Friday, May 25, 2012

Star Wars' 35th Birthday, My Star Wars "Movie", & LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga's Hours Played

Coffee Beans
     Today, May 25, 2012 marks 35 years since the original Star Wars movie was released, which is now officially titled Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. I have stated in the past that I'm a pretty big Star Wars fan, and Mrs. Coffee enjoys the movies and SW universe as well. She puts up with all the Star Wars adventures around the house, even if I sometimes think I hear the words "There is no escape!" muttered from her mouth!
     Earlier this month, on May the 4th, I went with our sons in the backyard to play, only that day we were equipped with some Star Wars gear. I just happened to have a camera (or two) nearby, and captured some of the adventures, and then had some fun with the footage. Here is my first non-official official Star Wars fan movie:

     So, since today marks 35 years since the original Star Wars movie was released, I also thought it would be a great day to look at some Star Wars video game data, and the chosen game is LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga.
     How many hours have U.S. Wii owners spent in the digital galaxy far, far away since it was released a few years ago? Let's take a look!

The Brew
     LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga was developed by Traveller's Tales, and published by LucasArts. The game now has 716,398 U.S. Wii owners that have reported game-play hours through the Nintendo Channel, and the average play-time per day/session reported is now 2 Hours 10 Minutes.
     The game has increased by 8,785,724 Total Hours of reported game-play since May 2nd last year, and The Complete Saga has also seen 118,749 more U.S. Wii owners reporting data since last May.
     LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga's "professionals" review score average is 80.39% based on 18 reviews from The game's "customers" review score average is 90.34% based on 439 reviews from

Caffeinated Thoughts
     I have not played LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, though I have played the games that make up The Complete Saga. While I received LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga this past Christmas, I have yet to open it. Perhaps that will change later this evening though!
     If you have no seen what the LEGO Star Wars games consist of, and the humor they use throughout to tell the movies' stories, the trailer below will give you an idea of what you can expect:

     While the data above is reflective of Wii owners, I wonder if the PS3 and Xbox 360 data would be much higher considering those versions of the game have online cooperative play? I would think it would be higher, but I think the data above does show Wii owners enjoy this LEGO Star Wars game a lot.
     So as for earlier this month and as our oldest stated at the end of the "movie" above, I hope you all had a great May the 4th (a little late I know), and that the 5th did not get revenge (ha!).

     Have any of you played LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga on the PlayStation 3 and/or Xbox 360 and played the game cooperatively online, perhaps all the way through with a family member or friend?
     With the original movie turning 35 today, which Star Wars movie is your favorite? Can you pick just one, or is a tie between several?

If you are interested in any of the versions of LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, you can see the console versions on below:


  1. Ah... wonderful topic. I'm a star wars nut, no doubt about it. You should see my office here at owrk and how it's decked out. *grins*.

    Empire, then Return of the Jedi for me personally.

    As for the Lego games? I had first played the original triliogy on the 360, and then the complete saga. Never bothered with online - played them with my son and a buddy, both local co-op though.

  2. Empire for me as well (today anyway), but Episode III I actually enjoyed maybe more than some, only because I thought it did help "explain" things and bridge the "gap" pretty nicely (and I thought the Anakin and Obi-Wan battle was very well done) ...though Darth's "NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" scream at the end, YIKES!

  3. OH SNAP, I forgot it about the 35th Anniversary of Star Wars!
    I'm actually looking forward to the re-release of Star Wars in 3D in a couple of years. At this pace, we'll get AOTC in 3D next year and Sith in 3D in 2014.

    Canadian Numbers for Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
    3,127,782 Hours 1,431,545 Times
    Per Person 48 hours 12 min 22.06 Times

    64,891 Canadian Wii Owners have reported data or 9.05% of the US total.


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