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New Super Mario Bros. Wii Turns Two! Hours in the 2D Mushroom Kingdom

November 27, 2011

Coffee Beans
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii has turned two!
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii was released on November 15, 2009. It was developed by Nintendo’s EAD studio, and published by Nintendo.
     The game received an ESRB rating ofEveryone” with “Comic Mischief” listed as content for parents and gamers to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners spent playing New Super Mario Bros. Wii over the last 2 years, with 736 days possibly reported? Let’s take a look!

The Brew
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii now has 1,442,116 Wii owners that have reported data through the Nintendo Channel, which is an increase of 620,982 more Wii owners having reported data since November 15, 2010.
     The game’s average play-time per day/session reported is 1 Hour 50 Minutes.
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii released at a MSRP of $49.99, and it’s one of the tougher Wii games to actually find on sale, even now 2 years after its release! Nintendo is now bundling the game with the “newer” modeled Wii, but for current Wii owners finding only NSMBW for under $40 is difficult.

Caffeinated Thoughts
     On November 15, 2010 NSMBW had 30,885,215 “Total Hours”, and seeing New Super Mario Bros. Wii now with 65,052,569 “Total Hours” reported I think is incredible because the game has doubled in “Total Hours” reported since last November.
     Being that Mrs. Coffee and I don’t have cable television of any sort, I don’t know if Nintendo has been advertising New Super Mario Bros. Wii any throughout the last year, or if it has simply been by word-of-mouth. If you never saw how Nintendo, at least initially, advertised for the game, below is a compilation video showing two commercials Nintendo put together for New Super Mario Bros. Wii when it released:

     The last time I played New Super Mario Bros. Wii was in August this year, when Mrs. Coffee and I started a completely new save file in the game, and started our first 4-player attempt through the game with our neighbors. While we made good progress the first night, we haven’t been back to it since, so we are due another New Super Mario Bros. Wii appointment!
     Our current “Total Hours” played as shown on the Nintendo Channel can be seen below:

     While my wife and I played through the game completely together, and we both started our own separate save files, neither one of us completed the game just by ourselves. I think this may show the magic that is in New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s cooperative mode!
     As I mentioned above, the game is hard to find on sale for under $40, but hopefully Nintendo will add it to the Nintendo Selects lineup in the near future, so many more millions of Wii owners can enjoy it!

Questions
     Have any of you been playing New Super Mario Bros. Wii recently? Also, if any of you have played the game cooperatively, did you play and beat every single level in the game with 4-players?
     If you haven’t played New Super Mario Bros. Wii and haven’t purchased it, would a price drop down to $20 get you to buy the game?

If any of you are interested in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com below:
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The Wii’s Super Mario Battle – 2D versus 3D

July 15, 2011



Coffee Beans
     Super Mario Galaxy(SMG) was released on November 12, 2007 for the Wii.  The game brought Wii owners a brand new 3D Mario adventure in a galaxy that might be far away, but it had a lot of characters Mario fans were familiar with, and it was the first new Mario platforming game for the Wii system.
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii(NSMBW) was released on November 15, 2009 for the Wii.  While the game didn’t boast full 3D environments, or super crazy gravity effects necessarily, it brought Wii owners a Mario game that hearkened back to the NES and SNES days of Mario console games, and it could be played by up to 4 players simultaneously.

     With Super Mario Galaxy having been released more than 2 years before New Super Mario Bros. Wii, it would be safe to assume that Super Mario Galaxy would have more game-play hours reported right?  Wrong!  Let’s take a look!

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

Approx Number of Players Having Reported Data
     Super Mario Galaxy has had 1,674,474 Wii owners report game-play data, in the 1,324 days possibly reported from November 12, 2007 to June 27, 2011.
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii has had 1,280,983 Wii owners report game-play hours in the 590 days possibly reported from November 15, 2009 to June 27, 2011.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours
     Super Mario Galaxy now has 54,066,610 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 8,1433,020 Total Hours since the data reported from October 4, 2010.
     Super Mario Galaxy’s average play-time per session is just over 1 Hour 53 Minutes.

     New Super Mario Bros. Wii now has 54,256,021 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 23,370,806 Total Hours since the data reported from November 15, 2010.
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s average play-time per session is just over 1 Hour 51 Minutes.

Sales Ranks & Advertised Prices
     Super Mario Galaxy’s Amazon.com sale rank is #202, and is currently selling for $40.54.

     New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s Amazon.com sale rank is #24, and it is currently selling for $43.99.
     (Sales ranks and advertised prices recorded around 12:15AM on July 15, 2011.)

Review Score Averages
     Super Mario Galaxy’s “professional” review score average is 97.46%, based on 77 reviews on GameRankings.com.
     The game has a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 575 customer reviews.
     SMG’s customer review score average is 92.34%, when the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.

     New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s “professional” review score average is 88.12%, based on 56 reviews on GameRankings.com.
     NSMBW, like SMG, has a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, but it is based on 852 customer reviews.
     NSMBW’s customer review score average is 92.44%, when the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
     (Review score averages recorded around 12:15AM EST, on July 15, 2011.)

Quick Bean Counting

  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii took only 1 year, 7 months, 12 days to pass Super Mario Galaxy’s “Total Hours” of reported game-play, as of June 27, 2011
  • On June 27, 2011 Super Mario Galaxy had 393,491 more Wii owners that had reported game-play data than New Super Mario Bros. Wii did.
  • SMG and NSMBW had 108,322,631 Total Hours of game-play reported in the United States as of the June 27, 2011 data; that’s the equivalent of 12,357 years of game-play.

Filtered Thoughts
     I have played and beaten both Super Mario Galaxy and New Super Mario Bros. Wii.  While I played SMG through once by myself, I beat NSMBW cooperatively with Mrs. Coffee.  Personally, I found New Super Mario Bros. Wii to be more enjoyable, as I didn’t find much about Super Mario Galaxy to bring me back to it once I completed it.
     Mrs. Coffee and I not only finished New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s main “campaign”, but we also went back to find all the hidden coins in the game, which we did find.

     As for the reported game-play data, I think it’s pretty incredible that New Super Mario Bros. Wii has already passed Super Mario Galaxy’s reported game-play hours, especially when considering SMG was available for 734 days before NSMBW was released.
     I checked our reported play-times for both games, and they are:
     Super Mario Galaxy – Time Played:  22 Hours 53 Minutes, Times Played: 8 Times
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii – Time Played:  64 Hours 14 Minutes, Times Played: 17 Times


Questions
     Have any of you played both Super Mario Galaxy and New Super Mario Bros. Wii?  If so, which game did you enjoy more?
     Also, did any of you play SMG and/or NSMBW cooperatively all the way through?


If any of you are interested in either Super Mario Galaxy or New Super Mario Bros. Wii, you can see prices for both on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000FQ9QVI&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BRZ9G0&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

New Super Mario Bros. Wii – First Year’s Game-Play Data

November 19, 2010

Coffee Beans:

     New Super Mario Bros. Wii(NSMBW) was released on November 15, 2009.  It was the first 2D console Mario game to feature simultaneous 4-player action on the screen.

     The game-play data shown below for NSMBW was reported from November 15, 2009, through November 15, 2010.
     In the first year since New Super Mario Bros. Wii released, how many hours have Wii owners spent in the 2D Mushroom Kingdom?  Let’s take a look…

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii has 821,134 Wii owners reporting their play-time, through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
Average Hours & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii has 30,885,215 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average play-time of 37 Hours 37 Minutes per console/person reporting data.
     The average play-time per session for New Super Mario Bros. Wii is just over 1 Hour 54 Minutes.
Review Score Average:
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s review score average is 88.12%, based on 56 reviews on GameRankings.com.
Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s Amazon.com sale rank is #17, and its selling for $44.32. (recorded November 19, 2010 around 1:50AM)


Thoughts:

     I think the game-play data for New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s first year is incredible.  The average hours reported “Per person” for NSMBW, are higher than Super Mario Galaxy’s and Super Mario Galaxy 2’s average hours per person.
     I think the average hours reported “Per person” show that Wii owners are playing the game through more than once, and the local multi-player is probably a big reason for that.

     NSMBW is still selling incredibly well, and I think it will do extremely well again this holiday season.  

     When Nintendo announced New Super Mario Bros. Wii at E3 2009, I was interested in the game, but was disappointed when I learned that it wouldn’t have online multi-player.  I know there were others that wished like myself, that the game had online multi-player; and I remember reading some gamers saying how NSMBW was more a rental, than a purchase, due to the game’s short length.
     Before NSMBW released, I didn’t plan on purchasing it.  Then, I found myself being a hypocrite one day in December 2009, as I was driving from store to store, looking for a copy of the game.  I went by a Best Buy, two Wal-Marts, and 2-3 Game Stops looking for a copy of the game, all with the same results of it not being in-stock.  I even wrote an article back in January about it, titled “A Serious Nintendo Wii Problem“.
     While I never did purchase New Super Mario Bros. Wii, I was able to play it, and wrote about the experience Mrs. CoffeewithGames and I had playing it.

Questions:
     If you have played New Super Mario Bros. Wii, did you play the game by yourself, or with friends/family; and how many hours do you think you have played?
     If you haven’t played NSMBW yet, do you plan on purchasing/renting it, to give the game a spin?

     I was able to complete the game, with Mrs. CoffeewithGames, and we even found all the Star coins together.  I checked our reported hours on the game, and the total was just over 67 hours.  We still don’t “own” NSMBW, but it is in our gaming collection right now, on loan/exchange from a friend.

If anybody is interested in purchasing New Super Mario Bros. Wii, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com listed below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BRZ9G0&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Fit Plus, & Wii Sports Resort: Data

July 2, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
It has been since May 17, since we looked at these three games together.  I may organize a few games differently going forward; but this week it’s time to see how busy the beach in Wii Sports Resort has been, along with how much the Wii Balance Board has been used, and how much Mario is being played in his 2D universe.
The data reported below is compared with the data that was captured/reported from May 17.  Read the May data HERE.

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Wii Sports Resort now has 509,274 players reporting their play-time data on the Nintendo Channel.
Wii Fit Plus now has 261,135 players reporting play-time data.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii has 573,853 players reporting their play-time data.
Player Increase Over Last Report:
Wii Sports Resort had an increase of 75,536 more players reporting play-time data, since the May 17th data.
Wii Fit Plus had an increase of 42,048 more players reporting play-time data, since May 17.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had an increase of 97,752 more players, since the last report on all three.

Game-Play Hours Increased Since May 17:
Wii Sports Resort has increased by 2,247,752 “Total” game-play hours.
Wii Fit Plus has increased by 1,058,016 “Total” game-play hours.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii has increased by 4,312,264 “Total” game-play hours.

Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Wii Sports Resort’s Amazon.com sale rank is #31 and the current selling price is $46.99.
Wii Fit Plus’, the game only, Amazon.com sale rank is #66 and the current selling price is $14.28.
Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board’s Amazon.com sale rank is #20 and the current selling price is $99.99.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s Amazon.com sale rank is #7 and the current selling price is $35.54.

GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
Just a quick note, if you check the last POST, and this post; you may notice that the number of Wii Fit Plus reviews actually decreased by one.  I know GameRankings.com can update which sites they use for the averages, so I guess they decided to make one review/site not be averaged into Wii Fit Plus’ score.

Thoughts:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii continues to perform extremely well in “Total” hours and hours averaged “Per person”.
The price on New Super Mario Bros. Wii has been discounted to around $35 for the last few weeks on Amazon.com, and Reggie Fils-Aime, the President and COO of Nintendo of America, confirmed at E3 that New Super Mario Bros. Wii has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide, since its release.

Questions:
Have you played Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus, and/or New Super Mario Bros. Wii since I last reported the data for all three games?
If you haven’t purchased New Super Mario Bros. Wii, is there a “magic” price that would get you closer to purchasing it?

If you are interested in any of these games, you can see new & used prices for them on Amazon.com:
   

New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Fit Plus, & Wii Sports Resort: Data

July 2, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
It has been since May 17, since we looked at these three games together.  I may organize a few games differently going forward; but this week it’s time to see how busy the beach in Wii Sports Resort has been, along with how much the Wii Balance Board has been used, and how much Mario is being played in his 2D universe.
The data reported below is compared with the data that was captured/reported from May 17.  Read the May data HERE.

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Wii Sports Resort now has 509,274 players reporting their play-time data on the Nintendo Channel.
Wii Fit Plus now has 261,135 players reporting play-time data.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii has 573,853 players reporting their play-time data.
Player Increase Over Last Report:
Wii Sports Resort had an increase of 75,536 more players reporting play-time data, since the May 17th data.
Wii Fit Plus had an increase of 42,048 more players reporting play-time data, since May 17.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had an increase of 97,752 more players, since the last report on all three.

Game-Play Hours Increased Since May 17:
Wii Sports Resort has increased by 2,247,752 “Total” game-play hours.
Wii Fit Plus has increased by 1,058,016 “Total” game-play hours.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii has increased by 4,312,264 “Total” game-play hours.

Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Wii Sports Resort’s Amazon.com sale rank is #31 and the current selling price is $46.99.
Wii Fit Plus’, the game only, Amazon.com sale rank is #66 and the current selling price is $14.28.
Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board’s Amazon.com sale rank is #20 and the current selling price is $99.99.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s Amazon.com sale rank is #7 and the current selling price is $35.54.

GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
Just a quick note, if you check the last POST, and this post; you may notice that the number of Wii Fit Plus reviews actually decreased by one.  I know GameRankings.com can update which sites they use for the averages, so I guess they decided to make one review/site not be averaged into Wii Fit Plus’ score.

Thoughts:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii continues to perform extremely well in “Total” hours and hours averaged “Per person”.
The price on New Super Mario Bros. Wii has been discounted to around $35 for the last few weeks on Amazon.com, and Reggie Fils-Aime, the President and COO of Nintendo of America, confirmed at E3 that New Super Mario Bros. Wii has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide, since its release.

Questions:
Have you played Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus, and/or New Super Mario Bros. Wii since I last reported the data for all three games?
If you haven’t purchased New Super Mario Bros. Wii, is there a “magic” price that would get you closer to purchasing it?

If you are interested in any of these games, you can see new & used prices for them on Amazon.com:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001COQW14&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BS47JE&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BSA3EM&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BRZ9G0&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

NEW: 2D versus 3D Mario Wii Games Data

June 8, 2010
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Quick Brew Info:
Last week(a few days ago), I showed you the data for New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s and Super Mario Galaxy 2’s first week data, after they released.
This week, we look at the data for both games again.  
The image above shows the data for the first 15 days worth of play-time data, after both games released.
The image down below shows the current data for New Super Mario Bros. Wii compared to Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Number of Players Reporting Data:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had approximately 28,959 players reporting data, 2-weeks after it released.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 has approximately 29,401 players reporting data, since it released about 2-weeks ago.

Currently, New Super Mario Bros. Wii has approximately 521,332 players reporting play-time data, since it released in November.

Total/Average Game-Play Hours Reported:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had 283,363 Total Hours of game-play reported, just 15 days after it released.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 has 358,609 Total Hours reported, 15 days since its release.
The average play-time per person for New Super Mario Bros. Wii was 9 Hrs 47 Min.
The average play-time person for Super Mario Galaxy 2 is 12 Hrs 13 Min.

Currently, New Super Mario Bros. Wii has 15,819,542 Total Hours of game-play reported; with an average play-time person of 30 Hrs. 21 Min.

Amazon.com Sales Ranks & Advertised Price:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #4 and its selling price is $34.99.
Super Mario Galaxy 2‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #3 and its selling price is $49.99.

As of 6:00AM this morning, both New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2 were ranked behind God of War III and 3D Dot Game Heroes, both of which are on the PS3.  God of War III and 3D Dot Game Heroes were discounted 25-33% off their MSRPs, now just God of War III is discounted that much.

GameRankings.com Review Scores Averages:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii‘s review score average is 88.12%, based on 56 reviews.
Super Mario Galaxy 2‘s review score average is 97.36%, based on 40 reviews.

Last Monday, when I posted up Super Mario Galaxy 2’s debut data, it had a review score average of 97.42%, based on 30 reviews.

Current data on New Super Mario Bros. Wii compared to Super Mario Galaxy 2

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Thoughts:
Being that I have not played Super Mario Galaxy 2, I don’t know how many hours it should take to complete.  I finished the first Super Mario Galaxy after about twenty hours of game-play.
I think it will be interesting to see what the average play-time reported per person is for Super Mario Galaxy 2 in a few months, to see if we can perhaps tell from the data if the players are simply completing the campaign; or, if they are taking time to collect all the stars in the game.
Question:
If you have been playing Super Mario Galaxy 2, have you completed the main campaign and how many stars have you collected so far?
If you have completed the main campaign, about how many hours did it take you?


If you are interested in either New Super Mario Bros. Wii or Super Mario Galaxy 2, you can see new and some used prices on Amazon.com below:
  

NEW: 2D versus 3D Mario Wii Games Data

June 8, 2010
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Quick Brew Info:
Last week(a few days ago), I showed you the data for New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s and Super Mario Galaxy 2’s first week data, after they released.
This week, we look at the data for both games again.  
The image above shows the data for the first 15 days worth of play-time data, after both games released.
The image down below shows the current data for New Super Mario Bros. Wii compared to Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Number of Players Reporting Data:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had approximately 28,959 players reporting data, 2-weeks after it released.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 has approximately 29,401 players reporting data, since it released about 2-weeks ago.

Currently, New Super Mario Bros. Wii has approximately 521,332 players reporting play-time data, since it released in November.

Total/Average Game-Play Hours Reported:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had 283,363 Total Hours of game-play reported, just 15 days after it released.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 has 358,609 Total Hours reported, 15 days since its release.
The average play-time per person for New Super Mario Bros. Wii was 9 Hrs 47 Min.
The average play-time person for Super Mario Galaxy 2 is 12 Hrs 13 Min.

Currently, New Super Mario Bros. Wii has 15,819,542 Total Hours of game-play reported; with an average play-time person of 30 Hrs. 21 Min.

Amazon.com Sales Ranks & Advertised Price:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #4 and its selling price is $34.99.
Super Mario Galaxy 2‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #3 and its selling price is $49.99.

As of 6:00AM this morning, both New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2 were ranked behind God of War III and 3D Dot Game Heroes, both of which are on the PS3.  God of War III and 3D Dot Game Heroes were discounted 25-33% off their MSRPs, now just God of War III is discounted that much.

GameRankings.com Review Scores Averages:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii‘s review score average is 88.12%, based on 56 reviews.
Super Mario Galaxy 2‘s review score average is 97.36%, based on 40 reviews.

Last Monday, when I posted up Super Mario Galaxy 2’s debut data, it had a review score average of 97.42%, based on 30 reviews.

Current data on New Super Mario Bros. Wii compared to Super Mario Galaxy 2
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Thoughts:
Being that I have not played Super Mario Galaxy 2, I don’t know how many hours it should take to complete.  I finished the first Super Mario Galaxy after about twenty hours of game-play.
I think it will be interesting to see what the average play-time reported per person is for Super Mario Galaxy 2 in a few months, to see if we can perhaps tell from the data if the players are simply completing the campaign; or, if they are taking time to collect all the stars in the game.
Question:
If you have been playing Super Mario Galaxy 2, have you completed the main campaign and how many stars have you collected so far?
If you have completed the main campaign, about how many hours did it take you?


If you are interested in either New Super Mario Bros. Wii or Super Mario Galaxy 2, you can see new and some used prices on Amazon.com below:
  

3D Mario versus 2D Mario: SMG2 and NSMBW Data

June 4, 2010
New Super Mario Bros. Wii versus Super Mario Galaxy 2
Quick Brew Info:
As I reported on Monday of this week, Super Mario Galaxy 2 debuted on the Nintendo Channel with play-time data.  It took approximately 9 days for its data to appear.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii, released last November, also took 9 days for its play-time data to appear on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
So, how does the play-time compare for both games, in the same amount of time?  Let’s take a look!
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Number of Players Reporting Data:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had approximately 13,359 players reporting play-time data, for its debut back in November.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 had approximately 13,340 players reporting their play-time data, for its data debut on the Nintendo Channel.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii was the winner of this section, beating Super Mario Galaxy 2 by just nineteen players, for the total number reporting data for the debut.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had 82,335 Total Hours reported for its debut.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 has 100,663 Total Hours reported for its debut.
The extra nineteen players, mentioned above, that New Super Mario Bros. Wii had for its debut, did not help it in this section though.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 has 18,328 more game-play hours, than New Super Mario Bros. Wii had for its debut.
Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii‘s Amazon.com sale rank was #3 when I captured the data back in November.  If I was a betting man, I would say it was #3, sitting behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Super Mario Galaxy 2‘s Amazon.com sale rank was #1 and its selling price was $49.99.
Though New Super Mario Bros. Wii was not #1 at the time I gathered the data, it was at other times and has remained in the “Top 25” on Amazon.com since it released.  It is currently ranked #5 on Amazon.com, selling for $34.99.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 was ranked #1 when I captured the data on Monday, but right now it is sitting at the #2 spot, selling for $49.99.
Review Score Average:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s review score average was sitting at 86%, from Metacritic.com.
Super Mario Galaxy 2’s review score average was 97.42%, from GameRankings.com.
When I started gathering review score averages on games, I used Metacritic.com;  I have since switched to GameRankings.com, as I like the full percentage shown.  Also, Metacritic.com seems to have issues once in a while, with getting the “averages” correct, due to their conversion system.

Thoughts/Poll Results:
I think it’s interesting how both games were extremely close with the number of players reporting data on their debuts.
I will be keeping track of Super Mario Galaxy 2’s data from now on, and will do updates/comparisons every now and then, seeing how it’s comparing to New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
I put up a poll last week, that asked, “Are you buying Super Mario Galaxy 2?
Here are the results from the poll:
Questions:
Were you one of the 13,340 players to report your Super Mario Galaxy 2 play-time data this past week?
Also, were you one of the 25 people that voted, “Yes, day one purchase”, in the poll?
If you have played both New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2, are they experiences that should be compared, or different games just with Mario in their titles?
As I have stated before, I have not purchased Super Mario Galaxy 2, but I do want to play it eventually.
If you are interested in either game, you can see prices for them on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BRZ9G0&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BSA388&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr 

3D Mario versus 2D Mario: SMG2 and NSMBW Data

June 4, 2010
New Super Mario Bros. Wii versus Super Mario Galaxy 2
Quick Brew Info:
As I reported on Monday of this week, Super Mario Galaxy 2 debuted on the Nintendo Channel with play-time data.  It took approximately 9 days for its data to appear.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii, released last November, also took 9 days for its play-time data to appear on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
So, how does the play-time compare for both games, in the same amount of time?  Let’s take a look!
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Number of Players Reporting Data:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had approximately 13,359 players reporting play-time data, for its debut back in November.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 had approximately 13,340 players reporting their play-time data, for its data debut on the Nintendo Channel.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii was the winner of this section, beating Super Mario Galaxy 2 by just nineteen players, for the total number reporting data for the debut.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had 82,335 Total Hours reported for its debut.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 has 100,663 Total Hours reported for its debut.
The extra nineteen players, mentioned above, that New Super Mario Bros. Wii had for its debut, did not help it in this section though.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 has 18,328 more game-play hours, than New Super Mario Bros. Wii had for its debut.
Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii‘s Amazon.com sale rank was #3 when I captured the data back in November.  If I was a betting man, I would say it was #3, sitting behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Super Mario Galaxy 2‘s Amazon.com sale rank was #1 and its selling price was $49.99.
Though New Super Mario Bros. Wii was not #1 at the time I gathered the data, it was at other times and has remained in the “Top 25” on Amazon.com since it released.  It is currently ranked #5 on Amazon.com, selling for $34.99.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 was ranked #1 when I captured the data on Monday, but right now it is sitting at the #2 spot, selling for $49.99.
Review Score Average:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s review score average was sitting at 86%, from Metacritic.com.
Super Mario Galaxy 2’s review score average was 97.42%, from GameRankings.com.
When I started gathering review score averages on games, I used Metacritic.com;  I have since switched to GameRankings.com, as I like the full percentage shown.  Also, Metacritic.com seems to have issues once in a while, with getting the “averages” correct, due to their conversion system.

Thoughts/Poll Results:
I think it’s interesting how both games were extremely close with the number of players reporting data on their debuts.
I will be keeping track of Super Mario Galaxy 2’s data from now on, and will do updates/comparisons every now and then, seeing how it’s comparing to New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
I put up a poll last week, that asked, “Are you buying Super Mario Galaxy 2?
Here are the results from the poll:
Questions:
Were you one of the 13,340 players to report your Super Mario Galaxy 2 play-time data this past week?
Also, were you one of the 25 people that voted, “Yes, day one purchase”, in the poll?
If you have played both New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2, are they experiences that should be compared, or different games just with Mario in their titles?
As I have stated before, I have not purchased Super Mario Galaxy 2, but I do want to play it eventually.
If you are interested in either game, you can see prices for them on Amazon.com below:
  

New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Fit Plus, Wii Sports Resort: Data

May 21, 2010
Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus, & New Super Mario Bros. Wii
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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Wii Sports Resort now has 433,738 players reporting their play-time data.
Wii Fit Plus now has 219,087 players reporting their play-time data this week.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii has 476,101 players reporting their play-time data.
Player Increase Over Last Week:
Wii Sports Resort had an increase of 33,847 more players reporting play-time data this week, over 4-weeks ago.
Wii Fit Plus had an increase of 22,225 more players reporting play-time data.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had an increase of 52,021 more players reporting their data.
“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
Wii Sports Resort has 10,042,673 Total Hours reported, an increase of 1,098,192 hours from last month’s data.
Wii Fit Plus has 3,675,438 Total Hours reported, an increase of 540,335 hours from last month.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii has 13,782,272 Total Hours reported, an increase of 2,311,645 hours from the last report.
Amazon.com Sale Ranks & Advertised Prices:
Wii Sports Resort‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #21 and the current selling price is $39.99.
Wii Fit Plus‘, the game only, Amazon.com sale rank is #43 and the current selling price is $14.28.
Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #10 and the current selling price is $99.99.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #4 and the current selling price is $34.99.
GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
Wii Sports Resort‘s review score average is 82.88%, based on 50 reviews.
Wii Fit Plus‘ review score average is 81.32%, based on 19 reviews.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii‘s review score average is 88.12%, based on 54 reviews.
Thoughts:
It has been 4 weeks since I showed the data for these three games.
On May 3, Nintendo announced they would be releasing a Black Wii Console in North America, on May 9; bundling it with the original Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, and a WM+ unit, all for $199.99.  They also have the White Wii in the same bundle now as well.
Also, Amazon.com currently has the Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board bundle in stock; so if you know anybody that has been looking for it, you may want to let them know.
I think it is interesting that New Super Mario Bros. Wii is on sale for $34.99 right now, perhaps it is because of Super Mario Galaxy 2’s release this coming Sunday?

Questions:
Have you played Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus, and/or New Super Mario Bros. Wii in the last 4 weeks?

If you are interested in any of these games, you can see new and used prices for them on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001COQW14&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BS47JE&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BSA3EM&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BRZ9G0&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr