Gears of War 3
did not make the cut off for this week's stats. This post covers September 12th to September 18th. Despite the fact that I mentioned this here, someone will ask about it in the comments. You may mock these people. This report is for the period 12 Sep '11 to 18 Sep '11.Games Started
30,360 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 45,295 games between them (1,388 different games).
Gee, do you think Dead Island (Xbox 360)
is a hit? Over 17,000 total gamers have now picked up the sun-drenched zombie apocalypse simulation. Yes, yes I know, Gears of War 3
made the list, but that's only the early adopters. That is nothing, NOTHING compared to what the number will look like next week. Rise of Nightmares
and The Gunstringer
attempt to prove there's a Kinect audience that will play something besides http://www.trueachievements.com/Dance-Central-xbox-360.htm
Finally, after many, many months of placing on this chart, L.A. Noire
is done. With just shy of 42,000 total gamers, L.A.Noire
is going out with its head held high. Top Retail Games Started
The tyranny of Crimson Alliance
reigns for another week as Microsoft was slow getting out redemption codes to people from the Summer of Arcade. I'm sure some people also actually bought the game and even more downloaded the "free" portion and didn't realize it was a glorified demo until it was too late.
For a shoot'em up, Radiant Silvergun
made a decent debut. That is a real niche genre to begin with and being the spiritual predecessor to Ikaruga
is bound to disenchant a segment of the population. Renegade Ops
was released with barely a whimper, yet gained solid ground and now stands at 552 total gamers. I have actually read pretty positive reviews about that game, but with Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team
and Gatling Gears
still warming my hard drive, don't think I need another dual-joystick shooter. Top Arcade Games Started
For all of you English students learning about analogies, here's one for you that will not be on any test: Collapse! (WP)
is to the WP7 as Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Burning Earth
is to the Xbox 360. Keep 538 in mind when we get to the "Completions" chart. Top Windows Phone 7 Games StartedGames Completed
6,116 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 8,684 games between them (994 different games).
Congrats to those that finished Gears of War 2
in time for the threequel. Props as well to those that polished off Dead Island
in record time. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
is, much like Gears of War 2
, represented by those trying to finish off a game before the next in the franchise hits shelves. Top Retail Games CompletedMagic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
is boosted by recent DLC, which I can not wait to get my hands on as the Innistrad cards look awesome. Doritos Crash Course
, or as it is known by the TA Stats Committee (of One), "The Doritos Game That Is Actually Reasonably Difficult To Complete", makes a surprise reappearance after a few weeks off the chart. Top Arcade Games CompletedCollaspe!
is simply the easiest WP7 game of all time. 501 completions is not the most impressive, record setting stat set by this particular title. We'll see that in our next section. Top Windows Phone 7 Games CompletedAchievements Won
58,648 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 704,065 achievements online between them (37,674 different achievements).
I know, all of these are from the same game. That is not the interesting stat to be learned from this chart. What is interesting, is that Dead Island
has been so popular that the most common retail achievement earned this week still has a ratio of 1.30. After 3,966 gamers earned the Dedicated Student
achievement this week alone, it still has a better TA ratio then all of Avatar: TLA
. Top Retail Achievements Won
At least the Arcade Achievements chart shows some variety. The "Ascend into Darkness" DLC for Magic 2012
makes an appearance alongside Radiant Silvergun
, Crimson Alliance
and Renegade Ops
. That is a decent mix of some of the latest XBLA titles but with new blockbuster retail releases starting to arrive, can we expect the overall XBLA numbers to start dropping?Top Arcade Achievements Won
This is where Collapse!
makes TA Stat history. Every single achievement for Collapse!
is listed under this chart. The title only has 10 achievements, and just happens to be very, very easy to complete. Top Windows Phone 7 Achievements WonTotal TrueAchievements won by Genre
Enjoy another week on top RPG fans. Shootergeddon is here.