I have enjoyed the FPS genre since GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64, and I have spent thousands of hours playing FPS games over the years. When the Nintendo Wii was released back in 2006, I was excited about the console because of the new control methods made possible in FPS games.
I have played many Wii FPS games starting with Red Steel, and I have enjoyed all of them to certain extents. Now, nearly 5 years into the Wii's life-cycle the system has seen a decent number of FPS games released for it, some with local multi-player, some with online multi-player, and some just single-player.
The Wii has more than twenty games I would classify in the FPS genre, but which FPS game is the Wii's most played per player? Let's take a look!
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Call of Duty: Black Ops has had about 108,985 Wii owners report game-play data since the game released this past November.
Reporting Player Increase
Black Ops has seen an increase of about 44,354 more gamers reporting game-play hours since March 21 this year.
Average & Total Game-Play Hours
Call of Duty: Black Ops has 7,655,023 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average play-time of 70 Hours 15 Minutes "Per person".
The game's average play-time is just over 2 Hours 47 Minutes per day/session the game is played.
Call of Duty: Black Ops' Wii Amazon.com sale rank is #236, and it is selling for $43.82.
(Sale rank and price recorded around 7:30PM on August 12, 2011.)
Review Score Averages
Black Ops' "professional" review score average on the Wii is 81.47%, based on 17 reviews on GameRankings.com.
The game has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 111 customer reviews.
Black Ops' customer review score average is 78.73%, when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
(Review score averages recorded around 7:30PM on August 12, 2011.)
Call of Duty: Black Ops was developed by Treyarch, and published by Activision. As the trailers below show, the game received a "Mature" rating from the ESRB with "Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language" listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is the Wii's most played FPS game to date, "Per person". This means Wii owners that are playing Black Ops, are playing it more hours on average(70 Hours 15 Minutes) per individual, than any other Wii FPS on the system.
While Call of Duty: Black Ops is the Wii's most played FPS game to date, "Per person", it is not the Wii's most played FPS according to "Total Hours".
While I have not played the Wii version of Call of Duty: Black Ops, I have played and still own the PS3 version of Black Ops, though it has been a few months since I have played it. If you have not seen anything on Call of Duty: Black Ops, the video below contains two trailers. The first video portion contains a lot of action clips, most from cinematic scenes in the game, and the second clip is designed to give a hint about how the story unfolds:
Considering this data reflects just 272 days of game-play possibly reported, I think this should show developers that the Wii is a platform FPS games are enjoyed on, and that it has perhaps been overlooked by other developers/publishers when it should not have been.
If any of you play Call of Duty: Black Ops on the PS3 still, feel free to add my PSN name to your list. My PSN name is Hoj_Latte, if you add me to your list, leave a comment letting me know so I can make sure to check and add your invite back!
Did any of you purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops the day it released, and find yourself still playing the game?
If any of you are playing the Wii version, do you know how many hours you have played the game?
If any of you are interesting in Black Ops, you can see prices for the game on Amazon.com linked below: