Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Metroid Prime Trilogy turns 3! How many hours have U.S. Wii owners reported playing it?

Coffee Beans
Metroid Prime: Trilogy was released on August 24, 2009 in the U.S. with a MSRP of $49.99. The game was developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo, and received an ESRB rating of "Teen" with "Animated Blood, Violence" listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of. I reported on January 8, 2010, less than 5 months after the game was released, that Nintendo confirmed they were not shipping more copies of Metroid Prime: Trilogy.

How many hours have U.S. Wii players reported playing Metroid Prime: Trilogy since the game released just over 3 years ago? Brew yourself some coffee, and let's take a look!

The Brew
Metroid Prime: Trilogy now has approximately 86,562 U.S. Wii owners that have reported game-play hours through the Wii's Nintendo Channel, with 1,099 days possibly reported. The game has about 8,955 more Wii owners now that have reported data, since the report last year.

Trilogy's play-time per day/session is now 2 hours 13 minutes, and the game's overall reported average is one hour more than last year, sitting at 34 Hours 13 Minutes as the image shows.

What about the critic and customer review score averages over the last year? The "professional" critic review score average is still 92.27%, based on 33 reviews on The customer review score average has changed slightly though, and is now at 96.00% for the game, based on 115 customer reviews on

Caffeinated Thoughts
I have mentioned before on the site that I purchased my copy of Metroid Prime: Trilogy from Best Buy for just $19.99. I knew the game was a "best buy" at that price, and didn't pass it up. Looking at the "used" and "new" prices for the game now, I am very glad that I didn't wait to purchase it, though I have yet to play any of the games on the disc. If you have not seen footage of the Metroid Prime games, and what to expect from them, the trailer below should give you a good idea:

As for the reported data, the overall reported "Total" hours and the average hours "Per person" have increased less than I expected them to over the last year. I thought that perhaps players would completed two of the Metroid Prime games on the disc by now, and that the average would be sitting closer to 40 hours "Per person". I assume that completing two of the Metroid Prime games should take about 40 hours "Total", 20 hours for each.

Seeing how much the "new" and "used" prices are for Metroid Prime: Trilogy online, I find it odd that Nintendo hasn't reprinted the collection. As I said in the recent "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption turns 5!" post, I think Nintendo should at least add Metroid Prime 3: Corruption to the Nintendo Selects games, and if Nintendo doesn't add Metroid Prime 3: Corruption to the Nintendo Selects lineup, having the Metroid Prime games available to purchase on the Wii U's eShop when it launches this year I think would be a great alternative, and a great reason to purchase the Wii U day one for fans of the Metroid Prime games.

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Do you think Nintendo should add Metroid Prime: Trilogy to the Nintendo Selects lineup? If you own Metroid Prime: Trilogy, how many hours have you gotten out of it, and have you completed all three games on it?

See Metroid related Wii games below:


  1. uhhh i remember metroid prime... goooood old times :D maybe i should grab that trilogy and play it again =P
    (Yeah Nintendo should totaly add it!)

  2. I actually own Metroid Prime on the GameCube, but only played it for about 20-30 minutes and never picked it up again. I enjoyed MP3 so much, that when I heard about the Trilogy releasing, I traded off MP3 very quickly to get the most for it at the time.

    Thanks for the comment/feedback!

  3. I believe the Trilogy was around $70 used at Gamestop one time I was in there over the past few years, so yeah, $19 is a pretty great deal. I'd also like to see them re-print or add them to the selects line-up.

    For now 'Other M' will have to do.


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