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>Let’s Investigate! Disney Guilty Party’s Game-Play Hours

February 1, 2011

>Coffee Beans:
     Disney Guilty Party was released on August 31, 2010 for the Nintendo Wii with a MSRP of $39.99.  The game was developed by Wideload Games, and published by Disney Interactive Studios.

     A portion of the game’s description says, “Disney Guilty Party is a fun and hilarious mystery party game, exclusively for Wii™ console.  Friends and family play as the savvy sleuths of the world-famous Dickens Detective Agency to investigate a series of mysteries and identify the guilty party.”

     How many hours have Wii owners spent investigating the series of mysteries, in the 154 days since Disney Guilty Party released?  Let’s take a look!

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

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Disney Guilty Party has 7,614 Wii owners reporting their game-play data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel, for its “hours” debut.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     Disney Guilty Party has 51,536 Total Hours of game-play reported on its debut, with an average “investigation” time of 6 Hours 46 Minutes “Per person”(or console) reporting data.
     Disney Guilty Party’s average play-time per session is just over 2 Hours 2 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Disney Guilty Party’s Amazon.com sale rank is #329, and it is currently selling for $27.99.
     (Sale rank and advertised price were recorded around 10:55PM, on 1-31-11)

Review Score Averages:
     Disney Guilty Party’s “professional” review score average is 78.71%, based on 14 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     Disney Guilty Party has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 65 customer reviews.
     When converted to a 100% scale, Disney Guilty Party’s customer review score average is 82.76%.

Review score averages were recorded around 10:55PM, on 1-31-11

Odd Bean:
     Looking at the game’s 51,536 “Total Hours” reported, if the Dickens Detective Agency was a real life agency, it would have made between $2,061,440 and $5,153,600 in the 154 days reported; based on the average private investigator fees.


Filtered Thoughts:
     I became interested in Disney Guilty Party when I saw the first trailer for it last year.  I still haven’t played it though, but the game does look like it would be fun; especially as an alternative to the board games Clue and Guess Who.
     If you don’t know what Disney Guilty Party is about, here’s a brief trailer to give you an clue:

     As for the game-play hours, I think seeing Guilty Party debut in just 154 days is really good for this type of game, especially coming from a third party publisher on the Wii.
     As I mentioned in the “Coffee Beans” section, when Disney Guilty Party released it had a MSRP of $39.99.  It appears the game has seen a price drop since it released, as Amazon.com has its list price now at $29.99.

Questions:
     Have any of you played Disney Guilty Party?  If so, what do you think about it, and is it a game you would recommend to other Wii owners?

If anybody is interested in Disney Guilty Party, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B0039QWK0A&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr