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LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes! How much have U.S. Wii owners reported playing? Official Nintendo Channel data report.

May 22, 2013

Coffee Beans
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (LB2) was developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game released last June for the Wii, (and the 3DS, DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and Xbox 360) with a MSRP of $39.99. The game just released for the Wii U, and has a MSRP of $49.99. Both Wii and Wii U versions of the game received an ESRB rating of “EVERYONE 10+” with “Cartoon Violence” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.

How many U.S. Wii owners have data reported for the game, since it released last year? Also, with the Wii U version of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes now out, how many hours can you expect from the game if you have never played it? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look at the official U.S. Wii Nintendo Channel data!

The Brew
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes now has approximately 36,975 U.S. Wii owners with the 1,108,297 Total Hours of game-play data reported, with about 335 days reported. This is an increase of just over 33,000 U.S. Wii owners that have had game-play data for the game reported, since its debut hours report last July. Also, the reported Total Hours have increased by over 1,000,000 Total Hours just since last report, which is excellent for a Wii title less than a year old.

The game’s average reported play time of 29 Hours 59 Minutes “Per person”, averages to be about 2 Hours 35 Minutes played per time reported through the Nintendo Channel. This means that if you play LEGO Batman 2 like the average U.S. Wii owner has, you should be able to expect at least around 30 hours of game-play from it.

How does LEGO Batman 2’s average hours “Per person” compare to other Wii LEGO games though? Compared to the original LEGO Batman’s, LB2’s reported average is about 7 hours lower right now. Compared to LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7’s reported average, LB2’s average is about 9 hours higher than it is right now. What about compared to Captain Jack’s LEGO adventure? LEGO Batman 2’s average is higher than it is by almost 6 hours right now.

Last July, the Wii version had just two “professional” critic reviews in its overall average on GameRankings. Surprisingly, the game still only has those two critics’ reviews averaged, and its critic review score average is still 81.50% on GameRankings.com.

The customer review score average numbers is a very different story. Last year the game had 24 customer reviews on Amazon.com, and its review score average was 85.83%. Now, LEGO Batman 2 on the Wii has a customer review score average of 87.66%, based on 180 customer reviews!

Caffeinated Thoughts
The description for the Wii U version says, “Batman and Robin return in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes for Wii U. Experience one of the best-selling games of 2012 with new and enhanced gameplay utilizing the Wii U GamePad. With help from other famous DC Super Heroes including Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern, the Dynamic Duo are in for a fight to put the notorious villains Lex Luther and The Joker behind bars and save Gotham City.”

I still haven’t played either of the LEGO Batman games, but just tonight I watched the Wii U trailer for LEGO Batman 2 about 20 times in a row (seriously), with Bean 1 and Bean 2. Bean 1 was then repeating one of the lines from it, after watching it so much! If you haven’t seen the trailer for the Wii U version, it shows off some of the “enhanced gameplay” Wii U features with the GamePad. Take a look:

I personally think the two player mode, with player one using the GamePad and player two having the TV is an awesome setup. We have LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, and Bean 1 and I have played it together. The way the screen starts attempting to split up in it, can be a bit confusing to him, but with the Wii U’s GamePad element he could concentrate on one screen and myself (or, the Mrs. or even Bean 2 one day) on the other.

While LEGO Batman 2’s Wii U price is currently more than double that of the other console versions, I think for some LEGO game fans the local co-op using the Wii U GamePad might be enough for them to justify picking it up. If you don’t own a Wii U (yet), you can get LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes for under $20 on most of the other consoles now. Which with how many hours the game has reported averaged on the Wii, I think it’s a great price.

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Questions
Have any of you played and beaten LEGO Batman 2 since it released last year? If so, what do you think about the game?

If you own a Wii U, are you interested in picking up that version, perhaps just because of the way the local multiplayer is done, with each player having their own dedicated screen?

You can see LEGO Batman 2 for the Wii and Wii U, and a few other Batman related items, below!

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How much has Xenoblade Chronicles been played? Official U.S. Nintendo Channel data report.

April 10, 2013


Coffee Beans
Xenoblade Chronicles released last year in the U.S. on April 6th. The game was sold exclusively at GameStop (stores and online) and had a MSRP of $49.99.

The game was developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo, and received an ESRB rating of “TEEN” with “Blood, Mild Language, Partial Nudity, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence” listed as content for parents and gamers to be aware of.

How many hours have U.S. Wii owners reported playing the Xenoblade Chronicles since it released last year, and about how many U.S. Wii owners now have data reported for the game? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look at the official U.S. Nintendo Channel data, as well as other information about Xenoblade Chronicles!

40+ hours to beat the game?

The Brew
Xenoblade Chronicles now has approximately 15,193 U.S. Wii owners that have gameplay data reported through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel, with 367 days possibly reported. The game has seen an increase of about 12,000 more players with data reported, since its initial data report last year.

Considering Xenoblade Chronicles was somewhat of a limited Wii release, being only available at one retailer, the game’s first year of reported data is pretty good. The game now has 650,133 Total Hours reported (shown in the image above), which is an increase of almost 600,000 Total Hours since the initial debut amount.

For some comparison to other exclusive Wii games, Xenoblade Chronicles’ first year’s worth of Total Hours reported isn’t as high as what Metroid: Other M or Monster Hunter Tri had reported; but it is higher than what Red Steel 2 had reported over its first year.

The game’s average reported play-time is now 42 Hours 48 Minutes “Per person”, which is an increase of 25 Hours 55 Minutes to its debut average from last year. According to the data shown, U.S. Wii owners spend nearly 3 hours playing Xenoblade Chronicles each time they sit down to play it.

How was the game received by customers and critics? The game has a “professional” review score average of 91.74%, based on 42 reviews on GameRankings.com. As for customer reviews, the “Average User Rating” on GameStop.com is a 9.5 out of 10, based on 133 user reviews. The game has a customer review score average of 94.03%, based on 57 customer reviews from Amazon.com.

Caffeinated Thoughts
Nintendo released a Wii U Nintendo Direct in January this year, and ended it by showing a new game that Monolith Soft is currently working on for the Wii U. The game was hinted at being titled X, at the end of its trailer, and appears to be a spinoff of Xenoblade Chronicles of some sort.

If you have not seen what Xenoblade Chronicles looks like in action, and if you haven’t seen what Monolith Soft’s Wii U game looks like, the trailers below should give you a decent idea:

I have not played Xenoblade Chronicles, and don’t own it. Seeing some of the asking prices for it on Amazon.com now, and even the “used” price on GameStop.com while putting together this piece makes me think the game won’t be joining our collection anytime soon.

That being said though, I do think the reported gameplay data, both the Total Hours and the average “Per person”, is pretty impressive for what was a limited U.S. Wii release. If Monolith Soft’s new Wii U title provides anywhere close to the average hours “Per person” that Xenoblade Chronicles has for Wii owners, I think it might be worth a buy when it releases (assuming Nintendo of America doesn’t take several years to actually publish it, once its fully developed and translated).

Questions
Have any of you played Xenoblade Chronicles in the last year, and beat it? If so, do you know if your hours to beat the game, are about how many are reflected in the Nintendo Channel data? Is Xenoblade Chronicles a game you would recommend to Wii, or even Wii U owners, that might be looking for a new RPG game to play?

If you enjoyed Xenoblade Chronicles, are you looking forward to Monolith Soft’s next Wii U game?

You can find product links to Xenoblade Chronicles below:
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