TA Gaming Stats - August 24th to 30th 2015

By Chewie, 1 year ago
This report is for the period August 24th to 30th 2015.
Welcome to the stats for the very end of August here on TA in a week that saw a bumper selection of new ID@Xbox titles released as well as whole bunch of them on sale, though precious few actually make any impact on the numbers. Such is life little indie games, such is life.

The Big Numbers
77,301 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 116,203 games between them (2,119 different games).

8,075 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 13,172 games between them (1,579 different games).

136,628 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 2,215,428 achievements online between them (68,633 different achievements).

Xbox One
In a surprise to no one, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition storms the tables with 28,700 starters and all ten spots on Achievements Won. With Seriously... making a comeback it'll be a while before it appears on Completed if ever. Another new release that's actually a new-gen port is Dishonored Definitive Edition, which grabs sixth, whilst two other new releases make the bottom of the table with Goat Simulator: Mmore Goatz Edition and Mega Man Legacy Collection in ninth and tenth. The week's other new releases Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Yasai Ninja, Don't Starve: Giant Edition, Whispering Willows, Blues & Bullets, Magnetic: Cage Closed, Nova-111 and Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (just a few, then) all don't make the Started table. However, adventure titles Whispering Willows and Blues & Bullets are such easy completions that they appear in Completed in first and fourth.

Meanwhile, the week's sales push EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR up into fifth on started and Stick it To The Man into fifth on Completed.

Top Xbox One Games Started

Top Xbox One Games Completed

Top Xbox One Achievements Won

Xbox 360
The two recent Games with Gold Metro games still lead above Rare Replay fare over on 360, though Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (Xbox 360) also turns up as the ninth most started game thanks to the week's sale.

Top Xbox 360 Games Started

Top Xbox 360 Games Completed

Top Xbox 360 Achievements Won

Rare Replay still holds the top of XBLA though new release Goat Simulator: Mmore Goatz Edition (Xbox 360) manages to muscle its way into sixth with 160 starters, behind Life Is Strange (Xbox 360), which gets a boost thanks the the week's sale. With a new episode recently released, Tales from the Borderlands (Xbox 360) remains at the top of Completed and, thanks to declining Rare Replay numbers, also manages to grab a couple of spots on Achievements Won.

Top Xbox Live Arcade Games Started

Top Xbox Live Arcade Games Completed

Top Xbox Live Arcade Achievements Won

Huzzah! My prayers are answered as we finally get a new Windows 10 release on the tables in the form of Age of Empires: Castle Siege (Win 10). It nestles between Microsoft Solitaire Collection (Win 10) and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta as the second most started game and grabs six whole places on Achievements Won. Because it loves me, it also appears on Completed as the second most completed title. Don't be fooled though, that's because of cross-platform unlocks with the other versions so if you haven't played it elsewhere, you're in for a grind.

Top Windows Games Started

Top Windows Games Completed

Top Windows Achievements Won

Windows Phone
Seemingly thanks to an update that made a few achievements much easier, people were drawn into starting up free recent title Twins (WP) as it sees a big bump up from 330 to 1,070 starters this week. Those easier achievements also put it straight into first on the Completed table and the top four spots on Achievements Won, above recent sale title Lines The Game (WP). This was the week Lara Croft GO (WP) and its Windows counterpart were due to be released but alas neither were made LIVE enabled so they remain achievementless. Sad times.

Top Windows Phone Games Started

Top Windows Phone Games Completed

Top Windows Phone Achievements Won

Naturally, Gears sends Shooter flying up into first place on Genres whilst everything else mostly keeps the status quo.

Total TrueAchievements won by Genre
  • Shooter22,660,179
  • Action-Adventure13,582,635
  • Action7,019,614
  • Sports4,413,868
  • Role-Playing3,663,854
  • Adventure3,169,525
  • Platformer2,552,236
  • Card & Board1,882,795
  • Racing1,651,924
  • Simulation1,614,908

Join us next week to see how Gears stands up against Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Mad Max, as well as yet more ID@Xbox releases and the Games with Gold changeover.
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.