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, Deadlight and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, this year will not be any different. This report is for the period June 11th to June 17th 2012.Games Started16,763 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 StartedLollipop Chainsaw2,149 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier494 Max Payne 3438 Dragon's Dogma304 DiRT Showdown249 Assassin's Creed: Revelations242 Mass Effect 3205 Prototype 2 (Xbox 360)201 Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360)199 Sniper Elite V2195 Babel Rising 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 StartedMinecraft: Xbox 360 Edition514 The Walking Dead (Xbox 360)230 From Dust222 Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown148 Trials Evolution119 Babel Rising96 SEGA Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage78 Fez65 SEGA Vintage Collection: Golden Axe60 Voice Studio56 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 StartedFinal Fantasy (WP)353 Tentacles (WP)92 Wordament (WP)80 MonstaFish (WP)73 Battleship (WP)58 Feed Me Oil (WP)50 Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles HD (WP)50 Minesweeper (WP)49 Breeze (WP)49 Shuffle Party (WP)49 Games Completed6,142 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 CompletedBattlefield 3237 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim143 Prototype 2 (Xbox 360)125 The Darkness II83 Lollipop Chainsaw70 Mass Effect 366 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-763 Dragon's Dogma61 Borderlands56 Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360)54 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 CompletedMinecraft: Xbox 360 Edition430 The Walking Dead (Xbox 360)226 Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown116 SEGA Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage77 Harms Way48 Trials Evolution46 Bastion41 SEGA Vintage Collection: Golden Axe38 Voice Studio31 Fez30 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 CompletedMonstaFish (WP)63 Feed Me Oil (WP)54 Doodle God (WP)33 Breeze (WP)31 Fruit Ninja (WP)30 Sudoku (WP)30 Toy Soldiers: Boot Camp (WP)29 Shuffle Party (WP)27 Monopoly (WP)25 Bug Village (WP)22 Achievements Won45,370 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 WonDominator in Battlefield 32,410 Man of Calibre in Battlefield 32,380 Unclean and Uncool in Lollipop Chainsaw2,119 Zombie Hunter Apprentice in Lollipop Chainsaw2,084 Life Guard in Lollipop Chainsaw1,998 Grinding the Crack in Battlefield 31,767 Zed’s Dead, Baby, Zed’s Dead in Lollipop Chainsaw1,732 Rich Hunter in Lollipop Chainsaw1,617 I Swear! I Did It By Mistake! in Lollipop Chainsaw1,550 Accidental Vandalism in Lollipop Chainsaw1,470 REALLY!? AGAIN!? When will the madness end!? Top Arcade Achievements WonTaking Inventory in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition535 Getting Wood in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition533 Time to Strike! in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition531 The Lie in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition530 Into The Nether in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition530 On A Rail in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition526 Getting an Upgrade in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition526 Time to Mine! in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition525 Benchmarking in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition525 Dispense With This in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition524 Wow, five separate games made this chart. Wordament (WP) is holding on quite well, especially compared to later releases. Top Windows Phone Achievements WonCross That Bridge in Final Fantasy (WP)353 Monster Mash in Final Fantasy (WP)329 10K in Final Fantasy (WP)125 Oil Spiller in Feed Me Oil (WP)121 Jack the Ripper in Tentacles (WP)96 Play it Safe in Tentacles (WP)88 Artful Dodger in Tentacles (WP)86 CH a CH IN g in Wordament (WP)84 Multilingual in Wordament (WP)83 Survivor in MonstaFish (WP)82 Total TrueAchievements won by GenreSimulation 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. Shooter4,708,780 Action-Adventure3,421,359 Action2,488,312 Role-Playing2,397,599 Sports1,180,793 Racing963,292 Platformer415,371 Simulation412,651 Music & Rhythm313,489 Adventure237,899 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 StartedDuke Nukem Forever4,405 L.A. Noire1,437 Alice: Madness Returns1,425 Red Faction: Armageddon1,232 Child of Eden887 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 StartedKinect Fun Labs: Kinect Me2,671 Kinect Fun Labs: Googly Eyes2,038 Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 20121,741 Kinect Fun Labs: Build A Buddy1,202 Kinect Fun Labs: Bobble Head917 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 CompletedRed Faction: Armageddon167 Duke Nukem Forever149 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean143 Fallout: New Vegas109 Portal 2108 Oh Kinect Fun Labs, back when they were all free. Who didn't like the easy gamerscore and the easy completion? Top Arcade Games CompletedKinect Fun Labs: Kinect Me328 Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012251 Kinect Fun Labs: Bobble Head208 Kinect Fun Labs: Googly Eyes207 Kinect Fun Labs: Build A Buddy155 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 WonOne-Eyed Freak in Duke Nukem Forever3,605 Drawrings in Duke Nukem Forever3,545 Flagon of Chuckles in Duke Nukem Forever3,457 Nobody Likes a Whiner in Duke Nukem Forever3,351 Juiced in Duke Nukem Forever3,348 Extermination in Duke Nukem Forever3,341 Annihilation in Duke Nukem Forever3,026 Turd Burglar in Duke Nukem Forever2,876 Pit Champion in Duke Nukem Forever2,747 Natural Disaster 3x in Duke Nukem Forever2,708 Join me next week when we celebrate the release of http://www.trueachievements.com/Steel-Battalion-Heavy-A....htm!