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Metroid Prime Trilogy turns 3! How many hours have U.S. Wii owners reported playing it?

August 29, 2012


Coffee Beans
Metroid Prime: Trilogy was released on August 24, 2009 in the U.S. with a MSRP of $49.99. The game was developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo, and received an ESRB rating of “Teen” with “Animated Blood, Violence” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of. I reported on January 8, 2010, less than 5 months after the game was released, that Nintendo confirmed they were not shipping more copies of Metroid Prime: Trilogy.

How many hours have U.S. Wii players reported playing Metroid Prime: Trilogy since the game released just over 3 years ago? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

The Brew
Metroid Prime: Trilogy now has approximately 86,562 U.S. Wii owners that have reported game-play hours through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel, with 1,099 days possibly reported. The game has about 8,955 more Wii owners now that have reported data, since the report last year.

Trilogy’s play-time per day/session is now 2 hours 13 minutes, and the game’s overall reported average is one hour more than last year, sitting at 34 Hours 13 Minutes as the image shows.

What about the critic and customer review score averages over the last year? The “professional” critic review score average is still 92.27%, based on 33 reviews on GameRankings.com. The customer review score average has changed slightly though, and is now at 96.00% for the game, based on 115 customer reviews on Amazon.com.

Caffeinated Thoughts
I have mentioned before on the site that I purchased my copy of Metroid Prime: Trilogy from Best Buy for just $19.99. I knew the game was a “best buy” at that price, and didn’t pass it up. Looking at the “used” and “new” prices for the game now, I am very glad that I didn’t wait to purchase it, though I have yet to play any of the games on the disc. If you have not seen footage of the Metroid Prime games, and what to expect from them, the trailer below should give you a good idea:

As for the reported data, the overall reported “Total” hours and the average hours “Per person” have increased less than I expected them to over the last year. I thought that perhaps players would completed two of the Metroid Prime games on the disc by now, and that the average would be sitting closer to 40 hours “Per person”. I assume that completing two of the Metroid Prime games should take about 40 hours “Total”, 20 hours for each.

Seeing how much the “new” and “used” prices are for Metroid Prime: Trilogy online, I find it odd that Nintendo hasn’t reprinted the collection. As I said in the recent “Metroid Prime 3: Corruption turns 5!” post, I think Nintendo should at least add Metroid Prime 3: Corruption to the Nintendo Selects games, and if Nintendo doesn’t add Metroid Prime 3: Corruption to the Nintendo Selects lineup, having the Metroid Prime games available to purchase on the Wii U’s eShop when it launches this year I think would be a great alternative, and a great reason to purchase the Wii U day one for fans of the Metroid Prime games.

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Questions
Do you think Nintendo should add Metroid Prime: Trilogy to the Nintendo Selects lineup? If you own Metroid Prime: Trilogy, how many hours have you gotten out of it, and have you completed all three games on it?

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3 x 1 = 1! Samus’ Three Adventures, Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Data Report

September 5, 2011



Coffee Beans
     Metroid Prime: Trilogy (MPT) was released in North America on August 24, 2009 with a MSRP of $49.99.  Metroid Prime: Trilogy was the original Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, all put on one Wii disc.  Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, which were originally GameCube games, were updated with Wii controls; but other than the updated controls, all the games were nearly identical to their original releases.
     The Metroid Prime games were developed by Retro Studios, and published by Nintendo.  Metroid Prime: Trilogy received an ESRB rating of “Teen” with “Animated Blood, Violence” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners played Samus’ three adventures in the last 2 years?  Let’s take a look!

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Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data
     Metroid Prime: Trilogy has about 77,607 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Nintendo Channel, with 735 days possibly reported.

Number of Players Reporting Data, Increased
     The last game-play data report on Metroid Prime: Trilogy was from data reported on August 30, 2010.  Since last year, Metroid Prime: Trilogy has seen an increase of about 21,487 Wii owners reporting data.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours
     Metroid Prime: Trilogy now has 2,572,378 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 906,605 Total Hours since last August.
     The game’s average time played is 33 Hours 8 Minutes “Per person” reporting data, which is 3 Hours 27 Minutes more than the average “Per person” was last year.
     Metroid Prime: Trilogy’s average play-time is now just over 2 Hours 13 Minutes per day/session reported.

Amazon.com Sales Information
     When I broke the news that Metroid Prime: Trilogy was no longer being published/shipped from Nintendo in January 2010, the asking price of the game almost immediately went above the MSRP of $49.99 on Amazon.com from third-party vendors.
     Metroid Prime: Trilogy’s Amazon.com sale rank is #2,534, and it is currently selling for $139.98.
     (Sales rank and price recorded around 1:30PM, on September 5, 2011.)

Review Score Averages
     Metroid Prime: Trilogy’s “professional” review score average is 92.27%, based on 33 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     The game has a 5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 104 customer reviews.
     MPT’s customer review score average is 96.92%, when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
     (Review scores recorded around 1:30PM on September 5, 2011.)

Filtered Thoughts
     I purchased Metroid Prime: Trilogy from Best Buy in December 2009, for $20.  I thought it was odd for Best Buy to have the game for so cheap and I didn’t want to wait, because I was thinking, “$20 is less than $50!”  Little did I know it was a fire sale of sorts, to get rid of the game’s inventory.
     If you have not seen any footage from the Metroid Prime games, below is a compilation trailer for Metroid Prime: Trilogy:

     While I think the reported game-play data for Metroid Prime: Trilogy is good, I think it’s interesting that Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, the standalone version, has had more players reporting data and more “Total Hours” reported over the last year, than Metroid Prime: Trilogy has.
     The two areas Metroid Prime: Trilogy is higher than Metroid Prime 3: Corruption are the average hours reported “Per person” and the number of “Times” played per person, which should be expected considering Metroid Prime: Trilogy is three games on one disc; hence, 3 x 1 = 1!
     I still own Metroid Prime: Trilogy, but I have not played it yet.  Being that I enjoyed Metroid Prime 3 so much and I have a backlog of games, I am not sure if I’m really counting Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2 as “Wii games” since there isn’t really new content in them, other than just new controls.
     I personally hope that Nintendo releases Metroid Prime: Trilogy as a Nintendo Selects title, just so new Wii owners can find it more easily, and not to mention it would be a great buy.

Questions
     As the data image asks, do you think Nintendo should release Metroid Prime: Trilogy as a Nintendo Selects title, or just let it be a “Collectors Edition” as the box says?
     If you own Metroid Prime: Trilogy, have you beaten all three games yet?

If any of you are interested to see the asking prices for Metroid Prime: Trilogy, you can see a variety of prices on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002ATY7JE&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  

Metroid Prime Trilogy – Not Published, But Played?

September 5, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
     Metroid Prime Trilogy was released in North America on the Wii, on August 24, 2009.  It was developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo, and released with a MSRP of $49.99.
     The play-time data shown below was collected 372 days after Metroid Prime Trilogy released in North America; or 1 year, 7 days.

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Metroid Prime Trilogy has 56,120 players reporting their play-time data, through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.

Average Play-Times:
     Metroid Prime Trilogy’s “per person” average hours of play reported are 29 Hours 41 Minutes, over just 13 play sessions.  The average play session, for each person reporting play-time data on Metroid Prime Trilogy, is about 2 Hours 15 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Metroid Prime Trilogy’s Amazon.com sale rank was #383, with a listed “new” price of $69.98 from a third party vendor.
     As I reported back in January, I believe that Metroid Prime Trilogy is still no longer being published, as I was told by two Nintendo employees.

Review Score Averages:
     As the image above shows, Metroid Prime Trilogy has a 92.27% review score average, based on 33 “professional” reviews on GameRankings.com.

     On Amazon.com, Metroid Prime Trilogy has what appears to be a 5 out of 5 Star rating, based on 75 customer reviews.

Actual average would be about a 9.5 out of 10

Thoughts:
     I purchased Metroid Prime Trilogy back in December, when Best Buy put the game(or games?) on sale for $20.  I JUST opened the game case last week, but the disc still hasn’t made it into my Wii yet.

     I still find it strange that Nintendo of America hasn’t commented on the publishing status of Metroid Prime Trilogy, or even Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, since January of this year.  I would think with Metroid: Other M just releasing, having Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, or even Metroid Prime Trilogy available in some fashion would encourage sales of those games.

     Here is the complete trailer for Metroid Prime Trilogy:

Questions:
     Did anybody run out and purchase Metroid Prime Trilogy back in January when the news broke about the game not being published anymore?  If you didn’t get a copy then, have you tried to find a copy recently and had trouble finding one?

If anybody is interested in Metroid Prime Trilogy, you can see new and used prices on Amazon.com below:

Nintendo Wii FPS Games Data: The Conduit, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex

March 12, 2010
The Conduit, Metroid Prime Trilogy, and 
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex:
Wii Nintendo Channel Data, Amazon.com Sale Ranks, and GameRankings.com Review Score Averages
(click image to enlarge)
Number of Players Reporting Data:
The Conduit has 57,335 players reporting data on the Nintendo Channel this week.
Metroid Prime Trilogy has 35,951 players reporting data.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex has 36,764 players reporting their play-time data.
Player Increase Over Last Week:
The Conduit had 885 more players reporting data this week.
Metroid Prime Trilogy had 1,018 more players reporting data this week.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex had 2,119 more players reporting their data this week over last week.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
The Conduit has 1,265,276 Total Hours reported, an increase of 22,618 hours from last week.
Metroid Prime Trilogy has 883,178 Total Hours reported, an increase of 35,018 hours.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex has 1,241,643 Total Hours reported, an increase of 111,967 hours.
Amazon.com Sale Ranks:
The Conduit’s Amazon.com sale rank is #675 and its current selling price is $21.74 fulfilled by Amazon from a third party vendor, or $25.82 directly from Amazon.com.
Metroid Prime Trilogy‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #673 and its current advertised selling price is $49.99.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #331 and its current selling price is $46.99.
GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
The Conduit‘s review score average is 72.23% based on 64 reviews.
Metroid Prime Trilogy‘s review score average is 92.27% based on 33 reviews.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex‘s review score average is 78.76% based on 33 reviews.
Thoughts:
Next week Call of Duty Modern Warfare should pass The Conduit in “Total Hours” play-time reported.
There weren’t any new reviews added to any of the games, so the review scores stayed the same as last week.
I know the Amazon.com sale ranks are updated hourly, so the numbers can fluctuate widely during a day, but I was surprised that Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex’s Amazon.com sale rank was at #331 this week, compared to #207 last week, when I checked the data.
If you’re interested in any of these games, you can see some new and used prices for them right below as they are on Amazon.com:
  

Nintendo Wii FPS Games Data: The Conduit, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex

March 12, 2010
The Conduit, Metroid Prime Trilogy, and 
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex:
Wii Nintendo Channel Data, Amazon.com Sale Ranks, and GameRankings.com Review Score Averages
(click image to enlarge)
Number of Players Reporting Data:
The Conduit has 57,335 players reporting data on the Nintendo Channel this week.
Metroid Prime Trilogy has 35,951 players reporting data.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex has 36,764 players reporting their play-time data.
Player Increase Over Last Week:
The Conduit had 885 more players reporting data this week.
Metroid Prime Trilogy had 1,018 more players reporting data this week.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex had 2,119 more players reporting their data this week over last week.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
The Conduit has 1,265,276 Total Hours reported, an increase of 22,618 hours from last week.
Metroid Prime Trilogy has 883,178 Total Hours reported, an increase of 35,018 hours.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex has 1,241,643 Total Hours reported, an increase of 111,967 hours.
Amazon.com Sale Ranks:
The Conduit’s Amazon.com sale rank is #675 and its current selling price is $21.74 fulfilled by Amazon from a third party vendor, or $25.82 directly from Amazon.com.
Metroid Prime Trilogy‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #673 and its current advertised selling price is $49.99.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #331 and its current selling price is $46.99.
GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
The Conduit‘s review score average is 72.23% based on 64 reviews.
Metroid Prime Trilogy‘s review score average is 92.27% based on 33 reviews.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex‘s review score average is 78.76% based on 33 reviews.
Thoughts:
Next week Call of Duty Modern Warfare should pass The Conduit in “Total Hours” play-time reported.
There weren’t any new reviews added to any of the games, so the review scores stayed the same as last week.
I know the Amazon.com sale ranks are updated hourly, so the numbers can fluctuate widely during a day, but I was surprised that Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex’s Amazon.com sale rank was at #331 this week, compared to #207 last week, when I checked the data.
If you’re interested in any of these games, you can see some new and used prices for them right below as they are on Amazon.com:
  

Nintendo Wii FPS Games Data

March 8, 2010
The Conduit, Metroid Prime Trilogy, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex:
Wii Nintendo Channel Data, Amazon.com Sale Ranks, and GameRankings.com Review Score Averages
(click image to enlarge)
Number of Players Reporting Data:
The Conduit has 56,450 players reporting data on the Nintendo Channel.
Metroid Prime Trilogy has 34,933 players reporting data.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex has 34,645 players reporting their play-time data.
Player Increase Over Last Week:
The Conduit had 915 more players reporting data this week.
Metroid Prime Trilogy had 973 more players reporting data this week.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex had 2,179 more players reporting their data on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel this week over last week.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
The Conduit had 1,242,658 Total Hours reported, an increase of 21,227 hours from last week.
Metroid Prime Trilogy had 848,160 Total Hours reported, an increase of 34,856 hours.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex had 1,129,676 Total Hours reported, an increase of 116,984 hours.
Amazon.com Sales Rank:
The Conduit‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #503 and its current selling price is $17.94.
Metroid Prime Trilogy‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #535 and its current selling price is $49.55 + $3.99 shipping.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #207 and its current selling price is $46.99.
GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
All three games have kept the same review score average and number of reviews, as they had last week.
The Conduit’s review score average is 72.23% based on 64 reviews.
Metroid Prime Trilogy’s review score average is 92.27% based on 33 reviews.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex’s review score average is 78.76% based on 33 reviews.
Thoughts:
Keeping my “prediction” posted, I said 4 weeks ago, I think that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex will pass The Conduit’s “Total Hours” reported played, on Monday, March 15, 2010.
Monday’s update could be surprising, and perhaps Call of Duty will pass The Conduit tomorrow, but I’m still saying it will pass The Conduit on Monday, March 15.
Also, I was glad to see Metroid Prime Trilogy Collector’s Edition on Amazon.com being available from 3rd party vendors for right around $50.  Some of them have the game marked up, the “Featured Merchant” has Metroid Prime Trilogy Collector Edition’s price as $93.99 + $4.99 shipping, but at the time of this posting, there were four merchants with the game between $49.55 and $49.99 + $3.99 shipping.
If you haven’t picked up Metroid Prime Trilogy Collector’s Edition, don’t forget that Nintendo confirmed they have canceled shipping/producing the game, at least for the time being.
Question:
I’m still not sure why Nintendo isn’t keeping Metroid Prime Trilogy in production, or at least Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, as a “Player’s Choice” type of title for new Wii owners to pick up.  It looks as of though Metroid: Other M will be the only Wii Metroid game, that Wii owners will be able to buy brand new as of June 27, 2010.
Do you think Nintendo isn’t shipping/producing Metroid Prime Trilogy anymore because of how soon Metroid: Other M is going to be released, and they don’t want newer Wii owners confused if they see two Metroid titles sitting on a shelf?


If you’re interested in any of the games discussed, you can see some of Amazon.com’s new and used prices below.  You can even currently pre-order Metroid: Other M.

Nintendo Wii FPS Games Data

March 8, 2010
The Conduit, Metroid Prime Trilogy, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex:
Wii Nintendo Channel Data, Amazon.com Sale Ranks, and GameRankings.com Review Score Averages
(click image to enlarge)
Number of Players Reporting Data:
The Conduit has 56,450 players reporting data on the Nintendo Channel.
Metroid Prime Trilogy has 34,933 players reporting data.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex has 34,645 players reporting their play-time data.
Player Increase Over Last Week:
The Conduit had 915 more players reporting data this week.
Metroid Prime Trilogy had 973 more players reporting data this week.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex had 2,179 more players reporting their data on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel this week over last week.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
The Conduit had 1,242,658 Total Hours reported, an increase of 21,227 hours from last week.
Metroid Prime Trilogy had 848,160 Total Hours reported, an increase of 34,856 hours.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex had 1,129,676 Total Hours reported, an increase of 116,984 hours.
Amazon.com Sales Rank:
The Conduit‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #503 and its current selling price is $17.94.
Metroid Prime Trilogy‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #535 and its current selling price is $49.55 + $3.99 shipping.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #207 and its current selling price is $46.99.
GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
All three games have kept the same review score average and number of reviews, as they had last week.
The Conduit’s review score average is 72.23% based on 64 reviews.
Metroid Prime Trilogy’s review score average is 92.27% based on 33 reviews.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex’s review score average is 78.76% based on 33 reviews.
Thoughts:
Keeping my “prediction” posted, I said 4 weeks ago, I think that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex will pass The Conduit’s “Total Hours” reported played, on Monday, March 15, 2010.
Monday’s update could be surprising, and perhaps Call of Duty will pass The Conduit tomorrow, but I’m still saying it will pass The Conduit on Monday, March 15.
Also, I was glad to see Metroid Prime Trilogy Collector’s Edition on Amazon.com being available from 3rd party vendors for right around $50.  Some of them have the game marked up, the “Featured Merchant” has Metroid Prime Trilogy Collector Edition’s price as $93.99 + $4.99 shipping, but at the time of this posting, there were four merchants with the game between $49.55 and $49.99 + $3.99 shipping.
If you haven’t picked up Metroid Prime Trilogy Collector’s Edition, don’t forget that Nintendo confirmed they have canceled shipping/producing the game, at least for the time being.
Question:
I’m still not sure why Nintendo isn’t keeping Metroid Prime Trilogy in production, or at least Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, as a “Player’s Choice” type of title for new Wii owners to pick up.  It looks as of though Metroid: Other M will be the only Wii Metroid game, that Wii owners will be able to buy brand new as of June 27, 2010.
Do you think Nintendo isn’t shipping/producing Metroid Prime Trilogy anymore because of how soon Metroid: Other M is going to be released, and they don’t want newer Wii owners confused if they see two Metroid titles sitting on a shelf?


If you’re interested in any of the games discussed, you can see some of Amazon.com’s new and used prices below.  You can even currently pre-order Metroid: Other M.

Wii FPS Games Data

February 28, 2010
The Conduit’s, Metroid Prime Trilogy’s, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex’s Wii Nintendo Channel Data, Amazon.com Sale Ranks, and GameRankings.com Review Score Averages
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Number of Players Reporting Data:
The Conduit has 55,535 players reporting data on the Nintendo Channel.
Metroid Prime Trilogy has 33,960 players reporting data.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex has 32,466 players reporting their data.

Player Increase Over Last Week:
The Conduit had 907 more players reporting data this week.
Metroid Prime Trilogy had 1,048 more players reporting data this week.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex had 2,434 more players reporting data this week.

“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
The Conduit had 1,221,431 Total Hours reported, an increase of 22,783 hours from last week.
Metroid Prime Trilogy had 813,304 Total Hours reported this week, an increase of 33,985 hours.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex had 1,012,692 Total Hours reported, an increase of 117,500 hours.

Amazon.com Sales Rank:
The Conduit‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #699  and its current selling price is $17.75.
Metroid Prime Trilogy‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #675 and its current selling price is $60.00.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #239 and its current selling price is $46.99.

GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
The Conduit and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex both saw an increase in the number of reviews in their average from last week.
The Conduit was at 72.06% based on 63 reviews last week.
This week The Conduit is at 72.23%  based on 64 reviews this week.  So the new review added helped to increase its review score average.
Metroid Prime: Trilogy is at 92.27% based on 33 reviews.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex was at 78.94% based on 31 reviews last week.
This week it’s at 78.76% based on 33 reviews.  It saw a decrease to its overall review score average with the two new scores.

Thoughts:
Metroid Prime: Trilogy will be shown every now and then, but being that Nintendo isn’t publishing/shipping it anymore, I won’t track it every week in the FPS category for 2009.
As I said three weeks ago, I think that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex will pass The Conduit’s “Total Hours” reported played, on Monday, March 15, 2010.

If you’re interested in any of these games, you can see new/used prices on Amazon.com below:















Question:
What do you think about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex having the highest “Per person” play-time average out of these three games?
I think the hours “per person” shows that the game’s online is drawing people into it, just like Call of Duty: World at War’s online drew me to play that game a lot.  I’m just surprised how quickly Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex has passed the other two games in the hours “Per person” reported.

Wii FPS Games Data

February 28, 2010
The Conduit’s, Metroid Prime Trilogy’s, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex’s Wii Nintendo Channel Data, Amazon.com Sale Ranks, and GameRankings.com Review Score Averages
(click image to enlarge)
Number of Players Reporting Data:
The Conduit has 55,535 players reporting data on the Nintendo Channel.
Metroid Prime Trilogy has 33,960 players reporting data.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex has 32,466 players reporting their data.

Player Increase Over Last Week:
The Conduit had 907 more players reporting data this week.
Metroid Prime Trilogy had 1,048 more players reporting data this week.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex had 2,434 more players reporting data this week.

“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
The Conduit had 1,221,431 Total Hours reported, an increase of 22,783 hours from last week.
Metroid Prime Trilogy had 813,304 Total Hours reported this week, an increase of 33,985 hours.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex had 1,012,692 Total Hours reported, an increase of 117,500 hours.

Amazon.com Sales Rank:
The Conduit‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #699  and its current selling price is $17.75.
Metroid Prime Trilogy‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #675 and its current selling price is $60.00.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #239 and its current selling price is $46.99.

GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
The Conduit and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex both saw an increase in the number of reviews in their average from last week.
The Conduit was at 72.06% based on 63 reviews last week.
This week The Conduit is at 72.23%  based on 64 reviews this week.  So the new review added helped to increase its review score average.
Metroid Prime: Trilogy is at 92.27% based on 33 reviews.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex was at 78.94% based on 31 reviews last week.
This week it’s at 78.76% based on 33 reviews.  It saw a decrease to its overall review score average with the two new scores.

Thoughts:
Metroid Prime: Trilogy will be shown every now and then, but being that Nintendo isn’t publishing/shipping it anymore, I won’t track it every week in the FPS category for 2009.
As I said three weeks ago, I think that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex will pass The Conduit’s “Total Hours” reported played, on Monday, March 15, 2010.

If you’re interested in any of these games, you can see new/used prices on Amazon.com below:















Question:
What do you think about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex having the highest “Per person” play-time average out of these three games?
I think the hours “per person” shows that the game’s online is drawing people into it, just like Call of Duty: World at War’s online drew me to play that game a lot.  I’m just surprised how quickly Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex has passed the other two games in the hours “Per person” reported.

Nintendo Sources Revealed: Metroid Prime Trilogy’s Cancellation Confirmed…again?

February 2, 2010
(rehashed from the previous article!)

A few weeks back, I broke the news that Nintendo of America wasn’t shipping Metroid Prime: Trilogy anymore in North America.  I provided some quotes in the original story and thought that would be the end of it.

Earlier today I was browsing GoNintendo.com, seeing what news was happening on the Nintendo side of the gaming world.  I saw a title posted up, “Amazon drops Metroid Prime Trilogy at Nintendo’s request“.  I didn’t realize this was still an evolving story, so I clicked the link to the original source and it brought me to Joystiq.com.
The title on the original article was, “Amazon: ‘Per Nintendo, we will no longer be offering Metroid Prime Trilogy‘”, written by Alexander Sliwinski.

The first line of the article reads, “Nintendo continues to drag its feet on an official response about Metroid Prime Trilogy’s retail status, though online retailer Amazon tells Joystiq that the game has been discontinued.
It baffled me, because I already had given a quote from the official response I received from Nintendo in the original article.  Why is Nintendo dragging its feet?

Then a little further down in the article, I read a line that stated, “Nintendo refuses to acknowledge it ever made the statement that the game was ‘no longer being shipped.’“.
This line didn’t baffle me, as much as it shocked me.  If Nintendo wasn’t acknowledging they made the statement, did that make my article false and show me as a liar?

Well, I quickly sent an email over to Joystiq to get it straightened up.
It seems that Nintendo’s PR department wouldn’t simply state the game wasn’t being shipped anymore, because I didn’t provide a direct source, other than stating it was a quote I received from Nintendo.

I really can’t figure out why a billion dollar company like Nintendo has communication issues with the press.  They know whether or not Metroid Prime: Trilogy is being shipped/produced anymore, but because they didn’t have the original source, they were just going to deny it, making me out to be a liar?

So, did I lie in my original story, since Nintendo “…refuses to acknowledge…” what I stated?

In each picture below, I’ve provided a screen capture of the emails I received from Nintendo.  My original questions are in the bottom portion of each email, after Nintendo’s response.  If you want to know the questions and then the responses I received, read the bottom portion of each email first.

Just click each picture and they will open larger, or you can “right click” and choose to “open in new window” or “open in new tab”.

If you noticed, I had two different sources at Nintendo confirm the same thing, Metroid Prime: Trilogy is no longer shipping(in North America).
The first source was a Ms. Barbara Soules.
The second source was a Mr. Bruce Mann.
Also, you can see where I asked if the New Play Control! titles Pikmin, Mario Power Tennis, and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat were still shipping.  Mr. Mann replied that “…the original titles are still being shipped.”
The employees did nothing wrong.  They were both extremely professional and pleasant in their responses. They simply were replying to questions I had submitted.
Question:
Why do you think Nintendo of America has refused to acknowledge this with a “public” statement, when they already confirmed it via email…twice?  
Nintendo or GolinHarris, if you would like to issue the statement to me, my email address is CoffeewithGames@gmail.com.


If you haven’t purchased the game, now may be the best time to get try and find it locally.  Amazon.com has it available from 2nd/3rd party vendors, but the asking price is more than the MSRP, as you can see from the picture below!