The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was just released for the Wii on November 20, 2011. The game was developed by Nintendo's EAD studio, and it was of course published by Nintendo.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the Wii's first exclusive Zelda title for the system, as Twilight Princess was also available and basically developed for the GameCube, and Skyward Sword received an ESRB rating of "Everyone 10+" with "Animated Blood, Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence" listed as content for parents and gamers to be aware of.
How many hours have Wii owners reported playing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword since it released? Let's take a look!
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword already has 10,489 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Nintendo Channel, with only 8 days possibly reported.
Skyward Sword's average play-time per day/session played is currently 3 Hours 44 Minutes!
Nintendo published/distributed two versions of the game. One version was the software only version with , which has a MSRP of $49.99, the other version was bundled with a special/limited edition Gold Wii Remote Plus with Triforce Symbol with a MSRP of $69.99.
For Skyward Sword to debut on the Nintendo Channel only 8 days after its release is super fast, like other Nintendo first party titles, as most Wii games take at least a full 2 weeks to appear, if not much longer.
If you do not have cable television, you may not be familiar with how Nintendo has been advertising the game. The video below is one commercial Nintendo has been running to help let Wii owners know that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is now available:
I think it will be very interesting to see how The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's hours continue to increase, and where the average hours "Per person" end up in a few months.
Seeing Skyward Sword's average play-time hours per day/session reported played at nearly 4 hours makes me think the average hours "Per person" will increase pretty significantly each week over the next 2 months, as more Wii owners get the game and play it through to completion, and then perhaps as sales slow down for the title after the Christmas holiday.
I have not played The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and I am currently debating on whether to add it to my Christmas list or not, based on the fact that I only played through Twilight Princess once. If I do end up with the game though, I will definitely share my thoughts on it.
Have any of you been playing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword? If so, what do you think of the game from what you have played? Was it worth the wait?
If you have already completed it, do you see yourself playing through the game many times, or is once enough?
If you are interested in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, you can see both versions of the game on Amazon.com linked below, as well as a hat you can wear to make you feel even more like Link when playing the game!