TA Gaming Stats - July 2011

By Dog of Thunder, 5 years ago
First off, I apologize for this arriving so far into the month of August. My day job has taken up most of my time recently and in fact, next week, Matrarch will be filling in for me on the Weekly Stats. I expect you all to treat her with the same sort of respect you show me. Just not too much, I have no desire to be Bledsoe to her Brady.

Without further ado, let's take a look at the crazy amount of games you played during the month of July!

This report is for the period July 1st to July 31st 2011.

Games Started
71,568 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 215,694 games between them (1,518 different games).

The Resonance of Fate re-scan continues to impact the stats, but again, it is not the Retail charts that are impressive this month.

I would make my usual comment on how we're running out of gamers to start L.A. Noire and Portal 2 as both titles are on the north side of 30,000 at this point. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood however, proves you can not keep a good game down. In the month of July, the latest Assassin's Creed title managed to pass 50,000 total gamers. Over one-third of the entire TrueAchievements userbase has now played Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.

Top Retail Games Started

From Dust appearing at number four on the monthly chart, despite being available for only five days during the month of July, is a spoiler about the latest weekly stats article (unless of course, you read that one first, in which case it is not news at all). "Summer of Arcade" is not a misnomer with the recent Arcade titles proving to be more popular then the retail titles released during the same time frame.

Poor Galaga Legions DX though, with only 680 gamers this past month. Galaga Legions is sitting at over 6,000 total gamers, so what has kept you away from the follow-up? The achievements this time are MUCH easier.

Top Arcade Games Started

What an amazing upset! Angry Birds (WP) takes the number one spot over the expected champion, Sally's Salon: Luxury Edition (WP)!

Alright, we all expect Angry Birds to be the overall monthly number one WP7 title for quite some time. Who though could have predicted a game would actually be sold that rivals Hannah Montana The Movie in amount of people set to "appear offline" in order to avoid shame?

Not that I'm judging you for playing Sally's Salon: Luxury Edition, but that game is not nearly as easy as you would think, going by this review.

Top Windows Phone 7 Games Started

Games Completed
21,105 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 47,906 games between them (1,259 different games).

Which titles out of the top three have recently received DLC? Hint: It's all of them.

What I love about this chart for July is the arrival of Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age II and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Are people wrapping up those longer completions before we are enveloped in Shootergeddon?

In a case of "life imitating art", the recent movie tie-ins finished in the same order they finished at the box office. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is number one (On Stranger Tides broke $1 billion worldwide), Transformers: Dark of the Moon is number two, Captain America: Super Soldier at number three and bringing up the rear is Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is of course, not a recent movie tie-in since it only covers the first four movies.

Top Retail Games Completed

Alright, out of the 146 that finished Battlefield 1943, did anyone actually play all of those matches or was it turbo controllers the whole time?

From Dust, with an achievement for completing every challenge, every territory and every secondary objective is proving to be a tougher nut to crack then its Summer of Arcade stablemate, Bastion (Xbox 360). Bastion had cracked the "Top Arcade Games Completed" within four days of its release.

Harms Way is now up to a 55.08% completion rate. Someday it will not appear on this chart. Someday.

Top Arcade Games Completed

As proof that Sally's Salon: Luxury Edition is not a pushover, it has joined Tentacles (WP) as recent WP7 releases that have not charted on the "WP7 Games Completed" leaderboard.

Top Windows Phone 7 Games Completed

Achievements Won
98,121 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 3,747,582 achievements online between them (46,094 different achievements).

A medley of DLC achievements have taken the "Achievements Won" chart by storm. They would have gotten away with it too, if not for that meddling https://www.trueachievements.com/Earth-Defense-Force-IA....htm.

Top Retail Achievements Won

The "Top Retail Achievements Won" chart may not be diverse, but at least the "Top Arcade Achievements Won" is a cornucopia of XBLA hits. I love how an achievement with a 1.5 ratio, "Vigilante" from Bastion nearly cracked the top ten.

Top Arcade Achievements Won

Angry Birds nearly had a clean sweep! Perhaps if Sally's Salon and Tentacles had joined forces, they may have charted.

Granted they also would have made a very, very inappropriate game.

Top Windows Phone 7 Achievements Won

Total TrueAchievements won by Genre

Over 1 billion. That is not an exaggeration. All of you unlocked over 1 billion TA score during the month of July. Now I know that we have had some insane numbers previously, but to top 1 billion? That is clinically insane.

Can you imagine the monthly TA score for Shooter once Shootergeddon arrives? If we achieved over thirty million TA during July, September is going to be nuts. Can we top fifty million in one month?

  • Shooter31,911,851
  • Action-Adventure26,824,505
  • Role-Playing11,778,292
  • Sports10,456,992
  • Action8,263,022
  • Racing6,261,610
  • Platformer3,632,942
  • Music & Rhythm2,644,789
  • Strategy2,024,140
  • Adventure1,679,014
  • Shoot 'em up1,619,052
  • Puzzle1,574,898
  • Card & Board1,519,621
  • Simulation1,228,127
  • Party1,151,113
  • Miscellaneous1,107,651
  • Flight528,966