Monday, August 27, 2012

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption turns 5! How many hours have U.S. Wii owners reported playing it?

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Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was released five years ago (today) in the U.S. on August 27, 2007. The game was developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo. It received an ESRB rating of "Teen" with "Animated Blood, Violence" listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of, and the game released with a MSRP of $49.99.

How many hours have U.S. Wii owners reported playing Metroid Prime 3: Corruption over the last 5 years? Brew some coffee, and let's take a look!

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Metroid Prime 3: Corruption now has approximately 542,561 U.S. Wii owners that have reported game-play data since the game released, with 1,827 days possibly reported. The game has about 25,965 more Wii owners that have reported data through the Nintendo Channel since last year's report.

Corruption's play-time per day/session is still the same as last year's, 2 hours 7 minutes; and the game's overall reported average is the exact same as it was last year, still sitting at 22 Hours 25 Minutes "Per person" that has reported data as the image above shows.

Have the critic and customer review scores changed any for the game over the last year? Well, the "professional" critic review score average is still the same at 90.16%, based on 66 reviews on The customer review score average has slightly changed though, increasing just a bit over the customer review score average from last year. Corruption now has a customer review score average of 87.02%, based on 148 customer reviews on

Caffeinated Thoughts
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, what do I think about the game? Well, if you missed my review (rarely happens, I know) for it from nearly 2 years ago, you can read it HERE. In short, if you enjoy the FPS genre with some exploration aspects, and Wii motion controls in FPS games, I highly recommend you give Corruption a try. If you are planning on purchasing the Wii U (it does play Wii games), you might want to look for the Metroid Prime Trilogy bundle since you should get "more for your money" with it, though it might be difficult to find at a reasonable price now. If not the bundle, you should be able to find a cheap used copy of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption either online, or at stores like Game Stop and Best Buy that have used games. If you have never seen any footage from Corruption, the video below is a very quick look at the game:

Seeing the average reported being 22 Hours 25 Minutes "Per person" makes me think most Wii owners that have reported data are completing the game just once, and not playing through it again. I played through the game multiple times, and I'll show how many hours I have played it in the comment section below by attaching my reported game-play hours image to my comment. I don't know why Nintendo stopped printing both Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and the Metroid Prime: Trilogy bundle, but I think they should add one of them to the Nintendo Selects lineup, and/or have them available to purchase on the Wii U's eShop when it launches later this year.

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Have any of you played Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, perhaps in the last year even, and what did you think about the game? Good, or bad? If you have played through it completely, do you know how many hours you have played the game?
Also, do you think Nintendo should add Metroid Prime 3: Corruption to the Nintendo Selects games in some fashion?

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  1. You know, I've only ever played the first Prime back on the Gamecube, and it was awesome. I've always wanted to pick up the Metroid collection for the Wii, but it sold out of new stock pretty fast and the used price became ridiculous. I definitely wouldn't object to seeing this as a select, or better yet a re-release of the trilogy designed for the Wii. My son and I have been been eying that for awhile now.

  2. "I've always wanted to pick up the Metroid collection for the Wii, but it sold out of new stock pretty fast and the used price became ridiculous."
    As you can see in the Amazon links for the collection above, the new price is currently asking only $202 for it! It's a steal of a deal...

    Thanks for the comment and feedback!

  3. How many hours do I have reported playing Metroid Prime 3? Only about 10 times the reported average! I think saying I enjoyed the game, just based on the overall average "Per person" and my average, might be an understatement. You can see my reported time for the game in the image attached below.

  4. ROFL - yeah... that makes my brain hurt when I consider I nearly picked it up new for like $50 or so, but just didn't have the extra at the time. :p

  5. I wish Nintendo would re-release Metroid Prime Trilogy as a Nintendo selects. I missed it the first time and regret it dearly!

  6. I was able to get it at gamestop about two months ago for 60 dollars, it was the only one there, and I was only able to get it because the person walking out when I went in was muttering about "seeing what it cost online before buying it"

    Boy did he make a mistake.


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