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Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters (TW12) was released on March 29, 2011 for the Wii, with a MSRP of $49.99. TW12 was the first game of the Tiger Woods golf games to feature and allow players to compete at the Augusta National Golf Club.
The game was developed by EA Tiburon, and published by the EA Sports branch of Electronic Arts. The game was also released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 29; and just today, September 6, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters released on the PC and Mac platforms.
TW12 received an "Everyone" rating from the ESRB, and has no content descriptors listed for parents/gamers to be aware of.
How many hours have Wii owners spent golfing in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters since the game released? Let's take a look!
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Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters has about 2,911 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Nintendo Channel, with 160 days possibly reported.
Average & Total Game-Play Hours
TW12 has 52,188 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average play-time of 17 Hours 56 Minutes "Per person" reporting data.
The game's average play-time is 2 Hours 3 Minutes per day/session reported.
Amazon.com Sales Information
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters has an Amazon.com sale rank of #523, and it is currently on sale for $36.16.
(Sale rank and price recorded around 7:30PM on September 6, 2011.)
Review Score Averages
TW12 has a "professional" review score average of 84.19%, based on 8 reviews on GameRankings.com.
The game has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com based on 41 customer reviews.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12's customer review score average is 80.00%, when the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
(Review score averages recorded around 7:30PM on September 6, 2011.)
While I enjoyed Wii Sports' golf game, I have never purchased a golf video game outright. I do own one of the Tiger Woods golf games, but it is one of the PlayStation 2 games that a friend gave me, and I have never even played it.
If you have not seen any footage of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters, the video below shows how EA was making The Masters a big part of the game, and they wanted to make sure potential buyers knew about it:
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters is the sixth Tiger Woods golf game to be released for the Wii. Do the math, and that is more than one release per year for the series, since the Wii released.
I think the reported average game-play hours "Per person" of nearly 18 hours is pretty good for the game, though I don't know how long it would take to play through the career mode, if there is such a thing. Also, with how EA has their own online multiplayer servers, I don't think the hours reported for TW12 are exactly accurate, because the online multiplayer hours may not be reflected here.
Seeing TW12 data debut in under 6 months is decent for the game, though not great compared to other Wii games. I know the Tiger Woods series has seen a sharp drop in sales over the last few years, and I wonder if EA will continue yearly releases for it as they have with the Madden series, or if perhaps giving the Tiger Woods series a break would benefit it in the long run? I guess we will find out in another 5-6 months.
If any of you have played Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters, what do you think about the game?
If you are a huge Tiger Woods game fan and have played multiple games from the series, what do you think of Tiger Wood PGA TOUR 12: The Masters compared to older games in the series?
Is The Masters a game you would recommend to other gamers, and perhaps one you would recommend far above the older Tiger Woods game?
If any of you are interested in Tiger Wood PGA TOUR 12: The Masters, you can see links for the different versions on Amazon.com below: