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 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
263,319 263,319 GamerScore
Chelsea Ink - Haha gamerscore only tracking good one TA
1,281 posts
Last post: 09 Mar at 18:28
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
397,057
Barad XBA - Back in Cheltenham for final year at Uni!
14,574 comments2,605 votes2,519 posts
Last post: 18 Sep at 09:49
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
133,117 TrueAchievement Points291 posts
Last post: 06 Aug 13 at 07:25
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
51,823 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 - [drool] Mass Effect 3. I've waited so long for this. :D
Achievement Completion Percentage: 91.74% (Includes owned DLC) - 20 more achievements required to reach 92%TrueAchievements Newshound6,895 posts
Last post: Today at 08:07
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
263,319 263,319 GamerScore
Chelsea Ink - Haha gamerscore only tracking good one TA
1,281 posts
Last post: 09 Mar at 18:28
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
334,472
Tank Force UK
334,472 TrueAchievement PointsTrueAchievement Ratio: 1.5133609 posts
Last post: 08 May at 15:45
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
179,562
GreenRook88
179,562 TrueAchievement Points45 posts
Last post: 18 Oct 13 at 01:39
Posted on 29 April 12 at 21:28
Skyrim.....no!
Lockerdown3
102,962
Lockerdown3 - vesperia: crap, really should've done 100km on 1st run, this is taking too long...
TrueAchievement Ratio: 1.677661 completed games(Includes owned DLC)84 posts
Last post: 20 Sep at 00:27
Posted on 29 April 12 at 21:36
maybe people are trying to catch up in time for borderlands 2?
Chelsea Ink
263,319 263,319 GamerScore
Chelsea Ink - Haha gamerscore only tracking good one TA
1,281 posts
Last post: 09 Mar at 18:28
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
145,405
s3bb86 - diablo is surprisingly easy - even solo on inferno
145,405 TrueAchievement Points12 solutions137 posts
Last post: 20 Sep at 14:12
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
70,001
Psymon100
70,001 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 - Loving Destiny - clan =  T A Hunters let's get these achievements done!
147,260 TrueAchievement Points25 completed games(Includes owned DLC)66 posts
Last post: 23 Mar at 14:00
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
128,262
MugenKairo - Back to SSX and finish off those last 5 Gold Tricky runs for the completion.
103 completed games(Includes owned DLC)Achievement Completion Percentage: 96.92% (Includes owned DLC) - 4 more achievements required to reach 97%2,295 posts
Last post: 20 Sep at 22:45
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
109,932 TrueAchievement Points12 completed games(Includes owned DLC)293 posts
Last post: 19 Dec 12 at 03:00
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
134,123 TrueAchievement Points9 reviews5,245 posts
Last post: 29 Jul at 01:38
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
232,981
Dakrkplayer2 - achievement whoer
232,981 TrueAchievement Points70 completed games(Includes owned DLC)643 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 06:18
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
7,199
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
211,643 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