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TA Gaming Stats - April 16th to April 22nd, 2012

TA Gaming Stats - April 16th to April 22nd, 2012

Latest weekly game and achievement stats for TA members

Written by Mark Delaney (N0T PENNYS B0AT) on 29 April 12 at 20:45

Fans of RPGs have a lot to cheer about on the retail side of things this week, as CD Projekt RED's big time PC adventure, The Witcher 2, migrated to Xbox last week and received great reviews and clearly lots of sales. The Xbox port was praised for retaining nearly the same level of graphical prowess and the Enhanced Edition updates were received well too. There's also some really interesting numbers for the new Trials, if you scroll down.

This report is for the period April 16th to April 22nd, 2012.

Games Started
22,801 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 33,930 games between them (1,542 different games).

Between the two versions of The Witcher 2 -- PAL and NTSC -- nearly 3,000 people started the game this week here on TA. I'm curious to hear your thoughts on it. For its storytelling alone, I intend on playing it soon, even though I don't much care for the fantasy genre. Mass Effect 3 somehow remains in the three slot and, to my surprise Kinect Star Wars still makes the list after last week I predicted it would fall out of the top ten. As you can see, though, there weren't many games standing between its sixth spot and the eleventh spot.

Top Retail Games Started

So this number is pretty awesome. How often do you see a XBLA game beat out the top retail release for the same week? Not often, for sure. I thought Fez's numbers were impressive last week and I guess they are, given that it nearly repeated the total this week, but 7,000+ people started Trials Evolution. That's absurd. The game actually set a XBLA record for most downloads in the first 24 hours with over 100,000. I would bet next week, Trials still beats out the top retail game, which is expected to be Prototype 2.

Top Arcade Games Started

The new WP7 version of a Kinect game took the lead this week, which seems appropriate. People are always looking for retail quality games on their mobile devices, though they're few and far between. I have Madden 12 and Dead Space on my Kindle Fire, but they're really just silly time-wasters that pale in comparison to their retail versions, which I expected.

Top Windows Phone Games Started

Games Completed
6,260 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 8,847 games between them (1,096 different games).

A trio of RPGs take the top three slots this week, ahead of a few fall 2011 titles that continue to make the list. I'm confused about Borderlands' appearance on here. Did I miss something, or was it just a slow week?

Top Retail Games Completed

I'm surprised to see Trials Evolution make the list, especially so highly. I guess when 7,000 people started it, there's bound to be a few highly-skilled gamers out there. By all accounts this one is easier than its predecessor, but I know I'll never finish it.

Top Arcade Games Completed

Each week, WP7 owners flock to the easy gamerscore of Boot Camp. I guess as long as it's cheap the purchase isn't so bad, but then again, the game isn't any cheaper than most of the rest of the games on the platform.

Top Windows Phone Games Completed

Achievements Won
51,327 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 599,916 achievements online between them (44,828 different achievements).

Geralt of Rivia swept the board, expectedly. How are the achievements in this game? I'd assume they're like most RPGs and are mostly time-consuming, but I wanna know from you guys. When I do pick the game up (probably during the slow summer months), how much of a gamerscore boost is it?

Top Retail Achievements Won

Despite the most arcade completions coming via Fez, Trials Evolution swept this list. You'll notice all of the really high ratio achievements are absent, however. For those of you who have started this game, what do you think is the toughest achievement in the game?

Top Arcade Achievements Won

People must have loved petting their virtual pets on the bus, at work and in bed, because Kinectimals took a lot of this list. How does the game compare to the Kinect version?

Top Windows Phone Achievements Won

Total TrueAchievements won by Genre

I'm not sure how shooter took the top spot here with little representation in the high-ranking games of the other stats. Can anyone explain this? My guess would be shooter just wins by default on a slow week. It's cool to see platformer so high thanks to Fez and Trials Evo as well.

  • Shooter3,985,620
  • Role-Playing3,626,754
  • Action-Adventure3,453,372
  • Platformer2,248,255
  • Action1,748,108
  • Sports1,443,243
  • Racing915,287
  • Party343,605
  • Music & Rhythm329,502
  • Puzzle252,478
AuthorMessage
Chelsea Ink
276,269 276,269 GamerScore
Chelsea Ink - So i can have my TA score on the app but not the website? Thanks  TA
1,283 posts
Last post: 27 Feb at 11:32
Posted on 29 April 12 at 20:48
I LIKE? TRIALS. I LIKE DANGER. I LIKE FIRE. I LIKE NITRO. I LIKE GETTIN IT WILD. I LIKE A BIG BLAST. I LIKE TAKING IT FAST. I LIKE GOING TO THE END AND DOING IT WITH NO CLASS. TRUST JUST TRUST ME ON THIS. THE MOMENT YOUVE BEEN WAITING FOR . KISS KISS KISS OF DEATH AND ILL MEET YOU AT THE NEXT STEP BUT YOU CANT BEAT ME SO BABY GET IN LINE AGAIN. I SWEAR IM COMING FROM ALL SIDES, HIGH ABOVE MILES WEST. MONDAY NIGHT IT'S GOING ON!
Gears of War 3 beta!
Barad XBA
449,338
Barad XBA - Batman v Superman trailer..sooo good!
16,274 comments2,638 votes2,552 posts
Last post: 11 Mar at 18:59
Posted on 29 April 12 at 20:50
Witcher is killin it.
Battlefield 3 Gamer !
Tantric Monkeys - Playing BLOPS on the PS3 as there rubbish gamers compared to Xbox
143,554 TrueAchievement Points293 posts
Last post: 06 Apr at 18:21
Posted on 29 April 12 at 20:51
Guessing the walking dead will be pushing them numbers due to it being an easy completion and it's a lot of fun.
Fiire Fist Ace
53,078 TrueAchievement PointsAchievement Completion Percentage: 69.00% (Includes owned DLC) - 25 more achievements required to reach 70%125 posts
Last post: 11 Jan 13 at 19:40
Posted on 29 April 12 at 20:52
loved trials hd completed it still play it

loved trials evolution even more......completed it and never gonna stop playing it XD
r.martin
Dat Boi Treezy - Play Expo in Blackpool is just over 2 weeks away guys. Any TA'ers going this year? I shall be present on all 3 days of course!
Achievement Completion Percentage: 95.75% (Includes owned DLC) - 21 more achievements required to reach 96%TrueAchievements Newshound7,789 posts
Last post: Today at 14:39
Posted on 29 April 12 at 20:55
oX S y k e s Xo said:I LIKE? TRIALS. I LIKE DANGER. I LIKE FIRE. I LIKE NITRO. I LIKE GETTIN IT WILD. I LIKE A BIG BLAST. I LIKE TAKING IT FAST. I LIKE GOING TO THE END AND DOING IT WITH NO CLASS. TRUST JUST TRUST ME ON THIS. THE MOMENT YOUVE BEEN WAITING FOR . KISS KISS KISS OF DEATH AND ILL MEET YOU AT THE NEXT STEP BUT YOU CANT BEAT ME SO BABY GET IN LINE AGAIN. I SWEAR IM COMING FROM ALL SIDES, HIGH ABOVE MILES WEST. MONDAY NIGHT IT'S GOING ON!dance
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Chelsea Ink
276,269 276,269 GamerScore
Chelsea Ink - So i can have my TA score on the app but not the website? Thanks  TA
1,283 posts
Last post: 27 Feb at 11:32
Posted on 29 April 12 at 21:03
Credit to Brandon Dicamillo for providing some funny soundtracks on both trials.
Gears of War 3 beta!
Tank Force UK
375,561
Tank Force UK
375,561 TrueAchievement PointsTrueAchievement Ratio: 1.5577618 posts
Last post: 16 Apr at 04:26
Posted on 29 April 12 at 21:04
oX S y k e s Xo said:I LIKE? TRIALS. I LIKE DANGER. I LIKE FIRE. I LIKE NITRO. I LIKE GETTIN IT WILD. I LIKE A BIG BLAST. I LIKE TAKING IT FAST. I LIKE GOING TO THE END AND DOING IT WITH NO CLASS. TRUST JUST TRUST ME ON THIS. THE MOMENT YOUVE BEEN WAITING FOR . KISS KISS KISS OF DEATH AND ILL MEET YOU AT THE NEXT STEP BUT YOU CANT BEAT ME SO BABY GET IN LINE AGAIN. I SWEAR IM COMING FROM ALL SIDES, HIGH ABOVE MILES WEST. MONDAY NIGHT IT'S GOING ON!charming roll
hahahaha skyrim still there laugh beast game smile
haters gunna hate
GreenRook88
188,139
GreenRook88
188,139 TrueAchievement Points45 posts
Last post: 18 Oct 13 at 01:39
Posted on 29 April 12 at 21:28
Skyrim.....no!
Lockerdown3
121,601
Lockerdown3 - GFDI, some jacka** threw a bottle or something at my truck and cracked the windshield!
TrueAchievement Ratio: 1.746470 completed games(Includes owned DLC)88 posts
Last post: 10 Mar at 03:41
Posted on 29 April 12 at 21:36
maybe people are trying to catch up in time for borderlands 2?
Chelsea Ink
276,269 276,269 GamerScore
Chelsea Ink - So i can have my TA score on the app but not the website? Thanks  TA
1,283 posts
Last post: 27 Feb at 11:32
Posted on 29 April 12 at 21:53
Tank Force UK said:oX S y k e s Xo said:I LIKE? TRIALS. I LIKE DANGER. I LIKE FIRE. I LIKE NITRO. I LIKE GETTIN IT WILD. I LIKE A BIG BLAST. I LIKE TAKING IT FAST. I LIKE GOING TO THE END AND DOING IT WITH NO CLASS. TRUST JUST TRUST ME ON THIS. THE MOMENT YOUVE BEEN WAITING FOR . KISS KISS KISS OF DEATH AND ILL MEET YOU AT THE NEXT STEP BUT YOU CANT BEAT ME SO BABY GET IN LINE AGAIN. I SWEAR IM COMING FROM ALL SIDES, HIGH ABOVE MILES WEST. MONDAY NIGHT IT'S GOING ON!charming roll
hahahaha skyrim still there laugh beast game smile
Really have to play trials to get it laugh
Gears of War 3 beta!
s3bb86
171,670
s3bb86 - Dragon Age Inquisition is FANTASTIC!
171,670 TrueAchievement Points15 solutions184 posts
Last post: 09 Apr at 08:44
Posted on 29 April 12 at 21:58
hardest cheevo on trials is probably to finish the scenic route tournament flawlessly but it's nowhere near the difficulty of marathon.
If I feel sad, I stop being sad and feel awesome instead.
Psymon100
71,753
Psymon100
71,753 TrueAchievement PointsDonated to TrueAchievements.com930 posts
Last post: 28 Jan 13 at 20:31
Posted on 29 April 12 at 22:30
oX S y k e s Xo said:I LIKE? TRIALS. I LIKE DANGER. I LIKE FIRE. I LIKE NITRO. I LIKE GETTIN IT WILD. I LIKE A BIG BLAST. I LIKE TAKING IT FAST. I LIKE GOING TO THE END AND DOING IT WITH NO CLASS. TRUST JUST TRUST ME ON THIS. THE MOMENT YOUVE BEEN WAITING FOR . KISS KISS KISS OF DEATH AND ILL MEET YOU AT THE NEXT STEP BUT YOU CANT BEAT ME SO BABY GET IN LINE AGAIN. I SWEAR IM COMING FROM ALL SIDES, HIGH ABOVE MILES WEST. MONDAY NIGHT IT'S GOING ON!You know something? I was just about to say that but you beat me to it.
Science, learning, rationalisation, education, logic, reason, critical thinking.
CloakedVengance - Finish Him!
172,344 TrueAchievement Points33 completed games(Includes owned DLC)83 posts
Last post: 09 Apr at 07:31
Posted on 29 April 12 at 22:32
Damn those are some awesome and well deserved figures for Trials, hardest acheevo? For me completing the Flatliner events, fiendishly hard but i just can't stop playing it
MugenKairo
139,140
MugenKairo - Why did I not remember how frustrating Trials was the first time around..?
108 completed games(Includes owned DLC)Achievement Completion Percentage: 97.28% (Includes owned DLC) - 29 more achievements required to reach 98%2,552 posts
Last post: Today at 05:29
Posted on 29 April 12 at 23:12
Still have the originals Trials sitting on the HD unplayed... Will get around to it eventually. Want to finish ME3 100% first.
'If at first you don't succeed, you fail' GLaDOS
CracKforBrumak - tfw pro account master race once again
140,250 TrueAchievement Points15 completed games(Includes owned DLC)294 posts
Last post: 20 Jan at 10:37
Posted on 29 April 12 at 23:18
More people should play The Witcher 2.

I hate RPGs, and still The Witcher 2 is my GOTY.
Noobtubes are like Tampons. Only Pussies need them.
N0T PENNYS B0AT - I don't mind the abundance of remasters. I sold my 360 to get a One. To still get a hold of Alan Wake and Infinite would be great.
146,632 TrueAchievement Points9 reviews5,376 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 20:36
Posted on 29 April 12 at 23:20
CracKforBrumak said:More people should play The Witcher 2.

I hate RPGs, and still The Witcher 2 is my GOTY.
Damn, it must be pretty good then. I hope to play it during the slow summer.
Dakrkplayer2
280,406
Dakrkplayer2 - achievement whoer
280,406 TrueAchievement Points82 completed games(Includes owned DLC)769 posts
Last post: 13 Apr at 22:29
Posted on 29 April 12 at 23:34
I wounder how much BM:AC will place when the GOTY version comes out. And I will be one the fools to buy it. And dubble as my bday gift myself.
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Converse
7,320
Converse - Well, this sucks.
2,477 comments1,501 votes433 posts
Last post: 09 Jul 12 at 18:30
Posted on 29 April 12 at 23:36
If anyone wants a quick 200 completion, I recommend picking up World Gone Sour. For only 400 MSP, you get a fun little amusing game that can be completed in about 3 hours.
GnarlyNovaCane - All about the U
228,624 TrueAchievement Points75 posts
Last post: 19 Nov 12 at 20:59
Posted on 29 April 12 at 23:38
to busy playing prototype 2 for a day and a half ez 1000
It's all about the U