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WWE All-Stars’ Debut Hours

July 30, 2011



Coffee Beans
     WWE All-Stars was released on March 29, 2011 for the Wii with a MSRP of $49.99.  The game also released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles, but with a MSRP of $59.99.
     The Wii version of WWE All-Stars was developed by Subdued Software and published by THQ.  The game received a “Teen” rating from the ESRB with “Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, Violence” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     How many hours did Wii owners spend in WWE All-Stars’ wrestling rings with 111 days of game-play reported?  Let’s take a look!

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

Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data
     WWE All-Stars had 3,744 Wii owners that reported game-play hours through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel from the game’s release through July 18, 2011.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours
     WWE All-Stars had 51,372 Total Hours of game-play reported for its debut, with the average play-time being 13 Hours 43 Minutes “Per person” reporting data.
     The game’s average play-time session is just over 1 Hour 55 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price
     WWE All-Stars’ Wii Amazon.com sale rank is #3,708, and it is currently selling for $46.99.
     (Sale rank and advertised list price recorded around 6:45PM on July 30, 2011.)

Review Score Averages
     WWE All-Stars’ “professional” review score average is 67.78%, based on 9 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     The game currently has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 9 customer reviews.
     WWE All-Stars’ customer review score average is 77.77% when the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
     (Review score averages recorded around 6:45PM on July 30, 2011.)

Old Beans
     I haven’t purchased a wrestling video game since the 1990s.  I owned a N64 and purchased both WCW vs. nWo: World Tour and WCW/nWo Revenge, and I still own WCW/nWo Revenge and even played it again last year.
     I was a pretty big WCW wrestling fan back in the 90s, and I even went to a few wrestling events and met/saw several wrestlers like Chris Jericho, Macho Man, Buff Bagwell, and Bret Hart.  A group of friends and I even got to help take down a wrestling ring after a wrestling event in our town, which was pretty cool.
     If I ever find/get the old pictures, I may have to scan them in and do another wrestling post!

Filtered Thoughts
     While I have not played any version of WWE All-Stars, when I was capturing/uploading the trailers for the game I thought they did a good job showing off the game-play.  If you have not seen anything about WWE All-Stars for the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, or PS2, the video embedded below contains two trailers showing off the game:

     As for the reported game-play data, I think it should be encouraging to the developer and publisher of WWE All-Stars on the Wii that game-play data has already debuted.  The Wii version does not have any online functionality(that I saw), and I think seeing a game like this debut already is pretty good, especially considering it was a multi-platform release.
     The Amazon.com sales rank is a lot lower than I was expecting for this game though, as I was expecting it to at least still be in Amazon.com’s “Top 1,000” video games listed, and I didn’t find any articles with THQ commenting on if the game has met sales expectations.

Questions
     Have any of you played WWE All-Stars, and if so, what do you think about the game?  Is it a wrestling game you would recommend to other console owners that perhaps haven’t purchased a wrestling game since the 90s, like myself?
     Also, have any of you, like me, met any wrestlers at/after a wrestling event?  If so, which ones?

If any of you are interested in WWE All-Stars, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003S2OOC2&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=B003S2QS12&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=B003S2MXSY&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr 

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