TA Gaming Stats - December 8th to 14th

By Chewie, 4 years ago
This report is for the period December 8th to December 14th.

Welcome to the stats for the second week of December here on TA. After weeks of being spoilt with loads of new releases, this week sees things slow down considerably. The Statisticles and I get the blues during these number dips, but thankfully we've got the sales going on now to hopefully give us the boost in stats in the weeks leading up to the end of the year.

Games Started
42,739 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 63,068 games between them (1,950 different games).

After getting a massive boost of 21,000 starters in week one of its freeness, new Games with Gold title Worms Battlegrounds slips down to 4,400 this week. However, with no games approaching that number this week, it still comfortably takes the top spot. Only one of the week's new releases makes the table with Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris taking eighth with under 1,200 starters. Unfortunately, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut doesn't make the table. Even last week's number three new release, The Crew, tumbles off the table entirely.

That leaves all the big releases of the past few weeks to fill up the places with between 900 and 1,500 starters. Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One) is the most popular whilst Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One) sits at the bottom.

Top Xbox One Games Started

Taking over from previous number one, Red Faction: Guerrilla, the recently made free-to-play title Defiance steps into first place this week, although it does actually drop by over 100 starters from 580 to 470. No new releases can be seen but that doesn't necessarily mean there weren't any. Although the numbers are pretty low near the bottom, JUJU and Battle Academy fail to get anywhere near enough starters to make the table. Like the One, most of the table is taken up by big recent releases. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare also appears in fifth with 240 starters thanks to a recent sale.

Top Xbox 360 Retail Games Started

New Games with Gold freebie The Raven loses over half its starters from 1,600 to under 690, making it one of the less popular of the freebies since the programme started. It leads over other point and click adventure titles, including recent releases Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series (Xbox 360) and Tales from the Borderlands (Xbox 360).

Top Xbox 360 Arcade Games Started

Last week's new release Tiny Troopers (WP) continues to pull in big numbers with over 1,1000 starters. Despite only being available through a soft release in Trinidad & Tobago this week, Microsoft Bingo (WP) leaps into second with 630 starters. The same can't be said for mech-shooter ExZeus 2 (WP), which doesn't make the table at all despite being available everywhere. That's mostly thanks to all the recently made free Angry Birds titles filling up most of the rest of the table, as well as sale title Plants vs. Zombies (WP).

Top Windows Phone Games Started

W8 gives us the typical mix of titles. I say "mix", I mean "bunch of Microsoft freebies".

Top Windows 8 Games Started

Games Completed
7,161 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 9,607 games between them (1,245 different games).

The top four this week mirrors last week's, with The Walking Dead: Season Two (Xbox One), The Walking Dead (Xbox One), Far Cry 4 (Xbox One) and MONOPOLY Plus taking the top of the table by a decent margin. Other easy recent release Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) and Thomas Was Alone also continue to appear, as well as recent easy sale title Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Xbox One).

Top Xbox One Games Completed

Assassin's Creed Rogue again leads, maintaining over 100 completions. Interestingly, Far Cry 3 climbs up to fourth place to join its successor, Far Cry 4, in third.

Top Xbox 360 Retail Games Completed

Telltale leads the table with the top four slots taken up with its adventure titles. Recent sales give us the likes of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions and Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

Top Xbox 360 Arcade Games Completed

A new Title Update gives Secrets and Treasure: The Lost Cities (WP) a big old boost up to the top of the table with 280 completions. The Tiny Troopers completions grow from 100 to 170 in second.

Top Windows Phone Games Completed

Although the title update for Secrets and Treasure: The Lost Cities (Win 8) was released a month ago on W8, synching achievements across platforms helps boot it up to first place with almost 60 completions.

Top Windows 8 Games Completed

Achievements Won
110,983 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 2,013,140 achievements online between them (64,859 different achievements).

Most started game, Worms Battlegrounds does claim four spots, but it doesn't contain the most earned achievement. That place goes to Halo: The Master Chief Collection and its date specific achievement that over 5,200 people nabbed in one day. I wonder if this will appear monthly and for how long? At the bottom of the table, GTA V and Far Cry 4 each get two achievements.

Top Xbox One Achievements Won

The 360 table is mostly split up between Defiance and AC Rogues, with single Red Faction and Destiny achievements thrown in. Did something particularly happen in Destiny that meant Fully Weaponized was suddenly the most earned achievement?

Top Xbox 360 Retail Achievements Won

Nothing interrupts The Raven this week, allowing it to claim the clean sweep.

Top Xbox 360 Arcade Achievements Won

Tiny Troopers doesn't claim the clean sweep this week as a single Bingo achievement slips in at fourth.

Top Windows Phone Achievements Won

After a glitchy achievement was seemingly fixed, Project Spark (Win 8) manages to claim the top spot, above the usual Microsoft fare.

Top Windows 8 Achievements Won

Despite both dropping by 2 million, Shooter and Action-Adventure remain neck and neck at the top of the table. It would just take one big release to tip the balance, but there aren't any planned at the moment so it probably won't happen. With no other releases of note, the rest of the table is mostly quite stable.

Total TrueAchievements won by Genre
  • Shooter12,718,970
  • Action-Adventure12,050,638
  • Role-Playing3,955,666
  • Platformer2,397,209
  • Adventure2,328,923
  • Action2,237,233
  • Sports1,810,577
  • Strategy1,756,184
  • Racing1,448,997
  • Card & Board1,030,391

That's all for now. Next week we'll see the sales kick off and if they make an impact.
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.