As excited as I was last week for new games, this week I'm even more excited! This report is for the period February 6th to February 12th 2012
21,996 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 33,079 games between them (1,476 different games).
Both Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
and The Darkness II
made an immediate impact. It is not quite as large an impact as their publishers may have liked to see, but right on pace with fellow 2012 retail releases, Final Fantasy XIII-2
(5,612 total gamers) and SoulCalibur V
(5,323 total gamers). Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
is getting a second wind due to worldwide availability. Here's a fun stat fact for you regarding the total number of gamers that started Metal Gear Solid HD
:Metal Gear Solid HD
total gamers: 5,450 Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD
total gamers: 2,603
Considering both games come in one bundle, that's a very interesting disparity. Top Retail Games StartedGotham City Impostors
is your new number one XBLA title. The poor title, Shank 2
, that had to share a release date with that particular juggernaut also made the chart. Let's just say Gotham City Impostors
is significantly more popular and move on.
Between The Simpsons Arcade
and NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
, we're only a roller rink away from re-enacting my childhood. Top Arcade Games Started
When people saw that Collapse! (WP)
was going to be on sale last week, I started receiving messages. People were concerned for me as they knew just how popular this game was going to be, since it is essentially nothing but pure gamerscore. While some may say that is pure awesome, we'll see later just how many lazy people bought that game and failed to finish it. Top Windows Phone Games StartedGames Completed
6,481 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 9,233 games between them (1,077 different games).Final Fantasy XIII-2
or as I like to call it, Final Fantasy XIII-II
, was finished by 184 gamers during its first week of release? That's insane. The Darkness II
has also been completed by a significant portion of those that have started it, roughly 20% to be exact. Can you say "roughly" and then "exact" in the same sentence? Does that make sense? What do I know, I have a degree in history and barely passed algebra 101.
I feel like I'm forgetting something on this chart. There is a game I need to mention but can't quite recall just what it is I need to talk about regarding completions. I'm sure it will come to me later. Top Retail Games Completed
Despite how often we see Bastion (Xbox 360)
on this chart, just under 30% of those that have started the TrueAchievement XBLA Game of 2011, have finished it.
Other then that, take a gander at just how low these completion numbers have been for the past week. It only took 23 completions for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions (EU)
to chart? I almost feel like a fool for thinking that the Great TrueAchievement Score Marathon would have an impact on these charts. Top Arcade Games Completed
Now that Bug Village (WP)
has been patched, we'll see it for a few weeks as more and more get around to wrapping up the grind. BulletAsylum (WP)
also proved to be a popular completion, in proportion to how many bought it of course, despite being a SHMUP (Shoot'Em Up) title.
The oddest inclusion on this list is, of course, Toy Soldiers: Boot Camp (WP)
. Why is that odd you ask? Well, the fact that it isn't even out until February 29th
makes it a bit odd. Top Windows Phone Games CompletedAchievements Won
57,075 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 650,216 achievements online between them (41,586 different achievements).
Again, the two newest releases dominate the chart and they don't even have any popular achievements unlocked in an odd order. This chart is simply business as usual. Top Retail Achievements Won
"Thanks for playing!" isn't a thank you for playing Gotham City Impostors
, it's a punishment. Finish one online match and now you just have to go ahead and keep playing to get all the achievements. Top Arcade Achievements Won
I fully expected to see nothing but Collapse!
on this chart. I may have seen that if only those lazy people that have yet to finish the game had bothered to play it at all. Top Windows Phone Achievements WonTotal TrueAchievements won by Genre
After a few weeks of back and forth amongst the top three genres, they have now settled back into their natural order.
That's incredible. I just made it through an entire stats posting without once mentioning The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Oh well, now I have to go kill a kitten