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How Many Hours Played? Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I’s One Year Report

October 18, 2011

Coffee Beans
     Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I was release on October 11, 2010 with a price point of 1,500 Wii Points, which is $15.  The game was co-developed by Dimps and Sonic Team, and it received an ESRB rating of “Everyone” with “Comic Mischief” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners reported playing Sonic’s WiiWare adventure with 371 days of data possibly reported?  Let’s take a look!

What are your “Total” hours reported?

The Brew
     Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I now has about 22,722 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel, compared to 7,983 Wii owners when the data debuted in November 2010.
     The game’s average play-time per day/session reported is now 51 Minutes, a 20 minute decrease over its debut average of 1 Hour 11 Minutes per day/session reported.
     The United States’ WiiWare release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I has made Sega about $340,830 over the last year, before taxes and profit sharing with Nintendo, based on the number of players having reported data and the game’s $15 price point.

Filtered Thoughts
     I still have not played Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, but I think the reported game-play data shows the game has replay value, and that Wii owners are continuing to play it.
     The game’s average hours “Per person” have increased by almost 2 hours, while the “Times” played have almost doubled, since November of last year.
     If you have not seen any footage of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, below is a trailer showing off what type of 2D platforming game-play you can expect from the game:

     If you are interested in Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, but are not sure if the game is your type of Sonic game, make sure to read the comments from the last post on the game, HERE; as reader WesFX left some great feedback on the game.

Questions
     If any of you purchased Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I the day/week it released, are you still playing it regularly(monthly)?
     If you have completed everything in the game, about how many hours did it take you to do so?

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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I – Game-Play Data Debut

November 23, 2010

Coffee Beans:
     Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I was released through the Nintendo Wii’s WiiWare service on October 11, 2010.  The game has a price point of 1,500 Wii Points, which is the equivalent of $15.  Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I was co-developed by Dimps and Sonic Team.

     The debut game-play hours below are for the United States of America Wii owners, not world-wide.  So, from October 11 through November 22, how many hours have Wii owners spent in Sonic’s new 2.5D universe?  Let’s take a look!

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I has 7,983 Wii owners reporting their play-time data, on its debut on the Nintendo Channel 43 days after its release.

Average Hours & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I has 52,305 Total Hours of game-play reported on its debut, with an average play-time of 6 Hours 33 Minutes “Per person” reporting data.

     The debut average play-time, per session, for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I is just over 1 Hour 11 Minutes.


Sales Info:
     Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I is currently in the #2 spot, out of 20; in the WiiWare’s “Popular Titles” section.
     Based on the approximate number of gamers reporting data, and the $15 price of the game, Sega has made around $119,745 off the WiiWare version of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I.
     This reported total Sega has made from the WiiWare version is only from Wii owners that report their game-play data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.

Review Score Average:
     Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I’s review score average is 75.62%, based on 13 reviews on GameRankings.com.

Thoughts:
     If the average play-time “Per person”, 6 Hours 33 Minutes, is how long it takes to complete the game on a single play-through, I think the price tag of $15 is fair.
     I haven’t purchased/played Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, so I don’t know how long the game takes to complete the first time.
     I think it’s interesting to note, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I took 43 days for game-play data to appear, while another popular 2D franchise game earlier this year, Mega Man 10, took 50 days for game-play data to appear.
     If you’re a Sonic fan, and haven’t seen any game-play footage from Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, here is a brief game-play trailer:

Questions:
     If you purchased Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, which version did you purchase, and what do you think of the game?  Is Sonic the Hedgehog 4 a Sonic game you would recommend to fans of past 2D Sonic games?


If you are interested in downloading Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, you can use a credit/debit card directly on the Wii Shop Channel, or you can purchase a Wii Points card as shown below for the WiiWare version:
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