TA Gaming Stats - June 16th to 22nd 2014

By Chewie, 2 years ago
This report is for the period June 16th to June 22nd 2014.

Welcome to this week's stats, covering the third week of June. We're finally starting to see the new releases for the One pick up, leading to some interesting numbers again. The Statisticles can barely contain themselves. Unfortunately, it's not quite the same story across the other platforms.

Games Started
36,728 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 55,229 games between them (1,905 different games).

With the same titles on offer for "Games with Gold" on the One throughout the whole month, rather than switching at the halfway point like on the 360, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Xbox One) and Halo: Spartan Assault (Xbox One) continue to dominate the numbers, although they both drop from around 3,000 to below 2,000 starters this week. That means that Halo also loses its second place position as new release EA SPORTS UFC punches its way into the table with almost 1,900 starters.

In a nice bit of new release action, we also get two ID@Xbox releases in the forms of Sixty Second Shooter Prime and Outlast. The former manages to pull in over 1,500 starters in fourth, presumably because it's A) cheap and B) an easy 1000gs. The latter does less well, only managing under 900 starters in fifth.

These new releases push recent releases Watch_Dogs (Xbox One) and Wolfenstein: The New Order (Xbox One) down the table into sixth and seventh, whilst the week's sales give Strider (Xbox One) and Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition boosts into eighth and ninth place with almost 500 starters each.

Top Xbox One Games Started

Unlike on the One, it's time for the changing of the "Games with Gold" guard on the 360. Dark Souls gets replaced by two games this fortnight, with Super Street Fighter IV getting the freeness on the Games on Demand side of things. It proves fairly popular with over 4,000 starters, but not as much as some other recent "Games with Gold" titles (see below). Dark Souls still pulls in the starters, dropping from over 2,300 to 1,000 in second.

Out of all the Rockstar titles on offer this week, Bully: Scholarship Edition yet again proves the most popular. The sandbox school-based title pulls in over 200 starters, pushing it into fifth place, drawing equal with recent new release Murdered: Soul Suspect.

On the new release front, neither Le Tour de France 2014 or MotoGP 14 do enough to make the table.

Top Xbox 360 Retail Games Started

XBLA "Games with Gold" offering Charlie Murder proves much popular than Street Fighter, pulling in over 10,000 starters, a number no doubt boosted due to the news that the game's unobtainable had been patched. It has over seven times more starters than the rest of the table combined, which mostly involves other recent freebies.

Two games that are different to the norm are Terraria in fifth with almost 160 starters, which was on sale, and Dragon's Lair in in sixth with over 140, which is started a lot this week because of the date sensitive achievement for playing the game on its anniversary.

New release Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack doesn't pull in enough starters to make the table.

Top Xbox 360 Arcade Games Started

Last week's sale title, Rayman Fiesta Run (WP) continues to lead the way, dropping from almost 220 to 130 starters this week, but retaining first place by only one starter. This week's weekly sale title, Skulls of the Shogun (WP) doesn't get a look-in. However, http://www.trueachievements.com/Assassins-Creed-Windows....htm does clamber into eighth place courtesy of a Gameloft sale.

Top Windows Phone Games Started

Rayman Fiesta Run (Win 8) gives us a similar story on W8, in first with 130 starters. Like the XBLA version, the game's anniversary achievement leads to almost 90 players to start Dragon's Lair (Win 8) in fourth.

Top Windows 8 Games Started

Games Completed
7,457 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 10,168 games between them (1,301 different games).

Easy completion + popular starter = high place on this table. That equation gives both Max and Sixty Second Shooter their first and second spots, with 630 and 400 completions each. The latter title in particular currently has over 30% players having finished it, so it's easy breezy.

Top Xbox One Games Completed

With the sales this week including both games' Season Passes, Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV sit on the table in style. The Third in particular dominates with over 130 completions, a number that is no doubt higher thanks to the recent boost in player base after the game was recently "Games with Gold" material. In a creepy coincidence, last week saw Dark Souls II get 59 completions, whereas this week the original gets 59. Weeeeiiiirrrddd.

Top Xbox 360 Retail Games Completed

With the elimination of the unobtanium, Charlie Murder jumps into fourth with 130 completions where it otherwise wouldn't have been able to appear at all. I wonder how many of these completions are from people getting it free and how many are from people who already had the game and can now finally finish it. As well as getting people to start the game, the anniversary achievement helped people complete Dragon's Lair, putting it in ninth with over 50 completions.

Top Xbox 360 Arcade Games Completed

The completions for Fiesta Run build this week from under 30 to over 50, allowing the game to climb from fourth to second place, whereas previous sales title ilomilo (WP) hangs around in fourth after dropping from 35 to 25.

Top Windows Phone Games Completed

Fiesta Run also grows on W8, going from 30 to 50 completions, although it's not quite enough to shift it from third place. The Dragon's Lair effect appears here too as over 25 people wrapped it up in fifth.

Top Windows 8 Games Completed

Achievements Won
72,850 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 904,663 achievements online between them (52,346 different achievements).

Max still mostly dominates, but a single EA SPORTS UFC achievement does manage to wrestle its way into fourth place, whilst Halo:SA and Sixty Second Shooter take the bottom three spots.

Top Xbox One Achievements Won

It's almost all Super Street Fighter here, apart from one single Dark Souls achievement lighting the way in ninth.

Top Xbox 360 Retail Achievements Won

Charlie may have bit a finger, but here he devours the whole table.

Top Xbox 360 Arcade Achievements Won

Like last week, the table is pretty much split between Fiesta Run and Temple Run 2 (WP).

Top Windows Phone Achievements Won

And there she is. Denied a place on the XBLA table by Charlie, Dragon's Lair's date based achievement takes the top spot on W8, above Fiesta Run and some other junk at the bottom.

Top Windows 8 Achievements Won

Although Action-Adventure is beginning to lose its lead, it still manages to hold the first place spot. Thanks to the combined efforts of Charlie Murder, Super Street Fighter and Sixty Second Shooter Prime, Action takes a big leap from fourth with under 3 million to second with over 5.5 million, above even Shooter. Elsewhere, EA SPORTS UFC gives Sports a small nudge up from seventh to sixth.

Total TrueAchievements won by Genre
  • Action-Adventure9,100,706
  • Action5,565,055
  • Shooter4,552,971
  • Platformer2,605,720
  • Role-Playing2,206,840
  • Sports1,969,514
  • Racing1,095,481
  • Puzzle663,041
  • Strategy432,588
  • Adventure285,090

That's all for now. Next week we'll see even more ID@Xbox titles come our way on the One so we can see which ones of these indie releases are more popular. We'll also get the likes of Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, GRID Autosport abd Sniper Elite 3 contending for spots on the table. Hooray for regular new releases again!
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.