>Nintendo Selects & The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Data Report

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Coffee Beans:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess released on November 19, 2006 as a Wii release title.   The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was developed by Nintendo’s Entertainment Analysis and Development studio, and it was originally in development for the Nintendo GameCube, but Nintendo released it first on the Wii and then a few weeks later released the GameCube version.
     The game received an ESRB rating of “Teen” with “Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners spent in the land of Hyrule(and the Twilight Realm) with 1,640 days of game-play reported for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess?  Let’s take a look!

Hours shown are for the United States of America Wii owners, not world-wide.

Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has about 1,221,903 Wii owners that have reported play-time data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.

Reporting Player Increase:
     How many more players has The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess seen increased in having reported data since my first report?
     Twilight Princess has seen an increase of about 167,097 more players having reported data since my last report in June 2010.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Wii now has 58,755,999 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 8,939,570 Total Hours reported since June 7, 2010.
     The game’s average play-time is now 48 Hours 5 Minutes “Per person” having reported data, which is 51 minutes higher than the average recorded on June 7, 2010.
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ average play-time per session is now about 2 Hours 21 Minutes.

Sales Ranks & Advertised Prices:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ Amazon.com sale rank is currently #245, and it is selling for $27.91.
     The Nintendo Selects: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ Amazon.com sale rank is currently #118, and it is selling for $19.99.

     Sales ranks and advertised prices recorded around 12:45AM on May 18, 2011.

Review Score Averages:
     Twilight Princess’ “professional” review score average is 94.51%, based on 83 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     The game has a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on a total of 367 customer reviews between the original version and the “Nintendo Selects” version.
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ customer review score average is 89.80% when all the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.


     Review score averages recorded around 12:45AM on May 18, 2011.

Filtered Thoughts:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess originally released with a MSRP of $49.99.  This past Sunday, May 15, the game saw its first “official” MSRP drop.
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is now a “Nintendo Selects” title, one of only four Wii titles in North America, and now Twilight Princess now has a MSRP of just $19.99.  If you are wondering, “What are Nintendo Selects titles?”  Well, the image/link below should give you a good idea:

     I think it is very interesting that Nintendo has waited basically 4.5 years since the Wii released to finally introduce a “Nintendo Selects” line of games for North America.  The GameCube had the “Player’s Choice” line of games, and it was out before the GameCube was even 2 years old.
     While The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is just one of four “Nintendo Selects”, I expect to see the number of “Nintendo Selects” titles to grow before the end of the year, especially before this holiday season.

     If you haven’t see any footage from Twilight Princess, embedded below is I believe the very first trailer Nintendo released for the game; while not showing off game-play elements really, it’s more of a teaser type trailer:

     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was a day one purchase for us when we found a Wii system.  I remember playing it for just a little while after getting it, then going a few months where I did not play it at all.

     I did end up finishing the game, and I enjoyed my time with it.  I would recommend it to other Wii owners that may be interested in it, but haven’t played it yet; especially at its lower price now.
     How many hours did I put into the game?  Well, the picture below is what is showing as my play-time as reported through the Nintendo Channel:

This accounts for only one play-through!

Questions:
     Have any of you been playing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess recently?  If so, is it your first time playing through the game, or have you already completed it before(if so, how many times)?
     If you have not played Twilight Princess, do you see yourself purchasing the game with its new MSRP of just $19.99?

If anybody is interested in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B004WLRQMI&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  

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