Moon Studios and Xbox compile some player stats for Ori and the Will of the Wisps

By Heidi Nicholas,
Ori and the Will of the Wisps has been out for some weeks now, and has been praised all-round as a superb sequel to Moon Studios' beloved Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. Now, the devs have put together some game stats to show what players have been choosing to do with their time in Niwen.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps player stats

In an Xbox Wire post, Daniel Smith, Senior Producer at Xbox Game Studios shared the stats along with a message from Thomas Mahler, Co-Founder of Moon Studios. "We couldn’t be happier that so many people have been playing and loving Ori and the Will of the Wisps", said Mahler. "This has been a game over four years in the making, and everyone at Moon Studios has poured their hearts and souls into making Ori’s journey a magical experience for everyone".

Their image of "Niwen by the Numbers" shows that players have already upgraded over 5 million weapons and over 6 and a half million Shards, as well as completing over 15 million quests and unlocking over 14 and a half million achievements. Smith also says that players have changed abilities over 101 million times, equipped over 39 million Shards, and completed over 4.5 million Spirit Trials — one of the new modes in the game, which allows players to race their Ori against the times left by other players, as well as by the developers. "Thank you again to our Ori community – we couldn’t have done this without you", Smith finishes.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori and the Will of the Wisps has been, in general, exceptionally well-received. The main issue players are still having is with achievements: there's issues with end-game achievements in particular, which, when we compared stats of player numbers, completions, and achievement unlocks for the first and second games during the two week period after their respective releases, caused the player completions for the sequel to fall behind. However, Moon Studios are aware of these issues, and the next patch should fix them.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is in Xbox Game Pass, as is Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, if you haven't yet tried them out. We loved the sequel — if you're still not sure whether the sequel is for you, you can read our full review here.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!