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Monster Hunter Tri Surpasses Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Now the Most Played, Per Player, Wii Game in America

September 20, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
     Super Smash Bros. Brawl has been, for a while now, the #1 played Wii game in America, according to data tracked by Kotaku.com; but as of today, that is no longer the case.
     Monster Hunter Tri released 154 days ago(5 months, 1 day), Super Smash Bros. Brawl released 926 days ago(2 years, 6 months, 12 days).
     In the 154 days since Monster Hunter Tri released, its average play-time per person has now passed that of Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s.  How much more have Monster Hunter Tri players played, than Super Smash Bros. Brawl players?  Let’s take a look…


     The play-time data pictured below for Monster Hunter Tri and Super Smash Bros. Brawl is for I believe the United States of America only, not other countries of North America.

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Super Smash Bros. Brawl has 1,744,608 players reporting play-time data.  Super Smash Bros. Brawl has increased by 53,851 players reporting data, since the data from August 2.
     Monster Hunter Tri has 41,012 players reporting play-time data.  Monster Hunter Tri has increased by 1,898 players reporting play-time data, since the September 6 data.

“Total” Game-Play & Average Hours Played:
     Super Smash Bros. Brawl has 136,477,636 Total Hours reported, with an average play-time of 78 Hours 14 Minutes per person.  The average Super Smash Bros. Brawl play session for each person reporting data is just over 2 Hours 6 Minutes.
     Monster Hunter Tri has 3,225,272 Total Hours reported, with an average play-time of 78 Hours 38 Minutes per person.  The average Monster Hunter Tri play session, for each person reporting play-time data, is just over 3 Hours 39 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s Amazon.com sale rank is #114, and the current selling price is $44.54.
     Monster Hunter Tri’s Amazon.com sale rank is #795, and the current selling price is $47.91.

Review Score Averages:
     Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s review score average is 92.75%, based on 76 reviews on GameRankings.com.
     Monster Hunter Tri’s review score average is 85.00%, based on 46 reviews on GameRankings.com.

Thoughts:
     Monster Hunter Tri currently has a 24 minute higher game-play average “per person”, than Super Smash Bros. Brawl does.  I think it’s interesting that Monster Hunter Tri, a third party Wii game, is the game that has passed Super Smash Bros. Brawl, currently becoming the “most played” Wii game in America, per person.
     I own Monster Hunter Tri and see how the game can have hundreds of hours of game-play.  I have played right around 60 hours of Monster Hunter Tri since April, and I haven’t seen half of the monsters in the game yet.
     While Monster Hunter Tri doesn’t have nearly the number of players reporting data as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and won’t sell as many copies as Super Smash Bros. Brawl in America; I hope Monster Hunter Tri’s play-time data is encouraging to other third party developers looking to develop on the Wii, and possibly Nintendo’s next system(whenever that is).
     I don’t think Monster Hunter Tri will ever pass Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s “Total Hours” of game-play reported, but the fact that Monster Hunter Tri has the highest average play-time per person, I think says a lot for the game.
     I think this data should show developers that if they put time/effort into their Wii games, and give Wii owners quality games, with online and offline play, they will play them; and as Monster Hunter Tri’s data shows, we will play them often and for long periods of time.
     I hope that the continued play-time of Monster Hunter Tri, helps translates into further sales success for the game in America.
     Congratulations to Capcom for having the “most played” Wii game in America, as of September 20, 2010,  per person.

Questions:
     Is anybody surprised that Monster Hunter Tri is the first game to pass Super Smash Bros. Brawl, or is Monster Hunter Tri the game you thought would become the “most played” Wii game in America?  Also, do you think Monster Hunter Tri will continue to be the “most played” Wii game in America, per person, or will its average play-time decrease and fall back beneath Super Smash Bros. Brawl?
     I really thought Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex was going to be in the running for “most played” overall, a few months after it released; but even its 5 month release head-start over Monster Hunter Tri, it wasn’t enough.
     I think Monster Hunter Tri will continue to be the “most played” Wii game in America, even if its average does fall back beneath Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s for a few weeks.

     My online name/code in Monster Hunter Tri is Coffee/KKJ9F2; if you monster hunt online, let me know and we can try to hunt together once my school schedule calms down.


If anybody is interested in either Monster Hunter Tri or Super Smash Bros. Brawl, you can see new and used prices on Amazon.com linked below:
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>Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s Smashing Hours!

August 7, 2010

>Quick Brew Info:
     Super Smash Bros. Brawl was released for the Nintendo Wii on March 9, 2008.  The game released with a MSRP of $49.99.  Super Smash Bros. Brawl was developed by Sora, Game Arts, and Monolith Soft, and published by Nintendo.

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Super Smash Bros. Brawl has 1,690,757 players reporting their play-time data through the Nintendo Channel.

“Total” Game-Play & Average Hours Played Reported:
     Super Smash Bros. Brawl has 130,756,983 Total Hours reported, with an average play-time of 77 Hrs. 21 Min. per person/console reporting data.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s Amazon.com sale rank is #75 and the current selling price is $44.99.

Review Score Averages:
     Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s review score average is 92.75%, based on 76 reviews on GameRankings.com.  The review score average for Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the highest of the Smash Bros. games.

     On Amazon.com, Super Smash Bros. Brawl has what appears to be a 4.5 out of 5 Star customer rating, based on 443 customer reviews.  The 4.5 out of 5 Star customer rating would put the game at about a 90% review score average, slightly lower than the “professional” review score average.

Thoughts:
     Back on November 17, 2009, I reported that Super Smash Bros. Brawl had crossed 100 million game-play hours reported.  Here’s the picture from the November data report:

     In nearly 9 months since that report, Super Smash Bros. Brawl has increased by 30,478,577 game-play hours reported and gained approximately 325,826 more players reporting data, on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.  Those hours and players gained, since November, are more game-play hours and players reporting data, than most Wii games will accomplish during the Wii’s retail life-cycle.

Questions:
     If you purchased(any day one purchasers?) Super Smash Bros. Brawl, do you find yourself still playing it?

If you haven’t purchased Super Smash Bros. Brawl, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000FQ9R4E&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl: Wii Nintendo Channel Data: 100,000,000 Hours!

November 17, 2009

It’s only been a few weeks since I posted up that Wii Sports had crossed 100 million hours of game-play hours reported on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
Now, with today’s Nintendo Channel game-play data updates, Super Smash Bros. Brawl has crossed 100,000,000 hours of game-play!

The Wii’s Nintendo Channel Data for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, from November 16, 2009:

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Numbers:
As the picture shows Super Smash Bros. Brawl has 100,278,406 reported total hours of game-play, making it only the second Wii game to cross 100 million hours of game-play reported on the Nintendo Channel, unless I’ve missed another one.
1,364,932 players have reported game play data for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, according to the data provided on the Nintendo Channel.
Approximately 617 days from Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s release date of March 9, 2008, it crossed 100 million hours of game-play.
617 days is the equivalent of:
53,308,800 seconds
888,480 minutes
14,808 hours
88 weeks(rounded down) 
1 year, 8 months, 7 days excluding the end date.

While it took Super Smash Bros. Brawl 617 days to cross the 100 million hour mark, Wii Sports’ data was captured 1079 days from it’s release, showing it had crossed the 100 million hour mark.

Thoughts:
My wife bought me Super Smash Bros. Brawl for our 4-year wedding anniversary…I had never gotten into the Smash Bros. games before, and I still didn’t even after receiving it as an anniversary gift.  I ended up trading the game in, in April or May of this year and put it towards The Conduit, with my wife’s knowledge of course!
I know friends that love the series and really enjoy it, and I think the game-play data for Super Smash Bros. Brawl shows that this type of Nintendo “fighting” game is played A LOT by people, and I’m wondering if Nintendo will in the near future try to bring the Smash Bros. series to the Nintendo DS/DSi handheld systems.

Questions:
Do you own Super Smash Bros. Brawl?  If so, how many hours have you contributed to the game and it’s 100 million hours of reported game-play?

For myself, you can see with the picture below how little I played the game from July of 2008, until April/May this year when I traded it in:

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl: Wii Nintendo Channel Game Data: 100,000,000 Hours!

November 17, 2009

It’s only been a few weeks since I posted up that Wii Sports had crossed 100 million hours of game-play hours reported on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
Now, with today’s Nintendo Channel game-play data updates, Super Smash Bros. Brawl has crossed 100,000,000 hours of game-play!

The Wii’s Nintendo Channel Data for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, from November 16, 2009:

(click photo to enlarge)

Numbers:
As the picture shows Super Smash Bros. Brawl has 100,278,406 reported total hours of game-play, making it only the second Wii game to cross 100 million hours of game-play reported on the Nintendo Channel, unless I’ve missed another one.
1,364,932 players have reported game play data for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, according to the data provided on the Nintendo Channel.
Approximately 617 days from Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s release date of March 9, 2008, it crossed 100 million hours of game-play.
617 days is the equivalent of:
53,308,800 seconds
888,480 minutes
14,808 hours
88 weeks(rounded down) 
1 year, 8 months, 7 days excluding the end date.

While it took Super Smash Bros. Brawl 617 days to cross the 100 million hour mark, Wii Sports’ data was captured 1079 days from it’s release, showing it had crossed the 100 million hour mark.

Thoughts:
My wife bought me Super Smash Bros. Brawl for our 4-year wedding anniversary…I had never gotten into the Smash Bros. games before, and I still didn’t even after receiving it as an anniversary gift.  I ended up trading the game in, in April or May of this year and put it towards The Conduit, with my wife’s knowledge of course!
I know friends that love the series and really enjoy it, and I think the game-play data for Super Smash Bros. Brawl shows that this type of Nintendo “fighting” game is played A LOT by people, and I’m wondering if Nintendo will in the near future try to bring the Smash Bros. series to the Nintendo DS/DSi handheld systems.

Questions:
Do you own Super Smash Bros. Brawl?  If so, how many hours have you contributed to the game and it’s 100 million hours of reported game-play?

For myself, you can see with the picture below how little I played the game from July of 2008, until April/May this year when I traded it in:

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