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How Many Hours Have Wii Owners Exercised Using the EA Sports Active Games?

November 18, 2010

Coffee Beans:
     EA Sports Active was released on May 19, 2009; and an expansion of sorts, EA Sports Active: More Workouts, was released on November 17, 2009.  Just yesterday, November 16, 2010, Electronic Arts released a full sequel to the original, EA Sports Active 2.

     EA Sports Active has had 546 days of game-play data reported, while EA Sports Active: More Workouts has had 364 days of game-play data reported, through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
     How many hours have American Wii owners exercised using the EA Sporst Active games?  Let’s take a look…

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     EA Sports Active has 114,450 players reporting their game-play hours, through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
     EA Sports Active: More Workouts has 9,971 Wii owners reporting their game-play data.

Average Hours & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     EA Sports Active has 979,179 Total Hours of game-play reported, and the average play session for EA Sports Active is just over 55 Minutes.
     EA Sports Active: More Workouts has 117,864 Total Hours of game-play reported, and the average play session for EA Sports Active: More Workouts is just over 53 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     EA Sports Active’s Amazon.com sale rank is #614, and it’s currently selling for $44.99.
     EA Sports Active: More Workouts’ Amazon.com sale rank is #584, and it’s currently selling for $19.96.

     For comparision, EA Sports Active 2’s Amazon.com sale rank is #149, and is selling for $99.95.

Review Score Averages:
     EA Sports Active’s GameRankings.com review score average is 81.85%, based on 20 reviews.
     EA Sports Active: More Workouts’ GameRankings.com review score average is 81.07%, based on 15 reviews.

Thoughts:
     The EA Sports Active games were Electronic Arts’ effort to tap into the gold rush of fitness games, created by Nintendo’s Wii Fit.
     EA’s effort worked extremely well, as the original EA Sports Active has sold more than three million copies since it released, and the expansion More Workouts saw sales success as well.
     The total game-play hours for both games are 1,097,043 hours, that is a little more than 125 years of active game-play!
     I have not played any of the EA Sports Active games, but I think it will be interesting to see EA can get a significant portion of the original EA Sports Active owners, to purchase EA Sports Active 2.  As I stated in the “Coffee Beans” section, EA Sports Active 2 was just released, but its MSRP is significantly higher than the original’s was when it released.  EA Sports Active 2 has a MSRP of $99.99, and while it does come with more features and technology, like a heart rate monitor, I wonder if the the price point will be more than what people are willing to spend?

Questions:
     Did you play EA Sports Active, or the expansion More Workouts?  If so, did the games help you become more active overall, and perhaps lose weight if that was your goal?
     If you didn’t purchase the original EA Sporst Active, are you interested in EA Sports Active 2?

     While I do need to get on a regular exercise routine, I don’t think I would purchase another video game to attempt to fulfill that need.

If anybody is interested in any of the EA Sports Active games, you can see them priced on Amazon.com linked below:
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