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>Home Run! Strike Out? Mario Super Sluggers Data Report

May 21, 2011

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Coffee Beans:
     Mario Super Sluggers originally released on August 25, 2008 for the Wii with a MSRP of $49.99.
     The game was developed by Namco Bandai and published by Nintendo.  Mario Super Sluggers received an “Everyone” rating from the ESRB with “Comic Mischief” listed as the only content for gamers/parents to be aware of.
     As I mentioned in my The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess post a few days ago, Nintendo just released four “Nintendo Selects” titles this past Sunday for the Wii.
     Mario Super Sluggers, like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, is one of the four Nintendo Selects titles that is now available for just $19.99.

     How many hours have Wii owners spent playing America’s favorite past-time with Mario and friends, with 995 days of game-play reported?  Let’s take a look!

Hours shown are for United States of America Wii owners that report game-play
data via the Nintendo Channel, not all Wii owners in the United States.

Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data:
     Mario Super Sluggers has 361,819 Wii owners that have reported game-play hours through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours:
     Mario Super Sluggers has 9,345,625 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average play-time of 25 Hours 49 Minutes “Per person”.
     Mario Super Sluggers’ average play-time per session is just over 1 Hour 40 Minutes.

Sales Ranks & Advertised Prices:
     Mario Super Sluggers’ Amazon.com sale rank is currently #780, and it is selling for $19.99.
     Nintendo Selects: Mario Super Sluggers’ Amazon.com sale rank is #331, and it is selling for $19.99.

     Sales ranks recorded around 9:00PM on May 20, 2011.

Review Score Averages:
     Mario Super Sluggers’ “professional” review score average is 70.03%, based on 30 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     The game has a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 78 customer reviews between the original release and the new “Nintendo Selects” release.
     Mario Super Sluggers’ customer review score average is 90.25% when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.

     Review score averages recorded around 9:00PM on May 20, 2011.

Odd Bean:
     The average length of a Major League Baseball game is right around 3 hours, and a full season is 162 games.  Based on the data for Mario Super Sluggers, Wii owners have averaged playing about 8 real-life MLB games.  To complete a full MLB season they need about 462 more hours for the overall hours averaged “Per person” than are currently reported, which would be the other 154 games needed for the entire season.

Filtered Thoughts:
     I have not played Mario Super Sluggers, and it has been years since I have played a baseball game(Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball is the last one I can recall really playing).
     The informational video below shows a good bit about Mario Super Sluggers, so if you have been interested in the game and have not seen much on it, the video may answer any questions you have about the game:

Questions:
     Have any of you played Mario Super Sluggers, and if so, would you recommend it to other Wii owners looking for an arcade type baseball game at its new low price of just $19.99?
     Also, if you have played Mario Super Sluggers do you know about how many hours you have put into the game?

If anybody is interested in Mario Super Sluggers, the new Nintendo Selects version is linked on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B004WLRR0E&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  

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>Nintendo Selects & The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Data Report

May 18, 2011

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Coffee Beans:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess released on November 19, 2006 as a Wii release title.   The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was developed by Nintendo’s Entertainment Analysis and Development studio, and it was originally in development for the Nintendo GameCube, but Nintendo released it first on the Wii and then a few weeks later released the GameCube version.
     The game received an ESRB rating of “Teen” with “Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners spent in the land of Hyrule(and the Twilight Realm) with 1,640 days of game-play reported for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess?  Let’s take a look!

Hours shown are for the United States of America Wii owners, not world-wide.

Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has about 1,221,903 Wii owners that have reported play-time data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.

Reporting Player Increase:
     How many more players has The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess seen increased in having reported data since my first report?
     Twilight Princess has seen an increase of about 167,097 more players having reported data since my last report in June 2010.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Wii now has 58,755,999 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 8,939,570 Total Hours reported since June 7, 2010.
     The game’s average play-time is now 48 Hours 5 Minutes “Per person” having reported data, which is 51 minutes higher than the average recorded on June 7, 2010.
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ average play-time per session is now about 2 Hours 21 Minutes.

Sales Ranks & Advertised Prices:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ Amazon.com sale rank is currently #245, and it is selling for $27.91.
     The Nintendo Selects: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ Amazon.com sale rank is currently #118, and it is selling for $19.99.

     Sales ranks and advertised prices recorded around 12:45AM on May 18, 2011.

Review Score Averages:
     Twilight Princess’ “professional” review score average is 94.51%, based on 83 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     The game has a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on a total of 367 customer reviews between the original version and the “Nintendo Selects” version.
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ customer review score average is 89.80% when all the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.


     Review score averages recorded around 12:45AM on May 18, 2011.

Filtered Thoughts:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess originally released with a MSRP of $49.99.  This past Sunday, May 15, the game saw its first “official” MSRP drop.
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is now a “Nintendo Selects” title, one of only four Wii titles in North America, and now Twilight Princess now has a MSRP of just $19.99.  If you are wondering, “What are Nintendo Selects titles?”  Well, the image/link below should give you a good idea:

     I think it is very interesting that Nintendo has waited basically 4.5 years since the Wii released to finally introduce a “Nintendo Selects” line of games for North America.  The GameCube had the “Player’s Choice” line of games, and it was out before the GameCube was even 2 years old.
     While The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is just one of four “Nintendo Selects”, I expect to see the number of “Nintendo Selects” titles to grow before the end of the year, especially before this holiday season.

     If you haven’t see any footage from Twilight Princess, embedded below is I believe the very first trailer Nintendo released for the game; while not showing off game-play elements really, it’s more of a teaser type trailer:

     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was a day one purchase for us when we found a Wii system.  I remember playing it for just a little while after getting it, then going a few months where I did not play it at all.

     I did end up finishing the game, and I enjoyed my time with it.  I would recommend it to other Wii owners that may be interested in it, but haven’t played it yet; especially at its lower price now.
     How many hours did I put into the game?  Well, the picture below is what is showing as my play-time as reported through the Nintendo Channel:

This accounts for only one play-through!

Questions:
     Have any of you been playing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess recently?  If so, is it your first time playing through the game, or have you already completed it before(if so, how many times)?
     If you have not played Twilight Princess, do you see yourself purchasing the game with its new MSRP of just $19.99?

If anybody is interested in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B004WLRQMI&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr