TA Gaming Stats - June 2011

By Dog of Thunder, 7 years ago
As usual, the end of the month means a round up report of the entire month's gaming statistics. Regular weekly stats will be posted this weekend.

This report is for the period June 1st to June 30th 2011.

Games Started
71,295 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 219,548 games between them (1,497 different games).

Duke Nukem Forever reigned supreme throughout the month of June. Lukewarm critical reception aside, gamers wanted to check out the return of the 90's gaming icon. Just under 10,000 of you fired up the gaming world's equivalent to Chinese Democracy.

With a total of 29,524 gamers having played it (as of this writing), Portal 2 may be playing its swan song on the "Top Retail Games Started" list. It's running out of new gamers to fire it up!

Top Retail Games Started

With half of the top 10 comprised of free arcade titles and two more having been discounted this month, we have enough statistical evidence to claim the "Top Arcade Games Started" list is very Deal of the Week driven. Only two titles, Trenched and Dungeons and Dragons: Daggerdale retail at the 1200 MSP price point.

As usual I am very pleased to see the amazing reception Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 received from day one of its release. The actual Magic 2012 set should be showing up at your local gaming store this weekend.

Top Arcade Games Started

Games Completed
18,137 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 40,762 games between them (1,241 different games).

Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is a surprise showing at #10 for the month of June. I am curious as to the appearances of Assassin's Creed II and Borderlands, both of which are older titles that were done with DLC last year, in fact the Assassin's Creed II DLC did not even add any achievements. Each of them are quality titles and on my personal "To-do" list so it could be just as simple as "good games get played for a very long time".

At this point only 30% of those that have started LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean have completed it and so we could very well see it again next month.

Top Retail Games Completed

6 free games placed on the "Top 10 Arcade Games Completed" thanks to the Kinect apps and the Doritos double team of Harm's Way and Doritos Crash Course. Congrats again to the 196 brave souls that earned every gold medal.

geoDefense proudly represents the WP7 and has already added 26 more completions in July. I fully expect geoDefense to return next month along with some perturbed avian running mates.

Top Arcade Games Completed

Achievements Won
96,595 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 3,849,829 achievements online between them (45,058 different achievements).

As usual, I would like you not to focus on the individual achievements, but rather, the total number earned over the last month by the TA community. Each and everyone of you can share in the failure and shame of not reaching 4 million unlocked achievements in June. 3,849,829 achievements? That's it? Slackers.

Top Achievements Won

This weekend join me as we welcome our new Furious Fowl overlords as we return to the weekly stats rundown.