If 2 years ago you had heard, "There will be a new James Bond game released for the Wii, with local and online multiplayer, based off of one of the James Bond movies.", what would you have thought? My thoughts would probably have immediately flashed back to GoldenEye on the N64.
Well, a James Bond game with local and online multiplayer, based off a movie, was released 2 years ago. While it wasn't GoldenEye, the James Bond game that did release two years ago, and starred Daniel Craig, was James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace.
Quantum of Solace was based off the James Bond movie of the same name, and was developed by Beenox for the Wii, and published by Activision. While it was released on multiple consoles, when it released on the Wii, it had a MSRP of $49.99.
Below the game-play data for Quantum of Solace on the Wii is pictured and broken down into sections. I also cover the review scores for the game, as well as current Amazon.com sales data for Quantum of Solace.
So, from November 4, 2008, through November 1, 2010, how many hours did Wii owners play in the James Bond universe? Let's take a look!
Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Quantum of Solace has 82,123 Wii owners reporting their play-time data, on the Wii's Nintendo Channel as of November 1, 2010.
Average & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
Quantum of Solace has 1,513,856 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average play-time of 18 Hours 26 Minutes "Per person" reporting data.
The average play-time per session for this Bond game is just over 1 Hour 37 Minutes.
Review Score Averages:
Quantum of Solace has a GameRankings.com review score average of just 54.55%, based on 11 "professional" review scores.
Based on 116 user reviews on IGN.com, Quantum of Solace has a review score average of 7.7 out 10; basically 77%. For comparison, IGN.com's Mark Bozon(no longer at IGN) reviewed the game, and gave it a 4.5 out 10.
Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Quantum of Solace's Amazon.com sale rank is currently #1,779, and is selling for $26.48. While Quantum of Solace released on the Wii with a MSRP of $49.99, Amazon.com currently has its list price shown as $29.99. (recorded November 6, 2010 around 10:15PM)
In doing some research on the title, I learned that Wii version of Quantum of Solace was the only console version to feature local multiplayer. While I knew the game had online multiplayer, it wasn't until today that I learned of the local multiplayer.
I don't know if it was the "James Bond" name attached with the game, and/or if it was the word-of-mouth from other Wii owners, but the game-play data for Quantum of Solace is surprisingly higher than I thought it would be, considering the "professional" reviews of it.
The review scores for Quantum of Solace are where I think things were interesting. It seems most "professional" reviewers' thoughts on the game differed greatly, from a lot of Wii owners that purchased the game(or had it gifted perhaps) themselves.
I think there was a disconnect between "professional" reviewers, and Wii owners that perhaps spent more time with the game, as I have discussed in the past.
While Quantum of Solace isn't the Wii's most played FPS game, I think the game-play data shows that Wii owners enjoyed it more than the "professional" reviewers.
Did any of you play Quantum of Solace on any of the consoles? If you played the Wii version specifically, what did you think of the game? Is Quantum of Solace a James Bond game you would recommend to other console owners, looking for a discounted Bond game?
If you are interested in Quantum of Solace, you can see the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 versions on Amazon.com linked below: