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How many hours have Wii owners played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? Modern Warfare 3 Hours Report

July 15, 2012
It’s not even shiny, but I even noticed it online!

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     Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 released for the Wii on November 8, 2011 with a MSRP of $49.99. The game was developed by Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision, but ported to the Wii by a team at Treyarch.
     The game received an ESRB rating of “Mature” with “Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.

     How many more U.S. Wii owners have reported playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in the last 7 months. Also, how many more “Total Hours” of game-play have been reported since the first data report? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

Data shown in image is for U.S. Wii owners only that have reported data, not world-wide.

The Brew
     Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 now has approximately 45,137 U.S. Wii owners that have reported data through the Nintendo Channel, with 244 days reported. The game debuted with 3,895 U.S. Wii owners reporting data, so it now has 41,242 more players reporting data over its debut.
     Modern Warfare 3’s average play-time per day/session reported is now 2 hours 37 minutes, which is a half hour decrease over the debut average. The game’s average “Per person” now of 48 hours 13 minutes is an increase of 31 hours 50 minutes since the debut average.
     The game’s current 2,174,909 Total Hours of reported game-play is an increase of more than 2 million hours over the last 7 months; 2,111,073 “Total Hours” since the last report, to be exact.

Me at “work” in online multiplayer, where most hours are probably spent.

     What about the consumers and critics? How have they rated the game?
     Modern Warfare 3 has a “professional” review score average of 69.25%, based on 12 reviews on; while the game has a customer review score average of 84.28%, based on 56 reviews on

Caffeinated Thoughts
     I am below the average hours reported “Per person”, but I did play a few matches last night online and they all ran well. The online multiplayer did require an update before I could play it though, but the patch took only about 30 seconds to download.
     As I was running around in one of the matches last night, I ran across another “Hot Coffee” machine that you see in the first image of this story. As I was looking at it though, an opponent decided that I had looked long enough and apparently wanted their own coffee from it, so my time was short lived (literally) at the coffee machine.

     If you missed my “Hot Coffee in Modern Warfare 3? Yes Please!” post from December, here is the video for it that shows where you can find a “Hot Coffee” machine in the single-player campaign:

     While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has a good amount of hours reported for a third party game on the Wii, it currently has fewer hours reported than Black Ops did only 4.5 months after it originally released for the Wii.
     Overall though, I think it’s pretty clear from the reported game-play hours that the online multiplayer is a big aspect of the game. Wii owners do seem to still be enjoying the game, as I didn’t have any issues last night and today quickly getting into matches, and never had a host migration issue either.

     Have any of you been playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 regularly on the Wii in the last few months? If you are playing it regularly, do you know how many hours you have reported for the game?
     Feel free to add my ally/friend code to your list, 0359-9573-5494, and/or leave your code in the comments below and I will add it to my list later tonight.

If any of you are interested in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, you can see the different versions for the game linked below:

Modern Warfare 3 Wii Patched, Again! Patch Size & Details

December 1, 2011
Not the patch you were expecting?

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     Modern Warfare 3 has been out less than a month, and Infinity Ward/Treyarch have been busy trying to make sure the game is running well for all console owners. Last week I posted how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 had been patched on the Wii, and the first patch addressed two major issues players were experiencing: corrupt save files and lag shooting.

     Well, Activision/Infinity Ward/Treyarch just released another patch for Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii.  How big is the patch, and exactly what “major fixes” does this Wii patch address? Take a look!

Patch size.
Major fixes

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     Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s latest Wii patch only requires 6 blocks of room, now making the required space for the two Modern Warfare 3 Wii patches 46 total blocks.
     This patch addresses four main/major problems, with the “Major Fixes” being:

  • “MP – Major optimization work to improve host frame-rate issues (“host-lag”)”
  • “Spec Ops – Major optimization improvement to help with reports of spec ops ‘rubberbanding/lag'”
  • “Session Host Migration Fixes”
  • “Added ‘Add Friend’ option in the multiplayer shell when selecting a player’s playercard”
     Overall, with the “Major Fixes” and the “Other Fixes” this MW3 Wii patch is supposed to address/fix 25 issues with the game’s online multiplayer and Spec Ops modes. The “Other Fixes” from this patch can also be seen in the image below:

“Other Fixes”
Caffeinated Thoughts
     I am very encouraged to see Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii getting patched, and not ignored. The fact that Activision is allowing Infinity Ward/Treyach time to work on patches for the Wii version, I think shows great respect to Wii owners that purchased the game. Not only will the game hopefully continue to improve with each patch, but hopefully word-of-mouth will spread that Activision is not ignoring the Wii version, allowing Modern Warfare 3’s Wii online community to grow stronger.
     After I downloaded the patch earlier this evening, I hopped online for one quick match to see if I noticed anything drastically different. I thought it was running a lot smoother than normal (normal with Netflix streaming in another room), and the video below shows off the first few minutes of the match:

     My online friend code for Modern Warfare 3 is 0359-9573-5494. If you add me, feel free to leave your ally code in the comments below, or by emailing it to me at

     Have any of you been playing Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii? If so, have you downloaded both patches for the game, and noticed an improvement in performance?

If you are interested in Modern Warfare 3, you can see prices for the console versions on below: