Monday, October 18, 2010

Metroid: Other M's Game-Play Hours

Coffee Beans:
     It's been about a month since we last looked at Metroid: Other M's game-play hours, and other data.  The last time we looked at the data was on September 24, but the game-play hours were captured on September 20 for that report.  Metroid: Other M's game-play debuted on the Wii's Nintendo Channel on September 13, if you missed the debut report, you can see it HERE.

     So, in the last 29 days, how much have Wii owners been playing Metroid: Other M, and has the game's average play-time per person seen an increase or decrease?  Let's take a look...

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Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Metroid: Other M now has 25,726 players reporting their play-time data through the Wii's Nintendo Channel.

Player Increase Since Last Report:
     Metroid: Other M has seen an increase of about 9,990 more players reporting play-time data, since the September 24 report.

Average Hours & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     Metroid: Other M now has 367,598 Total Hours reported, an increase of 183,896 game-play hours since the last report.
     Metroid: Other M's average play-time, per person, is now 14 Hours 17 Minutes.  This means the game's average play-time per person has increased by 2 Hours 36 Minutes.
     The average Metroid: Other M play session is now just over 2 Hours 26 Minutes, which is a decrease of about 14 minutes per session compared to the September 20 data.

Sales Rank & Advertised Price:
     Metroid: Other M's sale rank is listed at #310, and is currently selling for $45.44.

Review Score Averages:
     Metroid: Other M's review score average is now 79.78%, based on 47 "professional" reviews, according to  This is only a marginal increase since the last report, which had 43 reviews reported for an average of 79.38%.'s customer review score average has stayed at basically the same average, 3.5 out of 5 Stars; but Metroid: Other M has gained 44 more customer reviews, since the last report.
A lot of varying opinions on this game.

     As of this report, Metroid: Other M has averaged about 61,000 game-play hours each week, since it released.  The continuing increase in the game's average hours "Per person" category is definitely encouraging, as it seems to show gamers are playing the game to completion.
     The NPD data was released for the month of September last week, and Metroid: Other M has been reported to have sold 173,000 units.
     While I don't consider 173,000 amazing for a Nintendo title, I think it was a decent month for Samus' new adventure, and I think it will be interesting to see how this one continues to perform going forward.
     I still have not played Metroid: Other M at any length, and I don't think playing 30 seconds at Best Buy really counts.  Last week, Redbox announced it will start renting video games through its kiosks, and I really hope that Metroid: Other M is one of the games they start renting.  I would like to play the game, but don't see it happening soon with my gaming budget.

     Have any of you purchased/rented Metroid: Other M since the last report in September?  If so, have you had a chance to complete the game?

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  1. I actually did borrow the game in the month September. I completed it and subsequently wrote a review for the game:

    It was really good, and I still can't believe how attached I was to the game. Was a little worried given the wide mix of opinions, but I enjoyed it. That's just me of course. :)

  2. I own it, but I think I said that before. This time I've beaten it though. I'm now about halfway through hard. Which is hard. Like I've died at least 20 times, hard. Maybe not as hard as Mo More Heroes 2 on Bitter, though. I feel like I can beat this hard mode with just a bit of practice.


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