Tuesday, 6 January 2009

MTV publish Wii usage stats

Every month MTV post statistics on the games people play on the Wii. They use data from the "Nintendo Channel", which allows users to share what games they have played, and for how long.

This month they have tracked the gameplay of 41 titles by 1.6 million Americans. Included in the list of games was Sonic Unleashed and House of the Dead 2 and 3 Return.

The average play time in December of Sonic Unleashed was 11 hours and 4 minutes, with the average number of sessions at 4.61. That means most users played the game for 2 hours and 24 minutes at a time.

People played House of the Dead for an average of 5 hours and 18 minutes, with 4.38 sessions. People played the game for 1 hour and 13 minutes at a time.

These gaming sessions sound like a long time, but it isn't really that much when you consider that they only turned the game on about five times in one month. I hope they took a fifteen minute break every hour!

The top played game was Super Smash Brothers Brawl, clocking up 64 hours play time on average with 30 sessions. Some people must still use their Wii.

This may become a monthly feature here, so check back in February!

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