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May the Fourth be with You!

May 5, 2010
As I stated in “Our Son’s Nintendo Themed Birthday” post, I’m a huge Star Wars fan.
Back in the 90s, I received my Nintendo 64 as a Christmas present.  My mom didn’t buy me any games for it, because she didn’t want to purchase a game that I may not like.
I rented a few games, before deciding to purchase Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire as my first Nintendo 64 game.
A few years later, I was line at my local Wal-Mart with some friends, so I could purchase the GameCube the day it released.
The first game I purchased with my GameCube that night, was Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader.
Then in 2004, I purchased a Xbox, and the first game I purchased with it was Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
I have owned and played several other Star Wars titles throughout the years, such as Star Wars Demolition, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars Republic Commando, Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga, and Star Wars Galaxies.
Today May 4, 2010.  Each year, May 4 is the “unofficial” Star Wars day, due to somebody being clever one year and coining the term, “May the fourth be with you.”(I wonder if that person was a coffee drinker?!)
Do Wii owners like playing Star Wars games?  Have Wii Star Wars games been received well by “reviewers”?
Let’s take a look at some data!
(click image to enlarge)
Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga has 398,219 players reporting data on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has 281,591 players reporting their play-time data.
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels has 129,495 players reporting data.
Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes has 18,569 players reporting play-time data.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Combined:
According to the Wii’s Nintendo Channel data, when I combined the “Total Hours” reported for Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels, and Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, the grand total is:
23,484,173 Total Hours!
If you wanted to fly in space with those hours, you could make about 154,800 round trips to the moon.(if my math was right)

<u>Amazon.com Sale Ranks & Advertised Prices:
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #81 and the current selling price is $19.82.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #755 and the current selling price is $19.99.
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels‘ Amazon.com sale rank is #476 and the current selling price is $19.54.
Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes‘ Amazon.com sale rank is #786 and the current selling price is $19.96.
GameRankings.com Review Score Average:
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga’s review score average is 80.39%, based on 18 reviews.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed’s review score average is 73.35%, based on 17 reviews.
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels’ review score average is 54.89%, based on 17 reviews.
Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes’ review score average is 48.11%, based on 9 reviews.
Thoughts/Questions:
Do you enjoy the Star Wars universe?  Whether it’s the movies, books, television shows, or video games?
Do you have a favorite Star Wars movie and video game?
I like Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, as my favorites(today, it may change tomorrow).  
As for video games, I’ve enjoyed all the Star Wars video games that I have played, at least from what I remember of them.
Though, there are two Star Wars games I’ve enjoyed more than I thought I would.
I really enjoy the FPS genre, and I was really surprised by Star Wars Republic Commando.
I enjoyed the squad-based game-play, and I really enjoyed its online multi-player.
Out of the four Wii Star Wars games shown, I own Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.  I really did enjoy the game, and played through it four complete times.  I also tried the multi-player one weekend, when a friend came in town.
I do hope that Nintendo owners get Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II in some fashion.
Thanks for reading!  May the 4th be with you!
If you are interested in the Wii games which had data showing 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=B000R3BNDI&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=B00113T0VA&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=B001BWRBB2&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=B002ABVLZA&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr 
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May the Fourth be with You!

May 5, 2010
As I stated in “Our Son’s Nintendo Themed Birthday” post, I’m a huge Star Wars fan.
Back in the 90s, I received my Nintendo 64 as a Christmas present.  My mom didn’t buy me any games for it, because she didn’t want to purchase a game that I may not like.
I rented a few games, before deciding to purchase Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire as my first Nintendo 64 game.
A few years later, I was line at my local Wal-Mart with some friends, so I could purchase the GameCube the day it released.
The first game I purchased with my GameCube that night, was Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader.
Then in 2004, I purchased a Xbox, and the first game I purchased with it was Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
I have owned and played several other Star Wars titles throughout the years, such as Star Wars Demolition, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars Republic Commando, Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga, and Star Wars Galaxies.
Today May 4, 2010.  Each year, May 4 is the “unofficial” Star Wars day, due to somebody being clever one year and coining the term, “May the fourth be with you.”(I wonder if that person was a coffee drinker?!)
Do Wii owners like playing Star Wars games?  Have Wii Star Wars games been received well by “reviewers”?
Let’s take a look at some data!
(click image to enlarge)
Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga has 398,219 players reporting data on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has 281,591 players reporting their play-time data.
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels has 129,495 players reporting data.
Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes has 18,569 players reporting play-time data.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Combined:
According to the Wii’s Nintendo Channel data, when I combined the “Total Hours” reported for Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels, and Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, the grand total is:
23,484,173 Total Hours!
If you wanted to fly in space with those hours, you could make about 154,800 round trips to the moon.(if my math was right)

<u>Amazon.com Sale Ranks & Advertised Prices:
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #81 and the current selling price is $19.82.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #755 and the current selling price is $19.99.
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels‘ Amazon.com sale rank is #476 and the current selling price is $19.54.
Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes‘ Amazon.com sale rank is #786 and the current selling price is $19.96.
GameRankings.com Review Score Average:
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga’s review score average is 80.39%, based on 18 reviews.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed’s review score average is 73.35%, based on 17 reviews.
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels’ review score average is 54.89%, based on 17 reviews.
Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes’ review score average is 48.11%, based on 9 reviews.
Thoughts/Questions:
Do you enjoy the Star Wars universe?  Whether it’s the movies, books, television shows, or video games?
Do you have a favorite Star Wars movie and video game?
I like Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, as my favorites(today, it may change tomorrow).  
As for video games, I’ve enjoyed all the Star Wars video games that I have played, at least from what I remember of them.
Though, there are two Star Wars games I’ve enjoyed more than I thought I would.
I really enjoy the FPS genre, and I was really surprised by Star Wars Republic Commando.
I enjoyed the squad-based game-play, and I really enjoyed its online multi-player.
Out of the four Wii Star Wars games shown, I own Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.  I really did enjoy the game, and played through it four complete times.  I also tried the multi-player one weekend, when a friend came in town.
I do hope that Nintendo owners get Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II in some fashion.
Thanks for reading!  May the 4th be with you!
If you are interested in the Wii games which had data showing you can see new and used prices for them on Amazon.com below:
    

Nintendo’s Wii Game Sales Data: The Conduit versus Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex]

November 13, 2009
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What Happens with a Temporary Price Drop?
Almost two weeks ago, I captured the Amazon.com sales data on The Conduit and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex].  I captured the data, because I was really suprised to see Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] selling at a higher position on Amazon.com, than The Conduit was, at that time.
Well, nearly two weeks have passed since the last post, and some interesting things have happened. 
The Conduit saw a significant price drop, from $49.99, down to $29.99.  After The Conduit’s price drop, it had a brief spike on the Amazon.com sales chart, but fell back pretty quickly to being ranked between 600-800 in video game sales on Amazon.com on a daily basis.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] kept continually climbing up the Amazon.com sales ranks, and has been sitting the “Top 100” for the last seven days.
On Wednesday, November 11, Amazon.com temporarily slashed The Conduit’s price down to $18.  The Conduit’s sales immediately starting rising, it crossed into the “Top 100”, and soon enough, passed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex], as the picture above shows.  Not only did The Conduit shoot way up in sales, but Amazon.com sold out, and now The Conduit is only available for purchase through some of Amazon.com’s 2nd/3rd party vendors.
Did the temporary price slashing by Amazon.com help spur continued sales for The Conduit?
I decided to watch the sales over the last 24 hours, and the picture below shows the sales rank for both The Conduit and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] on Amazon.com 24 hours after the picture above.

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As the picture shows, 24 hours later, The Conduit has fallen back beneath the sales rank of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex].  I think it would be interesting to see how The Conduit would have kept performing had Amazon.com not run out of stock.

If you haven’t purchased The Conduit, do you plan on picking it up now at the MSRP of $29.99,  or are you debating on purchasing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex]?  I myself did own The Conduit, and I’m now debating on buying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex].
If you own both games, what are your opinions good/bad on both games?

Nintendo Sales Data: The Conduit versus Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex]

November 13, 2009
(click photo to enlarge)
What Happens with a Temporary Price Drop?
Almost two weeks ago, I captured the Amazon.com sales data on The Conduit and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex].  I captured the data, because I was really suprised to see Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] selling at a higher position on Amazon.com, than The Conduit was, at that time.
Well, nearly two weeks have passed since the last post, and some interesting things have happened. 
The Conduit saw a significant price drop, from $49.99, down to $29.99.  After The Conduit’s price drop, it had a brief spike on the Amazon.com sales chart, but fell back pretty quickly to being ranked between 600-800 in video game sales on Amazon.com on a daily basis.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] kept continually climbing up the Amazon.com sales ranks, and has been sitting the “Top 100” for the last seven days.
On Wednesday, November 11, Amazon.com temporarily slashed The Conduit’s price down to $18.  The Conduit’s sales immediately starting rising, it crossed into the “Top 100”, and soon enough, passed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex], as the picture above shows.  Not only did The Conduit shoot way up in sales, but Amazon.com sold out, and now The Conduit is only available for purchase through some of Amazon.com’s 2nd/3rd party vendors.
Did the temporary price slashing by Amazon.com help spur continued sales for The Conduit?
I decided to watch the sales over the last 24 hours, and the picture below shows the sales rank for both The Conduit and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] on Amazon.com 24 hours after the picture above.

(click photo to enlarge)
As the picture shows, 24 hours later, The Conduit has fallen back beneath the sales rank of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex].  I think it would be interesting to see how The Conduit would have kept performing had Amazon.com not run out of stock.

If you haven’t purchased The Conduit, do you plan on picking it up now at the MSRP of $29.99,  or are you debating on purchasing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex]?  I myself did own The Conduit, and I’m now debating on buying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex].
If you own both games, what are your opinions good/bad on both games?

The Conduit versus Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex Edition]

October 30, 2009
A picture says a thousand words?  Well, I think that picture above is baffling.  I’m baffled at how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex Edition] has a higher sales rank on Amazon.com, than The Conduit does.
Why do I find it baffling?
1)  Very little is known about how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex Edition] will play
2)  There have been ONLY six screenshots of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex Edition] released
3)  There are no videos showing any game play from the game itself

How/why is it that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition has a higher sales rank than The Conduit?
Here is the main reason why(I think):
1)  Casual gamers are buying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Relfex Edition], thinking it’s going to be Modern Warfare 2 for the Wii, not knowing the difference
I’m a huge fan of Call of Duty: World at War, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to reserve or purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex Edition] without knowing/seeing more about the game.  Most of the gamers I’ve seen talking online, have some reservations about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex Edition] because there is so little information that has been provided on the game.
Also, I know The Conduit’s online is a glitchfest, and because of that, sales have probably slowed as word-of-mouth spread about the problems with multi-player, but I definitely don’t think enough information is known about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex Edition] to justify purchasing it now.
What do you think?  Have you reserved or already purchased Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex Edition] for the Wii?  
Do you plan on buying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex Edition]?

*Pictures were captured off Amazon.com around 3a.m. on Friday, October 30.

Nintendo Sale Data: The Conduit versus Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex]

October 30, 2009
A picture says a thousand words?  Well, I think that picture above is baffling.  I’m baffled at how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] has a higher sales rank on Amazon.com, than The Conduit does.
Why do I find it baffling?
1)  Very little is known about how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] will play
2)  There have been ONLY six screenshots of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] released
3)  There are no videos showing any game play from the game itself

How/why is it that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex has a higher sales rank than The Conduit?
Here is the main reason why(I think):
1)  Casual gamers are buying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Relfex], thinking it’s going to be Modern Warfare 2 for the Wii, not knowing the difference
I’m a huge fan of Call of Duty: World at War, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to reserve or purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] without knowing/seeing more about the game.  Most of the gamers I’ve seen talking online, have some reservations about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] because there is so little information that has been provided on the game.
Also, I know The Conduit’s online is a glitchfest, and because of that, sales have probably slowed as word-of-mouth spread about the problems with multi-player, but I definitely don’t think enough information is known about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] to justify purchasing it now.
What do you think?  Have you reserved or already purchased Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] for the Wii?  
Do you plan on buying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex]?

*Pictures were captured off Amazon.com around 3a.m. on Friday, October 30.