Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Beats Down No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle?
On January 26, 2010, Wii owners in America were given two very anticipated games to buy, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars.
Some Wii owners probably bought just No More Heroes 2, some probably just bought Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, and some Wii owners probably bought both games(lucky, all of you!).
Which game is being played more?
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Your eyes aren't seeing things, here's the
beat down breakdown:
"Total Hours" Reported Played:
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom debuted this week on the Nintendo Channel, 20 days after it released, with 82,655 "Total Hours" reported played on the Nintendo Channel.
No More Heroes 2 reported zero "Total Hours" reported played*.
Number of Players Reporting Data:
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom had 7,003 players reporting data for its first showing on the Nintendo Channel.
No More Heroes 2? None reported yet.
GameRankings.com Review Scores Average:
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom's review score average is 85.78% based on 34 reviews.
No More Heroes 2's review score average is 87.27% based on 22 reviews.
Amazon.com's Sales Rank:
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars's Amazon.com sale rank is #247 and is currently selling for $45.99.
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle's Amazon.com sale rank is #400 and is currently selling for $46.99.
If you're saying, "I've played No More Heroes 2 and beaten the game, why aren't there any hours showing?"
A game must first get to 50,000 "Total Hours" reported, before the data appears for the game(at least that's the trend with all game debuts, 50,000+ "Total Hours reported).
I find it interesting that Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars is a series first debut on the Wii in America, and No More Heroes 2 is a sequel, but Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is seemingly outperforming No More Heroes 2.
There were "rumored" January NPD numbers, that showed Tatsunoko vs. Capcom sold twice as many units as No More Heroes 2. If those numbers are true, I wonder if that's because Capcom actually advertised Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, and Ubisoft didn't advertise No More Heroes 2, with a television commercial?
I do find it troubling for No More Heroes 2 that the game hasn't debuted on the Nintendo Channel yet.
One big reason I think is because No More Heroes 2 doesn't have any online play of any sort.
If 50,000 is the minimum "Total Hours" for a game to debut, that would be only 5,000 players, playing the game for 10 hours, and having that reported on the Nintendo Channel.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom has online multi-player, so the players of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom are more likely signed up on the Nintendo Channel to have their data reported.
Did you purchase either No More Heroes 2 or Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, or both of them? If so, what do you think of them? I haven't purchased either one, though I am interested in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, because I haven't purchased a good fighting game in a long time.
If you're interested in these games, you can see them on Amazon.com and what the current selling price is, on the pictures below:
*Notes: Data collected off the Nintendo Channel on Monday, February 15, 2010. Image for No More Heroes 2 was produced because there was no data showing for the game. Number of players reporting data is rounded down the nearest whole number.