The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was released on November 20, 2011 with a few versions of the game being available for purchase. The standard version had/has a MSRP of $49.99, while the special/limited edition Gold Wii Remote Plus bundle had a MSRP of $69.99.
The game was developed by Nintendo's EAD studio, and it received an ESRB rating of "Everyone 10+" with "Animated Blood, Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence" listed as content for gamers and parent to be aware of.
We first looked at Skyward Sword's reported game-play hours when they debuted back on November 28, 2011.
Just how many hours have U.S. Wii owners reported playing Skyward Sword since it released, and the last report? Let's take a look!
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword now has 121,904 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Nintendo Channel, which is an increase of 111,415 players reporting data in the last 168 days.
The game's average play-time per day/session reported is now at 2 Hours 56 Minutes compared to its debut average of 3 Hours 44 Minutes, and the game has increased by 4,939,413 Total Hours reported since its debut.
Skyward Sword's "professional" review score average is 93.34% based on 56 reviews from GameRankings.com. The game's customer review score average is 83.69% based on 422 customer reviews from Amazon.com between two versions listed for the game.
Do you remember how Nintendo of America was initially advertising Skyward Sword on television? If you have forgotten, you can watch one commercial for it here:
I still haven't played Skyward Sword, though I do now own a Wii MotionPlus unit that I received at Christmas, so it's more likely to happen now.
As of the end of December, Nintendo reported The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword had sold about 3.42 million copies. In Nintendo's latest financial report, adding January through March sales to the total, Skyward Sword had sold 3.52 million copies worldwide.
I find it interesting the game sold 3.42 million units basically within the first month of release, but since then has only sold an additional 100,000 units globally through the end of March.
Have any of you played and beaten Skyward Sword since it released? If so, do you remember how many hours it took you to complete (exactly how many hours have you spent on a Loftwing)?
Also, did Skyward Sword live up to your expectations as the Wii's first exclusively developed full Zelda game?
If any of you are interested in Skyward Sword, you can see it linked below on Amazon.com and GameStop.com, as well as a Skyward Sword related item: