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Mall walkers, or zombies? Probably both? Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop Data Report

October 29, 2012

Coffee Beans
Halloween 2012 is almost here, and over the next few days we will see how many hours Wii owners in the US have reported playing different zombie related games. Do zombies drink coffee? It probably depends on your definition of zombie, but apparently they do like shopping malls.

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop was released for the Wii on February 24, 2009 with a MSRP of $39.99. The game received an ESRB rating of “MATURE” with “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.

How many hours of gameplay can you expect from Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop, and how many more US Wii owners and hours have been reported battling zombies in Colorado with Frank West since the last report? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

The Brew
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop now has approximately 67,037 Wii owners in the US that have reported hours of gameplay, with 1,336 days possibly reported. This is an increase of just over 27,000 more Wii owners that have reported gameplay data, in the last 2 years, since the first report on the game. The game has also seen an increase of about 370,955 more Total Hours reported, than was first shown reported.

The reported average play-time is now 12 Hours 30 Minutes “Per person” as the image shows, which is 45 minutes higher than the average just over 2 years ago. which now averages out to about 2 Hours 8 Minutes per day/session played.

What about reviews? Well, the “professional” review score average for the game is 61.23%, based on 26 reviews on The customer review score average is 71.87%, now based on 32 reviews from

Caffeinated Thoughts
I have never played Dead Rising, any version of it, though after getting in a zombie kick here lately with “The Walking Dead” series, I’m almost tempted to pick this up and see how it plays. If you have seen anything from “The Walking Dead” series, I think the term “mall walkers” is not only very appropriate to describe the zombies in Dead Rising on the Wii, but very ironic since that is a term for people that participate in mall walking.

If you haven’t seen anything about Dead Rising on the Wii, the trailer below should give you a decent look at the game:

I think it’s good seeing the average hours reported “Per person” continue to increase on this game, even if slowly, over the last 2 years. While I’m not in a rush to grab the game, if I’m ever looking for an extra used game in a “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” GameStop or even BestBuy used sale, I can remember this one should give me a solid 10 hours of gameplay, at the minimum.

Did any of you enjoy Dead Rising Chop Till You Drop for the Wii, and would you recommend it now as a cheap buy?

You can see a few zombie related games below:

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop – Data

September 29, 2010

Brewed Info:

     Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop(DR:CTYD) was released on the Nintendo Wii on February 24, 2009.  It was a port of the Xbox 360 game, Dead Rising, that was released on August 8, 2006.  I believe the Wii version released with a MSRP of just $39.99, instead of the normal MSRP of $49.99 most “new” Wii games receive.

    How many hours have Wii owners spent in the mall with Frank West, slaying zombies?  The game-play data below is 581 reported days of game-play, since the game released.  Let’s take a look…

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop has 39,836 players reporting play-time data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.

Game-Play Hours Reported:
     Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop has 467,860 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average play-time of 11 hours 45 minutes per person reporting data.
     Each play session for DR:CTYD lasts about 2 hours 12 minutes, per person reporting the data.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop’s sale rank is #1,708, and its current listed selling price is $16.75, fulfilled by

Review Score Averages:
     As the image above shows, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop wasn’t received very well by the “professional” gaming press, having a review score average of 62.08%, based on 25 reviews on

     Out of 26 customer reviews on, DR:CTYD has a 3.5 out of 5 Star rating, which would be about a 70% review score average; so slightly higher than the review score average.
     Here’s the breakdown of the 26 customer reviews on

     The whole reason for this post is because Dead Rising 2 was released yesterday for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, but not for the Wii.  I thought it was interesting to see how much Wii owners had been playing Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop in the last year and a half, since it released.
     I have not played DR:CTYD, but I remember reading the comments and watching different videos showing how it seemed the game wasn’t up to “par” with some PS2 games, as to how many characters were displayed on the screen at one time.
     After DR:CTYD released, I didn’t really hear much about it after the initial reviews were written.  I have seen a few comments from readers on other sites, and they seemed to have enjoyed the game and thought it was good fun.
      I just wonder if it will take Capcom nearly 3 years to port Dead Rising 2 to the Wii, like they did with the original?  It seems like porting can be done to the Wii more easily now, but perhaps Capcom is another publisher that doesn’t think the “Mature” rating would help it sell on the Wii?
     Has anybody played Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop?  If so, what did you think about it?  If you’re a multi-console owner, did you purchase Dead Rising 2 yesterday, and had a chance to play it?