New Super Mario Bros. Wii versus Super Mario Galaxy 2
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As I reported on Monday of this week, Super Mario Galaxy 2 debuted on the Nintendo Channel with play-time data. It took approximately 9 days for its data to appear.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii, released last November, also took 9 days for its play-time data to appear on the Wii's Nintendo Channel.
So, how does the play-time compare for both games, in the same amount of time? Let's take a look!
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Number of Players Reporting Data:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had approximately 13,359 players reporting play-time data, for its debut back in November.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 had approximately 13,340 players reporting their play-time data, for its data debut on the Nintendo Channel.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii was the winner of this section, beating Super Mario Galaxy 2 by just nineteen players, for the total number reporting data for the debut.
"Total" Game-Play Hours Reported:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii had 82,335 Total Hours reported for its debut.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 has 100,663 Total Hours reported for its debut.
The extra nineteen players, mentioned above, that New Super Mario Bros. Wii had for its debut, did not help it in this section though.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 has 18,328 more game-play hours, than New Super Mario Bros. Wii had for its debut.
Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii's Amazon.com sale rank was #3 when I captured the data back in November. If I was a betting man, I would say it was #3, sitting behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Super Mario Galaxy 2's Amazon.com sale rank was #1 and its selling price was $49.99.
Though New Super Mario Bros. Wii was not #1 at the time I gathered the data, it was at other times and has remained in the "Top 25" on Amazon.com since it released. It is currently ranked #5 on Amazon.com, selling for $34.99.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 was ranked #1 when I captured the data on Monday, but right now it is sitting at the #2 spot, selling for $49.99.
Review Score Average:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii's review score average was sitting at 86%, from Metacritic.com.
Super Mario Galaxy 2's review score average was 97.42%, from GameRankings.com.
When I started gathering review score averages on games, I used Metacritic.com; I have since switched to GameRankings.com, as I like the full percentage shown. Also, Metacritic.com seems to have issues once in a while, with getting the "averages" correct, due to their conversion system.
I think it's interesting how both games were extremely close with the number of players reporting data on their debuts.
I will be keeping track of Super Mario Galaxy 2's data from now on, and will do updates/comparisons every now and then, seeing how it's comparing to New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
I put up a poll last week, that asked, "Are you buying Super Mario Galaxy 2?"
Here are the results from the poll:
Were you one of the 13,340 players to report your Super Mario Galaxy 2 play-time data this past week?
Also, were you one of the 25 people that voted, "Yes, day one purchase", in the poll?
If you have played both New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2, are they experiences that should be compared, or different games just with Mario in their titles?
As I have stated before, I have not purchased Super Mario Galaxy 2, but I do want to play it eventually.
If you are interested in either game, you can see prices for them on Amazon.com below: