After more than three years of tracking Nintendo stats, I'm done. Monster Hunter wins. Smash Bros. comes in second. Mario squeaks in at the last minute.
Every month we dig into the numbers to find out which 20 Wii games are played the most by the average person who has them. For November, one game finally breaks the 80-hour barrier.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the all-star fighting game, is no longer the most-loved Wii game. Three years since we started measuring these Wii playing-time stats, Smash has been dethroned ... by a game whose average user plays for 80 hours.
Next month will be historic. This month is merely nearly historic. Smash Bros. clings to the top spot as America's most-loved Wii game in the latest update to our Nintendo stat-tracking. Plus, there is a new contender.
Monster Hunter is on course to beat Smash Bros. while, lower Rock Band 2 continues to tangle with... Run Factory Frontier? These are the 20 most-loved Wii games as of August 1, 2010.
We toil each month to show you which Wii games get played the most by Wii owners. But which games do people buy or rent and then... ignore? We've got some winners (losers) for you here.
Do you see movement? I see movement. LOTS of shifting as games move up and down in our ranking of most avidly-played titles on the Nintendo Wii. Modern Warfare and Monster Hunter can't be stopped.
Any game can sell. But any game that sells can collect dust a week after it is bought. These are the 20 games that collect the least dust, that get played the most per user.
Every month we here at Kotaku crunch some numbers and tell you which 10 Wii games get played the most, per gamer, on the Nintendo Wii. Today, we're doubling our efforts. This is the top 20, as of May 1.
As of April 1, 2010, the Wii game that gets played the most by the people who have it is still Super Smash Bros. Brawl. 75 hours. 10 minutes. Since the day they got it. But a new contender is rising.
At last, a new game on the list!
Welcome to a month of declines. Every month we at Kotaku show which Wii games have racked up the most playing time, per player, since launch. And this month, all but two of the 10 declined or were flat.
Modern Warfare usually is discussed as a major franchise for the Xbox 360 and PS3 and is subject for debate on the PC. By at least one measure, it's significant on the Wii too.
As 2010 begins, Kotaku's monthly tabulation of the most avidly-played Wii games continues. As always, these are not the 10 games that have sold the most. These are the ones that get played the most by people who have them.
Following up yesterday's Kotaku report of Wii play-time stats, here's how much time some of the bigger Wii games of the summer and fall are getting played by those who have them.
Here's the list of games that get played the most per user on the Wii that we track once a month. Subtle changes this time. Very subtle.
EA and Activision have released dozens of games on the Wii, and sold a bunch. But once people get these games home, how much do they play them? I pulled the stats. Some results are pretty. Not all.
Lots to discuss about these stats this month, as Call of Duty rises to fourth and Guitar Hero III begins to dip. Remember, the numbers show hours:minutes, lifetime, for these games.