Happy Belated Labor Day to those of you in the United States!
Happy Tuesday to those of you everywhere else in the world!
Working or not, day off from school or not, everyone can enjoy another month of XBLA dominated stats!. This report is for the period August 1st to August 31st 2011
70,495 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 196,787 games between them (1,553 different games).
As the closest thing to a blockbuster release we had this past month, it makes sense that Deus Ex: Human Revolution
is number one with a bullet.
I'm going to ignore the usual suspects and instead focus on Catherine
. Available for roughly two months now, the quirky puzzle/platformer/social commentary title has yet to break even three thousand gamers. I know this is not a surprising result, but I'm a bit bummed regardless as I hope it's profitable enough for Atlus to keep taking risks. Top Retail Games Started
Not bad at all for From Dust
this past month. This year's Summer of Arcade did very well as even Fruit Ninja Kinect
has surpassed four thousand total gamers. I wish Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition
had done more business, but at half the total base for Fruit Ninja Kinect
it's pretty good. LIMBO (Xbox 360)
, Plants vs. Zombies
and Trials HD
prove the old maxim about "cream rising to the top." These older titles have received no new DLC, no sales and yet here they are, rounding out a top twenty of recent titles and free games. Top Arcade Games Started
I'm running out of ways to say "people like free games." Top Windows Phone 7 Games StartedGames Completed
20,370 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 45,634 games between them (1,303 different games).
As with the other retail chart, I will ignore the ones we are all sick of seeing and focus on the newbies. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
takes the cake for oldest title to appear on the retail chart. I guess people are getting pumped for Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
The recent XP events must have pushed people to finish Gears of War 2
. Amazingly, that title still has a completion rate of only 5.87%. 240 people finished off Army of TWO
at the server shut off buzzer. Top Retail Games Completed
Nothing on this list is big shocker with the possible exception of UNO (Xbox 360)
. That game only has a completion rate of 31.43% which is lower then I expected. I expect to see a lot more of Iron Brigade
when it is finally released in Europe. Well, not a lot more of Trenched
but rather more of Iron Brigade
Kudos to the 502 that managed to complete From Dust
while only losing five villages. Those with that particular achievement have earned my respect, while those that have finished Kinect Fun Labs: Air Band
have earned my scorn. Top Arcade Games Completed
Blahlbahblah, free games, blahblah....is that ilomilo (WP)
in the top three!? Great showing by the cutest little critters to be found on the WP7 outside of Smurfville. Star Wars: Cantina (WP)
is making its final appearance due to being removed from the marketplace. On the bright side, Women's Murder Club (WP)
is still available! We can push that game to a 100% completion rate if we all try hard enough! Top Windows Phone 7 Games CompletedAchievements Won
99,208 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 3,549,662 achievements online between them (46,308 different achievements).
No matter how big other games are, no matter how many copies of other games are sold, the most recent Call of Duty
, Call of Duty: Black Ops
in this case, will always have a presence on the Xbox 360. That about sums up this current console generation. Top Retail Achievements Won
On the other end of this console generation, we have amazing Arcade games. Just stop and stare at this mash-up of achievements from every single Summer of Arcade title. This is the single greatest achievement chart that the stats postings committee (of one) has ever seen. Top Arcade Achievements Won
Of course after that amazing high, the WP7 must bring us back down again. I'm certain that Angry Birds (WP)
will appear on every monthly chart until the end of time. Top Windows Phone 7 Achievements WonTotal TrueAchievements won by Genre
As usual, focus less on the placement of genres, and look at the total TA. It is nothing but insanely high numbers all the way down the list. Over a million TA unlocked in Adventure? Have you seen that genre?
I'm excited to see that Shoot'em Up also cracked the one million barrier. I have a feeling the recent Dotw on Gatling Gears
and Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team
are the two titles to thank for Shmup's placement.
Join me for next week's stats when we enter the month of September and begin the blockbuster season!