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Shooting for the Stars? Sin & Punishment: Star Successor Debut Data

October 5, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
     Sin & Punishment: Star Successor(S&P:SS) was released on June 27, 2010; with a MSRP of $49.99.  S&P:SS was developed by Treasure, and published by Nintendo.  The data below is for America game-play hours, not world-wide, even though Sin & Punishment: Star Successor was released in Japan and also in Europe.

     It took 100 days for S&P:SS’s play-time data to cross 50,000 “Total Hours” and debut on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel, as shown below:

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Sin & Punishment: Star Successor has 5,284 players reporting play-time data, for its debut on the Nintendo Channel this week.

“Total” Game-Play & Average Hours Played:
     S&P:SS has 51,298 Total Hours reported for its debut, with an average of 9 Hours 43 Minutes per person reporting data.

     The average play-time per session for Sin & Punishment: Star Successor is just under 2 Hours 2 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Sin & Punishment: Star Successor’s Amazon.com sale rank is #4,347 and is selling for $44.98(recorded around 11:30PM on 10-4-10)

Review Score Averages:
     Sin & Punishment: Star Successor’s review score average, on GameRankings.com, is 85.88%; based on 38 “professional” reviews.

     On Amazon.com, S&P:SS has a 4 out of 5 Star rating, based on 15 customer reviews.  You can see the customer review score breakdown in the picture below:

How many stars would you give it?

Thoughts:
     While Sin & Punishment: Star Successor hasn’t lit up the sky with awesome sales, I think for a first-time retail venture in America with the franchise, the game-play data is encouraging.  S&P:SS definitely isn’t one of Nintendo’s better known franchises, and to see game-play data appear just 100 days after S&P:SS released is pretty impressive, when comparing it to certain third party games.
     I don’t own S&P:SS, but I think I remember reading the game takes between 4-5 hours to complete on a single play-through; if that is the case, the data reported is showing that Wii owners are playing the game at least twice.

Questions:
     Have any of you played through Sin & Punishment: Star Successor?  If so, do you remember how long it took you to complete the game?


If you are interested in Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, you can see new and used prices linked on Amazon.com below:
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Sin & Punishment: Star Successor’s Sales Ranks (6-27-10 thru 8-5-10)

August 6, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
     Sin & Punishment: Star Successor was released on June 27, 2010, on the Nintendo Wii.  The game released with a MSRP of $49.99, and is the sequel to the original Sin & Punishment from the Nintendo 64.
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor was developed by Treasure, and published by Nintendo.

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Chart Info:
     The chart above shows the sales ranks for Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, with data captured between June 27, 2010 and August 5, 2010.  The higher the line on the chart, the better the sales rank is for the game.
There are thirty-two sales ranks used in the chart, with the date and approximate time captured shown on the chart.

Highs & Lows:
     The highest recorded sale rank for Sin & Punishment: Star Successor was #100, on June 28, around 12:45AM.
The lowest sale rank for Sin & Punishment: Star Successor was #1,158, on August 5, around 2:30AM.

Critical Reception:
     Being that Sin & Punishment: Star Successor was released in Japan in October 2009, and in Europe on May 7; reviews for the game started being published for those versions well before the North American version was released.

     Sin & Punishment: Star Successor currently has a review score average of 86.18%, based on 37 reviews from GameRankings.com.

     Sin & Punishment: Star Successor’s customer review score average on Amazon.com has a current average of about 4 out of 5 Stars.  The 4 out 5 Star customer rating would put the game at about an 80% review score average, so a little lower than the “professional” review score average.

Thoughts:
     When Nintendo released a commercial for the game back in June, it made me wonder what the impact would be on the sales for the game.  I never recorded Sin & Punishment: Star Successor’s sales rank above 100, and it seems like the game has fallen off rather quickly on the Amazon.com charts.

     When the NPD data was released for June, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor wasn’t listed in the “Top 20”, and by looking at the sales data from Amazon.com, it is probably safe to say it won’t appear on July’s NPD “Top 20” report either.

Questions:
     If you played Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, would you recommend the game to Wii owners at its current price?


If you are interested in Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com below:

Sin and Punishment Data

June 28, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
Sin and Punishment was originally released on the Nintendo 64 in Japan on November 21, 2000.
The game was not ported to North American or European N64s.

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Virtual Console Release/Days Since Release:
Sin and Punishment may not have been released for European and North American Nintendo 64s, but Nintendo did re-release Sin and Punishment on the Wii’s Virtual Console for Europe, Japan, and North America.
North America received Sin and Punishment on the Virtual Console on October 1, 2007, for the cost of 1,200 Wii Points.
The data shown above in the image is for North American Wii owners that downloaded Sin and Punishment off the Virtual Console.  The data was collected approximately 1,002 days since the game released on the Virtual Console.

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Sin and Punishment has 42,058 players reporting their play-time data, as of today(June 28, 2010).

Sales Info:
The North American Virtual Console version of Sin and Punishment has made Nintendo approximately $504,696 since it was released.

Thoughts:
Though Nintendo did not release the original Sin and Punishment in North America or Europe, perhaps the Virtual Console numbers showed them North American Wii owners enjoyed the game.
Just yesterday, Sunday, June 27, 2010, Sin and Punishment’s sequel, Sin and Punishment: Star Successor was released on the Wii in North America.

If you don’t know anything about either game, here is a video of footage from both Sin and Punishment games:

If you could not tell from the footage shown, both games are “on-rails” but allow you to move around depending on the level design.

I think it is going to be interesting seeing how Sin and Punishment: Star Successor performs in North America.

Questions:
Did you play the original Sin and Punishment?  If so, would you recommend it for the cost of $12 on the Virtual Console?
If you did or didn’t play the original, either way, did you purchase Sin and Punishment: Star Successor yesterday; or do you plan on purchasing in the near future?


If you are interested in either the original Sin and Punishment, or the sequel; links are provided for a Wii Points card and Sin and Punishment: Star Successor:

Sin and Punishment Data

June 28, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
Sin and Punishment was originally released on the Nintendo 64 in Japan on November 21, 2000.
The game was not ported to North American or European N64s.

(click image to enlarge)

Virtual Console Release/Days Since Release:
Sin and Punishment may not have been released for European and North American Nintendo 64s, but Nintendo did re-release Sin and Punishment on the Wii’s Virtual Console for Europe, Japan, and North America.
North America received Sin and Punishment on the Virtual Console on October 1, 2007, for the cost of 1,200 Wii Points.
The data shown above in the image is for North American Wii owners that downloaded Sin and Punishment off the Virtual Console.  The data was collected approximately 1,002 days since the game released on the Virtual Console.

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Sin and Punishment has 42,058 players reporting their play-time data, as of today(June 28, 2010).

Sales Info:
The North American Virtual Console version of Sin and Punishment has made Nintendo approximately $504,696 since it was released.

Thoughts:
Though Nintendo did not release the original Sin and Punishment in North America or Europe, perhaps the Virtual Console numbers showed them North American Wii owners enjoyed the game.
Just yesterday, Sunday, June 27, 2010, Sin and Punishment’s sequel, Sin and Punishment: Star Successor was released on the Wii in North America.

If you don’t know anything about either game, here is a video of footage from both Sin and Punishment games:

If you could not tell from the footage shown, both games are “on-rails” but allow you to move around depending on the level design.

I think it is going to be interesting seeing how Sin and Punishment: Star Successor performs in North America.

Questions:
Did you play the original Sin and Punishment?  If so, would you recommend it for the cost of $12 on the Virtual Console?
If you did or didn’t play the original, either way, did you purchase Sin and Punishment: Star Successor yesterday; or do you plan on purchasing in the near future?


If you are interested in either the original Sin and Punishment, or the sequel; links are provided for a Wii Points card and Sin and Punishment: Star Successor: