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Posted by Marino
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Posted by lionheart25

@Marino: Looking forward to the 2012 list...and I will definitely check out your stat sheet on reviews. Thanks for letting me know.

Posted by KyleEA

this is an awesome post. reading...

Posted by Marino

@lionheart25 said:

This is a fantastic compilation of stats...I love stuff like this, and I've been working on a list of my own Xbox stats. Thanks so much for this, and I look forward to seeing more!

Thanks. I'll most likely be doing another at the of the year for stats on 2012. I most recently did one based on reviews on the site if you missed that.

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Posted by lionheart25

This is a fantastic compilation of stats...I love stuff like this, and I've been working on a list of my own Xbox stats. Thanks so much for this, and I look forward to seeing more!

Posted by mnzy

Doritos, fuck yeah!

Posted by brownsfantb

I can't believe that around 25% of people that played Mass Effect didn't even beat this first mission. What the hell did they do then? Are there people that just put a game in and never play it?

Posted by iam3green

awesome right up right there. some pretty interesting stuff.

Posted by cthomer5000

Excellent post... thanks for all the hard work.

Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar

Wow, this a truly astounding amount of work.

Posted by Lokno

Cool stuff. I'd be interested to see what the overall campaign completion numbers are. That would require fishing through and finding the "you beat the game" achievement on every game, but it'd be cool to see. I assume if ~20% of people aren't getting anywhere in Mass Effect, and only ~60% of people are beating Limbo (A 2 hour game), that most people aren't finishing campaigns in general. That probably ties in with the decrease in play numbers of games, mentioned earlier in comments. I think we're just getting older as a community and not finding the time to play games.

Posted by PirateChris

Absolutely amazing. I'm one of those people who only plays through games once they've gone below £10.

19 of the top 50 most played games were new IP's. 4 of the top 50 were sequels to those new IP's.

I think there's 6 sequels: Left 4 Dead 2, Gears of War 2, Rock Band 2, Assassin's Creed II, Mass Effect 2, Gears of War 3.

Posted by Grillbar

why do you always post these awesome threads

Posted by MasterTom

thanks for those stats mate... awesome stuff to read :)

Posted by Marino

@ManMadeGod said:

I'm going to guess COD is so low on the players per game list because of Call of Duty Classic.

There were still over 3000 people that played it.

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Posted by ManMadeGod

I'm going to guess COD is so low on the players per game list because of Call of Duty Classic.

Posted by Ghostface318

This whole thing is awesome. The random facts are fun, but this one:

is hurtful because the achievements in that game seem somewhat glitchy. I recall coming to the site and syncing my account, and then seeing how few of the ME1 achievements I had unlocked. Even a second play-through of that game post-ME2 failed to unlock some of them (The "Play the game with this companion in your party for the majority of the time" for example).

Nothing you can account for, and it is what it is, but that may be what's up with that. I can't explain the ME2 one.

Posted by Orbitz89

I can't believe i read all that lol.. it was worth it though, very informative and interesting.

Edited by MarkWahlberg

Can't recall ever hearing of Hexic before. huh.

Posted by MildMolasses

Awesome. Well done

Posted by Undeadpool

A great testament not only to the community (and the hard working mods who do awesome projects like this) but to the notion of the "silent majority."

Posted by rand0mZer00

This is really cool.

Posted by Shadow71

Great work on the blog!

Posted by Brackynews

Superb, I'm porned out and spent. What a great way to wash down E3 Day Zero.

Also I totally (re)made that achievement graphic. You would not believe how difficult it was (in 2010) to find a clean raster that had the trophy instead of the X jewel. Now there's a couple more swimming in Google Images, but that was the best (and the most square) one on the entire internet for a while.

The best part is seeing it ripped off and put on t-shirts, low res and all. ;p Easy to tell because the real deal isn't green. lol

Posted by EquitasInvictus

This is awesome! Looking back at it, I was really into the earlier 2006-2008 titles that made it into the top 20. I think I played 80% of the top 15! All were worth it, so I guess I got my money's worth out of buying a 360 out of the gate. Now I don't feel as bad about recently getting a PS3 to tie the loose ends for my gaming this generation. Dunno how or if I'll keep up with next generation once I have to fully integrate into society as a working class adult, but I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

Posted by DrJota

I think I'm obligated to state this due to some of the content in your comprehensive list:

"One Hundred and Eighty!"

Sorry,anyways,awesome work.Sure it was a hell of a lot of effort.And text.

Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

MLB Bobblehead Battle Quicklook has got me ready for some Baseball. Also, impromptu menu music making is fantastic.

I am similarly glad Mass Effect 2 achievementers are dedicated.

Posted by Nymphonomicon

I want to play Onechanbara Z: Kagura sooooo bad...

Why do you hate me so much, D3?

WHY?!?!?!?

Posted by ShockD

Interesting stastistics.

Posted by Gamer_152

Wow Marino, you're a crazy person. Excellent run-down.

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Posted by Marino

@jayc said:

This is really interesting to read. Just wondering why Japanese 360 games were largely omitted? I'm sure a bunch of them would be on the least played list.

I used this list, which is separate from the Japanese games. I assumed the Japanese games would dominate the least played games, and decided to omit them, as those games don't really seem important to this audience anyway.

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Posted by jayc

This is really interesting to read. Just wondering why Japanese 360 games were largely omitted? I'm sure a bunch of them would be on the least played list.

Oh and I think the reason Asteroids Deluxe has done so poorly compared to Asteroids is because the achievements are from the Windows Phone version.

Posted by Atom

Can't get the Terran Marine (Marino?) voice out of my head now

Posted by Marino

@Slag: Like you mentioned, it'll be cool to maybe do this again down the road and compare. My next project will be centered around reviews on the site. And I'll probably do a smaller scale achievement thing at the end of 2012 like I did at the end of 2011.

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Posted by rockyhorrorgerri

Those random facts blew my mind haha.

Posted by Slag

@Marino said:

@Slag said:

makes sense to me these stats would be front loaded like that, there are a lot of people who don't play games when they are brand new.

That's a good point as well.

I'm sure it's not the only factor by any means, but a way you could tell perhaps is if you do this again say in a couple years and look to see if some of the games are that are relatively new now have significantly bigger numbers than they do now.

If they do then you can probably reasonably infer that achievement seekers (on giant bomb anyway) don't buy a lot of new games (Mass Effect 3 and Gears of War 3 would be good ones to compare as both will likely get Greatest Hits versions and such).

If they don't well then perhaps one of the other suggested causes (PS3, indie interest etc) might be more meaningful.

cool data man, thanks for sharing!

Posted by Marino

@Oginam said:

You could add one for top 50 rarest S ranked games (games that have at least one person that has S ranked them) and another for the rarest achievements from within that list.

And maybe a weighted "most completed" list so you don't get so many easy achievement games (maybe just most completed from the top 50 played?).

Unfortunately, I don't really have access to a good way to get S-rank data.

@mosespippy said:

Your understanding of this achievement is incorrect. It says all variations of multiplayer which means all variants of all game types. So to earn it you need to win on every race course (including the helicopter and boat variants) in both regular Race mode and GTA Race mode. So there are 120 different matches that you need to win.

Well, that makes a bit more sense as to why it's so rare then.

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Posted by Dylabaloo

Very awesome data dump!

Posted by onan

@Tom_Shaw said:

@ADAMWD said:

Now this means one of two things. Either GB has been losing active years each year, or the more likely scenario, users are playing less "AAA" games.

Option three: GB users are disproportionately more hardcore to migrate to Steam, dropping off Xbox achievement lists.

Option four: GB users are disproportionately more likely to purchase and then split time between Xbox and PS3, 'losing' achievements to trophies.

Option five: Sequel fatigue. Are you really missing much if you skip Halo Anniversary or Assassin's Creed 2-3?

It wouldn't surprise me if a lot of it is fact Option 1 flavored with Option 5 (while I have more disposable income than ever, I have less time and interest in yet another same engine sequel waiting for the next console cycle), mixed with some Option 3 (After a decade without, I put together a gaming PC for my brother last week, and that night he was hitting Steam for heavily discounted 2011 releases).

You forgot option 6: Lower-priced consoles means more extremely price-sensitive consumers that go back and comb the shelves at Gamestop for sub-$10 games, giving a bigger bump to older games due to not having an interest in spending 6x the price for games with more or less the same amount of gameplay.

Even if they aren't that price-conscious, people are starting to realize that there isn't much of a difference between yesterday's blockbusters and the new hotness. I personally have spent the majority of this year playing titles I never got around to instead of dropping $60 on something that'll also be put on the pile of shame for years and years. I've literally only played 2 games released in 2012, according to my achievements, out of 195 played games: ME3 and Fez. Everything else I've been playing has been old.

Posted by mosespippy

@Marino said:

  • Of the 28,213 who played GTA4 only 41 (0.14%) won a match of each of the multiplayer game types.

Your understanding of this achievement is incorrect. It says all variations of multiplayer which means all variants of all game types. So to earn it you need to win on every race course (including the helicopter and boat variants) in both regular Race mode and GTA Race mode. So there are 120 different matches that you need to win.

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@FinalDasa said:

What a writeup! A lot of interesting stuff in there. And btw, I was one of those who beat Mass Effect 3 without Javik. It was my roommate's game and I played it first so I didn't want to take the download from him, or the online pass.

For future reference, you actually still can do that stuff, just have his account logged in as player 2. If you share an xbox it's even easier because it should just work. (DLC is licensed by console and gamertag ID, as long as one of them can be verified the DLC should work.)

That said, insane list. Well done, sir.

Posted by XanderCrews

I feel like I learned something.

You sir, are a madman.

Posted by Oginam

It makes me really happy to see Bioshock and Assassin's Creed (the first one!) so high on the top 50. And Bioshock's rankings overall are damned impressive considering all of the Halo and Gears games it has to contend with.

Really good stuff.

You could add one for top 50 rarest S ranked games (games that have at least one person that has S ranked them) and another for the rarest achievements from within that list.

And maybe a weighted "most completed" list so you don't get so many easy achievement games (maybe just most completed from the top 50 played?).

Posted by Marino

@Slag said:

makes sense to me these stats would be front loaded like that, there are a lot of people who don't play games when they are brand new.

That's a good point as well.

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Posted by Daneian

@ADAMWD said:

Either GB has been losing active years each year, or the more likely scenario, users are playing less "AAA" games. Why this is the case isn't exactly clear, as the quality of games hasn't gone down.

I think people are just playing them on systems other than the 360. The PS3 versions of these games aren't as broken as they once were and more and more people are turning to the PC as this generations console hardware is getting older.

Posted by President_Barackbar

Those 8 people who unlocked everything in DOAX2 really need to get a girlfriend.

Posted by ZeForgotten

This kind of stuff still impress the hell out of me.  
@Sweep said:

Dead Or Alive 4 was the most played game between christmas and new year? Fuck, that sounds like a rubbish Christmas!

If it was most played I blame @AjayRaz :P
Posted by jakob187

Words cannot even describe the awe I am in. You basically just created "Achievement Whore Porn". Excuse me, I'll brb.

Posted by Slag

you are the man !

awesome awesome post!

makes sense to me these stats would be front loaded like that, there are a lot of people who don't play games when they are brand new.

Posted by StarvingGamer

How weird. I'm so far removed from the Xbox and achievements that it's like peering into a bizarre alternate reality of gaming.

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