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Super Mario Galaxy’s 4 Years – Over One Million Wii Owners, Over 50 Million Hours Played

November 16, 2011



Coffee Beans
     Super Mario Galaxy was released on November 12, 2007.  The game was developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo, and of course published by Nintendo.
     Super Mario Galaxy received an “Everyone” ESRB rating with “Mild Cartoon Violence” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.
     The game released with a MSRP of $49.99, and for nearly 4 years was sold brand new to millions of Wii owners at $49.99.  In August of this year, Nintendo announced it was adding Super Mario Galaxy to the Nintendo Selects titles.  On August 28, Super Mario Galaxy joined the Nintendo Selects titles and became available for just $19.99 brand new.

     Exactly how many hours has Super Mario Galaxy been played?  Well, with November 12 marking the game’s 4 year anniversary on the Wii, let’s take a look!

The Brew
     Super Mario Galaxy has 1,745,703 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel, with 1,463 days possibly reported.
     When Wii owners are sitting down and playing the game, they play it for nearly 2 hours at a time according to the reported data.  The average play-time per day/session for Super Mario Galaxy is 1 Hour 53 Minutes.
     The game has been received well by “professional reviewers” and consumers alike.  The game’s “professional” review score average is 97.46% based on 77 reviews on GameRankings.com.  SMG has a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 591 customer reviews for the original release.  The customer review scores average is 92.25% when the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.

Caffeinated Thoughts
     If you’re wondering what type of game-play you can expect from Super Mario Galaxy, the trailer below should give you an idea of the adventure you can expect:

     I have mentioned in previous posts that I played and beat Super Mario Galaxy, but I never went back to find all the stars spread around the galaxy.
     With Super Mario Galaxy having a new price point of just $19.99 though, I think that’s a great price for the game.  If you are a Mario video game fan and you have not played Super Mario Galaxy, you may want to add it to your Christmas/holiday list now.
     My reported game-play hours for Super Mario Galaxy have not changed since last year, and you can see my reported hours below:

     I am amazed at how many hours we can put into video games, and entertainment in general; as for Super Mario Galaxy’s reported data, the 56,917,839 Total Hours that have been reported over the last 4 years are equivalent to about 6,497 years of game-play!

Questions
     Have any of you played Super Mario Galaxy recently?  Or, if you have played it, did you only beat it once and never really play it again?
     If you have not played Super Mario Galaxy, is it perhaps on your Christmas list now that is has a lower price?

If any of you are interested in Super Mario Galaxy, you can see the Nintendo Selects title on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=B005FYJA52

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The Wii’s Super Mario Battle – 2D versus 3D

July 15, 2011



Coffee Beans
     Super Mario Galaxy(SMG) was released on November 12, 2007 for the Wii.  The game brought Wii owners a brand new 3D Mario adventure in a galaxy that might be far away, but it had a lot of characters Mario fans were familiar with, and it was the first new Mario platforming game for the Wii system.
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii(NSMBW) was released on November 15, 2009 for the Wii.  While the game didn’t boast full 3D environments, or super crazy gravity effects necessarily, it brought Wii owners a Mario game that hearkened back to the NES and SNES days of Mario console games, and it could be played by up to 4 players simultaneously.

     With Super Mario Galaxy having been released more than 2 years before New Super Mario Bros. Wii, it would be safe to assume that Super Mario Galaxy would have more game-play hours reported right?  Wrong!  Let’s take a look!

Hours shown are for United States of America Wii owners that
report game-play data via the the Nintendo Channel, the hours
shown are not for all Wii owners that have played the games.

Approx Number of Players Having Reported Data
     Super Mario Galaxy has had 1,674,474 Wii owners report game-play data, in the 1,324 days possibly reported from November 12, 2007 to June 27, 2011.
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii has had 1,280,983 Wii owners report game-play hours in the 590 days possibly reported from November 15, 2009 to June 27, 2011.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours
     Super Mario Galaxy now has 54,066,610 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 8,1433,020 Total Hours since the data reported from October 4, 2010.
     Super Mario Galaxy’s average play-time per session is just over 1 Hour 53 Minutes.

     New Super Mario Bros. Wii now has 54,256,021 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 23,370,806 Total Hours since the data reported from November 15, 2010.
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s average play-time per session is just over 1 Hour 51 Minutes.

Sales Ranks & Advertised Prices
     Super Mario Galaxy’s Amazon.com sale rank is #202, and is currently selling for $40.54.

     New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s Amazon.com sale rank is #24, and it is currently selling for $43.99.
     (Sales ranks and advertised prices recorded around 12:15AM on July 15, 2011.)

Review Score Averages
     Super Mario Galaxy’s “professional” review score average is 97.46%, based on 77 reviews on GameRankings.com.
     The game has a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 575 customer reviews.
     SMG’s customer review score average is 92.34%, when the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.

     New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s “professional” review score average is 88.12%, based on 56 reviews on GameRankings.com.
     NSMBW, like SMG, has a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, but it is based on 852 customer reviews.
     NSMBW’s customer review score average is 92.44%, when the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
     (Review score averages recorded around 12:15AM EST, on July 15, 2011.)

Quick Bean Counting

  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii took only 1 year, 7 months, 12 days to pass Super Mario Galaxy’s “Total Hours” of reported game-play, as of June 27, 2011
  • On June 27, 2011 Super Mario Galaxy had 393,491 more Wii owners that had reported game-play data than New Super Mario Bros. Wii did.
  • SMG and NSMBW had 108,322,631 Total Hours of game-play reported in the United States as of the June 27, 2011 data; that’s the equivalent of 12,357 years of game-play.

Filtered Thoughts
     I have played and beaten both Super Mario Galaxy and New Super Mario Bros. Wii.  While I played SMG through once by myself, I beat NSMBW cooperatively with Mrs. Coffee.  Personally, I found New Super Mario Bros. Wii to be more enjoyable, as I didn’t find much about Super Mario Galaxy to bring me back to it once I completed it.
     Mrs. Coffee and I not only finished New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s main “campaign”, but we also went back to find all the hidden coins in the game, which we did find.

     As for the reported game-play data, I think it’s pretty incredible that New Super Mario Bros. Wii has already passed Super Mario Galaxy’s reported game-play hours, especially when considering SMG was available for 734 days before NSMBW was released.
     I checked our reported play-times for both games, and they are:
     Super Mario Galaxy – Time Played:  22 Hours 53 Minutes, Times Played: 8 Times
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii – Time Played:  64 Hours 14 Minutes, Times Played: 17 Times


Questions
     Have any of you played both Super Mario Galaxy and New Super Mario Bros. Wii?  If so, which game did you enjoy more?
     Also, did any of you play SMG and/or NSMBW cooperatively all the way through?


If any of you are interested in either Super Mario Galaxy or New Super Mario Bros. Wii, you can see prices for both on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000FQ9QVI&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BRZ9G0&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

Mario’s Super Galaxies

October 6, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
     The last we looked at data for both Super Mario Galaxy(SMG) and Super Mario Galaxy 2(SMG2) was back on July 13.
  
     SMG’s play-time data represents approximately 1,058 days of data being reported, while SMG2’s data is for about 135 reported days; since the release dates for both games.  The data below will be compared to the data from July 12, to the data captured on October 4.

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Super Mario Galaxy has 1,470,689 players reporting play-time data, on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
     Super Mario Galaxy 2 now has 196,257 players their play-time data, since the July 12 data.

Player Increase Since Last Report:
     Super Mario Galaxy has increased by 70,704 more players reporting data, over the 85 days since July 12.
     Super Mario Galaxy 2 has increased by 95,622 more players reporting play-time data, since July 12.

“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported & Increased:
     Super Mario Galaxy now has 45,923,590 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 3,006,560 hours.
     SMG’s average hours “per person” have increased by 34 minutes, with an average now of 31 Hrs 14 Minutes.
     The average game-play session for Super Mario Galaxy players is just over 1 Hour 53 Minutes.

     Super Mario Galaxy 2 has 5,145,891 Total Hours reported, an increase of 3,046,423 hours in the 85 days since the July 12 data.
     SMG2’s average hours “per person” have increased by 5 Hours 21 Minutes, now with an average of 26 Hours 14 Minutes.
     The average game-play session for Super Mario Galaxy 2 is just over 2 Hours 19 Minutes.

Sale Ranks & Advertised Prices:
     Super Mario Galaxy’s Amazon.com sale rank is #131, and its current selling price is $40.54.
     Super Mario Galaxy 2’s Amazon.com sale rank is #43, and is currently selling for $49.95.

Review Score Averages:
     Super Mario Galaxy’s review score average is the same as when I showed the data back in July.  SMG’s review score average is 97.46%, based on 77 reviews, on GameRankings.com.
     Super Mario Galaxy 2’s review score average is not the same, as it was in July.  SMG2’s review score average is now 97.07%, based on 53 reviews on GameRankings.com.  SMG’s new score is slightly lower than its 97.25% average from July, that was based on 51 reviews.

Here is how SMG and SMG2 have been reviewed on Amazon.com:

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Thoughts:
     I think it’s interesting that Super Mario Galaxy is putting up game-play numbers relatively close to what Super Mario Galaxy 2 is.  I was thinking that SMG2 would be seeing significantly more game-play hours reported, over SMG, this close to its release still; but SMG2 only had 39,863 more “Total Hours”, than SMG, gained/reported since the last report.

Questions:
     Did any of you pick up Super Mario Galaxy 2, or Super Mario Galaxy, over the summer and play through them?  If so, what did you think of either game?  I still only own Super Mario Galaxy, and it has been 2+ years since I have played through that one.

If anybody is interested in either Super Mario Galaxy or Super Mario Galaxy 2, you can see new and used prices for them on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000FQ9QVI&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BSA388&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

Super Mario Galaxy & Super Mario Galaxy 2 Data

July 14, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
Super Mario Galaxy was released on November 12, 2007, with a MSRP of $49.99.
The first/last time I reported data for Super Mario Galaxy was on May 22; you can read that post HERE.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released on May 23, 2010, also with a MSRP of $49.99.
The last time I reported data for Super Mario Galaxy 2 was on June 8; you can read that post HERE.

The data below for Super Mario Galaxy represents approximately 974 days of reporting after its release, while Super Mario Galaxy 2’s data represents approximately 51 days of reporting since it released.

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Number of Players Reporting Data:
Super Mario Galaxy has approximately 1,399,985 players reporting their play-time data, on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 has approximately 100,635 players reporting play-time data.

Player Increase Since Last Report:
Super Mario Galaxy has increased by 59,532 more players reporting play-time data, since the May 22 report.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 has increased by 71,234 more players reporting data, since the June 8 report.

“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported & Increased(since last report):
Super Mario Galaxy now has 42,917,030 Total Hours reported, an increase of 2,552,450 hours.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 now has 2,099,468 Total Hours reported, an increase of 1,740,859 hours.

Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Super Mario Galaxy’s Amazon.com sale rank is #80 and its current selling price is $40.54.
Super Mario Galaxy 2’s Amazon.com sale rank is #7 and its current selling price is $46.99.

GameRankings.com Review Score Average:
Super Mario Galaxy’s current review score average is 97.46%, based on 77 reviews.
Super Mario Galaxy’s review score average has slightly increased from the May report’s percentage of 97.28%.
Interestingly, GameRankings.com has removed four review scores from its average since May, when it then  had 81 reviews.

Super Mario Galaxy 2’s current review score average is 97.25%, based on 51 reviews.
On June 8, Super Mario Galaxy 2’s review score average was 97.36%, based on 40 reviews; so its average has decreased slightly, while adding eleven reviews to its average.

Thoughts:
I find it interesting that Super Mario Galaxy 2’s average hours “Per person” are around 20 hours of game-play.
I do not own Super Mario Galaxy 2, and I have not played it; so I don’t know how many “Total” hours it should take a person to complete.
If it is around 30 hours, I wonder if that’s where it will end up averaging like Super Mario Galaxy is right now; or if people will go back and spend many more hours collecting all the stars and replaying the levels.

Questions:
If you have played and beaten the main campaign in Super Mario Galaxy 2, have you found yourself going back to play the game again?  If you have collected all the stars already, about how many hours did it take you?

If you are interested in either Super Mario Galaxy or Super Mario Galaxy 2, you can see new & some used prices on Amazon.com below:
  

Super Mario Galaxy & Super Mario Galaxy 2 Data

July 14, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
Super Mario Galaxy was released on November 12, 2007, with a MSRP of $49.99.
The first/last time I reported data for Super Mario Galaxy was on May 22; you can read that post HERE.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released on May 23, 2010, also with a MSRP of $49.99.
The last time I reported data for Super Mario Galaxy 2 was on June 8; you can read that post HERE.

The data below for Super Mario Galaxy represents approximately 974 days of reporting after its release, while Super Mario Galaxy 2’s data represents approximately 51 days of reporting since it released.

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Number of Players Reporting Data:
Super Mario Galaxy has approximately 1,399,985 players reporting their play-time data, on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 has approximately 100,635 players reporting play-time data.

Player Increase Since Last Report:
Super Mario Galaxy has increased by 59,532 more players reporting play-time data, since the May 22 report.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 has increased by 71,234 more players reporting data, since the June 8 report.

“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported & Increased(since last report):
Super Mario Galaxy now has 42,917,030 Total Hours reported, an increase of 2,552,450 hours.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 now has 2,099,468 Total Hours reported, an increase of 1,740,859 hours.

Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Super Mario Galaxy’s Amazon.com sale rank is #80 and its current selling price is $40.54.
Super Mario Galaxy 2’s Amazon.com sale rank is #7 and its current selling price is $46.99.

GameRankings.com Review Score Average:
Super Mario Galaxy’s current review score average is 97.46%, based on 77 reviews.
Super Mario Galaxy’s review score average has slightly increased from the May report’s percentage of 97.28%.
Interestingly, GameRankings.com has removed four review scores from its average since May, when it then  had 81 reviews.

Super Mario Galaxy 2’s current review score average is 97.25%, based on 51 reviews.
On June 8, Super Mario Galaxy 2’s review score average was 97.36%, based on 40 reviews; so its average has decreased slightly, while adding eleven reviews to its average.

Thoughts:
I find it interesting that Super Mario Galaxy 2’s average hours “Per person” are around 20 hours of game-play.
I do not own Super Mario Galaxy 2, and I have not played it; so I don’t know how many “Total” hours it should take a person to complete.
If it is around 30 hours, I wonder if that’s where it will end up averaging like Super Mario Galaxy is right now; or if people will go back and spend many more hours collecting all the stars and replaying the levels.

Questions:
If you have played and beaten the main campaign in Super Mario Galaxy 2, have you found yourself going back to play the game again?  If you have collected all the stars already, about how many hours did it take you?

If you are interested in either Super Mario Galaxy or Super Mario Galaxy 2, you can see new & some used prices on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000FQ9QVI&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BSA388&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr 

Super Mario Galaxy Play-Time Data/Thoughts

May 22, 2010

Super Mario Galaxy was released on Monday, November 12, 2007.
Tomorrow(5-23-10), Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be released.

About 2 weeks ago, I put Super Mario Galaxy back in our Wii, after a very long absence from playing it.
My wife started her own campaign, and I played using the second Wii Remote.  We’ve only played that one day, so far.
Here’s a picture of our total play-time with Super Mario Galaxy:

(Our Super Mario Galaxy play-time)

I received the original Super Mario Galaxy as a Christmas gift, in 2007.
I collected enough stars for the final boss battle, and once I finished the final boss battle in Super Mario Galaxy, I never went back to find any other stars; or even attempt another play-through of the game.
For some reason, I didn’t enjoy Super Mario Galaxy, like I enjoyed Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.  I don’t really know why this was.
I thought perhaps it was my attitude when playing the game, so instead of trading it off; I kept it thinking I would play through the game again one day, from beginning to end.

After looking at our data(shown above), I thought, “I wonder how it compares to the ‘average’ data reported on the Nintendo Channel?”

Here is Super Mario Galaxy’s play-time data, review score average, and current Amazon.com sale rank.

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Super Mario Galaxy has approximately 1,340,453 players reporting play-time data in North America.

Total Game-Play Hours/Sessions Reported:
Super Mario Galaxy has 40,364,580 Total Hours reported played, with 30 Hours 7 Minutes being the average play-time per person reporting data.  Our average play-time is only 22 hours 53 Minutes.  My initial completion of the game had a play-time of just over 20 hours.
The total reported number of play sessions is 21,219,371, with an average of 15.83 sessions per person reporting data.  As the first picture showed, we’ve only contributed 8 play sessions to the total number reported.  One of those play sessions was from my wife starting her own game, so that means I finished the game in seven play sessions.

Questions:
If you played the original Super Mario Galaxy, how did you like it compared to other Mario games you may have played?  How is your play-time data hours compared to the average per person?
Were you a completionist, and go back to collect all the stars in the game; or were you like me and collected just enough stars for the final boss battle?

Last, but not least, do you plan on purchasing Super Mario Galaxy 2?
Right now, I’m holding off on purchasing it, but do plan on attempting to play it one day.

If you are interested in Super Mario Galaxy, or Super Mario Galaxy 2, you can see prices on Amazon.com below:
  

Super Mario Galaxy Play-Time Data/Thoughts

May 22, 2010

Super Mario Galaxy was released on Monday, November 12, 2007.
Tomorrow(5-23-10), Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be released.

About 2 weeks ago, I put Super Mario Galaxy back in our Wii, after a very long absence from playing it.
My wife started her own campaign, and I played using the second Wii Remote.  We’ve only played that one day, so far.
Here’s a picture of our total play-time with Super Mario Galaxy:

(Our Super Mario Galaxy play-time)

I received the original Super Mario Galaxy as a Christmas gift, in 2007.
I collected enough stars for the final boss battle, and once I finished the final boss battle in Super Mario Galaxy, I never went back to find any other stars; or even attempt another play-through of the game.
For some reason, I didn’t enjoy Super Mario Galaxy, like I enjoyed Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.  I don’t really know why this was.
I thought perhaps it was my attitude when playing the game, so instead of trading it off; I kept it thinking I would play through the game again one day, from beginning to end.

After looking at our data(shown above), I thought, “I wonder how it compares to the ‘average’ data reported on the Nintendo Channel?”

Here is Super Mario Galaxy’s play-time data, review score average, and current Amazon.com sale rank.

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Super Mario Galaxy has approximately 1,340,453 players reporting play-time data in North America.

Total Game-Play Hours/Sessions Reported:
Super Mario Galaxy has 40,364,580 Total Hours reported played, with 30 Hours 7 Minutes being the average play-time per person reporting data.  Our average play-time is only 22 hours 53 Minutes.  My initial completion of the game had a play-time of just over 20 hours.
The total reported number of play sessions is 21,219,371, with an average of 15.83 sessions per person reporting data.  As the first picture showed, we’ve only contributed 8 play sessions to the total number reported.  One of those play sessions was from my wife starting her own game, so that means I finished the game in seven play sessions.

Questions:
If you played the original Super Mario Galaxy, how did you like it compared to other Mario games you may have played?  How is your play-time data hours compared to the average per person?
Were you a completionist, and go back to collect all the stars in the game; or were you like me and collected just enough stars for the final boss battle?

Last, but not least, do you plan on purchasing Super Mario Galaxy 2?
Right now, I’m holding off on purchasing it, but do plan on attempting to play it one day.

If you are interested in Super Mario Galaxy, or Super Mario Galaxy 2, you can see prices on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000FQ9QVI&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BSA388&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr