TA Gaming Stats - January 20th to 26th 2014

By Chewie, 4 years ago
This report is for the period January 20th to January 26th 2014.

After the madness of the last few weeks trying to get the 2013 stats put together, the Statisticles and I have been taking a well deserved rest. Looking at the numbers for this week, it looks like most of you have been doing the same, if resting involves not playing games, because these Stats are loooooooow. Because they're a little on the dull side, I've got a new special table at the bottom to delve into.

Games Started
24,652 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 35,998 games between them (1,907 different games).

The dry period continues on the One with still no new releases to speak of. At this rate, even if My Horse & Me 3 came out, it would shoot straight to the top of the tables. The only interesting thing is that, thanks to the very first Deal of the Week for the new console, Powerstar Golf jumps to the top spot with over 400 starters. Powerstar Golf!!

Elsewhere, Ryse: Son of Rome slips below Battlefield 4 (Xbox One) in third and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox One) sinks all the way down from second to sixth. Although, with numbers between 370 and 415, the top six spots are really anybody's game.

Top Xbox One Games Started

The most popular title in this week's Deal of the Week for the 360 is Dark Souls, which takes over 700 starters and the top spot, only 3 starters above the previous "Games with Gold" freebie, Sleeping Dogs, which over halves its starters in second because of not being free any more. The last time Dark Souls was on sale was in the Cyber Monday deals at the beginning of December, when it was being offered for the same price for one day only. On that week's stats it attained 850 starters compared to this time's 710. I don't know if that really says anything about anything, but I thought you'd be interested to know.

Other deal titles that make an appearance include Call of Duty: Ghosts in fourth with over 370 starters (only a tad more than last week's non-sale 330) and Final Fantasy XIII-2 in seventh with a shade over 200 starters.

Top Xbox 360 Retail Games Started

Lara's reign at the top of the Arcade table continues in impressive style this week, with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light pulling in over 3,200 starters thanks to, you guessed it, being free on "Games with Gold".

Last week's new release, Assassin's Creed Liberation HD, continues with its lacklustre performance, dropping from second to third and almost 790 starters to under 380.

The only Deal of the Week title to make it to the Arcade table is Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara in fourth with 370 starters, probably because it is the only Arcade title on sale.

Top Arcade Games Started

After weeks dominating the table, the three Microsoft freebie bullies finally get usurped, even though it is by a deal title that is mostly popular thanks to its ridiculously easy completion. Yes, Collapse! (WP) is back, although it does pull in rather conservative numbers with 300 starters. Last time it was on sale back in August 2013, it pulled in almost 700 starters. Again, not necessarily making a statement about anything, just pointing it out.

Top Windows Phone Games Started

Games Completed
6,793 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 9,478 games between them (1,308 different games).

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Xbox One) and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Xbox One) swap places again as the most completed One games, although both are now under the 100 mark. FIFA 14 (Xbox One) jumps up slightly from ninth to fourth by doubling its completions from 30 to 60, presumably thanks to a glitch fixing title update.

Top Xbox One Games Completed

Maintaining completions over 100, Sleeping Dogs retains its comfortable lead, despite slipping down from last week's 220.

Top Xbox 360 Retail Games Completed

Although The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead: Season Two continue to pull in big numbers, two games challenge them near the top. Assassin's Creed Liberation leaps up the table from seventh with 100 completions to second with 230 completions. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light similarly jumps from tenth with less than 60 completions to fourth with over 210.

Top Arcade Games Completed

The super easy completion of Collapse! is demonstrated here with three quarters of the number of starters taking completions, easily grabbing the top spot with 250.

Top Windows Phone Games Completed

Achievements Won
64,800 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 708,099 achievements online between them (51,696 different achievements).

Like the last time it was on sale, the three easiest achievements in Dark Souls make their appearance. Like last time, I highly, highly doubt any other achievements will even get close.

Top Retail Achievements Won

Ten of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light's twelve achievements fill the table this week. Interestingly enough, it's the same ten I have got for the game. I haven't picked it up in a long time since my regular co-op Statisticle Jenson got eaten by that giant fish. No, not in the game. IRL.

Top Arcade Achievements Won

Surprise, surprise. All ten Collapse! achievements fill up the table.

Top Windows Phone Achievements Won

With so little change in numbers from last week, the genre positions and numbers remain mostly the same. In fact all of the numbers dip slightly, with the exception of Shooter in second, which increases by a measly 150,000.

Total TrueAchievements won by Genre
  • Action-Adventure7,741,695
  • Shooter4,515,092
  • Action2,513,232
  • Role-Playing1,781,083
  • Sports1,692,850
  • Racing1,196,400
  • Puzzle691,531
  • Platformer650,038
  • Strategy320,976
  • Adventure285,238

For this week's special table I'm going to look at the top ten most popular Xbox One games that were also released to the 360 and compare their numbers of starters as a way of gauging which system people went for with each title. For this I did have to impose a few restrictions, such as limiting these to launch titles (no Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition), so the comparison is as balanced as possible. Next week we'll take the same games and instead look at their completions.

Top Ten Xbox One Games Started With 360 Equivalents (as of 02/02/2014)

The 360 Equivalents (as of 02/02/2014)

Wow, I'm glad I decided to look at these. I was kinda worried the numbers would be almost exactly the same. Straight off the bat we see that Call of Duty: Ghosts is much more popular on the 360 than on the One, with the previous gen version taking over 33,000 starters compared to the next gen's over 17,500. That puts the CoD sequel at the most popular of the ten titles on the 360, but in second on the One, behind Battlefield 4 (Xbox One). That game does slightly better than its 360 version with almost 19,000 starters compared to just over 18,000. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on the other hand does a fair bit better on the 360 with almost 19,500 compared to the One's nearly 14,500. Similarly, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and Madden NFL 25 do better on the 360 than the One, with the LEGO title getting nearly 10,000 compared to almost 6,500 and Madden getting a wider margin of 8,000 compared to 4,000.

The other four games on the table do better on the One, with Need for Speed Rivals (Xbox One) taking 6,000 starters compared to less than 3,000 on the 360, NBA 2K14 (Xbox One) showing the closest margin with just over 4,000 compared to just under (only 84 starters separate the different versions), Zoo Tycoon (Xbox One) grabbing over 2,500 compared to 760 and Just Dance 2014 (Xbox One) pulling in 1,500 compared to almost 780.

That's all for now, which leaves me to say this one last thing. Play some damn games people!! I need me some numbers!!
Written by Chewie
Chewie is a Wookiee from Kashyyyk. Since helping the Rebel Alliance defeat the Emperor, he has taken up Achievement-Hunting and Newshoundery on TA. Also, ice-skating.