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Avalanche of Hours? Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage Play-Time Data

August 29, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
     Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage was released on the Nintendo Wii on November 8, 2009.  It was the sequel to Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip, that released on November 16, 2008.
     Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage released with a MSRP of $49.99, but can now be found for around $20 new.

     It took 289 days for Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage’s play-time data to debut on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage has 7,771 players reporting play-time data, for its debut on the Nintendo Channel.

“Total” Game-Play & Average Hours Played Reported:
     Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage has 50,909 Total Hours for its debut, and 6 Hours 33 Minutes play-time per person/console reporting data.

     The average play-time per session for Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage is just about 1 Hour 16 minutes.

Sale Rank & Sale Price:
     Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage’s sale rank is #3,437 and is selling for $19.49 directly from Amazon.com.

Review Score Averages:
     Shaun White Snowboarind: World Stage’s review score average is 73.27%, based on 22 “professional” reviews on GameRankings.com.

     On Amazon.com, Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage has a 4.5 out of 5 Star customer rating, based on just four customer reviews.  Two were 5 Star, two were 4 Star.

Thoughts:
     I have not played Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage, but I do own the original Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip on my Wii.

     I also found it really surprising in getting the Amazon.com sale rank for Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage, that Road Trip was ranked higher than World Stage.  Both games have a MSRP of $19.99, so I find it surprising that the sequel, released in 2009, wasn’t ranked significantly higher than the original, that was released in 2008.

     Also, I am surprised the sequel has taken so long to debut, because Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage was released in November 2009 as a Wii exclusive, unlike the original which was a multi-console release.

     While Wii owners have not caused an avalanche of play-time hours with the game, at least from what has been reported; if Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage is anything like the original, Road Trip, I would think the use of the Wii Balance board in the game is some of the best use of the Balance Board on the Wii.

Questions:
     Have you played Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage?  If so, what do you think about it?  Is it a game you would recommend to other Wii owners, especially considering both the original Shaun White Snowboarind Road Trip, and World Stage, are selling for around $20?

If you are interested in it, you can see new and used prices on Amazon.com below:

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