Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Played more than Mario? Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Hours Report

Coffee Beans
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure now has a higher average play-time "Per person" on the Wii, than either Super Mario Galaxy or Super Mario Galaxy 2. You read that right. Players of Skylanders Spyro's Adventure are averaging a higher reported play-time with the game, than players are with Super Mario Galaxy or Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure was released on October 16, 2011 with a "Starter Pack" MSRP of $69.99. The game was developed by Toys For Bob and published by Activision, and it received an ESRB rating of "Everyone 10+" with "Cartoon Violence" listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.

How many hours have U.S. Wii owners reported playing Skylanders Spyro's Adventure since its "Hours Debut" last year, and what is the average time played for the game? If you're a 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, or Xbox 360 owner interested in the game, how many hours can you expect from it according to the reported data of the Wii version? Brew yourself a fresh pot of coffee, and let's take a look!

Can the Skylanders' portal keep coffee warm? It should.

The Brew
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure now has approximately 55,571 U.S. Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Nintendo Channel, which is 53,075 more players that have reported data since its debut report.

The game has an average play-time per day/session of about 2 Hours 16 Minutes, with its overall reported average being 37 Hours 43 Minutes "Per person" as the image above shows. It is the 37 Hours 43 Minutes "Per person" reported for Skylanders that is higher than the reported averages "Per person" of Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 in the United States.

How have the review scores changed since the first report? The game now has a "professional" critic review score average of 80.18%, based on 11 reviews on GameRankings.com; which is just a slight decrease since the first report.
     The game has a customer review score average of 83.46%, now based on 248 customer reviews from Amazon.com. The game originally had a customer review score average of 92.09%, based on 43 reviews from Amazon.com.

Caffeinated Thoughts
While I still have not played Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, knowing that Skylanders Giants is due out later this year I would probably wait for the new game if I were to get one. If you have not seen any footage on Skylanders and have no clue what the game is about though, the trailer below might give you a decent idea:

When I did the initial data report on Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, in the "Caffeinated Thoughts" section for it I said, "Seeing Skylanders Spyro's Adventure's average hours 'Per person' being more than 20 hours on its debut is extremely impressive, and shows the audience playing this 'game' seems to be really enjoying it...", and with the game having nearly doubled its reported average over the last 8 months I would say players have really been enjoying the game.

Seeing Skylanders' average hours played, pass games like Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 in less than a year is impressive, most impressive.

If you're a 3DS, PC, PS3, Wii, or Xbox 360 gamer interested in the title, based on the Wii's reported average of "37 Hrs" now and the original data report average of 20 hours, I think you should be able to get a good 20 hours just off of the "Starter Pack".

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure has been a big success for Activision, and I think its portal functionality with the toys might be one reason (a big reason) Nintendo added the Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality to the Wii U's GamePad controller, and I think it will be interesting to see how well Skylanders Giants is received when it releases.

If you have played Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, about how many hours have you played and do you remember how many hours of game-play you can get from just the "Starter Pack"? If you have played the game, did you play just the "Starter Pack" or have you tried to collect and play with other Skylanders as well?

Also, are any of you surprised that Skylanders' average hours "Per person" have passed two of Nintendo's top rated Mario Wii games?

If you are interested in the game, you can see a few of the versions below:


  1. Wow this is very interesting. I haven't finished the game yet, but bought a lot of 'extra' characters so I can properly go through and collect every little extra thing in the game. My brother has finished it about 3-4 times now and there's a lot of replay value in it because every character has its own special ability and more than 1 special ability too. So I guess it's fun to discover all the characters abilities and play through the game again to test out their abilities. If that makes any sense.

  2. "Wow this is very interesting."
    I'm glad you found it interesting!

    Do you know how many characters your brother completed the game with? Did he do it with just the "Starter Pack", or with extra characters/packs as well?

    Thanks for stopping by, and the comment/feedback!

  3. We have accumulated around 15-20 or so Skylanders. The first time through, yeah - he did it with only the starter pack Skylanders. He doesn't play all of them; just his favourites. And I have my favourites too. You can complete the whole game with only the starter pack Skylanders but you will miss out on unlocking extra bits and pieces which can only be unlocked by certain Skylander element types such as Wind, Fire or so. If you buy one Skylander of each element; you'll be able to unlock everything. Can be costly buying them though.


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