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Flashback-Flashforward Comparison: Little King’s Story and Muramasa: The Demon Blade

June 20, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
The last time I showed the data for these two games was on November 1, last year.
Little King’s Story was released on July 21, 2009 for the Wii, with a MSRP of $49.99.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade was released on September 8, 2009, with a MSRP of $49.99.
The data used in the original story was effective as of October 26, 2009.

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Number of Players Reporting Data:
Little King’s Story now has approximately 8,644 players reporting their play-time data, an increase of 5,124 players since the October 26 data.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade now has approximately 15,851 players reporting play-time data, an increase of 11,261 players since the October 26 data.

Total Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
Little King’s Story now 160,894 Total Hours reported, an increase of 99,599 hours since October 26.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade now has 216,747 Total Hours reported, an increase of 163,238 hours since the October 26 data.

Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Little King’s Story’s Amazon.com sale rank is #1,902 and the current selling price is $28.12.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade’s Amazon.com sale rank is #890 and the current selling price is $33.99.

GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
Little King’s Story’s review score average is 86.32%, based on 37 reviews.  It was sitting at 87% on MetaCritic.com on November 1.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade’s review score average is 81.94%, based on 45 reviews.  It was sitting at 80% on MetaCritic.com on November 1.

Thoughts:
I still have not played either of these games, but I have read several reviews and hands-on previews out them.
From what I remember reading, it seems that both Little King’s Story and Muramasa: The Demon Blade are really solid titles, just with little to no marketing campaign behind them.

Here’s the picture from November, that I originally posted with the debut data for both games:

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Questions:
If you have played either Little King’s Story or Muramasa: The Demon Blade, are they titles that you would recommend to others?
Also, if you completed Little King’s Story, how long did it take you to complete?

If you are interested in either Little King’s Story or Muramasa: The Demon Blade, you can see new and used prices for them on Amazon.com below:
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Flashback-Flashforward Comparison: Little King’s Story and Muramasa: The Demon Blade

June 20, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
The last time I showed the data for these two games was on November 1, last year.
Little King’s Story was released on July 21, 2009 for the Wii, with a MSRP of $49.99.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade was released on September 8, 2009, with a MSRP of $49.99.
The data used in the original story was effective as of October 26, 2009.

(Click image to enlarge)

Number of Players Reporting Data:
Little King’s Story now has approximately 8,644 players reporting their play-time data, an increase of 5,124 players since the October 26 data.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade now has approximately 15,851 players reporting play-time data, an increase of 11,261 players since the October 26 data.

Total Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
Little King’s Story now 160,894 Total Hours reported, an increase of 99,599 hours since October 26.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade now has 216,747 Total Hours reported, an increase of 163,238 hours since the October 26 data.

Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Little King’s Story’s Amazon.com sale rank is #1,902 and the current selling price is $28.12.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade’s Amazon.com sale rank is #890 and the current selling price is $33.99.

GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
Little King’s Story’s review score average is 86.32%, based on 37 reviews.  It was sitting at 87% on MetaCritic.com on November 1.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade’s review score average is 81.94%, based on 45 reviews.  It was sitting at 80% on MetaCritic.com on November 1.

Thoughts:
I still have not played either of these games, but I have read several reviews and hands-on previews out them.
From what I remember reading, it seems that both Little King’s Story and Muramasa: The Demon Blade are really solid titles, just with little to no marketing campaign behind them.

Here’s the picture from November, that I originally posted with the debut data for both games:

(click image to enlarge)
Questions:
If you have played either Little King’s Story or Muramasa: The Demon Blade, are they titles that you would recommend to others?
Also, if you completed Little King’s Story, how long did it take you to complete?

If you are interested in either Little King’s Story or Muramasa: The Demon Blade, you can see new and used prices for them on Amazon.com below:
  

The Nintendo Channel Notable Debuts

November 1, 2009
Nintendo Channel Data

Little King’s Story was released on the Wii in July this year.  The game received generally favorable reviews all around and currently has an 87% out of 100%, for it’s average review score on MetaCritic.com.  There’s a company, called NPD for short, that tracks game sales on a monthly basis.  There was supposed, “leaked”, NPD numbers for July, that showed Little King’s Story sold between 6,000 to 12,000 units during ten days in July.  While Little King’s Story received favorable reviews, the game seemed to be struggling with sales.

Muramasa: The Demon Blade was released on the Wii in September this year.  Muramasa also received generally favorable reviews and currently sits at 80% out of 100% as it’s average review score on MetaCritic.com.  The supposed, “leaked”, NPD numbers for September showed Muramasa: The Demon Blade sold about 35,000 units during twenty-two days in September.

Assuming the leaked rumored NPD numbers are correct, it seems that Muramasa would have sold more it’s first month, even if Little King’s Story had been released for the same number of days it’s first month.  The last the Nintendo Channel data had updated, was the week starting September 13.  Little King’s Story still wasn’t showing any numbers reported for play time data.  Muramasa wasn’t showing any numbers either, but it usually takes two weeks for the numbers to update to the Nintendo Channel from a game’s release, so Muramasa’s numbers probably wouldn’t have been showing that week anyway.  Six weeks passed, and the Nintendo Channel play time data wasn’t being updated and shown on a weekly basis, so I didn’t know how any games were performing.  This past week, the Nintendo Channel finally updated the play time data on games, and both Little King’s Story and Muramasa: The Demon Blade debuted showing play time data.

How did both games debut with hours on the Nintendo Channel?  Have a look at the data:

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Interesting notes:
Little King’s Story has been out for 14 weeks.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade has been out for 7 weeks.
Little King’s Story has averaged 4,378 hours of game play each week since it released.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade has averaged 7,644 game play hours each week since it released.
Little King’s Story has 3,520 gamers reporting their data through the Nintendo Channel.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade has 4,590 gamers reporting their data via the Nintendo Channel.
Assumptions, based off the data:
Just from the numbers presented above, one could conclude that Muramasa: The Demon Blade has sold at least 1,070 more copies, than Little King’s Story has.
Have you bought Little King’s Story and/or Muramasa: The Demon Blade?  If so, what do you think of either game?

If you haven’t purchased either game, why haven’t you?

The Nintendo Channel Notable Debuts

November 1, 2009

Little King’s Story was released on the Wii in July this year.  The game received generally favorable reviews all around and currently has an 87% out of 100%, for it’s average review score on MetaCritic.com.  There’s a company, called NPD for short, that tracks game sales on a monthly basis.  There was supposed, “leaked”, NPD numbers for July, that showed Little King’s Story sold between 6,000 to 12,000 units during ten days in July.  While Little King’s Story received favorable reviews, the game seemed to be struggling with sales.

Muramasa: The Demon Blade was released on the Wii in September this year.  Muramasa also received generally favorable reviews and currently sits at 80% out of 100% as it’s average review score on MetaCritic.com.  The supposed, “leaked”, NPD numbers for September showed Muramasa: The Demon Blade sold about 35,000 units during twenty-two days in September.

Assuming the leaked rumored NPD numbers are correct, it seems that Muramasa would have sold more it’s first month, even if Little King’s Story had been released for the same number of days it’s first month.  The last the Nintendo Channel data had updated, was the week starting September 13.  Little King’s Story still wasn’t showing any numbers reported for play time data.  Muramasa wasn’t showing any numbers either, but it usually takes two weeks for the numbers to update to the Nintendo Channel from a game’s release, so Muramasa’s numbers probably wouldn’t have been showing that week anyway.  Six weeks passed, and the Nintendo Channel play time data wasn’t being updated and shown on a weekly basis, so I didn’t know how any games were performing.  This past week, the Nintendo Channel finally updated the play time data on games, and both Little King’s Story and Muramasa: The Demon Blade debuted showing play time data.

How did both games debut with hours on the Nintendo Channel?  Have a look at the data:

(click to enlarge photo)
Interesting notes:
Little King’s Story has been out for 14 weeks.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade has been out for 7 weeks.
Little King’s Story has averaged 4,378 hours of game play each week since it released.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade has averaged 7,644 game play hours each week since it released.
Little King’s Story has 3,520 gamers reporting their data through the Nintendo Channel.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade has 4,590 gamers reporting their data via the Nintendo Channel.
Assumptions, based off the data:
Just from the numbers presented above, one could conclude that Muramasa: The Demon Blade has sold at least 1,070 more copies, than Little King’s Story has.
Have you bought Little King’s Story and/or Muramasa: The Demon Blade?  If so, what do you think of either game?

If you haven’t purchased either game, why haven’t you?