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Posted by Marino

@SaturdayNightSpecials said:

Blows me away that LA Noire beat Skyrim. And Batman.

I guess it's because LA Noire had problems on the PS3, and 360 was the only other platform (at launch) so it got the bulk of the players. Whereas many people got the PC version of Skyrim, and the PS3 version of Batman was OK, so the 360 wouldn't dominate as much for those games.

I think part of it is also L.A. Noire has been out for 8 months or so, while Skyrim isn't even 2 months yet. I'm fairly positive Skyrim will pass it someday, but these stats were based on what was played in 2011. It's not exactly fair I guess, but it is what it is.

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Posted by lockwoodx

I'm not surprised Battlefield 3 didn't make the list.

Posted by AmigoSniped

I played Lucha Fury......I had to review it for a site. It was awful

Posted by Shady

Where's Otomedius Excellent? I thought it might end up in the least played with a quick look list but looking at the numbers it doesn't seem like it will make the cut. Hulk Hogan's Main Event, however, is the new number 2.

Posted by ZenaxPure
@Tordah said:
Interesting data. I actually own and have played Xotic on Steam. It's not half bad. Maybe they just marketed it poorly for the XBLA version (or not at all would be my guess).
I was just coming to post this. I actually bought it on the Steam holiday sell (it was $2.50) and it isn't half bad. It's honestly a lot like Bulletstorm in that it's about trying to get a lot of points while shooting dudes, though what you do to get those points is dramatically different in both games. Kind of a shame really, but very unsurprising given the rather... exotic art style of the game.
Posted by Marino

@Shady said:

Where's Otomedius Excellent? I thought it might end up in the least played with a quick look list but looking at the numbers it doesn't seem like it will make the cut. Hulk Hogan's Main Event, however, is the new number 2.

Yup. Somehow I missed both of them. I've updated the raw data as well as the leaderboards. As you mentioned, Hulk takes #2 as the least played game that got a Quick Look. Hulk also is now tied for #6 least played game overall.

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Posted by Scottish_Sin

This was really interesting. Thanks for compiling all that data together.

Posted by Shady

I wanted to see if I could find any less played games with quick looks. I can't believe I did.

http://www.giantbomb.com/achievements/confessional/170608/

http://www.giantbomb.com/achievements/perfectly-executed/168489/

Posted by Marino

@Shady said:

I wanted to see if I could find any less played games with quick looks. I can't believe I did.

http://www.giantbomb.com/achievements/confessional/170608/

http://www.giantbomb.com/achievements/perfectly-executed/168489/

Cool. I'll get to work adding them in. I guess the lists I used to compile the 2011 releases didn't include some of these Kinect games.

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Posted by Shady

I can't say I'm surprised since most of the Kinect games released in 2011 were shovel ware junk. Add to the fact that most of them got little to no exposure of any sort. The only reason I even remembered those games was thanks to the amazing quick looks. I can always count on the GB crew to play awful motion control (even when they don't use any!) games. That's even more so now with the Kinect.

Posted by sins_of_mosin

Very nice man, this blog is better then any feature GB has done!

Posted by chrismafuchris

89 people played Otomodius Excellent.

Posted by murse2008

Excellent work!

Posted by Marino

Thanks to whoever promoted this to the front page.

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Posted by jkuc316

to those 258 who played KOF.... I'm proud of you.

Posted by me3639

As someone who has worked as an analyst for a long time, you sir are AWESOME! Great job!

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Posted by scottygrayskull

Good read duder. Thanks for organizing this for our enjoyment! :)

Posted by Creamypies

I could have sworn that there was a Homefront Quick Look.

Posted by Marino

@Creamypies said:

I could have sworn that there was a Homefront Quick Look.

I thought so too. But, it's not there. I think it came out during PAX East, so it probably got missed that way.

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Posted by KaneRobot

Ahhh poor Star Raiders. Not that it was that good or anything but it still hurts to see probably my favorite game from the Atari days get such a underwhelming remake.

Nice job with them numbers.

Edited by Swoxx

Awesome post, kudos duder.

@Buzzkill said:

I'm not surprised Battlefield 3 didn't make the list.

I don't see why anyone would be. that's a PC ass PC game.

Posted by EightBitShik

Wow this is pretty amazing

Posted by Masha2932

Wow. great statistics. It's interesting to see the registered users' gaming activity.

Also it seems licensed games are good for something- finishing them.

Posted by spazmaster666

The Skyrim vs. L.A. Noire numbers are interesting since Skyrim sold more than double the number of copies of L.A. Noire on the 360. This means that either a lot of Skyrim players on GB did not tie their Xbox Live accounts to the site or that Skyrim managed to capture a lot of more casual game players that probably wouldn't make an account on a gaming website. In any case, it's definitely an interesting result.

Posted by Marino

@spazmaster666 said:

The Skyrim vs. L.A. Noire numbers are interesting since Skyrim sold more than double the number of copies of L.A. Noire on the 360. This means that either a lot of Skyrim players on GB did not tie their Xbox Live accounts to the site or that Skyrim managed to capture a lot of more casual game players that probably wouldn't make an account on a gaming website. In any case, it's definitely an interesting result.

Since I recorded the numbers, about 50 new people have started L.A. Noire while over 200 new people have started Skyrim. So, Skyrim will likely pass it at some point.

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Posted by Kidavenger

@kalmis said:

More people should play Xotic

I picked this up on Steam, haven't had a lot of time with it yet, but it's pretty good and is a fairly unique combo shooter/puzzler.

I'm honestly surprised it's so low on these lists.

Posted by Diachron

As a stat junkie, I find this fascinating, thanks.

Posted by SleepyDoughnut

Seeing that more people played Brink than Rayman is really bumming me out right now.

Posted by NoelVeiga

SkyDrift being one of the least played games is a goddamn crime. That game is good.

Posted by thevigilanteoflove

Thanks for this. It's great.

Posted by Shuborno

Wow. Giant Bomb has thorough Quick Look coverage!

Posted by Nigglenummy

This was really interesting. Thanks for putting it together.

Posted by phish09

@SaturdayNightSpecials said:

Blows me away that LA Noire beat Skyrim. And Batman.

I guess it's because LA Noire had problems on the PS3, and 360 was the only other platform (at launch) so it got the bulk of the players. Whereas many people got the PC version of Skyrim, and the PS3 version of Batman was OK, so the 360 wouldn't dominate as much for those games.

Or maybe, just maybe, LA Noire has been out for over half a year whereas Skyrim has only been out for two months.

Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials

@phish09 said:

@SaturdayNightSpecials said:

Blows me away that LA Noire beat Skyrim. And Batman.

I guess it's because LA Noire had problems on the PS3, and 360 was the only other platform (at launch) so it got the bulk of the players. Whereas many people got the PC version of Skyrim, and the PS3 version of Batman was OK, so the 360 wouldn't dominate as much for those games.

Or maybe, just maybe, LA Noire has been out for over half a year whereas Skyrim has only been out for two months.

Well, maybe, just maybe, one might expect one of the games to have a larger following on Giant Bomb than the other.

I don't know, just a crazy thought.

Posted by sorteslyngel42

This is cool stuff, thanks:-)

Posted by Marino

I've been out of commission for the last couple days. But thanks for the continued positive comments. Hopefully I'll be able to do a new one soon.

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Posted by phish09

@SaturdayNightSpecials said:

@phish09 said:

@SaturdayNightSpecials said:

Blows me away that LA Noire beat Skyrim. And Batman.

I guess it's because LA Noire had problems on the PS3, and 360 was the only other platform (at launch) so it got the bulk of the players. Whereas many people got the PC version of Skyrim, and the PS3 version of Batman was OK, so the 360 wouldn't dominate as much for those games.

Or maybe, just maybe, LA Noire has been out for over half a year whereas Skyrim has only been out for two months.

Well, maybe, just maybe, one might expect one of the games to have a larger following on Giant Bomb than the other.

I don't know, just a crazy thought.

LOL.

Sorry, I'm a little late with this reply, but why would you expect one game that Brad gave 5 stars to have a "larger following" than another game that Brad gave 5 stars to?

Posted by paulunga

I've been told that Rango is actually fairly good. Though it being a kid's game I'm gonna guess the achievements are also pretty easy to get.

Posted by TerraDelu

DATA PORN! I love it!

It's kind of interesting to see that none of the 10 most played games were in the 10 most completed achievements. Granted, some of that is likely due to achievement design. Anyone that can get Seriously 3.0, Hard to the Core, or My Kung Fu is Stronger are truly crazy. Fuck that.

Posted by Sanaj

It's surprising that ilomilo made it into the Top 10 Most Played XBLA Games. I thought more people would have missed it, considering it officially launched in the beginning of January.

It's nice to see that Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes made it into the Top 10 Most Played Games Not Reviewed by Giant Bomb.

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Posted by zeldafan

I guess I'm one of the others that played yoostar MTV lol. So that make my a winner right. By the way fuck that game.

Posted by Fobwashed

Fantastic. Excellent work!

Posted by RenegadeSaint

Amazing, massive, informative post. Thanks, duder.

Posted by Ravenlight

Great work on Dat List.

I approve of these kinds of threads.

Posted by UnlivedPhalanx

Holy shit.

And thank you.

Posted by JuggaloAcidman

Tha was an extremely interesting read... Thank you!

Posted by AgentOHarah

@TheKing said:

Least Played 5-Star ReviewRayman: Origins1156

This makes me sad.

the absolute saddest part of these stats...

Posted by Marino

@AgentOHarah said:

@TheKing said:

Least Played 5-Star ReviewRayman: Origins1156

This makes me sad.

the absolute saddest part of these stats...

If it makes you feel any better, the total number of Xbox Live players on Rayman is now over 2000. So, I guess people are going back to it now that the holiday rush is over.

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Posted by Bunnyman

Terrific work, Mister. Thank you.

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