Monday, May 30, 2011

Conduit Travel - Conduit 2's Hours Arrive

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Conduit 2 was released on April 19, 2011 with a MSRP of $49.99.  The game was a follow-up sequel to The Conduit which originally released on June 23, 2009. Conduit 2 has not been published for any other console and is a FPS exclusive for the Wii, like the original game.

Conduit 2 was developed by High Voltage Software and published by Sega.  The game received a "Teen" rating from the ESRB with "Animated Blood, Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence" listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

How many hours have Wii owners spent battling in Conduit 2, with 42 days of game-play reported?  Let's take a look!

Hours shown are for United States of America Wii owners that
report game-play data via the Nintendo Channel.  The hours
shown are not for all Wii owners that have played Conduit 2.

Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data:
Conduit 2 has 2,353 Wii owners that have reported game-play hours through the Wii's Nintendo Channel, in the last 42 days since the game released.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours:
Conduit 2 has 50,226 Total Hours of game-play reported on its debut, with the average play-time being 21 Hours 21 Minutes "Per person". The game's average play-time per session is just over 2 Hours 36 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Conduit 2's Amazon.com sale rank is #3,111, and it is currently selling for $46.99.
Sale rank and list price recorded around 4:45PM on May 30, 2011.

Review Score Averages:
Conduit 2's "professional" review score average is 67.00%, based on 35 reviews on GameRankings.com.

*NOTE:  If you are not aware, Conduit 2 and HVS have been at the center of Amazon.com review bombings.  You can read about the issue HERE.

The game currently has a 3 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 34 "customer" reviewsConduit 2's customer review score average is 55.29%, when all the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.

After going through Amazon.com's Conduit 2 reviews and removing the apparent "bomb" reviews that gave no useful information, other than to give it a bad rating; Conduit 2's customer review score average comes out to be 84.44%, based on just 18 of the 34 "customer" reviews on Amazon.com.


Review score averages recorded around 4:45PM on May 30, 2011.

Filtered Thoughts
If you have not seen anything about Conduit 2, the trailer below may give you an idea of what to expect from the game.


I still have not played Conduit 2, but as I have said before, I really want to give the game a try.  I enjoyed the first game's single-player campaign, and the story/setting of the game, and I want to see how that has changed in Conduit 2.

As for the reported game-play data, seeing Conduit 2 take only 42 days to debut is pretty good I think, especially considering that the game released with no advertisements, and also the review fiasco that happened.

I think based off the Amazon.com sale rank and "customer" reviews situation though, that it is pretty obvious the leaked email from HVS has done more harm, than good, for Conduit 2.

If you are wondering how Conduit 2 has done compared to the original, here are some quick differences based on the debut hours for both games.  Conduit 2 took longer to debut and with fewer "Total Hours" hours reported, than The Conduit did back in 2009.  Conduit 2 has about 24,000 fewer "Total Hours" reported than The Conduit did for its debut, and Conduit 2 took 28 days longer to have its hours show up.

I think it will be interesting to see if Conduit 2's average hours reported "Per person" continue to increase at a steady pace, or if they hover in the "20 Hours" range like the original game.

Questions
Have any of you been playing Conduit 2 since it released?  If so, have you found yourself playing more of the game's online multi-player, or perhaps the local multi-player and single-player campaign?

If any of you are interested in Conduit 2, you can see new and used prices on Amazon.com linked below:
  

5 comments:

  1. "Hours shown are for United States of America Wii owners that report game-play data via the Nintendo Channel."

    I think this is the overall for North, Central e South America. It's not just the US.

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  2. @ANT:
    "I think this is the overall for North, Central e South America. It's not just the US."

    I checked the Nintendo Channel probably about a year ago, and just now again. After switching countries, once to Canada and once to Mexico, games have different data displayed by country. Conduit 2 didn't have data showing up for either Canada or Mexico, but Super Mario All-Stars and Mario Sports Mix did...but the data reflected when Canada and Mexico were my countries was different than the data shown when I have the United States selected.

    Thanks for commenting, and hopefully this may have answered that question for other people as well!

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  3. Interesting seeing the data coming in already. I sort of wonder if that whole deal on Amazon is getting them some extra purchases and more attention - maybe that's their free advertising? Sure, it's not good press, but it's press, so to speak. :) I never played the first, and will admit that while I'm curious about both games, I doubt either one makes its way into my overwhelming backlog in the near future.

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  4. "Sure, it's not good press, but it's press, so to speak."
    The whole, "Any press is good press, even if it's bad press" idea...though I don't know how much that applies to this situation, because the "press" they received was not only bad, but it also did damage to their product with negative reviews.
    Unless HVS is active at requesting the fake negative reviews are removed, those will be a big shadow on the game on Amazon.com and may keep future buyers away.

    Thanks for the comment!

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  5. That is true - though it's interesting. I know I personally don't pay much attention to game scores/reviews on amazon. I do for hardware like keyboards or my wife's camera supplies - I dig right into those. Not sure why I tend to personally overlook the amazon reviews when it comes to games. I glance at the score and once in awhile read a post or two, but that's usually about it.

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