Saturday, January 15, 2011

Call of Duty: Black Ops' Reported Game-Play Hours

Coffee Beans:
     It's been about 3 weeks since we last looked at Call of Duty: Black Ops' reported game-play hours.  In the last report, I showed both Call of Duty: Black Ops' and GoldenEye 007's reported game-play hours, as of December 20, 2010; 5 days before Christmas.  You can read that report, HERE!

     How much has Call of Duty: Black Ops been played in the weeks since Christmas?  Let's take a look!

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     Call of Duty: Black Ops now has 28,946 Wii owners reporting game-play data through the Wii's Nintendo Channel.

Player Increase Reporting Data Since December 20, 2010:
     How many more players have used the Nintendo Channel to report their Black Ops' game-play hours?
     Call of Duty: Black Ops has seen an increase of about 16,636 more gamers reporting their game-play data, since December 20, 2010.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     Call of Duty: Black Ops now has 788,282 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 447,933 Total Hours since the last report.
     Black Ops' average play-time is now 27 Hours 14 Minutes "Per person", which is a slight decrease of 25 minutes off the average reported "Per person" on the last report.
     Black Ops' average play-time per session(or day) reported is now just over 3 Hours 1 Minute, a 5 minute decrease from the December 20 data.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     Call of Duty: Black Ops' sale rank is #79, and is currently selling for $39.54.
     (Sale rank and price recorded around 12:45AM, on 1-15-11)

Review Score Averages:
     Call of Duty: Black Ops' "professional" review score average is still 82.21%, based on 14 reviews on

     Black Ops has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on, based on 64 customer reviews.  When I converted the customer review scores to a 100% review scale, Call of Duty: Black Ops' customer review score averaged out to be 76.875%.
     You can see the customer review score breakdown in the image below:
     (Review score averages recorded around 12:45AM, on 1-15-10)

Filtered Thoughts:
     Seeing the number of players reporting play-time data more than double in 3 weeks, makes me think Black Ops was probably under a lot of Christmas trees.
     Not only did Call of Duty: Black Ops' number of players reporting data more than double, but also its Total Hours reported more than doubled.

     Now you may be thinking, "What Nintendo published games that were also released in 2010 has Black Ops already passed in 'Total Hours' as the image says?"
     Here's an image for comparison:

     You're seeing that right, Black Ops has already passed Metroid: Other M, Kirby's Epic Yarn, and Wii Party in "Total Hours" reported.
     Those aren't the only Nintendo published games released in 2010 that Black Ops has passed though, other games like Sin and Punishment: Star Successor and also Endless Ocean: Blue World have been passed as well.
     For me, the biggest surprise is seeing how quickly Black Ops passed Metroid: Other M, because Other M was released 71 days before Black Ops was.

     Did any of you receive Call of Duty: Black Ops for Christmas, or get it with any money received over the holidays?  If so, what do you think of the game?  Is Black Ops a huge improvement over the previous Call of Duty Wii games, or about the same?
     Also, are any of you surprised, like myself, at how quickly Black Ops has passed Metroid: Other M?

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  1. I'm not surprised that Black Ops has passed Metroid OM. I think for the past 5 years the COD series has gotten a very very large fan base. And the online aspect helps too.

  2. No surprise here. Black Ops has online. Metroid Other M has.... interesting controls... I'll leave it at that.

  3. @Charlie Chang and Brad Jerger(The Butcher):
    A few reasons I'm surprised is the 2 months Metroid had ahead of Black Ops, and also Black Ops on the Wii had basically no pre-release information, interviews, trailers, or anything else like Metroid: Other M had coming up to its release.

    Black Ops on the PS3 and Xbox 360 had a lot of press coverage, but not the Wii version...Activision put all that into GoldenEye 007 for the Wii.

    Thanks for the comments/feedback! Anybody else have any thoughts on Black Ops, and how it's performing? Or any thoughts good or bad towards Black Ops, compared to the other Call of Duty Wii games?

  4. No extend experience with the Call of Duty series myself, Wii or otherwise, but it's not that surprising about the hours. There was recent news that Other M didn't sell nearly as well as Nintendo wanted/hoped (maybe they've lost some money over the game and advertising). Add to that that they're simply played differently; Call of Duty is an online multiplayer magnet, and Other M is a focused single player story and adventure.

    Call of Duty sells fairly well on Wii, as well. And maybe rightly so. FPS fans don't get alternative choices that frequently.


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