,829
  • Music & Rhythm310,935

Right, that's it, I'm off to make...oh...she's asleep.
Written by Chewie
Chewie is a Wookiee from Kashyyyk. Since helping the Rebel Alliance defeat the Emperor, he has taken up Achievement-Hunting and Newshoundery on TA. Also, ice-skating.