Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hunting Monsters with My Wife & Monster Hunter Tri Data

Quick Brew Info:
Monster Hunter Tri has now moved into 3rd place overall on the Wii, as the most played Wii game by hours averaged "Per person" on the Nintendo Channel. reported on July 6 "The 20 Most-Love Wii Games", and Monster Hunter Tri was in 5th, behind Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon: Animal Parade, and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
Well, with the data update this week, Monster Hunter 3 has now passed Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Animal Crossing: Harvest Moon, with only Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Animal Crossing ahead of it.

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Monster Hunter Tri has 28,827 players reporting play-time data on the Wii's Nintendo Channel.

Player Increase Since Last Report:
Monster Hunter 3 has increased by 1,690 more players reporting play-time data, since last week's data.

"Total" Game-Play Hours Reported/Increased:
Monster Hunter Tri has 1,765,089 Total Hours reported, an increase of 174,005 hours since last week. Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Monster Hunter 3's sale rank is #394 and the current selling price is $49.95.

Last week, I included a video with my post showing a Rathian hunt from Monster Hunter Tri.
This week, I am including a video of a Great Jaggi Arena Hunt, that my wife(Mrs. CwG) and I did on July 4.
Mrs. CwG used the Classic Controller controls and chose the bowgun hunter class.  I used the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls and chose the Hammer hunter class.
Does the Great Jaggi remain "great" by defeating us, or do we take it down? 

The night of this hunt was my wife's first time playing Monster Hunter Tri.  She read the instruction manual for about 3 minutes, to learn the controls; then we were off hunting.
We contributed about two hours of play-time to the game's overall data this night, doing several Arena Hunts together.
I think Monster Hunter Tri is another game that is showing Wii owners will play games with great online play, as well as offline play.

Just for comparison, in my post earlier today, I showed Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2's play-time data.
Super Mario Galaxy's average play-time hours "Per person" are 30 Hrs. 40 Min.
Super Mario Galaxy 2's average play-time hours "Per person" are 20 Hrs. 53 Min.
If you missed the picture above, Monster Hunter Tri's average play-time hours "Per person" are 61 Hrs. 15 Min.

If you own Monster Hunter 3, have you played any of the Arena Hunts with a friend(boyfriend/girlfriend) and/or spouse?

Again, if you own Monster Hunter Tri and hunt online, my online name/code is Coffee/KKJ9F2; feel free to message me and look me up!  If you have a Twitter account, and follow mine; I am going to start updating it when I start playing games, so that will be a good way to know when I'm online.

If you don't own Monster Hunter Tri/3 and are interested in the game, you can see high/low prices for it on below:


  1. I'm inspired! I'm going to try to get my wife to play MH with me! :P I doubt it'll work lol, the extent of her gaming is Dr. Mario and Mario Bro's 2. I'll let you know how it goes.

  2. The Wife doesn't play, but loves to watch all the time. Currently at 400 hrs and at level 87 HR.

  3. I haven't got the game due to playing too little and mostly being unsure if I'd like it. I mean it might be a great addition for the co-op weekends with my best friend, but I'm just not sure about the game. Would be nice if I could demo it somehow.

    Since your wife is playing with the classic setup I have to ask, if she were using the remote, would the bowgun aiming be via the pointer? Or still use the analog stick?

  4. My Wife plays too..

    We basically share a game..but she doesnt like to fight the big intimidating monsters..though she can take down Great Jaggi and Quropeco...she actually really enjoys gathering rare and useful items as well as taking down lots of smaller monsters and bugs...

    which works out well..she also likes to see when we get to upgrade armor and weapons...she favors the agnaktor switch axe...

    Havent really played with Wiimote...definitely opted for the classic just feels more intuitive...

  5. @Den:
    I look forward to hearing of your success:

    "Currently at 400 hrs and at level 87 HR."
    That's crazy. 400 hrs is more than our total Animal Crossing: City Folk data, and we have had that since last April! My wife plays AC:CF on a weekly basis normally, I haven't played it in months though.

    Send me an email, to, I may be able to find you a demo if you're interested.

    As for the bowgun aiming, I only used it once, back in March. I need to use it again so I can remember how the aiming is done.

    @Anonymous from July 14, 2010 @ 2:41PM:
    We're the same as you. We beat the Qurupeco, but not the Barroth. Barroth is next on our day!

    Thank you all for the comments and thoughts! If I haven't played with you online in Monster Hunter Tri, my name/code again is Coffee/KKJ9F2! Happy hunting!

  6. Unless this game has Vampires that sparkle in the sunlight as the lead character... I doubt I can get my GF to play this game. She does hum the intro music now however. 165 hrs of that will do that to a person.

  7. @Butcher: LOL, Stupid sparkling vampires. At least you haven't been dragged to go watch them all in the theatre :(.

    @Coffee: This is a bit off topic but, is there a medium roast coffee that you recommend? My wife and I keep switching around, but it's hard to find good coffee.

  8. @The Butcher:
    You know, Mrs. CwG likes those things..

    Humming the intro music though is pretty funny, I don't even do that...another 100 hours perhaps will fix that for me!

    "At least you haven't been dragged to go watch them all in the theatre..."
    I have survived this somehow...probably because Mrs. CwG just started 2 months ago reading the books and watching the first two days are numbers!

    As for the coffee, if you don't mind "medium-dark", I would suggest giving Folgers Coffee a try. They have a wide range of blends they make, and you can get a big 240 cup tub for $6-7.

    Thank you for the comments, avoid Vampires that sparkle!


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