Saturday, July 30, 2011

WWE All-Stars' Debut Hours



Coffee Beans
     WWE All-Stars was released on March 29, 2011 for the Wii with a MSRP of $49.99.  The game also released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles, but with a MSRP of $59.99.
     The Wii version of WWE All-Stars was developed by Subdued Software and published by THQ.  The game received a "Teen" rating from the ESRB with "Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, Violence" listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     How many hours did Wii owners spend in WWE All-Stars' wrestling rings with 111 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 the game.
Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data
     WWE All-Stars had 3,744 Wii owners that reported game-play hours through the Wii's Nintendo Channel from the game's release through July 18, 2011.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours
     WWE All-Stars had 51,372 Total Hours of game-play reported for its debut, with the average play-time being 13 Hours 43 Minutes "Per person" reporting data.
     The game's average play-time session is just over 1 Hour 55 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price
     WWE All-Stars' Wii Amazon.com sale rank is #3,708, and it is currently selling for $46.99.
     (Sale rank and advertised list price recorded around 6:45PM on July 30, 2011.)

Review Score Averages
     WWE All-Stars' "professional" review score average is 67.78%, based on 9 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     The game currently has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 9 customer reviews.
     WWE All-Stars' customer review score average is 77.77% when the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
     (Review score averages recorded around 6:45PM on July 30, 2011.)

Old Beans
     I haven't purchased a wrestling video game since the 1990s.  I owned a N64 and purchased both WCW vs. nWo: World Tour and WCW/nWo Revenge, and I still own WCW/nWo Revenge and even played it again last year.
     I was a pretty big WCW wrestling fan back in the 90s, and I even went to a few wrestling events and met/saw several wrestlers like Chris Jericho, Macho Man, Buff Bagwell, and Bret Hart.  A group of friends and I even got to help take down a wrestling ring after a wrestling event in our town, which was pretty cool.
     If I ever find/get the old pictures, I may have to scan them in and do another wrestling post!

Filtered Thoughts
     While I have not played any version of WWE All-Stars, when I was capturing/uploading the trailers for the game I thought they did a good job showing off the game-play.  If you have not seen anything about WWE All-Stars for the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, or PS2, the video embedded below contains two trailers showing off the game:


     As for the reported game-play data, I think it should be encouraging to the developer and publisher of WWE All-Stars on the Wii that game-play data has already debuted.  The Wii version does not have any online functionality(that I saw), and I think seeing a game like this debut already is pretty good, especially considering it was a multi-platform release.
     The Amazon.com sales rank is a lot lower than I was expecting for this game though, as I was expecting it to at least still be in Amazon.com's "Top 1,000" video games listed, and I didn't find any articles with THQ commenting on if the game has met sales expectations.

Questions
     Have any of you played WWE All-Stars, and if so, what do you think about the game?  Is it a wrestling game you would recommend to other console owners that perhaps haven't purchased a wrestling game since the 90s, like myself?
     Also, have any of you, like me, met any wrestlers at/after a wrestling event?  If so, which ones?

If any of you are interested in WWE All-Stars, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com linked below:
     

5 comments:

  1. Never met any wrestlers, used to love those games when I was younger. Amusingly just won a smackdown vs raw game for $2 the other day, planning to review that soon (though it's the slightly older 2010 version).

    I have a friend at work who picked this game up, though for the ps3. He likes it, and says it's not as involved as most other wrestling games - just sort of a non-sim pick up and play game. He's going to loan it to me soon.

    Good to see you posting - sure the little bean's eating up a good portion of your time though. :)

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  2. @Chalgyr:
    "Amusingly just won a smackdown vs raw game for $2 the other day..."
    Was it a bet of some sort, or one of those little crane game things?

    "Good to see you posting - sure the little bean's eating up a good portion of your time though."
    Yea, I thought even with family being in town that I would be able to keep posting, but we did a lot of going out and about, and stuff around the house...so, no posting...though I did get another side project semi-started.
    Little bean is keeping to a "normal" baby schedule of: eat, sleep, make some noise...
    Mrs. Coffee has gotten some Kirby time in while holding the guy.

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  3. Online auction - guy had a ton of games up for sale and apparently Smackdown didn't get much attention. most of his games got like 10-15 bucks, but that one only one other guy bid. :P

    What's the side-project, or is this a surprise for down the road? I have a few posting 'projects' coming up over the next month or two, like console comparisons, a full PS3 Move review, things like that if time allows.

    Funny you mention Kirby time while holding the guy. Hands-down the most Madden time I ever clocked was when my son was a baby. He didn't sleep through the night the first 10 months of his life, and the only 2 ways to calm him down were to walk around with him bouncing him a little, or sitting in a rocker-recliner and rocking him to sleep.

    I got *really* good at sitting in that chair, cradling him in my arms with a controller in my hands and just rocking him for hours while playing Madden. Only time in my life I got to a double-digit in seasons played in franchise mode. :)

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  4. "What's the side-project, or is this a surprise for down the road?"
    Well, let's just say it goes along the lines of the famous saying, "You don't talk politics or religion with family or friends".

    Speaking of Madden...you know if EA would stop being greedy and just let their "exclusive" NFL license expire, I would perhaps actually buy a Madden game, but I after destroying their biggest competition and the great leaps that NFL 2K5 had made, I haven't purchased a football game since.

    Thanks for the comment/answer back!

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  5. I'm still a sucker for the Madden and NBA 2k games. I don't buy -every- year, but most. But I am far too hooked on those sports in general (have been since jr high). :)

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