Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops - Hours Played Debut

Coffee Beans:
     Call of Duty: Black Ops(Black Ops) was released on November 9, 2010, in North America; with a MSRP of $49.99, for the Wii version.  Call of Duty: Black Ops was developed by Treyarch, and published by Activision.

     It took 21 days for Call of Duty: Black Ops' game-play data to appear on the Nintendo Channel, as shown below.
     How many hours have Wii owners reportedly been involved in "black ops" over the last 21 days, while I'm sure claiming they were just answering their call of duty?  Let's take a look!

The debut game-play hours shown above are for the United States of America Wii owners, not world-wide.
Appoximate Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Call of Duty: Black Ops has 6,181 Wii owners reporting their play-time data, on its debut through the Nintendo Channel; 21 days after its release.

Average Hours & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     Black Ops has 120,608 Total Hours of game-play reported for its debut, with an average of 19 Hours 31 Minutes "Per person" reporting data.
     The debut average play-time per "Black Ops" session, for Call of Duty: Black Ops, is just over 3 Hours 17 Minutes.
     Over the 21 days reported, Wii owners have averaged about 5,743 game-play hours each day playing Black Ops.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Call of Duty: Black Ops' Amazon.com sale rank is #78, and is currently selling for $49.99. (recorded around 11:15PM on 11-29-10)

Review Score Averages:
     Call of Duty: Black Ops' review score average is 84.22%, based on 9 "professional" reviews on GameRankings.com.  (recorded around 11:15PM on 11-29-10)

     Amazon.com shows Call of Duty: Black Ops on the Wii with a 4 out of 5 Star rating, basically an 80% average; based on 24 customer reviews.
     You can see the Amazon.com customer review score average for the Wii version of Black Ops pictured below:

Thoughts:
     Call of Duty: Black Ops is off to a tremendous start with its reported game-play data.  I don't own Black Ops on the Wii, but purchased it on my PS3 instead....and I really do miss the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls offered in Wii FPS games.
     Treyarch has established themselves as being an extremely capable developer of FPS games for the Wii.  Every Call of Duty game released on the Wii so far: Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex, and Call of Duty: Black Ops; has been developed/ported by Treyarch, and published by Activision.
     Call of Duty: World at War was the first game of the series on the Wii, to implement online multi-player.
     Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex was a port of the original Xbox 360 and PS3 game developed by Infinity Ward, and it was the first game of the series to implement more fully customizable Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls.
     Call of Duty: Black Ops is the first game of the series on the Wii, to implement voice-chat with a headset, as well as including the online co-op Zombie Mode.

     If you're wondering, "Is Black Ops really doing that well compared to other games' debuts?" Well, here is what Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex's debut game-play data looked like when it debuted, just 21 days after it released:
The old way I did data stories!
     If you're interested, you can see the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex data debut post HERE.  Call of Duty: Black Ops has almost double the amount of "Total Hours" reported, compared to what Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex did.
     I think with the addition of Zombie mode this year, Call of Duty: Black Ops could be a serious contender for becoming the "Most Played Wii Game" in the "Per person" category.

Questions:
     If you purchased Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Wii, what do you think of it?  If you played the other Call of Duty Wii games, do you think Black Ops is a step forward for the series, or is it more like moving sideways, just maintaining the status quo?


     If anybody is interested in Call of Duty: Black Ops, you can see prices for the console versions on Amazon.com linked below:
  

5 comments:

  1. The game is great, but not without it's flaws. This is the first wii game to offer a real patching system, and Treayarch is working diligently to fix the connection and bug issues that plagued the initial release. We were also cut short a zombie map, but with the addition of actual real DLC, we should see this map along with the World At War zombie maps too. This game is highly addictive, and truly is a turning point for hardcore games on the system. Oh, and did I mention UNRESTRICTED VOICE CHAT. Great game, GET IT NOW!!!

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  2. @Anonymous from December 1, 2010 @ 10:06AM:
    Do you know what Zombie map it was? Was it the Pentagon?
    I own the PS3 version, and have only played on the Pentagon a few times...we mainly play on the original Zombie map that is unlocked from the start of the game.

    Also, I'm glad you mentioned the voice chat, and I'm glad to see Treyarch get it implemented in this game, as that was the reason I didn't purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex...because it didn't support Wii Speak, though Wii Speak is a pretty poor solution for voice chat from my experience in The Conduit and Monster Hunter Tri with it.

    Thanks for the comment and feedback! If anybody else has played Call of Duty: World at War, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex on the Wii, what do you think of Black Ops?

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  3. Hi Coffee, great site, love what you do here!

    I've been playing the Call of Duty games almost exclusively on the Wii since CoD 3, so I've been able to see the steady evolution of the franchise on Nintendo's console. Barring some really bad connectivity issues pre-patch, I can safely say Black Ops is the best Wii CoD yet.

    Might sound like scant praise, but with a zombie map and a perk or two missing (and that cool arcade game...) this is the least gimped feeling CoD ever!

    Add to that the headset support, decreased bullet lag, awesome controls (camera lock ftw!) and overall polish, and I no longer really feel like I'm missing all that much compared to the HD versions.

    Except graphically, of course, but whatever I'm a Wii gamer :P

    Game rocks!

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  4. Wow. At over 3 hours per session? 3 hours would probably be my absolute limit, and of course the way averages work, there are people playing for more that 3 hours at a time out there.

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  5. @Anonymous from December 4, 2010 @1:38AM:
    "Except graphically, of course, but whatever I'm a Wii gamer :P"
    Though they may have graphics, the Wii does have the game-play advantage I believe, with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls.

    I'm really glad to see a HEADSET being used for voice chat on the Wii, I seriously don't know why Nintendo sat around for 4 YEARS and didn't have a headset for the system. Glad to see a third party finally address this issue.

    I may end up owning Black Ops on the Wii, and if I do, I'll add my friend code to my "Contact Information and System Tags" page.

    @WesFX:
    Yea, the 3 hours average is really good, and I know you commented on The Conduit story...if you enjoyed that even a little online, I'm guessing you would probably enjoy the Call of Duty games, with the online multi-player they offer.

    Call of Duty: World at War is still my most played Wii game to date, though that could be changing in 2011.

    Thank you both for the comments and feedback! I really appreciate it!

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