Monday, April 25, 2011

The Force Is Strong - LEGO Star Wars III Report

Coffee Beans:
     LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars was released on March 22, 2011 on the Wii, with a MSRP of $49.99.

     The game was developed by Traveller's Tales, and published by LucasArts.  LEGO Star Wars III received an "Everyone 10+" rating from the ESRB, with "Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor" listed as content for parents to be aware of.

     How many hours have Wii owners reported trying to keep the galaxy free of tyranny, with 35 days of battle reported?  Let's take a look!

Hours shown are for United States of America Wii owners, not world-wide.
Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data:
     LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars has 4,090 Wii owners that have reported play-time data, through the Wii's Nintendo Channel since the game released.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     LEGO Star Wars III has 76,566 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average of 18 Hours 44 Minutes "Per person".
     LEGO Star Wars III has an average play-time per session of just over 2 Hours 54 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars' sale rank is #74, and it's currently selling for $49.99.
     (Sale rank and advertised price recorded around 8:50PM, on April 25, 2011)

Review Score Averages:
     LEGO Star Wars III's "professional" review score average is 77.88%, based on 8 reviews on

     The game has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on, based on 22 customer reviews.
     LEGO Star Wars III's customer review score average is 80%, when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% scale.  You can see the customer review scores range in the image below:
     (Review score averages recorded around 8:50PM, on April 25, 2011)

Filtered Thoughts:
     While I haven't played LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, if you have been reading my blog for a while, you may know I'm a huge Star Wars fan; but you also probably know I'm extremely cheap!
Can you spot our son?  This was his first trip out of the house!
     While Mrs. Coffee and I greatly enjoyed the first two LEGO Star Wars games, we never purchased them when they released as the Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga edition a few years back; though that may change.  We will probably purchase The Complete Saga first, then pick up LEGO Star Wars III sometime after that.

     I think seeing the average hours "Per person"(or Wii console) being so close to 3 hours per session, shows that gamers are playing LEGO Star Wars III, and they are playing for long sessions, not just quick, short, sessions.
     It only took 35 days until I spotted the data was reported for the game, which is pretty good for LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars; and with its solid averages, it will probably continue to have good word-of-mouth and that will help further sales of the game.

     Have any of you played LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars on the Wii(or other systems), and if so, how do you think it compares to the original LEGO Star Wars games?
     Do you think the Force is stronger, or weaker with LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars?

     If anybody is interested in the game, you can see prices for the main console versions on linked below:


  1. I've played all of the Lego games to date. It's by far the best Star Wars game in the series. I really like the addition of the bigger battles and the sheer number of characters on the screen at one time.

    Despite that, though, I still think Lego Harry Potter is the best game in the franchise so far. Really looking forward to Pirates coming soon.

  2. @Tony:
    I know you played the 3DS version, did you also play the Wii version(I think you said you bought it for the console)?

    Kind of interesting, I've been tracking the LEGO Harry Potter game, but it still hasn't "debuted" with hours yet...and I think it's because it's an EA published title, and they don't have it programmed right.

    Pirates should be a great game for the series, I mean the movies already have quirky humor, so I can only imagine it in the games with the "LEGO" style humor they do.

    Thanks for the comment/feedback!

  3. I did pick up the Wii version of the game. Despite some very basic similarities (like level names and a few shared assets) they're completely different games. The Wii version is much more complex. The puzzles really require two people to complete (though as always they can be done with one person playing both parts.)

    I liked both of them, and since they're so different, I really had no problem paying for both. Having a really good Lego game on the go has been good.

  4. I've never played any of the Lego Star Wars but I hear great things.


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