Xbox Milestone - 100,000 Achievements Available

Xbox Milestone - 100,000 Achievements Available

A True Achievement for the games industry

Written by Rich Stone (TrueAchievement) on 31 July 15 at 12:52

On November 22nd 2005, the Xbox 360 arrived in stores, along with 18 launch titles and a total of 415 available "achievements".

Xbox gamers' lives would never be the same again.

On July 31st, 2015, the total published achievement list reached 100,000. We thought we should celebrate this milestone by bringing you the TrueAchievements Analysis of the first 10 years of Xbox Achievements:


As you might have guessed, the most popular value for an achievement is 10 GamerScore! What you may not have guessed is that there are over 1,000 (that’s over 1% of the total) zero pointers, and also over 1,000 thirty-five pointers!

Note: You can click the bars to view the lists of achievements worth those scores.


With an 8 year head start over its successor, the Xbox 360 has the vast majority (over 75%) of the available achievements. Xbox One is now running in second with almost 15%. Windows is currently last of the Microsoft platforms, but we would expect it to claim more of a share with the launch of Windows 10 and the closer integration of the Xbox platform.


This year looks to be the biggest for achievement releases - we’ve extrapolated the data for the first 7 months of the year based on the previous years, and we estimate a cool 16,819 achievements will be released this year. That’s over 2,000 more than 2011, the previous highest. Note the interesting drop off in 2012/13 as developers prepared for the Xbox One launch.


We’ve broken down all of the achievements by genre. Action is out in front, shortly followed by Action-Adventure, with Shooter in third. RPGs only make up around 7% of the total achievements, but I guess they make up for that by taking ten times as long to unlock!

Of course here at TrueAchievements we don’t just give you the basic achievement information - we pride ourselves on delving much deeper than that. We've split the 100,000 achievements into groups containing the percentage of gamers that have unlocked them:


The sad story here is that the largest sector is the 0-10% one, meaning that over 18,000 achievements have been unlocked by less than 10% of gamers with the game. In second place is the 11-20% sector - come on people, UP YOUR GAME!

Despite that, the average percentage of gamers that have won each achievement is 39.0%.


As much as some gamers complain about DLC, it only makes up 6.15% of the total achievements -- that includes free DLC and Title Updates!


As any TrueAchievements member will tell you, unobtainable achievements are a completionist's worst nightmare. Currently, 2.79% of achievements are unobtainable, made up of 1.08% that have never been obtainable and 1.71% that are discontinued (usually due to server closures).


Most Won Achievements
These are the top 5 most won achievements, with the top 4 being in different games:

Hexic HDCluster BusterThe Cluster Buster achievement in Hexic HD worth 5 pointsGet a total of 25 combos across all of your games.
Halo 3LandfallThe Landfall achievement in Halo 3 worth 21 pointsFinish the first mission of the Campaign on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Two Birds with One StoneThe Two Birds with One Stone achievement in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 worth 10 pointsKill 2 enemies with a single bullet in Single Player or Special Ops.
Gears of WarPrison BreakoutThe Prison Breakout achievement in Gears of War worth 10 pointsCompleted tutorial level on any skill level
Hexic HDStar GazerThe Star Gazer achievement in Hexic HD worth 5 pointsForm a cluster of three bonus-star pieces.


Hexic HD takes 2 of the spots mainly due to the game coming pre-installed on Xbox 360 hard drives.



We are proud to have been a part of the Xbox Achievement landscape for the last eight years and we will continue to bring you detailed analysis of everything Xbox-related for many more years to come.

If you would like to see a visual representation of this data please click here.

The TrueAchievements Team
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Doomful
42,106
Doomful
42,106 TrueAchievement PointsDonated to TrueAchievements.com131 posts
Last post: 03 Dec 15 at 12:55
Posted on 31 July 15 at 12:56
20 of those are ours.... we helped smile

toast
WhiskeyCharlie
199,904 TrueAchievement Points117 posts
Last post: 27 Jan at 21:30
Posted on 31 July 15 at 12:57
Nice work on the stats. Pretty wild IMO.
Mtld
759,320
Mtld
759,320 TrueAchievement Points948 posts
Last post: 14 May at 02:08
Posted on 31 July 15 at 12:57
I want them all...
vSully
300,461
vSully
Achievement Completion Percentage: 99.90% (Includes owned DLC) - 1 more achievement required to reach 99.9%TrueAchievement Ratio: 2.0293914 posts
Last post: 23 May at 16:38
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:04
Curious to know if the numbers would be that different if you didn't account for regional and platform variants of games and, therefore, duplicate identical achievements.
JMJimmy
392,641
JMJimmy
268 completed games(Includes owned DLC)Achievement Completion Percentage: 36.23% (Includes owned DLC) - 263 more achievements required to reach 37%4,290 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 11:27
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:03
I don't have one of the most unlocked achievements... oops!

What was the 100,000th achievement I wonder?
Life, it's funny that way.
WebChimp UK
372,181
WebChimp UK
TrueAchievements Game Info ManagerTrueAchievements Administrator23,618 posts
Last post: Today at 08:58
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:03
JMJimmy said:What was the 100,000th achievement I wonder?The 100,000th achievement was Master Duelist in Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist. smile

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the DuelistMaster DuelistThe Master Duelist achievement in Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist worth 265 pointsWin all Duelist Challenges
BlackMage Felix
148 completed games(Includes owned DLC)TrueAchievement Site Rank: 1,900 out of 309,051235 posts
Last post: 17 May at 17:34
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:04
12000 down! 88,000 to go!
Adam West was clearly the strongest Batman. Only he could punch villains so hard that words appear
SmokieDeeBear
387,067
SmokieDeeBear
387,067 TrueAchievement Points281 posts
Last post: 06 May at 16:26
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:05
Those are some pretty ok stats right there!
Spilner
487,603
Spilner
1,334 solutions406 movies21,908 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 23:25
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:05
Have all 5 of the most popular, go me
Dwaggienite
1,018,480
Dwaggienite
854 completed games(Includes owned DLC)1,211 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 09:04
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:07
So... interestingly, I have 21.82% of all possible achievements. I actually feel happy with this.
MattQuin89
118,227
MattQuin89
Achievement Completion Percentage: 57.43% (Includes owned DLC) - 29 more achievements required to reach 58%TrueAchievements Pro user263 posts
Last post: 17 May at 10:31
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:07
How much GS & TA would that add up to if you were to win them all?
WhiskeyWarriors
856,910 TrueAchievement Points77 posts
Last post: 13 Jan at 08:19
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:11
20% there then :)
DeathGuard 123
1,004,586
DeathGuard 123
Achievement Completion Percentage: 92.72% (Includes owned DLC) - 66 more achievements required to reach 93%631 completed games(Includes owned DLC)830 posts
Last post: Today at 08:21
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:12
MattQuin89 said:How much GS & TA would that add up to if you were to win them all?2.300.227 GS according to http://www.trueachievements.com/images/100k-achievements.png
WebChimp UK
372,181
WebChimp UK
TrueAchievements Game Info ManagerTrueAchievements Administrator23,618 posts
Last post: Today at 08:58
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:13, Edited on 31 July 15 at 13:13 by WebChimp UK
MattQuin89 said:How much GS & TA would that add up to if you were to win them all?They total 2,300,227GS and 5,302,752TA.
ill wayn3
286,256
ill wayn3
Achievement Completion Percentage: 97.27% (Includes owned DLC) - 53 more achievements required to reach 98%196 completed games(Includes owned DLC)295 posts
Last post: 19 May at 19:22
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:14, Edited on 31 July 15 at 13:17 by ill wayn3
[EDIT]
^^ damn you both beat me dance
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MattQuin89
118,227
MattQuin89
Achievement Completion Percentage: 57.43% (Includes owned DLC) - 29 more achievements required to reach 58%TrueAchievements Pro user263 posts
Last post: 17 May at 10:31
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:15
Cheers! I didn't click on that image! Haha :)
IRISH PATRIOT x
188 completed games(Includes owned DLC)Donated to TrueAchievements.com185 posts
Last post: 01 Jan at 04:08
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:19
And I felt good about almost hitting 10K achievements shock
KluckMyDuck
220,669
KluckMyDuck
220,669 TrueAchievement Points93 completed games(Includes owned DLC)185 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 02:21
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:21
That's a higher unobtainable rate than I would have expected.
AC1DGro0ve 3o3
TrueAchievement Ratio: 2.1581TrueAchievements Pro user1,901 posts
Last post: 05 May at 16:11
Posted on 31 July 15 at 13:27
Excellent article. Great job!
...start at crazy, then work backwards.
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