Sunday, August 1, 2010

This City Is Busy - Animal Crossing: City Folk

Quick Brew Info:
     Animal Crossing: City Folk released on the Nintendo Wii on November 16, 2008.  It was the third game in the Animal Crossing game series, with a previous Animal Crossing game released on the GameCube(originally on the N64 in Japan and ported to the GameCube) and Animal Crossing: Wild World was released on the Nintendo DS.
     Animal Crossing: City Folk was released in two versions:  a software version only with a MSRP of $49.99, and a bundle with the Wii Speak accessory with a MSRP of $69.99.  It was the first Wii game to make use of and released with the Wii Speak accessory.

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Animal Crossing: City Folk has 301,270 players reporting their play-time data, on the Nintendo Channel.

"Total" Game-Play & Average Hours Played Reported:
Animal Crossing: City Folk has 21,843,203 Total Hours reported, with an average play-time of 72 Hrs. 31 Min. per person/console reporting data. Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Animal Crossing: City Folk's sale rank is #380 and the current selling price is $49.95.

Review Score Averages:
Animal Crossing: City Folk's review score average is 73.48%, based on 46 reviews on
The review score average for Animal Crossing: City Folk is about 13% points lower than review score averages for the GameCube and Nintendo DS versions of Animal Crossing.

On, Animal Crossing: City Folk has what appears to be a 4 out of 5 Star rating, based on 178 customer reviews.  The 4 out of 5 Star rating would put the game at about an 80% based on customer reviews, so the customer review score average is slightly higher than the "professional" reviews for the game.

Last year, I was excited about The Conduit releasing for the Wii and I wanted to have the Wii Speak accessory for The Conduit when it released.
At the end of March(2009), put the Animal Crossing: City Folk and Wii Speak Microphone Bundle on sale, and I decided to purchase it.
I thought that I could use Wii Speak for The Conduit, and if I did not like/play Animal Crossing, I could trade it in.

When I purchased Animal Crossing: City Folk, I was not really sure what to expect from the game, but soon found myself, and my wife, playing the game daily.

Well, 15 months later, I still own Animal Crossing: City Folk and Wii Speak, but traded off The Conduit in October of last year...strange how things work-out sometimes.
My wife is still playing Animal Crossing: City Folk, trying to complete the fossil collection(she just received a fountain for our town on Satuday, July 31)!

With my play-time and Mrs. CwG's combined, Animal Crossing: City Folk is the most played Wii game on our Wii console.

If you have played the game, you may be wondering if I ever visited Brewster.  I did visit Brewster quite often when I played the game on a more regular basis, and my wife was just in his shop tonight listening to K.K. Slider's songs.

*Quick update:  I also find it interesting that Animal Crossing: City Folk is currently the second most played Nintendo Wii game based on the average hours per person/console reporting play-time data.

Have you played Animal Crossing: City Folk on the Wii?  If so, do you find yourself still playing it?
If you haven't played Animal Crossing: City Folk on the Wii, have you played the Nintendo DS or the GameCube versions?

If you are interested in Animal Crossing: City Folk, you can see new and used prices on below:


  1. I bought both the GameCube and DS versions and love them. I don't play that regularly, but I go clean up my town once in a while.

    I didn't buy the Wii version, because I tried it and it didn't have anything new. I'm looking forward to the 3DS one though, because you are the mayor in that one.

  2. @Anonymous from August 1, 2010 @ 6:39PM:
    "I'm looking forward to the 3DS one though, because you are the mayor in that one."

    I had not heard this about the 3DS version! I wonder if it will be more managing the town overall, and/or if it will still have the relaxed atmosphere of just fishing, collecting fruit, etc?


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