TA Gaming Stats - July 11th to July 17th 2011

By Dog of Thunder, 5 years ago
This report is for the period July 11th to July 17th 2011.

Thank you for the great comments regarding our change of format last week. The entire staff appreciates feel-good vibes every so often. Let's try to keep that going this week, despite the carnage you are about to witness.

Games Started
29,526 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 49,850 games between them (1,378 different games).

I want to say that I am surprised over how this week turned out, but I am not. NCAA Football 12 is the latest in a franchise almost as popular as Madden. A general observation is that people seem to be starting fewer games the last two weeks. Is it the oncoming flood of Triple-A titles this Fall?

Let's hear it for Shadows of the Damned which is looking like a hit on TrueAchievements at least! It has some good company at the bottom in Child of Eden, two games that dared to be different.

Top Retail Games Started

It fills my nerdy heart with joy to see Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team at number 2. I hope to add to its number next week myself, but let's be honest, there was no way it could beat out Ms. Splosion Man.

The Arcade list is filled, top to bottom, with some quality downloadable games. Oh, and the Kinect Fun Labs franchise. I do wonder about those as they are both free, but Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Me has been started over 3000 times more than Kinect Fun Labs: Googly Eyes. What creates that large a disparity?

Top Arcade Games Started

As expected, the most recent release, Beards & Beaks (WP) claims the top spot. The real question is, how long before it drops to Women's Murder Club (WP) levels?

Max & the Magic Marker (WP) was a WP7 launch title, but its Deal of the Week discount propelled it up to number three this week. Everyone loves to save money.

Top Windows Phone 7 Games Started

Games Completed
8,588 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 12,488 games between them (975 different games).

Take a look at the "Top Retail Games Completed" chart. Now take a guess as to which game had DLC released. Go ahead, take a guess. I'll wait.

L.A. Noire blew away the competition thanks to how DLC is counted on TrueAchievements. I am sure the whole "quality game" and "wow is that Rockstar Pass a great deal" had nothing to do with it.

It is interesting how the games that people are actually finishing in large numbers have remained largely the same over the last four weeks. That is going to get a big shake up soon as we get closer and closer to the insane glut of Fall releases.

Top Retail Games Completed

Torchlight takes the top spot, despite having some "grind" achievements, just under 30% (29.06%) of those that started it have finished it. I believe that says something about the hardcore nature of our community.

I won't say anything bad about Harms Way, especially since my boss PunkyLiar, has contributed to that number even though her completion will show on next week's stats.

Dead Rising 2: Case West is at the bottom of both "Top Arcade Games Started" and "Top Arcade Games Completed". That boost from being the Deal of the Week has paid off.

Top Arcade Games Completed

Women's Murder Club must be the Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Burning Earth of the WP7. 23 gamers started it this week, and 28 finished it.

Let us all take a moment yet again to salute those that finished Angry Birds (WP). Angry Birds now has an amazing completion percentage of 1.12%.

Top Windows Phone 7 Games Completed

Achievements Won
64,349 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 881,886 achievements online between them (38,551 different achievements).

Newsflash: L.A.Noire is really popular. Over twice as many earned DLC achievements in Rockstar's latest then they did in our number 1 retail title, NCAA Football 12.

Top Retail Achievements Won

Ms. Splosion Man and Warhammer 40k: Kill Team went neck and neck amongst earned achievements this week. The Space Marines took a few more spots this week, possibly due to the incredibly disparity in TA ratio. Warhammer 40k: Kill Team is at 1.753, and Ms.Splosion Man is sitting pretty at 6.602. Just a small difference.

Top Arcade Achievements Won

Every game on this list has a beak.

Top Windows Phone 7 Achievements Won

Total TrueAchievements won by Genre

The only real change is that Sports and Role-Playing swapped places, putting the jocks back on top of the nerds and giving me some serious flashbacks.

One point of interest is the actual scores for each genre. Despite the "Games Started" and "Games Completed" numbers being lower this week, the TA score in each genre is actually higher. Was this the week of "Let's all go for high ratio achievements?"

  • Shooter7,284,233
  • Action-Adventure6,636,701
  • Sports3,008,941
  • Role-Playing2,511,527
  • Action1,920,047
  • Racing1,504,603
  • Platformer880,577
  • Music & Rhythm650,585
  • Strategy508,843
  • Adventure438,918

Join me next week when http://www.trueachievements.com/Bastion-xbox-360.htm begins the Summer of Arcade domination.