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How many hours can you expect from Metroid: Other M? Data Report

September 5, 2012


Coffee Beans
Metroid: Other M was released on August 31, 2010 with a MSRP of $49.99. The game was developed by Team Ninja with CG portions made by D-Rockets, and it was published by Nintendo. Metroid: Other M received an ESRB rating of “Teen” with “Animated Blood, Violence” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.

How many hours have U.S. Wii owners spent playing Metroid: Other M since the game released just over 2 years ago now? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

The Brew
Metroid: Other M now has approximately 111,142 U.S. Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel, with 734 days possibly reported. The game has about 28,218 more Wii owners that have reported data just since last year’s report.

Other M’s play-time per day/session is now 2 Hours 7 Minutes, and the overall reported average has increased slightly over the last year, now sitting at 16 Hours 17 Minutes as the image above shows. The reported 1,809,294 Total Hours of game-play now is an increase of 481,021 Total Hours since the report last year.

What about critic and customer review score averages for Metroid: Other M now? The “professional” critic review score average is still 78.55%, based on 52 reviews on GameRankings.com. The customer review score average is now 72.00%, based on 260 reviews from Amazon.com.

Caffeinated Thoughts
I own Metroid: Other M now, thanks a great sale at Best Buy where I purchased the game for only $5 over the Christmas holiday this last year. Even though I own it, I still have not played the game. As a matter of fact, Metroid: Other M is not even in our house right now, as I loaned it out to our neighbor about 2 weeks ago (the same neighbor I’m borrowing Batman: Arkham Asylum from). I haven’t had an update from him yet, so I don’t know if he has made any progress in the game yet, or what he thinks of it.

If you missed how Nintendo advertised Metroid: Other M when it was released 2 years ago, you can see one commercial below for it:

As for the reported data, seeing Metroid: Other M’s reported average still sitting right above 16 hours “Per person” I think is good for the game. While Other M’s reported average is lower than Metroid Prime 3: Corruption’s reported average, if you can get 16 hours of game-play from Other M, considering its incredibly low new ($9.99 new from GameStop) and used prices in stores and from internet retailers now, I would think it’s worth giving the game a chance.

One thing I’m wondering about, is with Wii games like Metroid: Other M that shipped with known glitches, will Nintendo make an effort to get them on the Wii U’s eShop and have them properly patched up, or will games like Other M stay on the Wii console in retail format only?

Questions
Have any of you played Metroid: Other M in the last year, and if so, would you recommend it to other Wii owners? Also, do you remember how many hours you put into the game and are you sitting around the reported average “Per person”, or perhaps well above or below it?

If you are interested in Metroid: Other M for the Wii, you can see links for the game on Amazon.com and GameStop.com below:
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Metroid Prime 3: Corruption turns 5! How many hours have U.S. Wii owners reported playing it?

August 28, 2012


Coffee Beans
If you are looking for information on the contest/giveaway of BIT.TRIP BEAT, Fieldrunners, SpaceChem, & Uplink you will find the link for more information on it in the “Caffeinated Thoughts” section below.

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was released five years ago (today) in the U.S. on August 27, 2007. The game was developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo. It received an ESRB rating of “Teen” with “Animated Blood, Violence” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of, and the game released with a MSRP of $49.99.

How many hours have U.S. Wii owners reported playing Metroid Prime 3: Corruption over the last 5 years? Brew some coffee, and let’s take a look!

The Brew
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption now has approximately 542,561 U.S. Wii owners that have reported game-play data since the game released, with 1,827 days possibly reported. The game has about 25,965 more Wii owners that have reported data through the Nintendo Channel since last year’s report.

Corruption’s play-time per day/session is still the same as last year’s, 2 hours 7 minutes; and the game’s overall reported average is the exact same as it was last year, still sitting at 22 Hours 25 Minutes “Per person” that has reported data as the image above shows.

Have the critic and customer review scores changed any for the game over the last year? Well, the “professional” critic review score average is still the same at 90.16%, based on 66 reviews on GameRankings.com. The customer review score average has slightly changed though, increasing just a bit over the customer review score average from last year. Corruption now has a customer review score average of 87.02%, based on 148 customer reviews on Amazon.com.

Caffeinated Thoughts
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, what do I think about the game? Well, if you missed my review (rarely happens, I know) for it from nearly 2 years ago, you can read it HERE. In short, if you enjoy the FPS genre with some exploration aspects, and Wii motion controls in FPS games, I highly recommend you give Corruption a try. If you are planning on purchasing the Wii U (it does play Wii games), you might want to look for the Metroid Prime Trilogy bundle since you should get “more for your money” with it, though it might be difficult to find at a reasonable price now. If not the bundle, you should be able to find a cheap used copy of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption either online, or at stores like Game Stop and Best Buy that have used games. If you have never seen any footage from Corruption, the video below is a very quick look at the game:

Seeing the average reported being 22 Hours 25 Minutes “Per person” makes me think most Wii owners that have reported data are completing the game just once, and not playing through it again. I played through the game multiple times, and I’ll show how many hours I have played it in the comment section below by attaching my reported game-play hours image to my comment. I don’t know why Nintendo stopped printing both Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and the Metroid Prime: Trilogy bundle, but I think they should add one of them to the Nintendo Selects lineup, and/or have them available to purchase on the Wii U’s eShop when it launches later this year.

If you are here looking for how to enter to for a chance to win the games mentioned in the data image, you can find more information HERE. If you have already entered the contest/giveaway, just tweet out this post using the “Tweet” button below and add @CoffeeWithGames to it for an extra entry, and you can get an additional if you have “liked” the CoffeeWithGames Facebook page found HERE, and you simply “like” this post on the CoffeeWithGames Facebook page.

Questions
Have any of you played Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, perhaps in the last year even, and what did you think about the game? Good, or bad? If you have played through it completely, do you know how many hours you have played the game?
Also, do you think Nintendo should add Metroid Prime 3: Corruption to the Nintendo Selects games in some fashion?

If you are interested in the Metroid Wii games, you can see them linked below to their Amazon.com pages:

Metroid: Other M’s Hours Played – A Year’s Worth

September 12, 2011



Coffee Beans
     Metroid: Other M was released on August 31, 2010 as a Nintendo Wii exclusive, with a MSRP of $49.99.  The game was developed by Team Ninja with help from D-Rockets for the CG portions, and published by Nintendo.
     Metroid: Other M received a “Teen” rating from the ESRB with “Animated Blood, Violence” listed as content for parents/gamers to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners spent running around Bottle Ship, in Metroid: Other M with 370 days of data possibly reported?  Let’s take a look!

If you want to enter the contest/giveaway for the 2 years’ worth of coffee,
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Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data
     Metroid: Other M has about 82,924 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel in the last year.

Number of Players Reporting Data, Increased
     We last looked at Metroid: Other M’s reported game-play from April 4th this year, you can read that report HERE.
     Just since April 4, Metroid: Other M has seen an increase of about 17,823 more Wii owners reporting data.
     Metroid: Other M has seen an increase of about 71,496 more Wii owners reporting game-play data, since the game’s debut data report last September.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours
     Metroid: Other M now has 1,328,273 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 317,337 Total Hours since April.
     The game’s average time played is now 16 Hours 2 Minutes “Per person” reporting data, which is 30 Minutes more than the average that was reported from April 4, 2011.
     Metroid: Other M’s average play-time is now just over 2 Hours 11 Minutes per day/session reported.

Amazon.com Sales Information
     Metroid: Other M’s Amazon.com sale rank is #1,535, and it is currently selling for $19.99 from a third party vendor.
     (Sale rank and price recorded around 9:45PM on September 11, 2011.)

Review Score Averages
     Metroid: Other M’s “professional” review score average is 78.55%, based on 52 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     The game has a 3.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 223 customer reviews.
     Metroid: Other M’s customer review score average is 71.65%, when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
     (Review score averages recorded around 9:45PM on September 11, 2011.)

Filtered Thoughts
     I still have not played Metroid: Other M, because my backlog of video games is still not complete!  Perhaps one days(or year) I will give Metroid: Other M a play-through, but until then I will just keep watch on its reported game-play hours.
     If any of you are new Wii owners and missed how Nintendo advertised Metroid: Other M when it released, below is the commercial they ran for the game:

     Seeing Metroid: Other M still increasing at a decent pace for Total Hours reported, and the average hours reported “Per person” increasing, I think is encouraging and shows Wii owners are still playing the game; thought its overall Amazon.com sales rank not being in the “Top 1,000” is really low for a Nintendo title.
     I stated back in April’s post, how it had been interesting watching Metroid: Other M’s price change so much, and that is still the case now.  Amazon.com currently has it selling for $19.99 + $3.99 shipping from a third party vendor, while Amazon.com itself has the game listed at $47.03.
     GameStop.com has Metroid: Other M’s list price as $19.99 new, and $17.99 used.  You can see both the new and used prices, HERE.
     From most listed sales prices for the game, from Amazon to GameStop, it would appear that Metroid: Other M is destined to be a Nintendo Selects title, but it would be the first Nintendo Selects title that has a “Teen” rating; so perhaps all Nintendo will do is give it an “official” price drop without any promotion.

Questions
     Have any of you purchased and play Metroid: Other M in the last few months, and if so, what do you think about the game?
     If you own the game, would you say $20 or less is a great price for the game?  Or, is it worth just a weekend rental?

If any of you are interested in Metroid: Other M, 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=B002BSC4ZS&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  

3 x 1 = 1! Samus’ Three Adventures, Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Data Report

September 5, 2011



Coffee Beans
     Metroid Prime: Trilogy (MPT) was released in North America on August 24, 2009 with a MSRP of $49.99.  Metroid Prime: Trilogy was the original Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, all put on one Wii disc.  Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, which were originally GameCube games, were updated with Wii controls; but other than the updated controls, all the games were nearly identical to their original releases.
     The Metroid Prime games were developed by Retro Studios, and published by Nintendo.  Metroid Prime: Trilogy received an ESRB rating of “Teen” with “Animated Blood, Violence” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners played Samus’ three adventures in the last 2 years?  Let’s take a look!

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Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data
     Metroid Prime: Trilogy has about 77,607 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Nintendo Channel, with 735 days possibly reported.

Number of Players Reporting Data, Increased
     The last game-play data report on Metroid Prime: Trilogy was from data reported on August 30, 2010.  Since last year, Metroid Prime: Trilogy has seen an increase of about 21,487 Wii owners reporting data.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours
     Metroid Prime: Trilogy now has 2,572,378 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 906,605 Total Hours since last August.
     The game’s average time played is 33 Hours 8 Minutes “Per person” reporting data, which is 3 Hours 27 Minutes more than the average “Per person” was last year.
     Metroid Prime: Trilogy’s average play-time is now just over 2 Hours 13 Minutes per day/session reported.

Amazon.com Sales Information
     When I broke the news that Metroid Prime: Trilogy was no longer being published/shipped from Nintendo in January 2010, the asking price of the game almost immediately went above the MSRP of $49.99 on Amazon.com from third-party vendors.
     Metroid Prime: Trilogy’s Amazon.com sale rank is #2,534, and it is currently selling for $139.98.
     (Sales rank and price recorded around 1:30PM, on September 5, 2011.)

Review Score Averages
     Metroid Prime: Trilogy’s “professional” review score average is 92.27%, based on 33 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     The game has a 5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 104 customer reviews.
     MPT’s customer review score average is 96.92%, when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
     (Review scores recorded around 1:30PM on September 5, 2011.)

Filtered Thoughts
     I purchased Metroid Prime: Trilogy from Best Buy in December 2009, for $20.  I thought it was odd for Best Buy to have the game for so cheap and I didn’t want to wait, because I was thinking, “$20 is less than $50!”  Little did I know it was a fire sale of sorts, to get rid of the game’s inventory.
     If you have not seen any footage from the Metroid Prime games, below is a compilation trailer for Metroid Prime: Trilogy:

     While I think the reported game-play data for Metroid Prime: Trilogy is good, I think it’s interesting that Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, the standalone version, has had more players reporting data and more “Total Hours” reported over the last year, than Metroid Prime: Trilogy has.
     The two areas Metroid Prime: Trilogy is higher than Metroid Prime 3: Corruption are the average hours reported “Per person” and the number of “Times” played per person, which should be expected considering Metroid Prime: Trilogy is three games on one disc; hence, 3 x 1 = 1!
     I still own Metroid Prime: Trilogy, but I have not played it yet.  Being that I enjoyed Metroid Prime 3 so much and I have a backlog of games, I am not sure if I’m really counting Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2 as “Wii games” since there isn’t really new content in them, other than just new controls.
     I personally hope that Nintendo releases Metroid Prime: Trilogy as a Nintendo Selects title, just so new Wii owners can find it more easily, and not to mention it would be a great buy.

Questions
     As the data image asks, do you think Nintendo should release Metroid Prime: Trilogy as a Nintendo Selects title, or just let it be a “Collectors Edition” as the box says?
     If you own Metroid Prime: Trilogy, have you beaten all three games yet?

If any of you are interested to see the asking prices for Metroid Prime: Trilogy, you can see a variety of prices on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002ATY7JE&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  

Samus’ Corrupt Adventure – 4 Years of Play-Time

August 30, 2011

Coffee Beans
     Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was released in North America on August 27, 2007 with a MSRP of $49.99.  The game was developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo.
     Metroid Prime 3 received an ESRB rating of “Teen” with “Animated Blood, Violence” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners played Samus’ corrupt adventure, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, in the last 4 years?  Let’s take a look!

If you are interested in the contest/giveaway for the
coffee, you can find the details HERE!

Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data
     Metroid Prime 3: Corruption has 516,596 Wii owners that have reported game-play data since the game released.

Number of Players Reporting Data, Increased
     The last report on Metroid Prime 3 was from game-play data reported on August 30, 2010.  Since then, the game has seen an increase of 49,950 Wii owners reporting data through the Nintendo Channel.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours
     Corruption now has 11,577,329 Total Hours of game-play reported, which is an increase of 1,163,793 Total Hours in just the last year.
     The game’s total average hours played is now 22 Hours 25 Minutes “Per person” reporting data, an increase of 6 Minutes since last year.
     Metroid Prime 3: Corruption’s average play-time now is just over 2 Hours 7 Minutes per session.

Amazon.com Sales Information
     Metroid Prime 3: Corruption’s Amazon.com sale rank is #1,639, and it is currently selling for $59.99.
     (Sale rank and price recorded around 9:45PM on August 29, 2011.)

Review Score Averages
     Metroid Prime 3: Corruption’s “professional” review score average is 90.16%, based on 66 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     The game has a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 143 customer reviews.
     Corruption’s customer review score average is 86.99%, when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
     (Review score averages recorded around 9:45PM on August 29, 2011.)

Filtered Thoughts
     If you have not seen any footage of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, below is a brief video for the game.  SPOILER Warning – the video does show a few bosses from the game, though only briefly:

     Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is one of my favorite Wii games.  As I have mentioned before, I purchased the game and finished it four complete times, unlocking everything I possibly could in the game.  When I found out Metroid Prime: Trilogy was being released, I traded-in Corruption, and eventually purchased Metroid Prime: Trilogy when it was on sale at Best Buy.
     I think the reported game-play hours for Metroid Prime 3: Corruption are great, especially considering it is only a single-player focused game, and I think Corruption’s one million hours increased over just the last year shows Wii owners are still playing it.

     I think it’s a shame though, that Nintendo has allowed Wii games like Metroid Prime 3: Corruption to become hard to find, instead of releasing them as “Nintendo Selects” titles years ago.  Nintendo has been adding more Wii games to their “Nintendo Selects” lineup of games, but none of Samus’ Wii adventures have made the selection yet.  I think Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, or Metroid Prime: Trilogy, would make a great addition to the Nintendo Selects titles, and allow new Wii owners the opportunity to try the game(s).
     If you have not played Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, but are perhaps interested in it, you can read my full review and thoughts for the game HERE.

Questions
     Have any of you played Metroid Prime 3: Corruption in the last year, and if so, what did you think about it?
     Also, do you think Nintendo should add Metroid Prime 3: Corruption or Metroid Prime: Trilogy to the Nintendo Selects lineup before this coming holiday season?

If any of you are interested in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, you can see new and used prices for the game on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000FQBPDU&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  

>Metroid: Other M Crosses A Million…

April 5, 2011

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Coffee Beans:
     We last looked at Metroid: Other M’s game-play hours as they were reported on November 29.  You can read that full report HERE.

     How many hours have Wii owners spent playing Metroid: Other M in the last 127 days reported?  Let’s take a look!

Do Metroids drink coffee?  I think that one does!

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Metroid: Other M now has 65,101 Wii owners reporting their game-play hours, through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.

Player Increase Since Last Report:
     Metroid: Other M has seen an increase of about 27,549 more players reporting game-play data, since the last report.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     Metroid: Other M now has 1,010,936 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 434,987 Total Hours since the end of November.
     Metroid: Other M’s average play-time is now 15 Hours 32 Minutes “Per person” reporting data, which is an increase of 12 minutes from the average recorded on November 29, and it’s 5 Hours 41 Minutes higher than the average reported when the game debuted.
     Metroid: Other M’s average play-time per session is now 2 Hours 15 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Metroid: Other M’s Amazon.com sale rank is currently #335, and it is selling for $27.47.
     (Sale rank and price recorded around 11:50PM on April 4, 2011)

Review Score Averages:
     Metroid: Other M’s “professional” review score average is now 78.55%, based on 52 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     Metroid: Other M has a 3.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 197 customer reviews.
     Metroid: Other M’s customer review score average is 70.45%, when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.

Where would you rate it?

     (Review score averages recorded around 11:50PM, on April 4, 2011)

Filtered Thoughts:
     It has taken Metroid: Other M 31 weeks to cross one million reported game-play hours, and while that’s not super for what I would consider a main Nintendo franchise; I think it’s decent enough for the game, considering the wide-range of opinions on it.
     It’s been interesting watching Metroid: Other M’s Amazon.com sale price over the last 4 months.  In the last report, Amazon.com had the sale price of Metroid: Other M at under $30.  For several weeks during November and December, and for just a bit into the new year, Amazon.com had the price below $30; then the price went back to $49.99 and stayed there for a while.  Just a few days ago, Amazon.com dropped the price on Metroid: Other M back below $30.
     I don’t think Nintendo has given an update on how Metroid: Other M’s sales were throughout the holidays(if so, I didn’t find it), but seeing the game discounted below $30 is something that is rarely done with main Nintendo franchises.  Mario Wii games, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and even Super Smash Bros. Brawl are still very close to their MSRPs of $49.99; so, I’m not sure if Nintendo is allowing Amazon.com to drop the price simply to clear Metroid: Other M from inventory, or if they are still printing the game and trying to reach a certain sales goal with it, just at a lower price.
     If any of you didn’t see the television commercial Nintendo ran advertising Metroid: Other M, you can watch it right here:

Questions:
     Have any of you been playing Metroid: Other M in the last 4 months?  If you just started playing it in the last 4 months, what do you think of the game?  If you completed Metroid: Other M once, have you gone back to play it again?

If anybody is interested in Metroid: Other M, 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=B002BSC4ZS&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  

Metroid: Other M’s Reported Game-Play Hours

December 1, 2010

Coffee Beans:
     We last looked at the game-play hours for Samus’ latest adventure, Metroid: Other M, on October 18.  Metroid: Other M’s play-time data debuted on the Nintendo Channel on September 13, and you can see the debut play-time data HERE.

     In the last 43 days, how many hours have Wii owners spent playing Samus’ new adventure, and what are the average hours of game-play reported for Metroid: Other M?  Let’s take a look!

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

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Metroid: Other M now has 37,552 Wii owners reporting their play-time data, through the Nintendo Channel.

Player Increase Since Last Report:
     Metroid: Other M has seen an increase of about 11,826 more players reporting their game-play data, in the 43 days since the last report.

Average Hours & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
    Metroid: Other M has 575,949 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 208,351 game-play hours in the last 43 days reported.
     Metroid: Other M’s average play-time “Per person” is now 15 Hours 20 Minutes, an increase of 1 Hour 3 Minutes of average game-play time, “Per person” reporting data.
     The average Metroid: Other M play session is now just over 2 Hours 20 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Metroid: Other M’s Amazon.com sale rank is currently #115, and is selling for $24.99.
     (Captured around 12:00AM on 12-1-10)

Review Score Averages:
     Metroid: Other M’s review score average is now 79.17%, based on 49 “professional” reviews on GameRankings.com.  This is a slight increase since the last report, which had 47 reviews reported for an average of 79.38%.
     (Captured around 12:00AM on 12-1-10)

Thoughts:
     News broke about 2 weeks ago, that Metroid: Other M has not met sales expectations in North America, and Nintendo is trying to figure out why.  Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president, told Kotaku.com, “We believe that it could be, should be a million unit title.”  Reggie stated he didn’t think the title would reach that number through the holidays, and the title was close to half-a-million units sold so far.
     Just in the last week or so, Amazon.com has consistently had the sale price of Metroid: Other M under $30.  I wonder if perhaps Nintendo’s new strategy to get Metroid: Other M to one million units, is by allowing retailers to slash its price during the holidays?
     I still haven’t played Metroid: Other M, but the new lower price on Amazon.com has made me interested; though I will probably just end up renting it in the future.

Questions:
     If you purchased Metroid: Other M when it first released, and perhaps some Wii owners(like myself) have been on the fence about the title, would you suggest they purchase it while they can for under $30?  Or, do you think Samus’ latest adventure is more of a rental?

If anybody is interested in Metroid: Other M, you can see it priced on Amazon.com linked directly below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BSC4ZS&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

Link to Kotaku’s full interview with Reggie: http://kotaku.com/5688617/nintendo-trying-to-figure-out-what-went-wrong-with-newest-metroid