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!