Archive for April, 2010

Rematch! No More Heroes 2 & Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

April 29, 2010
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle & Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
We last looked at both No More Heroes 2(NMH2) and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom(TvC), when they debuted on the Nintendo Channel after their releases.
If you do not remember when TvC and NMH2 debuted, take a look at the image below:
(click image to enlarge)
As the image above shows, TvC debuted 3-weeks faster than NMH2 did, though they were both released on January 26, 2010.
If you would like to read Tatsunoko vs. Capcom’s debut data, or No More Heroes 2’s debut data, here are the links to the original stories:
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars’ Data Debut Breakdown
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle’s Data Debut Breakdown
It has been about 7-weeks since I showed the data for No More Heroes 2, and 10-weeks for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.
How have both games been performing since their debuts?  Let’s take a look!
(click image to enlarge)
Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
No More Heroes 2 debuted with 4,806 players reporting data, NMH2 now has 8,153 players reporting their play-time data.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom debuted with 7,003 players reporting data, TvC now has 21,200 players reporting their play-time data now.
Player Increase Since Debut:
No More Heroes 2 has added 3,347 more players, reporting data since it debuted on March 8, 2010.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom has added 14,197 more players, reporting data since it debuted on February 15, 2010.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
No More Heroes 2 has 101,594 Total Hours reported, an increase of 45,313 hours since it debuted.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom has 361,266 Total Hours reported, an increase of 278,611 hours since it debuted.
Amazon.com Sale Ranks & Advertised Prices:
No More Heroes 2‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #1,247 and the current selling price is $43.23.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #947 and the current selling price is $46.99.
GameRankings.com Review Score Averages/Changes:
No More Heroes 2‘s review score average is 84.33%, based on 39 reviews.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom‘s review score average is 85.65%, based on 39 reviews.

Thoughts/Questions:
I still have not played either No More Heroes 2 or Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.
I think the data shows that Tatsunoko vs. Capcom’s online play(I think), has helped it to steadily increase since it debuted, in the average hours “Per person” reported.
No More Heroes 2 seems to be sitting pretty close to the number of hours, “Per person” that was originally reported with its debut.
If you have played them, do you find yourself still playing the games, or did you play them for a while and have since stopped?


If you are interesting in either of these games, you can see new and used prices for them on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BRZ9AG&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002EE5SAC&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr 

Rematch! No More Heroes 2 & Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

April 29, 2010
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle & Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
We last looked at both No More Heroes 2(NMH2) and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom(TvC), when they debuted on the Nintendo Channel after their releases.
If you do not remember when TvC and NMH2 debuted, take a look at the image below:
(click image to enlarge)
As the image above shows, TvC debuted 3-weeks faster than NMH2 did, though they were both released on January 26, 2010.
If you would like to read Tatsunoko vs. Capcom’s debut data, or No More Heroes 2’s debut data, here are the links to the original stories:
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars’ Data Debut Breakdown
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle’s Data Debut Breakdown
It has been about 7-weeks since I showed the data for No More Heroes 2, and 10-weeks for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.
How have both games been performing since their debuts?  Let’s take a look!
(click image to enlarge)
Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
No More Heroes 2 debuted with 4,806 players reporting data, NMH2 now has 8,153 players reporting their play-time data.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom debuted with 7,003 players reporting data, TvC now has 21,200 players reporting their play-time data now.
Player Increase Since Debut:
No More Heroes 2 has added 3,347 more players, reporting data since it debuted on March 8, 2010.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom has added 14,197 more players, reporting data since it debuted on February 15, 2010.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
No More Heroes 2 has 101,594 Total Hours reported, an increase of 45,313 hours since it debuted.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom has 361,266 Total Hours reported, an increase of 278,611 hours since it debuted.
Amazon.com Sale Ranks & Advertised Prices:
No More Heroes 2‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #1,247 and the current selling price is $43.23.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #947 and the current selling price is $46.99.
GameRankings.com Review Score Averages/Changes:
No More Heroes 2‘s review score average is 84.33%, based on 39 reviews.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom‘s review score average is 85.65%, based on 39 reviews.

Thoughts/Questions:
I still have not played either No More Heroes 2 or Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.
I think the data shows that Tatsunoko vs. Capcom’s online play(I think), has helped it to steadily increase since it debuted, in the average hours “Per person” reported.
No More Heroes 2 seems to be sitting pretty close to the number of hours, “Per person” that was originally reported with its debut.
If you have played them, do you find yourself still playing the games, or did you play them for a while and have since stopped?


If you are interesting in either of these games, you can see new and used prices for them on Amazon.com below:
  

>Contest Winner!

April 28, 2010

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Last Wednesday, I started the very first Coffee with Games contest/give-away.
The contest is now closed, and it’s time to announce the winner!
How I chose the winner:
1) I kept an empty Folgers French Roast 240 cup coffee container.
2) I dropped the names of those that entered the contest, into the coffee container.
I put the lid on it, then shook the coffee container around, then opened the lid and pulled out the winner, Ben Picone!
Thoughts:
A huge thanks to everybody that entered!  This was my first contest on the blog, but it’s not the last one I have planned.
I did ask Ben what games he plans to use Wii Speak with, but I haven’t received a reply, as of the time of this posting.

Contest Winner!

April 28, 2010
Last Wednesday, I started the very first Coffee with Games contest/give-away.
The contest is now closed, and it’s time to announce the winner!
How I chose the winner:
1) I kept an empty Folgers French Roast 240 cup coffee container.
2) I dropped the names of those that entered the contest, into the coffee container.
I put the lid on it, then shook the coffee container around, then opened the lid and pulled out the winner, Ben Picone!
Thoughts:
A huge thanks to everybody that entered!  This was my first contest on the blog, but it’s not the last one I have planned.
I did ask Ben what games he plans to use Wii Speak with, but I haven’t received a reply, as of the time of this posting.

Wii’s Nintendo Channel Data, Sale Ranks, & Review Scores

April 26, 2010
A Note: If you missed the contest post, I am giving away a Wii Speak unit.  For details click: http://coffeewithgames.blogspot.com/2010/04/contest-you-can-hear-me-now-win-wii.html
Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus, & New Super Mario Bros. Wii
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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Wii Sports Resort has 399,891 players reporting their play-time data.
Wii Fit Plus has 196,862 players reporting their play-time data this week.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii has 424,080 players reporting their play-time data.
Player Increase Over Last Week:
Wii Sports Resort had an increase of 9,250 more players reporting play-time data this week, over last week.
Wii Fit Plus had an increase of 6,323 more players reporting play-time data.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had an increase of 14,625 more players reporting their data.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
Wii Sports Resort has 8,944,481 Total Hours reported, an increase of 298,159 hours from last week’s data.
Wii Fit Plus has 3,135,103 Total Hours reported, an increase of 149,902 hours from last week.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii has 11,470,627 Total Hours reported, an increase of 634,004 hours from last week.
Amazon.com Sale Ranks & Advertised Prices:
Wii Sports Resort‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #29 and the current selling price is $46.99.
Wii Fit Plus‘, the game only, Amazon.com sale rank is #32 and the current selling price is $15.30.
Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #18 and the current selling price is $119.00.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #11 and the current selling price is $42.84.
GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
Wii Sports Resort‘s review score average is 82.88%, based on 50 reviews.
Wii Fit Plus‘ review score average is 81.32%, based on 19 reviews.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii‘s review score average is 88.12%, based on 54 reviews.

Thoughts:
Amazon.com is again out-of-stock of the Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board bundle, two weeks and counting.
I also am surprised that New Super Mario Bros. Wii is currently selling at a lower price than Wii Sports Resort.

Tomorrow, Monday April 26, is the start of a new week, for the data.  I will be reporting on different games this next week, and this data should be back in about two weeks time!


If you are interested in any of these games, you can see new and used prices for them on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001COQW14&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BS47JE&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BSA3EM&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BRZ9G0&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

Wii’s Nintendo Channel Data, Sale Ranks, & Review Scores

April 26, 2010
A Note: If you missed the contest post, I am giving away a Wii Speak unit.  For details click: http://coffeewithgames.blogspot.com/2010/04/contest-you-can-hear-me-now-win-wii.html
Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus, & New Super Mario Bros. Wii
(click image to enlarge)
Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Wii Sports Resort has 399,891 players reporting their play-time data.
Wii Fit Plus has 196,862 players reporting their play-time data this week.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii has 424,080 players reporting their play-time data.
Player Increase Over Last Week:
Wii Sports Resort had an increase of 9,250 more players reporting play-time data this week, over last week.
Wii Fit Plus had an increase of 6,323 more players reporting play-time data.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had an increase of 14,625 more players reporting their data.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
Wii Sports Resort has 8,944,481 Total Hours reported, an increase of 298,159 hours from last week’s data.
Wii Fit Plus has 3,135,103 Total Hours reported, an increase of 149,902 hours from last week.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii has 11,470,627 Total Hours reported, an increase of 634,004 hours from last week.
Amazon.com Sale Ranks & Advertised Prices:
Wii Sports Resort‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #29 and the current selling price is $46.99.
Wii Fit Plus‘, the game only, Amazon.com sale rank is #32 and the current selling price is $15.30.
Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #18 and the current selling price is $119.00.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #11 and the current selling price is $42.84.
GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
Wii Sports Resort‘s review score average is 82.88%, based on 50 reviews.
Wii Fit Plus‘ review score average is 81.32%, based on 19 reviews.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii‘s review score average is 88.12%, based on 54 reviews.

Thoughts:
Amazon.com is again out-of-stock of the Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board bundle, two weeks and counting.
I also am surprised that New Super Mario Bros. Wii is currently selling at a lower price than Wii Sports Resort.

Tomorrow, Monday April 26, is the start of a new week, for the data.  I will be reporting on different games this next week, and this data should be back in about two weeks time!


If you are interested in any of these games, you can see new and used prices for them on Amazon.com below:
   

Battling a Giant: Rage of the Gladiator’s Tagon

April 25, 2010
Video:  Battle against Tagon, from the WiiWare title, Rage of the Gladiator.
http://www.youtube.com/v/Keu5oon9dKY&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6
The Video Brew:

In this video though, I battled Tagon using the game’s “Vertical” controls.
Several reviewers said the motion controls in Rage of the Gladiator functioned, but were not accurate enough for them.  I am playing through Rage of the Gladiator, using the game’s “Vertical” control option to see how well they function.
Rage of the Gladiator’s vertical controls consist of using the Wii Remote and Nunchuck.
(Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls breakdown)
I was able to attain a “Rank: S”, battling against Tagon while using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

(Tagon still wants mead, I think he should stick to coffee though!)

So far, the controls using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk seem to be functioning well.
I plan on trying to achieve a “Rank: S” in each fight, using Rage of the Gladiator’s “Vertical” controls.
If attaining a “Rank: S” with the motion controls is possible in each fight, I would think that means the reviewers did not take the time to learn the motion controls, before passing judgement on them.

Questions:
Have you played Rage of the Gladiator?  If so, how far have you made it in the game?
If you haven’t played Rage of the Gladiator, and you have any questions about it, please ask any question in the comments or send me an email!
If you are interested in purchasing Rage of the Gladiator, you can download it off the Wii’s Shop Channel for 1000 Wii Points.
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001TOQ8KC&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

Battling a Giant: Rage of the Gladiator’s Tagon

April 25, 2010
Video:  Battle against Tagon, from the WiiWare title, Rage of the Gladiator.
The Video Brew:

In this video though, I battled Tagon using the game’s “Vertical” controls.
Several reviewers said the motion controls in Rage of the Gladiator functioned, but were not accurate enough for them.  I am playing through Rage of the Gladiator, using the game’s “Vertical” control option to see how well they function.
Rage of the Gladiator’s vertical controls consist of using the Wii Remote and Nunchuck.
(Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls breakdown)
I was able to attain a “Rank: S”, battling against Tagon while using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

(Tagon still wants mead, I think he should stick to coffee though!)

So far, the controls using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk seem to be functioning well.
I plan on trying to achieve a “Rank: S” in each fight, using Rage of the Gladiator’s “Vertical” controls.
If attaining a “Rank: S” with the motion controls is possible in each fight, I would think that means the reviewers did not take the time to learn the motion controls, before passing judgement on them.

Questions:
Have you played Rage of the Gladiator?  If so, how far have you made it in the game?
If you haven’t played Rage of the Gladiator, and you have any questions about it, please ask any question in the comments or send me an email!
If you are interested in purchasing Rage of the Gladiator, you can download it off the Wii’s Shop Channel for 1000 Wii Points.

FPS Games Data

April 23, 2010
A Note: If you missed the contest post, I am giving away a Wii Speak unit.  For details click: http://coffeewithgames.blogspot.com/2010/04/contest-you-can-hear-me-now-win-wii.html

The Conduit & Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
The Conduit has 62,323 players reporting their play-time data this week.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex has 48,849 players reporting their play-time data.
Player Increase Over Last Week:
The Conduit had 807 more players reporting their data this week.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex had 1,889 more players reporting their play-time data this week.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
The Conduit has 1,384,288 Total Hours reported, an increase of 17,519 hours from last week.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex has 1,989,040 Total Hours reported, an increase of 119,706 hours.
Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
The Conduit‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #590 and its current selling price is $16.20.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #227 and its current selling price is $39.99.
GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
The Conduit‘s review score average is 72.23%, based on 64 reviews.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex‘s review score average is 78.50%, based on 34 reviews.
Thoughts/Questions:
This past Tuesday, April 20, an Activision employee reconfirmed, that Activision will be releasing three new Call of Duty games in the next two years.(You can follow the discussion here: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=174058223611&topic=14085)
Do you think the Wii will get all three of the Call of Duty games being developed?  Do you think the Wii will only get the Call of Duty game that Treyarch is developing?  Or, do you think the Wii won’t get any of the three Call of Duty games that are in development?
I think Wii owners will get the next Call of Duty game Treyarch is developing, and perhaps even the next Call of Duty game being developed by Infinity Ward.  I am not sure about the action/adventure Call of Duty game though.
If you are interested in The Conduit and/or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex, you can see new and used prices for both games on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001HKPUKC&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002I08CJG&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr 

FPS Games Data

April 23, 2010
A Note: If you missed the contest post, I am giving away a Wii Speak unit.  For details click: http://coffeewithgames.blogspot.com/2010/04/contest-you-can-hear-me-now-win-wii.html

The Conduit & Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex

(click image to enlarge)
Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
The Conduit has 62,323 players reporting their play-time data this week.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex has 48,849 players reporting their play-time data.
Player Increase Over Last Week:
The Conduit had 807 more players reporting their data this week.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex had 1,889 more players reporting their play-time data this week.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
The Conduit has 1,384,288 Total Hours reported, an increase of 17,519 hours from last week.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex has 1,989,040 Total Hours reported, an increase of 119,706 hours.
Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
The Conduit‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #590 and its current selling price is $16.20.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #227 and its current selling price is $39.99.
GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
The Conduit‘s review score average is 72.23%, based on 64 reviews.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex‘s review score average is 78.50%, based on 34 reviews.
Thoughts/Questions:
This past Tuesday, April 20, an Activision employee reconfirmed, that Activision will be releasing three new Call of Duty games in the next two years.(You can follow the discussion here: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=174058223611&topic=14085)
Do you think the Wii will get all three of the Call of Duty games being developed?  Do you think the Wii will only get the Call of Duty game that Treyarch is developing?  Or, do you think the Wii won’t get any of the three Call of Duty games that are in development?
I think Wii owners will get the next Call of Duty game Treyarch is developing, and perhaps even the next Call of Duty game being developed by Infinity Ward.  I am not sure about the action/adventure Call of Duty game though.
If you are interested in The Conduit and/or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex, you can see new and used prices for both games on Amazon.com below: