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

By Mark Delaney, 4 years ago
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
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a bad football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.
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Chelsea Ink
312,034 312,034 GamerScore
Chelsea Ink
1,283 posts
Last post: 21 Nov 15 at 13:45
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 007
573,521
Barad 007
17,384 comments2,764 votes2,562 posts
Last post: 22 May at 12:20
Posted on 29 April 12 at 20:50
Witcher is killin it.
Battlefield 3 Gamer !
Tantric Monkeys
166,204 TrueAchievement Points299 posts
Last post: 12 Nov 15 at 00:05
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
54,046 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
Achievement Completion Percentage: 96.26% (Includes owned DLC) - 70 more achievements required to reach 97%TrueAchievements News Assistant Manager10,762 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 22:35
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
312,034 312,034 GamerScore
Chelsea Ink
1,283 posts
Last post: 21 Nov 15 at 13:45
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
418,531
Tank Force UK
418,531 TrueAchievement PointsTrueAchievement Ratio: 1.6090619 posts
Last post: 01 Oct 15 at 19:04
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
194,430
GreenRook88
194,430 TrueAchievement Points45 posts
Last post: 18 Oct 13 at 01:39
Posted on 29 April 12 at 21:28
Skyrim.....no!
Lockerdown3
139,171
Lockerdown3
TrueAchievement Ratio: 1.769275 completed games(Includes owned DLC)95 posts
Last post: 17 Jun at 22:09
Posted on 29 April 12 at 21:36
maybe people are trying to catch up in time for borderlands 2?
Chelsea Ink
312,034 312,034 GamerScore
Chelsea Ink
1,283 posts
Last post: 21 Nov 15 at 13:45
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
215,038
s3bb86
215,038 TrueAchievement Points21 solutions266 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 08:52
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
73,358
Psymon100
73,358 TrueAchievement PointsDonated to TrueAchievements.com912 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
186,160 TrueAchievement Points33 completed games(Includes owned DLC)106 posts
Last post: 09 Aug 15 at 20:45
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
161,305
MugenKairo
124 completed games(Includes owned DLC)Achievement Completion Percentage: 97.53% (Includes owned DLC) - 22 more achievements required to reach 98%3,105 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 02:57
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
165,670 TrueAchievement Points16 completed games(Includes owned DLC)294 posts
Last post: 20 Jan 15 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
TrueAchievements NewshoundTrueAchievements News Assistant Manager7,731 posts
Last post: Today at 01:28
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
393,036
Dakrkplayer2
393,036 TrueAchievement Points95 completed games(Includes owned DLC)929 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 00:16
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
7,402
Converse
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.
GnarlyDeadPool
249,999 TrueAchievement Points77 posts
Last post: 10 Aug 15 at 04:25
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
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