TA Gaming Stats - July 18th to July 24th 2011

By Dog of Thunder, 5 years ago
We are already almost through July, and you know what that means?

Closer to Shootergeddon. Looking ahead, in the near future we have Gears of War 3, Battlefield 3, Halo: Combat Evolved and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Is there a big name franchise not being represented in the ever so popular Shooter genre?

To get through to Shootergeddon, we must first journey through the Summer of Arcade. Think "Summer of Arcade" is just a cute name for a seasonal promotion? Wait until you see what has happened in this week's stats*.

*That would be foreshadowing.

This report is for the period July 18th to July 24th 2011.

Games Started
29,632 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 49,723 games between them (1,383 different games).

First off, as reported by TrueAchievement, Resonance of Fate required a complete rescan. As a result, everyone that has ever played the game now shows as having "started" it this week.

Which amounts to only 1,376 gamers. As we can see, starting new retail games was just not popular this week. Our real number 1 is NCAA Football 12 with only 869 new gamers. In the past, we have seen titles with well north of 2,000 new gamers each week. What is everyone playing instead*?

*Still foreshadowing, which is hinting or implying of something occurring in the future. See, TrueAchievements can be educational!

Top Retail Games Started

Oh. THIS is what everyone started playing! Bastion is a hit. How big? It was only 68 gamers away from surpassing the top 3 non-Resonance of Fate retail games. That is how popular Bastion was in its very first week of release.

Recent releases Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team and Ms. Splosion Man continue the Arcade dominance this week. Both of those titles not only sell for 800 MSP, but they also have over 3,000 total gamers each, which as we have seen from weeks of stats, is a substantial number.

Top Arcade Games Started

Tentacles (WP) may have only sold 203 copies last week, but how many lewd comments did it cause people to make on their friend's feeds? I would say over 500.

Top Windows Phone 7 Games Started

Games Completed
7,325 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 10,376 games between them (954 different games).

The Resonance of Fate re-scan rears its head again, as here it is at number five. Captain America: Super Soldier must not be all that difficult as just over 30% of all gamers that started the latest Marvel movie tie-in have completed it already.

Army of TWO earns its spot thanks to the impending server shutdown on August 11th. Time is running out to bank your retirement plan!

Top Retail Games Completed

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team reigns supreme and with the sheer amount of people just starting it up, I expect to see Warhammer: Kill Team on the chart for weeks to come. Special credit goes to those brave souls whom finished Bastion within days of its release.

Top Arcade Games Completed

It seems like the bottom of this list always has ten completions. Beards & Beaks (WP) was the previous week's release, which means Tentacles is the hardest completion since we began tracking WP7 titles.

Is it glitched? Tough to control? Only five gamers have finished it, giving Tentacles a whopping 1.49% completion rate.

Top Windows Phone 7 Games Completed

Achievements Won
55,770 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 731,601 achievements online between them (37,848 different achievements).

DLC achievements sit on top this week, with the exception of http://www.trueachievements.com/CoJ-The-Cartel-xbox-360.htm providing an achievement for finishing Chapter One.

Let us also take a moment to celebrate an achievement entitled "Forcible Rear Entry" being present on the list. It is alright to snicker like a ten year old. We don't judge.

Top Retail Achievements Won

Bastion is denied a sweep thanks to the lowest ratio achievement from Warhammer 40K: Kill Team and http://www.trueachievements.com/Ms-Splosion-Man-xbox-360.htm.

Kudos to the 506 that finished the story in Bastion. Hope you enjoyed the ride.

Top Arcade Achievements Won

Our number one completion, Beards and Beaks is a no-show. Instead it's the Bird and Tentacle show! Which may or may not be the actual name of a Japanese cartoon.

Top Windows Phone 7 Achievements Won

Total TrueAchievements won by Genre

While we celebrate RPG's victory over Sports this week, let's take a look at the big picture: Over 15 million TrueAchievement points. In just one week. That is insane.

  • Shooter6,369,079
  • Action-Adventure5,491,566
  • Role-Playing2,559,051
  • Sports2,358,653
  • Action1,599,609
  • Racing1,286,021
  • Platformer794,031
  • Music & Rhythm553,148
  • Strategy389,658
  • Adventure334,197