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Grab Your Wakizashi! Samurai Warriors 3 Report

September 28, 2011

Coffee Beans
     Samurai Warriors 3 (SW3) was released for the Wii in North America on September 27, 2010 with a MSRP of $49.99.  The game was developed by Omega Force, and published by Nintendo for its release in the United States and Europe.
     Samurai Warriors 3 received a “Teen” rating from the ESRB with “Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco, Violence” listed as content for parents/gamers to be aware of.
     SW3 is classified by Nintendo as a “Tactical Action” game on its press page, and the game features a single-player campaign, local split-screen multi-player, as well as online multi-player for 1-2 players.

     How many hours have Wii owners spent hacking and slashing in Samurai Warriors 3 since it released last year?  Let’s take a look!

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Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data
     Samurai Warriors 3 has about 4,922 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Nintendo Channel for the United States of America, with 364 days possibly reported.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours
     SW3 has 195,201 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average overall play-time of 39 Hours 40 Minutes “Per person” reporting data.
     The game’s average play-time per session/day reported is 2 Hours 39 Minutes.


Sales Information
     Samurai Warriors 3’s Amazon.com sale rank is #5,818, and it is currently selling for $23.68 fulfilled by Amazon.
     (Sale rank and price recorded around 12:45AM on September 28, 2011.)

Review Score Averages
     The game’s “professional” review score average is 58.73%, based on 15 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     SW3 has a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 7 customer reviews.
     The game’s customer review score average is 88.57%, when the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
     (Review score averages recorded around 12:45AM on September 28, 2011.)

Odd Beans
   While researching for this post, I googled “Samurai terms coffee” and was very surprised by the first result that popped up.  Apparently, not only do samurai drink coffee, but they have their very own coffee company!  It’s the Country Samurai Coffee Company, based out of Hawaii.

     If you are actually wondering how the company came up with its name, you can read that HERE.

Filtered Thoughts
     I have not played Samurai Warriors 3, or any of the games from the series as a matter of fact.  If you have never seen what the game-play is like, below is a trailer that should give you an idea of how Samurai Warriors 3’s presentation is and give you an idea of how the game plays:

     Now, you may be thinking, “Coffee, why a data report on Samurai Warriors 3?”  Well, it was not one of the games I have been tracking on a weekly basis, and I didn’t even see it when looking at older Wii games to do reports on recently.
     No, the reason is really simple.  A reader from GoNintendo.com left a comment on my SpongeBob post from yesterday that was posted over on GoNintendo earlier today, saying he wished he could see the data on Samurai Warriors 3 and another Wii game.
     When I saw his comment, it reminded me I had completely forgotten to track Samurai Warriors 3 last year after it released, so I decided to record the data and get the report together.
     While SW3’s “Total Hours” reported are not very high, I think the hours reported “Per person” show the Wii owners that played this game really enjoyed it and they have put a lot of time into it.
     Also, I found the difference in the “professional” review score average and the Amazon.com customer reviews to be interesting, and I wonder if it was because the “professional” reviewers didn’t put a lot of time into the game?  I don’t know.

Questions
     If you have played Samurai Warriors 3, what do you think about the game?  Is it a game you would recommend to other Wii owners that haven’t given it a chance, and were perhaps turned off by the “professional” review scores for the game?
     Also, if you have played all of the games from the Samurai Warriors series, which game from the series is your favorite?

If any of you are interested in Samurai Warriors 3 for the Wii, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com linked below:
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