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How Many Hours Played? Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I’s One Year Report

October 18, 2011

Coffee Beans
     Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I was release on October 11, 2010 with a price point of 1,500 Wii Points, which is $15.  The game was co-developed by Dimps and Sonic Team, and it received an ESRB rating of “Everyone” with “Comic Mischief” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners reported playing Sonic’s WiiWare adventure with 371 days of data possibly reported?  Let’s take a look!

What are your “Total” hours reported?

The Brew
     Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I now has about 22,722 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel, compared to 7,983 Wii owners when the data debuted in November 2010.
     The game’s average play-time per day/session reported is now 51 Minutes, a 20 minute decrease over its debut average of 1 Hour 11 Minutes per day/session reported.
     The United States’ WiiWare release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I has made Sega about $340,830 over the last year, before taxes and profit sharing with Nintendo, based on the number of players having reported data and the game’s $15 price point.

Filtered Thoughts
     I still have not played Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, but I think the reported game-play data shows the game has replay value, and that Wii owners are continuing to play it.
     The game’s average hours “Per person” have increased by almost 2 hours, while the “Times” played have almost doubled, since November of last year.
     If you have not seen any footage of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, below is a trailer showing off what type of 2D platforming game-play you can expect from the game:

     If you are interested in Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, but are not sure if the game is your type of Sonic game, make sure to read the comments from the last post on the game, HERE; as reader WesFX left some great feedback on the game.

Questions
     If any of you purchased Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I the day/week it released, are you still playing it regularly(monthly)?
     If you have completed everything in the game, about how many hours did it take you to do so?

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