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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ Half a Decade of Hours

November 28, 2011

Coffee Beans
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was released on November 19, 2006. It was developed at Nintendo’s EAD studio, and published by Nintendo for both the GameCube and Wii.
     The game received an ESRB rating of “Teen” with “Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence” listed as content for parents and gamers to be aware of.

     It has been half a decade since The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was released on the Wii, and exactly how many hours have Wii owners reported playing Twilight Princess with 1,828 days possibly reported? Let’s take a look!

The Brew
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess now has 1,296,257 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Nintendo Channel, which is an increase of 74,354 more Wii owners that have reported data since May 16th this year.
     Twilight Princess’ average play-time per day/session reported is 2 Hours 21 Minutes, and the game has increased by 3,933,722 “Total Hours” reported in the last 6 months.
     As I reported on earlier this year, Twilight Princess released with a MSRP of $49.99 and remained at that MSRP for basically 4.5 years. If you are just getting a Wii system, or know somebody that is getting one as a Christmas gift you can now find The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for under $20, at its new MSRP of $19.99.

Caffeinated Thoughts
     I believe The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess helped give the Wii system a great kickoff, and as the reported data shows (at least in the United States) Wii owners have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of the game. In just the last half decade since the game released, Wii owners in the United States have reported “Total Hours” which are equivalent to 7,156 years of straight game-play!
      If you have never seen what The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess looks like, below is a trailer to give you an idea:

Questions
     Have any of you purchased and played Twilight Princess in the last 6 months since it had the price drop? If so, what do you think about the game?
     If you have not played The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, do you perhaps have it on your Christmas list?

If you are interested in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and the Zelda universe in general, check out the items on Amazon.com linked below:
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>Nintendo Selects & The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Data Report

May 18, 2011

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Coffee Beans:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess released on November 19, 2006 as a Wii release title.   The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was developed by Nintendo’s Entertainment Analysis and Development studio, and it was originally in development for the Nintendo GameCube, but Nintendo released it first on the Wii and then a few weeks later released the GameCube version.
     The game received an ESRB rating of “Teen” with “Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners spent in the land of Hyrule(and the Twilight Realm) with 1,640 days of game-play reported for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess?  Let’s take a look!

Hours shown are for the United States of America Wii owners, not world-wide.

Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has about 1,221,903 Wii owners that have reported play-time data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.

Reporting Player Increase:
     How many more players has The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess seen increased in having reported data since my first report?
     Twilight Princess has seen an increase of about 167,097 more players having reported data since my last report in June 2010.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Wii now has 58,755,999 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 8,939,570 Total Hours reported since June 7, 2010.
     The game’s average play-time is now 48 Hours 5 Minutes “Per person” having reported data, which is 51 minutes higher than the average recorded on June 7, 2010.
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ average play-time per session is now about 2 Hours 21 Minutes.

Sales Ranks & Advertised Prices:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ Amazon.com sale rank is currently #245, and it is selling for $27.91.
     The Nintendo Selects: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ Amazon.com sale rank is currently #118, and it is selling for $19.99.

     Sales ranks and advertised prices recorded around 12:45AM on May 18, 2011.

Review Score Averages:
     Twilight Princess’ “professional” review score average is 94.51%, based on 83 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     The game has a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on a total of 367 customer reviews between the original version and the “Nintendo Selects” version.
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ customer review score average is 89.80% when all the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.


     Review score averages recorded around 12:45AM on May 18, 2011.

Filtered Thoughts:
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess originally released with a MSRP of $49.99.  This past Sunday, May 15, the game saw its first “official” MSRP drop.
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is now a “Nintendo Selects” title, one of only four Wii titles in North America, and now Twilight Princess now has a MSRP of just $19.99.  If you are wondering, “What are Nintendo Selects titles?”  Well, the image/link below should give you a good idea:

     I think it is very interesting that Nintendo has waited basically 4.5 years since the Wii released to finally introduce a “Nintendo Selects” line of games for North America.  The GameCube had the “Player’s Choice” line of games, and it was out before the GameCube was even 2 years old.
     While The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is just one of four “Nintendo Selects”, I expect to see the number of “Nintendo Selects” titles to grow before the end of the year, especially before this holiday season.

     If you haven’t see any footage from Twilight Princess, embedded below is I believe the very first trailer Nintendo released for the game; while not showing off game-play elements really, it’s more of a teaser type trailer:

     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was a day one purchase for us when we found a Wii system.  I remember playing it for just a little while after getting it, then going a few months where I did not play it at all.

     I did end up finishing the game, and I enjoyed my time with it.  I would recommend it to other Wii owners that may be interested in it, but haven’t played it yet; especially at its lower price now.
     How many hours did I put into the game?  Well, the picture below is what is showing as my play-time as reported through the Nintendo Channel:

This accounts for only one play-through!

Questions:
     Have any of you been playing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess recently?  If so, is it your first time playing through the game, or have you already completed it before(if so, how many times)?
     If you have not played Twilight Princess, do you see yourself purchasing the game with its new MSRP of just $19.99?

If anybody is interested in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com linked below:
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Data

June 14, 2010
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Quick Brew Info:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was released on November 19, 2006, as a release title for the Nintendo Wii.  The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess also had a GameCube version, but Nintendo delayed the GameCube version’s release by nearly a month, pushing the GameCube release to December 11, 2006.

Number of Players Reporting Data:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has approximately 1,054,806 players reporting their play-time data, as of June 7, 2010.

“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has 49,816,429 Total Hours reported played, with an average of 47 Hours 14 Minutes per person reporting data.

Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess‘ Amazon.com sale rank is #76 and the current selling price is $33.54.

GameRankings.com Review Score Average:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess‘ review score average is 94.51%, based on 83 reviews.

Thoughts:
With E3 starting in about 12 hours, the next 2 weeks will probably be extremely crazy with a flood of news concerning every console.
Nintendo is supposed to be showing the next(first) official Legend of Zelda for the Wii this year at E3, but very little is known about the game; not even the title of the game.
I actually consider this Zelda game(whatever it will be called), to be the first true Wii Zelda game.

I think The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was simply a GameCube port, with Wii controls added to it(and the whole flipping of the maps to make it work properly).
If The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess had not been a release title on the Wii, I think it very easily could have had the “New Play Control” title added to it in the future, like other GameCube games; but that would have left the Wii’s release, without a solid first-party game on release.

Before moving forward to the next Zelda game, I thought it would be good to take a look back at The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.  I think the data shows that the game has been played a lot, but the one thing I find interesting is the average hours reported “per person”.

I know I clocked in more than 60 hours on my single play-through of the game, so the average hours makes me wonder if people are not really exploring the game’s world, and if they are just zipping straight through the game and not going back to it?

Questions:
If you have played The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, how many hours did it take you to finish it?  Is it a game you are still playing these days?
With E3 starting in a few hours, and Nintendo’s press conference on Tuesday, is the next Wii Zelda game your most anticipated game of E3?  If so, what are you hoping it will be like?


While I am interested to see how Nintendo has implemented WM+ into the game, its not my most anticipated game right now.  I am more interested to learn what Retro and Project Sora have been working on.

If you are interested in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, you can see new and used prices for it on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000FQBPCQ&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Data

June 14, 2010
(click image to enlarge)

Quick Brew Info:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was released on November 19, 2006, as a release title for the Nintendo Wii.  The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess also had a GameCube version, but Nintendo delayed the GameCube version’s release by nearly a month, pushing the GameCube release to December 11, 2006.

Number of Players Reporting Data:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has approximately 1,054,806 players reporting their play-time data, as of June 7, 2010.

“Total” Game-Play Hours Reported:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has 49,816,429 Total Hours reported played, with an average of 47 Hours 14 Minutes per person reporting data.

Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess‘ Amazon.com sale rank is #76 and the current selling price is $33.54.

GameRankings.com Review Score Average:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess‘ review score average is 94.51%, based on 83 reviews.

Thoughts:
With E3 starting in about 12 hours, the next 2 weeks will probably be extremely crazy with a flood of news concerning every console.
Nintendo is supposed to be showing the next(first) official Legend of Zelda for the Wii this year at E3, but very little is known about the game; not even the title of the game.
I actually consider this Zelda game(whatever it will be called), to be the first true Wii Zelda game.

I think The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was simply a GameCube port, with Wii controls added to it(and the whole flipping of the maps to make it work properly).
If The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess had not been a release title on the Wii, I think it very easily could have had the “New Play Control” title added to it in the future, like other GameCube games; but that would have left the Wii’s release, without a solid first-party game on release.

Before moving forward to the next Zelda game, I thought it would be good to take a look back at The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.  I think the data shows that the game has been played a lot, but the one thing I find interesting is the average hours reported “per person”.

I know I clocked in more than 60 hours on my single play-through of the game, so the average hours makes me wonder if people are not really exploring the game’s world, and if they are just zipping straight through the game and not going back to it?

Questions:
If you have played The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, how many hours did it take you to finish it?  Is it a game you are still playing these days?
With E3 starting in a few hours, and Nintendo’s press conference on Tuesday, is the next Wii Zelda game your most anticipated game of E3?  If so, what are you hoping it will be like?


While I am interested to see how Nintendo has implemented WM+ into the game, its not my most anticipated game right now.  I am more interested to learn what Retro and Project Sora have been working on.

If you are interested in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, you can see new and used prices for it on Amazon.com below:

Wii’s Release Games, Three Years in the Making: Legend of Zelda, Excite Truck, Need for Speed, and Call of Duty

November 19, 2009
Three years ago today, on November 19, 2006, Nintendo released the Wii.  Since the Wii’s release, Nintendo has done several updates to the system, and one of the updates was the Nintendo Channel.  I’ve been posting the data for several games off the Nintendo Channel for several months now.  Today, I’ll be showing games that were released with or very close to the release of the Wii, and how those games have performed over the last three years.
Wii’s Nintendo Channel Data for:
  The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Excite Truck, Call of Duty 3, and Need for Speed Carbon
(click photo to enlarge)
Numbers:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has had 932,842 players reporting game-play data.
Excite Truck has had 171,500 players reporting game-play data on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
Call of Duty 3 has had 220,751 players report game-play.
Need for Speed Carbon has had 144,593 players report game-play data in nearly the last three years since the Wii’s release.
Thoughts:
These were the only four games, other than Wii Sports, that I saw with game-play data showing on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.  I was very surprised to not see Red Steel and Rayman Raving Rabbids showing data, as I’m curious to know how Red Steel and Rayman Raving Rabbids did game-play wise.
Questions:
What was the first Wii game(s) you purchased with your Wii?  Looking back, how do you think that game(s) would play now, if you haven’t played them in a while?
What were you playing three years ago, today?

So, how has Wii Sports done compared to these other games.  I know I posted some numbers for Wii Sports about two weeks ago, but you can have another look at the updated numbers for this week!

Wii’s Nintendo Channel Data for Wii Sports!
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Numbers:
Wii Sports has had 2,790,530 players report game-play data on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel since it released three years ago.
Wii Sports is also currently the most played Wii game as of Total Hours reported played.
*It should be noted, that the data collected off the Nintendo Channel, is not updated on a daily basis, it is updated on a weekly basis.  The game-play shown, would probably be from Nov. 19, 2006, probably through Nov. 15, 2009.

Wii’s Release Games, Three Years in the Making: Legend of Zelda, Excite Truck, Need for Speed, and Call of Duty

November 19, 2009
Three years ago today, on November 19, 2006, Nintendo released the Wii.  Since the Wii’s release, Nintendo has done several updates to the system, and one of the updates was the Nintendo Channel.  I’ve been posting the data for several games off the Nintendo Channel for several months now.  Today, I’ll be showing games that were released with or very close to the release of the Wii, and how those games have performed over the last three years.
Wii’s Nintendo Channel Data for:
  The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Excite Truck, Call of Duty 3, and Need for Speed Carbon
(click photo to enlarge)
Numbers:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has had 932,842 players reporting game-play data.
Excite Truck has had 171,500 players reporting game-play data on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.
Call of Duty 3 has had 220,751 players report game-play.
Need for Speed Carbon has had 144,593 players report game-play data in nearly the last three years since the Wii’s release.
Thoughts:
These were the only four games, other than Wii Sports, that I saw with game-play data showing on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel.  I was very surprised to not see Red Steel and Rayman Raving Rabbids showing data, as I’m curious to know how Red Steel and Rayman Raving Rabbids did game-play wise.
Questions:
What was the first Wii game(s) you purchased with your Wii?  Looking back, how do you think that game(s) would play now, if you haven’t played them in a while?
What were you playing three years ago, today?

So, how has Wii Sports done compared to these other games.  I know I posted some numbers for Wii Sports about two weeks ago, but you can have another look at the updated numbers for this week!

Wii’s Nintendo Channel Data for Wii Sports!
(click photo to enlarge)
Numbers:
Wii Sports has had 2,790,530 players report game-play data on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel since it released three years ago.
Wii Sports is also currently the most played Wii game as of Total Hours reported played.
*It should be noted, that the data collected off the Nintendo Channel, is not updated on a daily basis, it is updated on a weekly basis.  The game-play shown, would probably be from Nov. 19, 2006, probably through Nov. 15, 2009.