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Rabbids went home? Rabbids find a new home! Rabbids Go Home data report.

November 15, 2012


Coffee Beans
The Rabbids will be finding a new home this Sunday in North America, when the Wii U launches and they start invading the console through Rabbids LAND; but the Rabbids have had a home on the Wii for the last several years.

Rabbids Go Home was released on November 3, 2009 for the Wii, at a MSRP of $49.99. It was the Rabbids’ first comedy-adventure, according to Ubisoft, and players helped the Rabbids collect junk in their attempt to make a ladder of sorts, to the moon. The game was developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, and received an ESRB rating of “EVERYONE 10+” with “Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Tobacco Reference” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.

How many U.S. Wii owners have reported playing Rabbids Go Home, and how many hours have they reported trying to help the Rabbids get home? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

Data for U.S. Wii owners.

The Brew
Rabbids Go Home now has approximately 126,679 U.S. Wii owners that have reported playing the game, with 1,105 days possibly reported. The players have reported over two million total hours of gameplay, 2,109,568 hours to be exact, since the game released as the image above shows. The average play-time reported is 16 Hours 40 Minutes “Per person”, and the average time spent playing the game per day/time is about 1 Hour 41 Minutes.

Rabbids Go Home has the highest average hours reported “Per person” out of all the Rabbids Wii games with data reported, which means that if you’re looking to get the most hours of gameplay out of a Rabbids Wii game, this is probably the one to go with. (The other Rabbids Wii games with data reported are Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 and Rayman Raving Rabbids TV PartyRabbids Lab doesn’t have enough hours reported yet, so an average “Per person” does not show up.)

How was the Rabbid’s first comedy-adventure received by critics and customers? The game has a professional critic review score average of 79.02%, based on 33 reviews on GameRankings.com. It has a customer review score average of 71.37%, based on 51 reviews from Amazon.com.

Caffeinated Thoughts
I did play Rabbids Go Home, but I didn’t beat it. Back in January 2010, I started a game rental service through a local video game company that was open, Gamer Doc, and rented the game for about a week. School was just starting up and I didn’t keep it long enough to beat though, but I checked my reported time with the game and put nearly 15 hours into it before returning it. Based on my play-time with it and the reported overall average “Per person” I guess I was closer to finishing it than I knew!

If you have never seen what type of gameplay Rabbids Go Home provides, the trailer below should give you a decent idea.

I enjoyed my time with the game, even though I didn’t finish it. Being that I was (and am) a fan of the Raving Rabbids Wii games, I was glad to see Ubisoft try something new with the Rabbids outside of the mini-games/party games the Rabbids had become known for at the time.

The Wii U is launching in just over 2 days, and Rabbids LAND is still on my short list of Wii U games to buy day one, because we enjoyed the Rabbids Wii games so much. If you haven’t seen the a trailer for Rabbids LAND on the Wii U, the trailer below is one Bean 1 likes to play from the Nintendo Channel and will give you an idea of what to expect with the Rabbids using the Wii U GamePad.

Questions
Did any of you play Rabbids Go Home, and help the Rabbids complete their mission to go home?

Are any of you planning on joining the Rabbids when they invade their new Wii U home with Rabbids LAND?

Check out some Rabbids Wii, 3DS, and Wii U games below:

Time for rabid Rabbids on Wii U? Time for rabid Rabbids on Wii! Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 Data Report

October 18, 2012


Coffee Beans
Are you looking forward to Rabbids LAND on the Wii U? Did you play any of the Rabbids games on the Wii? We’re taking the plunge, and looking at one of them today!

Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 was released for the Wii on November 13, 2007 in the U.S., and was developed by Ubisoft Paris. It released with a MSRP of $49.99, and received an ESRB rating or “EVERYONE 10+” with “Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.

How many U.S. Wii owners have reported playing Rayman Raving Rabbids 2, and how many hours have they reported being Rabbid rabid? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

The Brew
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 has approximately 337,017 U.S. Wii owners that have reported playing the game through the Nintendo Channel, with 1,798 days possibly reported. The players have reported 4,640,386 Total Hours of gameplay since the game released, almost 5 years ago now. The total average play-time is 13 Hours 46 Minutes “Per person, with the average time played per day/session being about 1 Hour 29 Minutes.

How was the Rabbids’ second Wii outing received by critics and customers? The game’s “professional” critic review score average is 67.71%, based on 27 reviews on GameRankings.com. It has a customer review score average of 82.29%, based on 122 reviews from Amazon.com.

I forgot my carrot juice.

Caffeinated Thoughts
I am really looking forward to Rabbids LAND on the Wii U. The original Rayman Raving Rabbids was a day one purchase with our Wii system. Why? Mrs. Coffee. Growing up, she took a liking to rabbits and the original promotional videos of Rayman Raving Rabbids really caught her attention, and the humor in them helped sell her (and me) on giving the game a try. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from it, but I think the original game had some of the best uses of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk in the launch titles for the system. The Rabbids dancing mini-games were the family favorite in the games, and provided us with many hours of fun.

I personally enjoyed the first-person rail shooting mini-games in the first game a lot, and I was excited to see Ubisoft try new things with the sequel’s first-person rail shooting mini-games. They filmed real life city locations for the rail shooting mini-games in Rayman Raving Rabbids 2, and put the Rabbids in those locations. If you want to see what the first-person rail shooting (real life location) Rabbid mini-game looks like, watch the first video below.

Being that we are now pretty big fans of the Rabbids and own three of their Wii games, I really am expecting Rabbids LAND for the Wii U to be fun and funny, and I’m also expecting it to use the GamePad in some of the most unique ways out of all the launch games. If you haven’t seen any promotional videos for Rabbids LAND on the Wii U, the second video is a short trailer for that game.

(If you are looking for the Wii U console giveaway details, you can find more information about it HERE!)

As for the average reported for Rayman Raving Rabbids 2, because our average is about 30 hours higher than the average reported, it makes me think most Wii owners used this as mainly a party game and would pull it out occasionally to play with friends and family, instead of playing through the majority of the mini-games and attempting to get high scores in them as we would did.

Questions
Did any of you play Rayman Raving Rabbids 2, or any of the other Rabbids games on the Wii? If so, do you have a favorite game from the series, or perhaps a favorite mini-game?

Are any of you looking forward to Rabbids LAND on the Wii U?

Check out the Rabbids related games below: