TA Gaming Stats - March 19th to March 25th, 2012

By Mark Delaney, 6 years ago
This report is for the period March 19th to March 25th, 2012.

We're back with more stats this week, and don't worry, these are April Fool-free. Well, unless you count me for stating last week that Mass Effect 3 may stay atop the games started boards until https://www.trueachievements.com/Max-Payne-3-xbox-360.htm releases. Just a week later, after a two week reign, it has already been dethroned.

As Dog of Thunder is away, I'll be attempting to make these stats marginally interesting, but he has some big shoes to fill. After his awesome all-haiku post a few months back, I always anticipated an all-limerick post, but it never came. I think I'll try that today.

Games Started
18,646 TrueAchievements gamers started a total of 28,719 games between them (1,479 different games).

There once was a Mass Effect game
That everyone knew by name
But then came the ending
That had us pretending
We knew where to place the blame

Top Retail Games Started

Along came a Voice Studio
Its free gamerscore said 'hello'
Though it isn't much fun
I'm always the one
To be thankful for saving some dough

Top Arcade Games Started

I haven't much to say about this set
So instead, have you heard of this yet?
Ron Burgundy's back
It's a matter of fact
I bet now your appetite is whet

Top Windows Phone Games Started

Games Completed
6,610 TrueAchievements gamers completed a total of 9,247 games between them (1,053 different games).

New DLC for this wacky one
New achievements too, that's always fun
Season Pass is now past
Boy, that sure went fast
Does that mean add-ons are done?

Top Retail Games Completed

More gamerscore lovers abound
Completions aplenty are found
Just talk into the mic
Communicate like
You would if you're hanging around

Top Arcade Games Completed

Little change here from last weekend's stats
Lots of gerbils, but sadly no rats
A lack of mad birds is worth noting
Those damn pigs are always gloating
Right up until the SPLATS

Top Windows Phone Games Completed

Achievements Won
48,236 TrueAchievements gamers won a total of 638,625 achievements online between them (41,225 different achievements).

Lots of zombies and aliens here
So far, the best of the year
The fall will bring lots more
Award-winning games for
Us gamers to buy and to cheer

Top Retail Achievements Won

A mix of new games in this list
A survivor and his knife resists
He fights for his life
As we witness the strife,
Even near death, he assists

Top Arcade Achievements Won

Achievements are now on the go
Best idea since LOST, the TV show
Glow Artisan can be Jack
Their leader of the pack
Hey, what's with the polar bears, bro?

Top Windows Phone Achievements Won

Total TrueAchievements won by Genre

This list always astounds me
Such high numbers will dumbfound thee
Shooter reclaims the top spot
Thanks to the Raccoon City lot
One TA point for every zombie

  • Shooter5,144,012
  • Role-Playing4,958,762
  • Action-Adventure3,370,300
  • Action1,930,576
  • Sports1,889,557
  • Racing989,035
  • Platformer374,585
  • Music & Rhythm281,645
  • Puzzle278,548
  • Party268,680

That concludes this week's statistics. While I'm filling in temporarily, PM me if you have any ideas on how to make these stats as fun as they can be. Weird, I can't stop reading this in limerick fashion, even though I'm not trying anymore. Happy gaming!
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.