Tomorrow(5-23-10), Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be released.
About 2 weeks ago, I put Super Mario Galaxy back in our Wii, after a very long absence from playing it.
My wife started her own campaign, and I played using the second Wii Remote. We've only played that one day, so far.
Here's a picture of our total play-time with Super Mario Galaxy:
(Our Super Mario Galaxy play-time)
I received the original Super Mario Galaxy as a Christmas gift, in 2007.
I collected enough stars for the final boss battle, and once I finished the final boss battle in Super Mario Galaxy, I never went back to find any other stars; or even attempt another play-through of the game.
For some reason, I didn't enjoy Super Mario Galaxy, like I enjoyed Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. I don't really know why this was.
I thought perhaps it was my attitude when playing the game, so instead of trading it off; I kept it thinking I would play through the game again one day, from beginning to end.
After looking at our data(shown above), I thought, "I wonder how it compares to the 'average' data reported on the Nintendo Channel?"
Here is Super Mario Galaxy's play-time data, review score average, and current Amazon.com sale rank.
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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Super Mario Galaxy has approximately 1,340,453 players reporting play-time data in North America.
Total Game-Play Hours/Sessions Reported:
Super Mario Galaxy has 40,364,580 Total Hours reported played, with 30 Hours 7 Minutes being the average play-time per person reporting data. Our average play-time is only 22 hours 53 Minutes. My initial completion of the game had a play-time of just over 20 hours.
The total reported number of play sessions is 21,219,371, with an average of 15.83 sessions per person reporting data. As the first picture showed, we've only contributed 8 play sessions to the total number reported. One of those play sessions was from my wife starting her own game, so that means I finished the game in seven play sessions.
If you played the original Super Mario Galaxy, how did you like it compared to other Mario games you may have played? How is your play-time data hours compared to the average per person?
Were you a completionist, and go back to collect all the stars in the game; or were you like me and collected just enough stars for the final boss battle?
Last, but not least, do you plan on purchasing Super Mario Galaxy 2?
Right now, I'm holding off on purchasing it, but do plan on attempting to play it one day.
If you are interested in Super Mario Galaxy, or Super Mario Galaxy 2, you can see prices on Amazon.com below: