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>The Wii’s First Online Multiplayer Game – Pokemon Battle Revolution Data Report

March 27, 2011

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Coffee Beans:
     Pokemon Battle Revolution(PBR) was released on June 25, 2007 in North America, with a MSRP of $49.99.  Pokemon Battle Revolution was the very first Wii game to have online multi-player, as well as connectivity with some of the Pokemon Nintendo DS games.

     Pokemon Battle Revolution was rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB, with “Mild Fantasy Violence” as the only content listed for parents to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners spent battling in Pokemon Battle Revolution?  Let’s take a look!

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Pokemon Battle Revolution has 441,681 Wii owners reporting their play-time data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel, with 1,366 days reported.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     Pokemon Battle Revolution has 10,115,086 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average play-time of 22 Hours 54 Minutes “Per person” reporting data.

     Pokemon Battle Revolution’s average play-time per session is just over 1 Hour 35 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Pokemon Battle Revolution’s Amazon.com sale rank is #2,162, and it’s currently selling for $59.34.
     (Sale rank and advertised price recorded around 5:20PM, on 3-27-11)

Review Score Averages:
     Pokemon Battle Revolution’s “professional” review score average is 53.19%, based on 34 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     PBR has a 3.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 43 customer reviews.
     Pokemon Battle Revolution’s customer review score average is 65.11%, when converted to a 100% review scale.

     (Review score averages recorded around 5:20PM, on 3-27-11)

Filtered Thoughts:
     I haven’t played Pokemon Battle Revolution, but I haven’t played any Pokemon game really.  The Pokemon series of games is one that I just have never really tried, due to a very shallow hatred for the series I created, dating back to the 90s and the N64 era.

     I do think the “Total Hours” reported for Pokemon Battle Revolution are low compared to some other Wii games(Call of Duty: World at War, Metroid Prime 3), especially considering it was the very first Wii game to have an online multi-player aspect.
     I’ve read that the handheld Pokemon games, such as Pokemon Black/White, are more popular than the console Pokemon games, and perhaps this data reflects that with the average hours “Per person” reported being just over 20 hours?

     As for the game’s Amazon.com sale rank, I think the Amazon data probably means that Nintendo has stopped publishing Pokemon Battle Revolution, because the game isn’t listed from Amazon.com directly, but only from third parties.

Questions:
     Have any of you played Pokemon Battle Revolution, and if so, what do you think about the game?  Was the online multi-player done pretty well for a Pokemon game?  Also, are any of you perhaps still playing Pokemon Battle Revolution on a regular basis?

If anybody is interested in Pokemon Battle Revolution, 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=B000OAJKI4&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr 

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