We last looked at Monster Hunter Tri's(MHT) game-play data on October 12, and it was still the Wii's most played game "per person". I went monster hunting a few times since the last report, and included with this week's data is a video of the first part of a Uragaan monster hunt.
Since Monster Hunter Tri was released in April, the reported game-play hours have steadily increased, burning up averages and passing games that had been released years before it.
So, are Wii owners still playing Monster Hunter Tri on a consistent basis, or do the reported game-play hours show the game-play is slowing down? Let's take a look!
Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Monster Hunter Tri has 47,806 Wii owners reporting their game-play data now, that's an increase of 4,515 more players reporting play-time data through the Wii's Nintendo Channel, than 5 weeks ago.
Average Hours & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
Monster Hunter 3 now has 4,085,117 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 558,705 game-play hours in 5 weeks.
Monster Hunter Tri's average play-time "Per person" is now 85 Hours 27 Minutes, an increase of 3 Hours 58 Minutes since the last report.
Monster Hunter Tri's average play session is now lasting just over 3 Hours 34 Minutes.
Sale Ranks & Advertised Prices:
Monster Hunter Tri's, the software only, Amazon.com sale rank is #1,166, and the current selling price is $38.99.
Monster Hunter Tri - Classic Controller Pro Bundle's Amazon.com sale rank is #911, and it's currently advertised for $48.99.
(Sales ranks and prices recorded around 1:15PM EST, on November 20, 2010)
Review Score Average:
Monster Hunter Tri's review score average is still at 85.00%, based on 46 reviews on GameRankings.com.
I think it's great seeing Monster Hunter Tri continuing to have strong game-play hours reported. The average hours "Per person" continue to increase, apparently even as new players are reporting their game-play data. The increase in the average "Per person" shows Wii owners are still going out on monster hunts, on a consistent basis.
I'm still slowly but surely enjoying Monster Hunter Tri. I have said before, that I think the level designs in MHT are extremely well done, and the varied environments help draw you into the game more. I think a well designed environment/level is the one in the video below.
A group of us were hunting a Uragaan, and you can tell I was looking around at the level several times, watching what was happening in the environment. Yes, the level is an exploding volcano!
A big thanks to Maxi and NinSage from NinTemple.com, and also Butcher from WhoBurnedMyToast.Blogspot.com, for going on the monster hunts with me.
*A quick note: I didn't clearly specify it, but Monster Hunter Tri is still the Wii's most played game, "Per person".
If you own Monster Hunter Tri, when was the last time you went on a monster hunt?
I think my last monster hunt was in October, and it was the Uragaan. Perhaps I'll get some more monster hunting done next week, during my break from school.
If anybody is interested in joining the monster hunts, you can see prices for Monster Hunter Tri on Amazon.com linked below: