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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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The Wii’s Nintendo Channel Data: EA Sports Active, Punch-Out!!, The Conduit, Wii Sports Resort

December 4, 2009
Wii Nintendo Channel Data for Week Starting Monday, November 30:
Nintendo Channel Data Breakdown
Player Numbers:
43,403 players reported data for EA Sports Active on the Nintendo Channel this week, an increase of 1,122 players reporting data.
68,820 players reported data for Punch-Out!!, an increase of 1,731 players.
42,436 players reported data for The Conduit, an increase 1,223 players.
151,348 players reported data for Wii Sports Resort, an increase of 7,658 players.
Sales Rank:
EA Sports Active was the only game of the four this week, to see it’s Amazon.com sales rank decrease.
Last week, EA Sports Active was ranked #6 in video games, and when I captured the data this week it was ranked #50.
The Conduit increased to #586, from #645 last week, on Amazon.com’s video game sales rank.
Punch-Out!! increased from #219 last week, to #187 this week.
Wii Sports Resort increased on Amazon.com’s sales rank from #9 last week, to #4 this week.
Thoughts:
Wii Sports Resort, as well as other Nintendo titles like New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board are continuously ranking in the Top 10 on Amazon.com’s overall video game sales rank page. Take a look at Amazon.com’s Top 10 sales in the video game category, at the time of posting this:
 
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Something New:
This should be the last week for these games to be compared directly, I’m doing a “reorganization” of sorts and it should start fresh next week!  Until then, are there any games you’ve picked up recently on the Wii(or other consoles) that you’ve been enjoying and putting many game-play hours into?  Are you playing any of the four games compared in this article?  If so, leave a comment and let me know what you think of them!

The Wii’s Nintendo Channel Data: EA Sports Active, Punch-Out!!, The Conduit, Wii Sports Resort

December 4, 2009
Wii Nintendo Channel Data for Week Starting Monday, November 30:
Nintendo Channel Data Breakdown
Player Numbers:
43,403 players reported data for EA Sports Active on the Nintendo Channel this week, an increase of 1,122 players reporting data.
68,820 players reported data for Punch-Out!!, an increase of 1,731 players.
42,436 players reported data for The Conduit, an increase 1,223 players.
151,348 players reported data for Wii Sports Resort, an increase of 7,658 players.
Sales Rank:
EA Sports Active was the only game of the four this week, to see it’s Amazon.com sales rank decrease.
Last week, EA Sports Active was ranked #6 in video games, and when I captured the data this week it was ranked #50.
The Conduit increased to #586, from #645 last week, on Amazon.com’s video game sales rank.
Punch-Out!! increased from #219 last week, to #187 this week.
Wii Sports Resort increased on Amazon.com’s sales rank from #9 last week, to #4 this week.
Thoughts:
Wii Sports Resort, as well as other Nintendo titles like New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board are continuously ranking in the Top 10 on Amazon.com’s overall video game sales rank page. Take a look at Amazon.com’s Top 10 sales in the video game category, at the time of posting this:
 
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Something New:
This should be the last week for these games to be compared directly, I’m doing a “reorganization” of sorts and it should start fresh next week!  Until then, are there any games you’ve picked up recently on the Wii(or other consoles) that you’ve been enjoying and putting many game-play hours into?  Are you playing any of the four games compared in this article?  If so, leave a comment and let me know what you think of them!

Wii’s Nintendo Channel Game Data: EA Sports Active, Punch-Out!!, The Conduit, Wii Sports Resort

November 25, 2009
Wii’s Nintendo Channel Game Data for EA Sports Active, Punch-Out!!, The Conduit,Wii Sports Resort:
Nintendo Channel Updated on Monday, November 23, 2009 
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Numbers:
EA Sports Active had 42,281 players report data on the Nintendo Channel, an increase of 918 players from the previous week.
Punch-Out!! had 67,089 players report data on the Nintendo Channel this week, an increase of 1,493 players from last week.
The Conduit had 41,213 players report data on the Nintendo Channel this week, an increase of 938 players from last week.
Wii Sports Resort had 143,690 players report data on the Nintendo Channel this week, an increase of 6,346 players from last week.
As the picture shows, Wii Sports Resort crossed 2.5 million total game-play hours reported on the Nintendo Channel and The Conduit crossed 900,000 total game-play hours reported on the Nintendo Channel.
Thoughts:
I was surprised that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] that was released on November 10, didn’t debut this week on the Nintendo Channel.  The Conduit and Wii Sports Resort both had data show up on the Nintendo Channel within about two weeks of their releases, but so far, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] is a no show.
Also, New Super Mario Bros. Wii debuted this week with data on the Nintendo Channel, and it looks like it’ll move up quickly, but I don’t think it’ll be a long burner with data, due to the short length of the game.
Questions:
Is anybody still playing Wii Sports Resort that bought it on release day?  If anybody that has played or is still playing The Conduit, do you think it will cross 1 million total game-play hours before the end of the year?

Wii’s Nintendo Channel Game Data: EA Sports Active, Punch-Out!!, The Conduit, Wii Sports Resort

November 25, 2009
Wii’s Nintendo Channel Game Data for EA Sports Active, Punch-Out!!, The Conduit,Wii Sports Resort:
Nintendo Channel Updated on Monday, November 23, 2009 
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Numbers:
EA Sports Active had 42,281 players report data on the Nintendo Channel, an increase of 918 players from the previous week.
Punch-Out!! had 67,089 players report data on the Nintendo Channel this week, an increase of 1,493 players from last week.
The Conduit had 41,213 players report data on the Nintendo Channel this week, an increase of 938 players from last week.
Wii Sports Resort had 143,690 players report data on the Nintendo Channel this week, an increase of 6,346 players from last week.
As the picture shows, Wii Sports Resort crossed 2.5 million total game-play hours reported on the Nintendo Channel and The Conduit crossed 900,000 total game-play hours reported on the Nintendo Channel.
Thoughts:
I was surprised that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] that was released on November 10, didn’t debut this week on the Nintendo Channel.  The Conduit and Wii Sports Resort both had data show up on the Nintendo Channel within about two weeks of their releases, but so far, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] is a no show.
Also, New Super Mario Bros. Wii debuted this week with data on the Nintendo Channel, and it looks like it’ll move up quickly, but I don’t think it’ll be a long burner with data, due to the short length of the game.
Questions:
Is anybody still playing Wii Sports Resort that bought it on release day?  If anybody that has played or is still playing The Conduit, do you think it will cross 1 million total game-play hours before the end of the year?

Wii Nintendo Channel Game Data: EA Sports Active, Punch-Out!!, The Conduit, Wii Sports Resort

November 18, 2009

Nintendo Channel Game Data for Week Starting November 15, 2009:
Numbers:
EA Sports Active had 41,363 players reporting data, an increase this week of 894 players reporting data.
Punch-Out!! had 65,596 players reporting data, an increase this week of 1,490 players reporting data.
The Conduit had 40,275 players reporting data, an increase this week of 992 players reporting data.
Wii Sports Resort had 137,344 players reporting data, an increase this week of 6,277 players reporting data.
Thoughts:
I think The Conduit is going to see a pretty significant decrease in the average number of hours reported each week, now with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] being released.  I’ll keep an eye on both, and see if it looks like The Conduit has been affected by Call of Duty’s release.
EA Sports Active will be interesting to watch, because of the release of EA Sports Active: More Workouts this week.
Wii Sports Resort and Punch-Out!! both seem to be in their own little world, increasing steadily each week and have more of an increase in players reporting data each week.
Questions:
Did you buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex], or do you own The Conduit and are sticking with it instead?
For anybody that has played EA Sports Active, do you want to purchase EA Sports Active: More Workouts and do you think the price of $39.99 is good for the sequel?

Wii Nintendo Channel Data: EA Sports Active, Punch-Out!!, The Conduit, and Wii Sports Resort

November 18, 2009

Nintendo Channel Data for Week Starting November 15, 2009:
Numbers:
EA Sports Active had 41,363 players reporting data, an increase this week of 894 players reporting data.
Punch-Out!! had 65,596 players reporting data, an increase this week of 1,490 players reporting data.
The Conduit had 40,275 players reporting data, an increase this week of 992 players reporting data.
Wii Sports Resort had 137,344 players reporting data, an increase this week of 6,277 players reporting data.
Thoughts:
I think The Conduit is going to see a pretty significant decrease in the average number of hours reported each week, now with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex] being released.  I’ll keep an eye on both, and see if it looks like The Conduit has been affected by Call of Duty’s release.
EA Sports Active will be interesting to watch, because of the release of EA Sports Active: More Workouts this week.
Wii Sports Resort and Punch-Out!! both seem to be in their own little world, increasing steadily each week and have more of an increase in players reporting data each week.
Questions:
Did you buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex], or do you own The Conduit and are sticking with it instead?
For anybody that has played EA Sports Active, do you want to purchase EA Sports Active: More Workouts and do you think the price of $39.99 is good for the sequel?

Wii Nintendo Channel Data: EA Sports Active, Punch-Out!!, The Conduit, and Wii Sports Resort

November 11, 2009
Nintendo Channel Data for the Week Starting November 8, 2009:

Numbers:

EA Sports Active had 40,469 players reporting data.
Punch-Out!! had 64,106 players reporting data.
The Conduit had 39,283 players reporting data.
Wii Sports Resort had 131,067 players reporting data.
Thoughts:
The Conduit saw a significant price drop in the past week.  The Conduit had a MSRP of $49.99.  Amazon.com, GameStop.com and BestBuy.com all dropped the game last week to a MSRP of $29.99 last weekAmazon.com put The Conduit on sale this afternoon for $18, and it’s sale’s rank jumped all the way to #76 at the time I’m writing this.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare[Reflex] was released yesterday, and I think it’s in direct competition with The Conduit, and I’ll be watching to see when it debuts, and how quickly it moves up in hours.
EA Sports Active has a direct sequel coming out next week, EA Sports Active: More Workouts and I’ll also be watching to see when it debuts.
Question:
If you haven’t bought The Conduit before now, will you buy it at the new MSRP of $29.99?
I bought The Conduit in June, on it’s release day, and it has became my 4th most played Wii game.  If you haven’t played The Conduit and are interested in it, the multi-player is definitely a buggy/glitchy game, but can be fun if you have patience with it.  The single player campaign was good fun and provided many hours of game play, so if you’ve been holding out on purchasing it, now is probably the right time.

Wii Nintendo Channel Data: EA Sports Active, Punch-Out!!, The Conduit, and Wii Sports Resort

November 11, 2009
Nintendo Channel Data for the Week Starting November 8, 2009:

Numbers:

EA Sports Active had 40,469 players reporting data.
Punch-Out!! had 64,106 players reporting data.
The Conduit had 39,283 players reporting data.
Wii Sports Resort had 131,067 players reporting data.
Thoughts:
The Conduit saw a significant price drop in the past week.  The Conduit had a MSRP of $49.99.  Amazon.com, GameStop.com and BestBuy.com all dropped the game last week to a MSRP of $29.99 last weekAmazon.com put The Conduit on sale this afternoon for $18, and it’s sale’s rank jumped all the way to #76 at the time I’m writing this.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare[Reflex] was released yesterday, and I think it’s in direct competition with The Conduit, and I’ll be watching to see when it debuts, and how quickly it moves up in hours.
EA Sports Active has a direct sequel coming out next week, EA Sports Active: More Workouts and I’ll also be watching to see when it debuts.
Question:
If you haven’t bought The Conduit before now, will you buy it at the new MSRP of $29.99?
I bought The Conduit in June, on it’s release day, and it has became my 4th most played Wii game.  If you haven’t played The Conduit and are interested in it, the multi-player is definitely a buggy/glitchy game, but can be fun if you have patience with it.  The single player campaign was good fun and provided many hours of game play, so if you’ve been holding out on purchasing it, now is probably the right time.

Wii Nintendo Channel Game Data: Casual vs. Core vs. Casual/Core

November 3, 2009
Nintendo Channel Data
Casual vs. Core vs. Casual/Core for the week starting November 1:
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According To The Numbers:
EA Sports Active has 39,546 players reporting data.
Punch-Out!! has 62,640 players reporting data.
The Conduit has 38,380 players reporting data.
Wii Sports Resort has 125,186 players reporting data.

A Thought:
The Conduit has the fewest players reporting data, and is behind in sales rank on Amazon.com, but The Conduit shows that the number of games sold, doesn’t equal number of hours played.  Punch-Out!! and EA Sports Active are outselling The Conduit on Amazon.com on a regular basis, but The Conduit is being played more, even with fewer gamers reporting data…at least according to the Nintendo Channel numbers.
Do you think Punch-Out!! or EA Sports Active will catch The Conduit in game play hours, once another online multi-player FPS, such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex Edition] is released?  Or do you think The Conduit will continue to get game play hours like it has been and won’t be affected by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare [Reflex Edition]?

Interesting fact:
It was reported on November 2, that Wii Sports Resort has crossed 7 million units sold world-wide, since its release.