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>Paint By Numbers! Disney Epic Mickey’s Data Report

February 27, 2011

>Coffee Beans:
     We last looked at Disney Epic Mickey’s game-play hours the week they debuted on the Nintendo Channel, on December 27, 2010.
     Just about 2-weeks after I posted that report, it was reported that Disney Epic Mickey had sold 1.3 million copies its first month, basically being all of December 2010 considering it released the very last day of November.

     How many hours have Wii owners been painting in Mickey’s world during the 57 days reported since the last report?  Let’s take a look!

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

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Disney Epic Mickey now has 81,197 Wii owners reporting their game-play hours through the Nintendo Channel.

Reported Player Increase:
     How many more players are reporting play-time data for Disney Epic Mickey since the debut hours report?
     Well, Disney Epic Mickey has seen an increase of about 71,557 more gamers reporting game-play data through the Nintendo Channel, since the hours from December 27, 2010.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     Disney Epic Mickey now has 765,347 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 687,263 Total Hours in the last 57 days reported.
     The average play-time for Epic Mickey is 9 Hours 26 Minutes “Per person” reporting data, which is an increase of 1 Hour 19 Minutes since the debut game-play hours.
     Disney Epic Mickey’s average play-time per session is now just over 2 Hours 8 Minutes.

Sale Ranks & Advertised Prices:
     Disney Epic Mickey’s Amazon.com sale rank is #108, and it is currently selling for $43.99.

     The Disney Epic Mickey Collector’s Edition Amazon.com sale rank is #1,834, and is currently on sale for $55.57.
     (Sale rank and advertised price recorded around 11:30PM on 2-26-11)

Review Score Averages:
     Disney Epic Mickey’s “professional” review score average is now 72.21%, based on 52 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     Epic Mickey has a 3.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, now based on 211 customer reviews.
     Disney Epic Mickey’s customer review score average is 71.65%, when converted to a 100% scale.

     (Review score averages recorded around 11:30PM on 2-26-11)

Filtered Thoughts:
     I think it’s interesting seeing how quickly Disney Epic Mickey sold more than a million copies, especially with the mixed bag of reviews the game received after it released.
     I’m sure having Disney behind the product helped, and perhaps the way Disney marketed Epic Mickey should be looked at by other third party Wii developers/publishers, to get ideas for marketing their games?
     Being that my wife and I don’t have cable television, I have no idea what(if any) commercials Disney ran, and how long they ran them for Epic Mickey, so if you saw any commercials, leave a comment if you can remember what time/what channel you saw it on perhaps.
     If you haven’t seen any commercial or trailer for the game, here’s a trailer that shows some game-play elements, as well as giving a brief idea behind the story:

     I think Disney Epic Mickey will continue to see a steady increase in the game-play hours reported, as it appears that the game is being played slowly and the gamers aren’t rushing through it.
     On my last report, CoffeewithGames reader gLitterbug left several comments about his experience with Disney Epic Mickey, and when it came to his play-time he said, “I’ve finished the game in about 3-4 session and tallying up to a bit over 18 hours.
     I think seeing the “Total Hours” reported for Disney Epic Mickey being already close to one million game-play hours is very good a third party game with no online element, and I think it will be interesting to see when this game crosses one million Total Hours reported, since many Wii games released will never reach that.
     While I still haven’t played Disney Epic Mickey, I am making progress through my backlog of games, so perhaps I will play this game before the end of the year!

Questions:
     Have any of you played and beaten Disney Epic Mickey since the game released?  If so, about how many hours did it take you to complete from start to finish?
     If you have played it and beaten it, have you found yourself going back to play it again to try and make different decisions than you made the first time?

If anybody is interested in Disney Epic Mickey, you can see prices for the game and Collector’s Edition on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002I0GEXM&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=B0040QAN0M&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr 

Disney Epic Mickey’s Debut Game-Play Hours

December 28, 2010

Coffee Beans:
     Disney Epic Mickey was released on November 30, 2010, in North America with a MSRP of $49.99.  Disney Epic Mickey was developed by Junction Point Studios, and published by Disney Interactive Studios.  The game has an ESRB game rating of “E” for “Everyone”, with the only content listed for parents to be aware of being “Cartoon Violence”.

     It has taken Disney Epic Mickey 28 days for its game-play hours to appear on the Nintendo Channel since it released.
     How many hours have Wii owners reported spending in Mickey Mouse’s new adventure in those 28 days?  Let’s take a look!

Does Mickey drink coffee?  I have no idea!
Hours shown above are for the United States only, not world-wide.

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Disney Epic Mickey has 9,640 Wii owners reporting their game-play hours on its debut, on the Nintendo Channel.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     Disney Epic Mickey has 78,084 Total Hours of game-play hours reported on its debut, with an average of 8 Hours 7 Minutes “Per person” reporting data.
     Disney Epic Mickey’s average reported play-time per session is just over 2 Hour 24 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Disney Epic Mickey’s Amazon.com sale rank is #22, and it is currently selling for $39.99.
     (Sale rank and advertised price recorded around 9:15PM on 12-27-10)

Review Score Averages:
     Disney Epic Mickey’s review score average is 71.83%, based on 40 “professional” reviews on GameRankings.com.
     (Review score averages recorded around 9:15PM on 12-27-10)

     Disney Epic Mickey has a 3.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 75 customer reviews.
     You can see the customer review score breakdown in the picture below:

What would you rate it?

Filtered Thoughts:
     I haven’t played Disney Epic Mickey, and I didn’t receive it for Christmas, but I really do want to play it.
     I read and watched many of Warren Spector’s interviews on Disney Epic Mickey, and he always seemed to really be enjoying the development of the game and talking about it.
     A lot of the “negatives” on the game seem to be issues with the game’s camera controls, but it does seem some players can adjust to them, and still find Disney Epic Mickey very enjoyable.
     I was honestly surprised to see Disney Epic Mickey have so many varying “professional” review scores, especially considering how open Warren Spector seemed to be talking about the game.
     I have a few games I’m going to try to get caught up on from my backlog, but hopefully I’ll give Disney Epic Mickey a try sometime in 2011.
     If any of you haven’t seen any videos on Disney Epic Mickey, here’s a trailer for the game:

Questions:
     Have any of you played and completed Disney Epic Mickey?  If so, about how many hours of game-play did it take you to complete Disney Epic Mickey’s story mode?
     If you have played it, but even perhaps not completed it, do you think the camera controls in the game are a big issue that should be fixed for any possible sequel?

If anybody is interested in Disney Epic Mickey, you can see prices for the game and Collector’s Edition on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002I0GEXM&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=B0040QAN0M&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr