Wii's Nintendo Channel Game Data: New Super Mario Bros. Wii's Debut
Do you want to be a plumber?
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In the first week since New Super Mario Bros. Wii released, 13,359 players have reported data on the Nintendo Channel.
82,335 total game-play hours have been reported. If you were a plumber, working just 40 hours in a week, it would take you 39.5 years to complete the 82,335 hours of work! In the first week, players accumulated more than 9 years of game-play hours.
If Mario charged for the hours played(his hours worked), and he is charging $50-$100 per hour like the typical plumber, in the last week, Mario would have made:
$4,116,750 if he charged only $50 per hour
$8,233,500 if he charged $100 per hour (look out Bobby Kotick!)
I think it will be interesting to see how New Super Mario Bros. Wii's game-play hours continue, especially after Christmas, because I think it'll be a big "gift" under a lot of gamers' Christmas trees this year.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii is the fastest game I've seen debut on the Nintendo Channel with data, since I've been collecting the data. As the picture shows, New Super Mario Bros. Wii was released on Sunday, November 15, 2009, and the data was captured on Monday, November 23, 2009. That's only 8 days after the game released, and not all eight days have game-play data reported.
I also find interesting the total hours "Per Person" to be at 6 Hours 10 Min., I wonder if most people beat the game, and haven't picked it up for a second play-through yet, or if they're still working they're way through the game.
Have you purchased New Super Mario Bros. Wii already? If so, have you beaten the game and how long did it take you? If you haven't purchased it, why haven't you? Leave a comment and let me know!
I haven't purchased New Super Mario Bros. Wii. One main reason I haven't purchased the game, is also one reason I haven't purchased Wii Sports Resort, and that is they both lack online functionality.ReplyDelete
I think I would purchase it if I had a wii because it'd bring back memories of SMB 1,2, and 3 on nes, and SMW on snes. I enjoyed playing it by myself or with a friend next to me. But you're right, the lack of online for this game is what will keep some people from buying it. Doesn't Nintendo know that giving it online capability will help keep this game alive longer.ReplyDelete
Also, I'm not sure, but did they put different difficulty levels in the game? I'd personally love to see a mario game where each level was randomly generated. That would be awesome.
@Nicodemus at Nite: You said, "I think I would purchase it if I had a wii because it'd bring back memories of SMB 1,2, and 3 on nes, and SMW on snes." You could actually purchase most(if not all) of those off the Virtual console for $5 per NES game and $8 for the SNES version.ReplyDelete
For a total of $23, you could have four Mario Bros. games, instead of paying $50 for New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Sure, you wouldn't experience the "New", but yourself said you would probably purchase it, because "...it'd bring back memories...", with the Virtual Console games, you can relive those memories(and again for cheaper)!
"Doesn't Nintendo know that giving it online capability will help keep this game alive longer." I don't think Nintendo really cares that much for online. As some others have said, it seems the have been dragged, kicking and screaming, into the online world.
As for, "...did they put different difficulty levels in the game?", from what I understand, it's like most other Mario games, with just one difficulty, though this one they seemingly ramped up the difficulty and added something called the "Super Guide" to the game. While some have said the game isn't the hardest Mario Bros. game, they have said it's pretty difficult in the late stages of the game.
I'd really recommend New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Even without online, the game's a blast to play, single- or local multiplayer.ReplyDelete
A great game; a must-have in my eyes.
As far as my playtime goes I've probably played 6 hours and recently beat the game. Now I'm going back to collect all the Star Coins and find the rest of the secrets I missed. I'll probably play through it a couple more times with friends, since it really changes the game depending on the amount of people playing.
@Kyle: Thanks for the comment again. Just because I'm not buying it, doesn't mean I won't play it.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed New Super Mario Bros. on the DS, but once I beat it, I never went back to it, and it's collecting dust in my DS collection, and that's what I'm afraid would happen with this game as well.