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.
Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Animal Crossing: City Folk's Amazon.com 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 GameRankings.com.
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 Amazon.com, 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), Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com below: