The dog days of summer are here early.
We have a few weeks of new retail releases here in late June and then a whole lot of nothing until Darksiders II
. Thankfully, summer is when the XBLA titles start flying off the digital shelves and with the upcoming releases of Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD
and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
, this year will not be any different. This report is for the period June 11th to June 17th 2012
16,763 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 25,174 games between them (1,581 different games).
Before we get to the dead zone of retail releases, we get to enjoy a few weeks with Lollipop Chainsaw
on these charts. Just over 2k gamers for a weird, over-the-top hack and slash title? That to me, seems like a minor success.
While not a minor success at all, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
is, nonetheless, suffering some backlash regarding server stability. Equally successful Max Payne 3
is also going through a period of critical backlash against it, as it sold fewer copies then Red Dead Redemption
. Really? That's the Max Payne 3
backlash? It was a hit but not enough
of a hit?
The rest of the chart is comprised of our usual suspects. My questioning why DiRT Showdown
was so low the other week was answered in the comments. It's such a departure for the franchise, DiRT
fans don't want to play it. Top Retail Games Started
was released. You simply forgot about that right, or is the game really so dull and boring that no one wants to willingly play it? I won't feel bad for Ubisoft, who published Babel Rising
, as one of their in-house titles, From Dust
, was on sale and enough people bought TrueAchievements' Best Simulation Game of 2011 to bring it over 12k total gamers.
Don't feel bad for SEGA either, as three separate SEGA titles made the chart. I'd point them out, but I really hope you can crack this code yourself. Top Arcade Games Started
Final Fantasy (WP)
! Final Fantasy! FINAL FANTASY!
Despite the fact that this version has been released a few times now on various platforms, we can only hope that they will bring over the other 8-bit Final Fantasy
titles to the Windows Phone. I also have to wonder, how many of you made a party comprised of Fighter, Thief, Red Mage and Black Mage
?Top Windows Phone Games Started
6,142 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 8,612 games between them (1,130 different games).
Seventy gamers already completed Lollipop Chainsaw
? I should know better by now, but it always amazes me how fast some people go through these games. Anyways, Battlefield 3
had the Premium DLC released this week, leading to its not-unexpected-at-all rise to the top of the chart. Borderlands
is back, perhaps from the recent DLC sale or perhaps because whenever a sequel is due out gamers will go back and finish previous titles in a franchise. Top Retail Games Completed
Check out how low these numbers are for this week. All it took for Fez
to chart was 30 gamers. That's all. Since only 26.29% of the thousands that have started Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
have finished it, we can expect to see it week after week after week after week. Top Arcade Games Completed
Feed Me Oil (WP)
is still steadily being completed thanks to the Oil Spiller achievement being fixed. The rest of the chart we should be used to at this point, though it will be some time before enough people finish Final Fantasy
for it to actually chart. Top Windows Phone Games Completed
45,370 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 538,771 achievements online between them (44,147 different achievements).Lollipop Chainsaw
and the latest DLC for Battlefield 3
split the chart. I love the 1,550 of you that 'accidentally' moved the camera... Top Retail Achievements Won
REALLY!? AGAIN!? When will the madness end!? Top Arcade Achievements Won
Wow, five separate games made this chart. Wordament (WP)
is holding on quite well, especially compared to later releases. Top Windows Phone Achievements Won
Total TrueAchievements won by Genre
Simulation drops further and further each week. I don't foresee a major shake up in the order of genres for the next few weeks until Darksiders II
hits retail shelves.
Once again, we're going to roll things back with a TA Stats Flashback from June 13th to June 19th, 2011. This time last year, we celebrated the worldwide releases of Duke Nukem Forever
, Alice: Madness Returns
and Child of Eden
29,606 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 52,926 games between them (1,387 different games).Top Retail Games Started
Kinect Fun Labs
were very popular still after E3 2011 and so was the second entry in what is now an annual franchise. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
would go on to win the award for TrueAchievements' 2011 Card and Board Game of the Year. Top Arcade Games Started
6,203 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 8,945 games between them (922 different games).Fallout: New Vegas
used to be a constant presence on this chart, while Portal 2
hung on for most of 2011. Top Retail Games Completed
Oh Kinect Fun Labs
, back when they were all free. Who didn't like the easy gamerscore and the easy completion? Top Arcade Games Completed
52,119 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 785,519 achievements online between them (37,073 different achievements).
I'm still amused that Turd Burglar made its way onto the TrueAchievement front page. Take note of the amount of times these achievements were won last year. It's very clear what the impact of less frequent releases is having on people's playing habits just one year later. Top Achievements Won
Join me next week when we celebrate the release of http://www.trueachievements.com/Steel-Battalion-Heavy-A....htm