TA Gaming Stats - February 9th to 15th 2015

By Chewie, 1 year ago
This report is for the period February 9th to February 15th 2015.

Welcome one and all to the stats for the second full week of February here on TA. This week was Valentine's Day so I got all romantic and treated Mrs Chewie to a series of gastronomical delights. We had all sorts of tasty roasted, fried, baked and boiled goodies. On a totally unrelated side-note, I'm now hiring for new Statisticles. The others were delicious dismissed.

Games Started
47,437 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 70,055 games between them (2,149 different games).

New release Evolve crashes onto the table with over 10,000 starters. Pretty decent for a launch week, but not as much as the 14,000 Dying Light managed two weeks prior. Speaking of which, that game settles for second above current "Games with Gold" freebie, #IDARB. The other main new release of the week, The Escapists, takes fourth with over 1,800 starters. Our review really liked it so it's good to see it high on the table. It's the type of game I can't show the Statisticles though. Don't want them getting ideas...

Despite this week's sale not offering very much in the way of variety, one of the two games on offer does prove popular, as Geometry Wars³: Dimensions grabs fifth place with over 1,000 starters.

Top Xbox One Games Started

No new releases on the 360 means the table is filled by recent popular titles and previous "Games with Gold" freebies. Interestingly, the most recent freebie, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, drops off the table entirely. This is thanks to it being split across two regional versions, leading to reduced starters for each. Older freebie MX vs. ATV: Alive is therefore left to take the lead above popular big name titles Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox 360) and Assassin's Creed Rogue.

Top Xbox 360 Retail Games Started

In its final week of freeness, Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons easily continues to lead the XBLA table with almost 1,400 starters. Although the other numbers on the table are considerably lower, recent adventure release Life Is Strange (Xbox 360) holds third place with 150 starters, with other episodic adventures from Telltale continuing to grab multiple spots.

Top Xbox 360 Arcade Games Started

The WP table continues to look familiar, with Despicable Me: Minion Rush (WP) still leading over a bunch of recent releases

Top Windows Phone Games Started

It's the same story on W8 with the same group of titles, just in a slightly different order. This time Asphalt 8: Airborne (Win 8) leads.

Top Windows 8 Games Started

Games Completed
9,523 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 17,044 games between them (1,736 different games).

The completions for #IDARB take a hit this week, dropping from over 1,500 to under 700, though it's still more than enough to keep it on top of the table. A new achievement-carrying Title Update puts Sunset Overdrive into second with 500 completions. Both Dying Light and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected make their debuts on the table in fifth and tenth with 190 and 140 completions each.

Top Xbox One Games Completed

The two recent mega easy MONOPOLY titles lead the table. Recent release SpongeBob HeroPants grabs sixth with 35 completions despite not appearing on any started tables since its release, probably because it's easy. Currently 34% of players have finished it. Recent easier sale titles, JUJU and Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, also make the list in eighth and ninth.

Top Xbox 360 Retail Games Completed

As a mega easy completion, Brothers continues to dominate, grabbing over 900 completions. Elsewhere, episodic adventures take second, third, fourth, fifth, eighth and ninth places with between 30 and 100 completions.

Top Xbox 360 Arcade Games Completed

The achievement-granting patch for UNO & Friends (WP) continues to keep it high in the tables, securing first place with over 20 completions, above some of the easier of those recent releases and other perennial features.

Top Windows Phone Games Completed

Very little change here, with the usual Microsoft titles leading way above everything else, all of which pull in such small numbers that it hardly even matters.

Top Windows 8 Games Completed

Achievements Won
113,902 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 1,970,425 achievements online between them (70,647 different achievements).

The Evolve monster stomps all over the table, claiming a clean sweep with achievements for completing the tutorials (the monster being the most popular) and then getting stuck in.

Top Xbox One Achievements Won

The 360 gives us a bit more variety, with MX vs ATV taking first and seventh places, DLC achievements from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox 360) in second and ninth, Assassin's Creed Rogue pulling in five places and Destiny (Xbox 360) sneaking into eighth.

Top Xbox 360 Retail Achievements Won

Brothers sweeps the table with ten of its twelve achievements (spoiler: the next two are from the same game).

Top Xbox 360 Arcade Achievements Won

Five different games make up the WP table, with Despicable Me: MR, Tiny Troopers, Bingo, Asphalt 8 and Angry Birds Stella all represented.

Top Windows Phone Achievements Won

As with WP, five games make up the table. Here though, Asphalt 8 dominates more, claiming the top three spots and two others.

Top Windows 8 Achievements Won

Action-Adventure maintains its hold above Shooter, despite Evolve's efforts. Most of the rest of the table is the same as usual, although almost all of the Genres see a slight slump in numbers.

Total TrueAchievements won by Genre
  • Action-Adventure16,303,939
  • Shooter12,860,958
  • Action3,663,130
  • Role-Playing2,557,508
  • Adventure2,127,364
  • Sports1,895,052
  • Racing1,805,856
  • Platformer1,608,281
  • Card & Board1,145,721
  • Simulation987,804

That's all we got for you this week. Next week sees Dead or Alive 5 Last Round fight it out with smaller titles Roundabout, Blue Estate and Hand of Fate.
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.