TA Gaming Stats - November 3rd to 9th 2014

By Chewie, 1 year ago
This report is for the period November 3rd to November 9th 2014.

Well hello there TA'ers. Welcome to this belated stats article. Read the intro of the adjacent one for my grovelling excuses and apologies. As mentioned there, this is likely to be briefer than normal, so get ready for a stats blast. To the face.

Games Started
56,258 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 81,150 games between them (1,918 different games).

Surprise, surprise. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One) smashes onto the table and stomps on everyone else with a decent over 24,000 starters. That's 10,000 more than Sunset Overdrive managed the previous week. Speaking of which, that game takes a tumble into third behind "Games with Gold" freebie Völgarr the Viking. Also on the new release front, Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers (Xbox One) takes fifth place, just managing to break 1,000 starters.

Top Xbox One Games Started

Although it takes under a sixth of the starters of its One equivalent, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare still smashes the 360 competition with its almost 3,900 starters. It leads over recent port Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and two "Games with Gold" titles, Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise and Darksiders II.

Top Xbox 360 Retail Games Started

Following a Season Pass sale, The Walking Dead: Season Two stays strong in first with 200 starters, whilst also discounted Slender: The Arrival slips from second to fourth. A Sonic-themed sale puts Sonic The Hedgehog (Arcade) in third and Sonic Adventure 2 in fifth, both circling the 100 starters mark.

Top Xbox 360 Arcade Games Started

After sitting on the top for weeks, then losing its hold to Age of Empires: Castle Siege (WP), Secrets and Treasure: The Lost Cities (WP) again takes the top spot with just over 90 starters. Sale title Rayman Jungle Run (WP) follows in second, whilst the aforementioned Age of Empires slips to third.

Top Windows Phone Games Started

The W8 table sees very little change, apart from Project Spark (Win 8) continuing its slide, this time from fourth to seventh.

Top Windows 8 Games Started

Games Completed
6,763 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 8,686 games between them (1,191 different games).

With so many starters there was always going to be a change that CoD: AW could turn up on the completed table. I didn't really expect it to make third though. 290 completions put the game behind the easy finishes of the two Walking Dead games. Sunset Overdrive also appears in fifth with over 210 completions.

Top Xbox One Games Completed

Strangely enough, CoD: AW manages the same feat on the 360, claiming third place, although with a much lower 70 completions. It sits behind GTA:SA, which sits pretty on the top spot after gaining an extra 200 completions to over 330, and Borderlands, in second with 90.

Top Xbox 360 Retail Games Completed

The Season Pass sale for TWD S2 is the gift that keeps on giving as the game stays easily over the 300 starters mark in first. The rest of the table gives us far less, as we're mostly left with the usual easy stuff. Ascend: Hand of Kul again pulls in around 30 completions in seventh. Magic 2015 does show up in ninth thanks to an easy DLC release.

Top Xbox 360 Arcade Games Completed

Secrets & Treasure sees enough of a slip in numbers to put it in joint first with Microsoft Mahjong (WP), which continues to do well after an achievement-fixing patch.

Top Windows Phone Games Completed

Literally nothing to see here. Move along.

Top Windows 8 Games Completed

Achievements Won
107,711 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 3,061,232 achievements online between them (69,618 different achievements).

It's clean sweep-o-rama as CoD: AW claims every spot as its own.

Top Xbox One Achievements Won

It's almost the same story on the 360, with one minor exception. The list is almost identical, apart from Not On My Watch, which more people got on the 360 compared to One players. It's for doing a certain thing in the first mission. Does that mean that 360 players are on the whole more skilled than One players? I'll leave that for you to decide.

Top Xbox 360 Retail Achievements Won

Season Pass sale is Season Pass sale.

Top Xbox 360 Arcade Achievements Won

Age of Empires loses its clean sweep status as Secrets & Treasure claws back a couple of spots.

Top Windows Phone Achievements Won

Although it lost the clean sweep on WP, it regains it on W8 as the two Mahjong achievements from previous weeks slip off the table.

Top Windows 8 Achievements Won

Shooter may have slipped in numbers in recent weeks after a string of Action-Adventure releases, but CoD: AW rights that wrong in style, shooting up to the top spot with a massive 23 million.

Total TrueAchievements won by Genre
  • Shooter23,133,391
  • Action-Adventure12,330,107
  • Role-Playing3,098,187
  • Platformer2,472,786
  • Adventure2,135,197
  • Action1,948,130
  • Sports1,738,032
  • Racing1,448,120
  • Simulation885,652
  • Card & Board569,867

That's all for now folks. Things will be back to normal next week, when we'll be seeing how CoD: AW fares against the likes of Assassin's Creed Unity, Dragon Age: Inquisition (Xbox One), oh and a little game called Halo: The Master Chief Collection
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.