Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monster Hunter Tri: The Game that Eats Time!

(The game that eats time)

Quick Brew Info:
Monster Hunter 3 has crossed one million "Total Hours" reported played this week.
It took Monster Hunter 3 approximately 63 days from its release, to cross the one million hours mark.
For comparison, The Conduit took approximately 182 days from its release, to cross the one million hours mark.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex took approximately 105 days from its release, to cross the one million "Total Hours" mark.

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Monster Hunter 3 has 23,260 players reporting their play-time data.

Player Increase Since Last Report:
Monster Hunter 3 had an increase of 4,227 more players reporting their play-time data, since the data was reported 2-weeks ago.

"Total" Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
Monster Hunter 3 has 1,229,209 Total Hours reported, an increase of 389,518 hours over the last 2-week period.

Amazon.com Sale Ranks & Advertised Prices:
Monster Hunter 3's Amazon.com sale rank is #320 and the current selling price is $49.95.
This is the first week I can recall the game's price not being at least 46.99, and Amazon.com raising the price to $49.95.

GameRankings.com Review Score Averages:
Monster Hunter 3's review score average is now 85.00%, based on 46 reviews.

Monster Hunter 3 gained one review in its average since 2 weeks ago, lowering its average from 85.33%.

(It will suck your life and your time away!)

The average number of hours per person being reported already, I still find crazy.

Its average hours played "per person" has now passed games like Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex, Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility, and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

The only Wii games currently ahead of Monster Hunter 3 as of average hours played "per person", are: Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and Harvest Moon: Animal Parade.

Are you still playing Monster Hunter 3?  If so, and I have not hunted with you online, what times do you normally play?
Also, what are your total game-play hours for Monster Hunter Tri?
Currently, mine are 55 Hours 30 Minutes.

If you have not purchased Monster Hunter 3, you can see new and used prices for the game on Amazon.com below.  Join the hunts!


  1. Reading this as I fire up Monster Hunter Tri, of all things...
    137:40 hrs
    I usually play friday and saturday nights, eastern time.

  2. That's a startling statistic, but pleasing to see from Nintendo's perspective. Boy did they need that game to kick start thier online strategy.


  3. I´m at 500 houres by now - just fireing it up again ^^ I play as KC just 4 u to know xD

  4. lol WOW! Yeah actually I've been playing less of this game since I picked up MGS: Peacewalker. :O Can you believe it? I barely can.

  5. im clocking 162 hours at this point

  6. i stopped playing MH3 a month ago, i had to study for a couple of exams at my university, and as for gaming, Sin & Punishment 2, No more heroes 2 and Mario Galaxy 2 kept me busy.

  7. I must be one if the gamers reporting data, 145 hrs. Anyone want to help me get a Rathalos Plate? The 3% drop rate for that piece is painful!

  8. @The Butcher, I'm right there with you. Just this AM I saw a dude with full Rathalos armor, I came back out of the workshop wearing my full Rathalos set minus the chest piece and did the shrug gesture. Everybody laughed. Look for me any night this weekend after 9pm EST, my hunter's name is Krystle, it's pretty unique so that's all you should need. Hunting Rathian is pretty much all I'll be doing until I get that darned thing.

    @Anonymous, No More Heroes 2, so good. Travis represent! Sometimes I wish I could just whip out Peony when a monster's givin' me a hard time in Tri.

  9. @Chuckpebble, well I lucked out and randomly decided to take on Rathalos in Moga Woods and as fate has it I got a Rathalos Plate from a tail carve. After hrs doing quests online and off. Moga Woods apparently is magical.

  10. @Chuckpebble:
    Crazy hours! I'll try to find you online Friday or Saturday night!

    Yea, how quickly Monster Hunter Tri is increasing with the average hours "per person", is pretty crazy I think.
    Already passing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex I think says a lot for Monster Hunter.

    @Anonymous from June 22, 2010 @ 12:41PM:
    500 hours!! That is crazy! What level are you?

    Playing a lot less? For maybe a day!
    Good hunting tonight!

    @Anonymous from June 22, 2010 @ 8:28PM:
    You and the other Anonymous have insane hours!
    What level are you?

    112 hours is more than double my current hours, what is your level?

    Where do you people find the time!? What is your level as well?

    @Anonymous from June 23, 2010 @ 1:56AM:
    Same as others, what is your HR?

    @Anonymous from June 23, 2010 @ 8:53AM:
    Do you know how many hours you had put into it, and what HR you were? What version of Sin & Punishment 2 are you playing? Japanese or European(is it out in Europe)?

    @The Butcher:
    I saw the updated comment. :)

    As stated above, I'll be looking for you this weekend!

    @The Butcher:
    Moga Woods FTW!

    A huge thanks to everybody for the comments! I should be playing this weekend, and my online name/code is Coffee/KKJ9F2.

  11. @ the Butcher, I've heard Rathalos plates are a lot easier to come by than Rathian plates. Haven't gotten Los in free hunt yet though. But I can tell you, I've taken down my fair share of Ians, and its gettin' ridiculous. And I don't even want the armor that bad, I'm just being a completionist.

    I'll see you coffee, I'm HR16 now, I'll be on the Rookie server, I don't know if you can find people on different servers or not.

  12. Hey Coffee, that was fun the other night. Hope you didn't mind me blabbing too much. I think not having a keyboard is probably just as bad as being the only one with a keyboard.

  13. @Chuckpebble:
    Good hunting! I don't have a keyboard, so I was trying to type it out one key at a time...SLOWLY!
    I don't know if you could hear me on Wii Speak or not, I tried a few times and didn't see a reply.

    Anyway, here's hoping we can hunt again; perhaps we can take down some larger monsters this next time!

  14. Wow. With all those hours, imagine if we gotpaid to play video games, we'd be rich. How is everybody looking up how long they have played anyway

  15. @Blackdrag95:
    Each save file in Monster Hunter 3 says how many hours the game has been played.

    "With all those hours, imagine if we gotpaid to play video games, we'd be rich."
    I agree!

    Thanks for the comment!

  16. Monster Hunter Tri is awesome. I haven't had it for very long but played MHFU quite a bit on the PSP. I just can't get enough of it though!

  17. @JayTron:
    Thanks for the comment, and I am enjoying MHT also; I just need to play more of it!

    If you are online much, my online name/code is Coffee/KKJ9F2. Feel free to look me up!


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