By the Numbers: Xbox 360 vs Giant Bomb 2011

About seven months ago, I posted a blog called "By the Numbers" that looked the statistics produced by Giant Bomb's Xbox achievement tracker. Since then, I've done a few other stat-based blogs, but I think now would be a good time to go back to the original idea. Let's look at the achievement tracker based on the year of 2011 as a whole. What were the most played games? What were the least played games? What were the most completed games? Or what if we take a glance at how a Quick Look might affect how people decide what to buy?

By my count, there were 185 games released for Xbox 360 this year. I'm probably missed a few, but tracking down that info is harder than you think. Either way, we've got a pretty good population of data to make some accurate observations. I decided to only look at Xbox because not everyone on the site has access to the PSN tracker yet, and if I were to add in Steam stats, it would skew the results since I'm already not including all platforms. So, including just the Xbox stats makes it easier in several ways (i.e. I don't have to do a whole bunch of math).

Also note that, unless otherwise specified, these charts include both retail releases and XBLA releases.

Anyway, on to the numbers...

Top 10 Most Played Games

By total number of unique users on Giant Bomb.

Giant Bomb Can't Quit You
  1. Gears of War 3 -- 11,633
  2. L.A. Noire -- 9495
  3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim -- 8539
  4. Bastion -- 8359
  5. Batman: Arkham City -- 7465
  6. Portal 2 -- 7095
  7. Mortal Kombat -- 6918
  8. Dead Space 2 -- 6375
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 -- 6347
  10. Bulletstorm -- 6174

Top 10 Least Played Games

Jeff and Ryan have an excuse. What about the other two of you?
  1. Yoostar on MTV -- 4
  2. Kung Fu High Impact -- 5
  3. Self Defense Training Camp -- 6
  4. MotionSports Adrenaline -- 11
  5. Blackwater -- 12
  6. Xotic -- 12
  7. WRC 11: World Rally Championship -- 15
  8. WSC Real 11: World Snooker Championship -- 17
  9. Hulk Hogan's Main Event -- 17
  10. SBK 2011: Superbike World Championship -- 18

Top 10 Most Completed Games

That's dedication...or masochism.

This is based on the percentage of achievements earned by those who played the game.

  1. NCIS -- 89.4%
  2. Rango -- 74.0%
  3. Battle: Los Angeles -- 67.3%
  4. Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters -- 62.7%
  5. Captain America: Super Soldier -- 61.6%
  6. Transformers: Dark of the Moon -- 53.5%
  7. X-Men Destiny -- 52.6%
  8. Rio -- 52.0%
  9. Torchlight -- 51.3%
  10. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 -- 50.6%

Top 10 Least Completed Games

How 'bout them Kinect games, guys?
  1. Leedmees -- 2.1%
  2. MotionSports Adrenaline -- 2.7%
  3. Self Defense Training Camp - 3.9%
  4. Just Dance 3 -- 4.0%
  5. Dungeon Defenders -- 4.4%
  6. Hard Corps: Uprising -- 5.0%
  7. GoldenEye 007 Reloaded -- 5.1%
  8. BloodRayne: Betrayal -- 5.2%
  9. Deadliest Warrior: Legends -- 5.4%
  10. Michael Jackson: The Experience -- 5.4%

Top 10 Highest Average Number of Achievements

Keeping the tradition set forth by King Kong.

Regardless of percentage completed or value per achievement, these are the games that had the most achievements unlocked per user. Are these achievements just easy to get? Or are they a result of the dedication of the game's fans?

  1. Rango -- 36.7
  2. Captain America: Super Soldier -- 34.1
  3. Dragon Age II -- 31.5
  4. X-Men Destiny -- 29.3
  5. Dead Space 2 -- 28.6
  6. Shadows of the Damned -- 28.5
  7. Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters -- 27.9
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 -- 27.8
  9. Rio -- 27.6
  10. Portal 2 -- 25.4

Top 10 Lowest Average Number of Achievements

Are these achievements just hard to obtain? Or are the games terrible and you just quit playing them?

Rider meet...ah, forget it.
  1. MotionSports Adrenaline -- 2.7
  2. Michael Jackson: The Experience -- 2.9
  3. Self Defense Training Camp -- 3.0
  4. Just Dance 3 -- 3.2
  5. GoldenEye 007 Reloaded -- 4.2
  6. Yoostar on MTV -- 4.5
  7. Kinect: Disneyland Adventures -- 4.7
  8. UFC Personal Trainer -- 4.7
  9. Thor: God of Thunder -- 4.9
  10. The Sims 3: Pets -- 4.9

Top 10 Most Played XBLA Games

More than doubled the closest competition.
  1. Bastion -- 8359
  2. Trenched Iron Brigade -- 3948
  3. Torchlight -- 3401
  4. From Dust -- 2823
  5. Stacking -- 2701
  6. Outland -- 2595
  7. Crimson Alliance -- 2538
  8. ilomilo -- 2486
  9. Ms. 'Splosion Man -- 2107
  10. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet -- 2044

Top 10 Least Played XBLA Games

Honestly, did you know this was a thing?
  1. Xotic -- 12
  2. Lucha Fury -- 28
  3. Rotastic -- 31
  4. Star Raiders -- 34
  5. Leedmees -- 37
  6. SkyDrift -- 39
  7. Boulder Dash XL -- 44
  8. BurgerTime: World Tour -- 46
  9. Voltron: Defender of the Universe -- 59
  10. Yar's Revenge -- 67

Top 10 Most Played Games Not Reviewed by Giant Bomb

Whatchya tryin' to hide, EA?
  1. Bastion -- 8359
  2. Dragon Age II -- 4716
  3. Dark Souls -- 3408
  4. Torchlight -- 3401
  5. Crimson Alliance -- 2538
  6. ilomilo -- 2486
  7. FIFA Soccer 12 -- 1719
  8. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 -- 1386
  9. Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes -- 1381
  10. Fight Night Champion -- 1199

Top 10 Least Played Games Reviewed by Giant Bomb

Shame on the 11 of you. (Alex doesn't count)
  1. Blackwater -- 12
  2. Lucha Fury -- 28
  3. BurgerTime: World Tour -- 46
  4. Dead Block -- 113
  5. Just Dance 3 -- 124
  6. Bodycount -- 197
  7. Spider-Man: Edge of Time -- 205
  8. Need for Speed: The Run -- 291
  9. Swarm -- 323
  10. Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure -- 374

Top 10 Most Played Games That Did Not Get a Quick Look

More people played this than Duke Nukem Forever.
  1. Homefront -- 2555
  2. FIFA Soccer 12 -- 1719
  3. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 -- 1386
  4. Two Worlds II -- 943
  5. NHL 12 -- 725
  6. NCAA Football 12 -- 709
  7. Operation Flashpoint: Red River -- 465
  8. Top Spin 4 -- 410
  9. Major League Baseball 2K11 -- 333
  10. Transformers: Dark of the Moon -- 329

Top 10 Least Played Games That Got a Quick Look

  1. Right in the junk.
    Yoostar on MTV -- 4
  2. Self Defense Training Camp -- 6
  3. MotionSports Adrenaline -- 11
  4. Hulk Hogan's Main Event -- 17
  5. Rotastic -- 31
  6. Star Raiders -- 34
  7. Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking -- 44
  8. Boulder Dash XL -- 44
  9. The Adventures of Tintin: The Game -- 51
  10. NCIS -- 54

Miscellaneous Other Stuff

CategoryGameStats
Least Played 5-Star ReviewRayman: Origins1156
Most Played 1 or 2-Star ReviewBrink2655
Average Players per Game-1256.84
Average Completion per Game-24.08%
Average Number of Achievements Unlocked per Game-10.64
Total Number of Xbox 360 Games Reviewed-67
Total Number of Xbox 360 Games that Got a Quick Look-140
Most Played Game Reviewed by AlexSaints Row: The Third4508
Least Played Game Reviewed by AlexBlackwater12
Most Played Game Reviewed by BradL.A. Noire9495
Least Played Game Reviewed by BradDead Rising 2: Off the Record392
Most Played Game Reviewed by JeffGears of War 311,633
Least Played Game Reviewed by JeffBodycount197
Most Played Game Reviewed by RyanPortal 27095
Least Played Game Reviewed by RyanJust Dance 3124

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And here's the raw data (forgot to include this originally)...

GamePlatformDateReviewByQLPlayedComp%Avg#
Ace Combat: Assault HorizonRetailOct 11--X41039.320.0
AFL LiveRetail---3829.515.0
Alice: Madness ReturnsRetailJune 144RyanX199627.718.0
Assassin's Creed: RevelationsRetailNov 154RyanX291229.815.6
Backbreaker: VegneanceXBLAJune 29---9944.55.8
Bangai-O HD: Missile FuryXBLAMay 4--X32637.14.9
BastionXBLAJuly 20--X835948.46.4
Batman: Arkham CityRetailOct 185JeffX746535.025.3
Battle: Los AngelesXBLAMar 11---13267.39.0
Battlefield 3RetailOct 254DaveX478222.010.7
Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2XBLAFeb 13JeffX55621.22.2
BlackwaterRetailOct 251Alex-1211.011.8
BloodRayne: BetrayalXBLASept 6--X2885.21.0
Body and Brain ConnectionRetailFeb 8---8711.48.0
BodycountRetailAug 302JeffX19736.715.9
Boulder Dash XLXBLAJuly 13--X4417.72.5
BreachXBLAJan 26--X12012.91.7
BrinkRetailMay 102JeffX265529.216.1
BulletstormRetailFeb 224JeffX617425.818.7
BurgerTime: World TourXBLANov 23Alex-4616.72.3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3RetailNov 84JeffX634725.016.9
Call of Juarez: The CartelRetailJuly 19--X39531.119.1
Captain America: Super SoldierRetailJuly 193MattX50461.634.1
Cars 2: The Video GameRetailJune 21--X20834.318.0
CatherineRetailJuly 262JeffX138417.413.5
Child of EdenRetailJune 143RyanX256715.29.2
Crimson AllianceXBLASept 7--X25385.70.9
CrysisXBLANov 13--X87834.014.9
Crysis 2RetailMar 224JeffX480129.516.5
Dance Central 2RetailOct 254RyanX105311.86.2
Dark SoulsRetailOct 4--X340819.09.3
de Blob 2RetailFeb 22--X45921.47.0
Dead BlockXBLAJuly 62Alex-11316.62.6
Dead IslandRetailSept 64BradX419827.917.2
Dead Rising 2: Off the RecordRetailOct 113BradX39231.415.7
Dead Space 2RetailJan 255BradX637542.728.6
Deadliest Warrior: LegendsXBLAJuly 6--X2365.40.9
Deus Ex: Human RevolutionRetailAug 234JeffX551727.121.9
DiRT 3RetailMay 245DrewX203717.912.5
Disney UniverseRetailOct 25---10524.113.6
Dragon Age IIRetailMar 8--X471638.731.5
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate TenkaichiRetailOct 25--X12221.013.2
Driver: San FranciscoRetailSept 64JeffX102623.014.0
Duke Nukem ForeverRetailJune 142JeffX248233.122.8
Dungeon DefendersXBLAOct 19--X4184.40.6
Dungeon Siege IIIRetailJune 21--X97516.49.1
Dungeons & Dragons: DaggerdaleXBLAMay 25--X89319.73.1
Earth Defense Force: Insect ArmageddonRetailJuly 52MattX97619.715.1
El Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronRetailAug 16--X56216.811.1
F.E.A.R. 3RetailJune 212RyanX113424.112.1
F1 2011RetailSept 20--X30219.88.9
FIFA Soccer 12RetailSept 27---171917.29.2
Fight Night ChampionRetailMar 1--X11999.98.7
Forza Motorsport 4RetailOct 114JeffX257728.818.7
From DustXBLAJuly 274BradX282325.04.0
Fruit Ninja KinectXBLAAug 204RyanX194814.43.3
Full House PokerXBLAMar 164JeffX151940.412.8
Galaga Legions DXXBLAJune 28--X50043.16.9
Gatling GearsXBLAMay 11--X53224.13.5
Gears of War 3RetailSept 205JeffX1163323.125.1
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of SlimeXBLAMar 22--X33130.14.0
GoldenEye 007: ReloadedRetailNov 1--X4025.14.2
Gray MatterRetailFeb 22---8143.919.4
Green Lantern: Rise of the ManhuntersRetailJune 7---22562.727.9
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo ClimaxXBLAJune 294BradX138022.62.1
Halo: Combat Evolved AnniversaryRetailNov 154BradX261824.511.1
Hard Corps: UprisingXBLAFeb 16--X8735.01.5
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part 2RetailJuly 12--X10540.927.8
Hole in the WallXBLAAug 24---865.61.3
HomefrontRetailMar 153Alex-255516.512.9
Hulk Hogan's Main EventRetailOct 11--X1736.610.4
Hunted: The Demon's ForgeRetailMay 31--X85719.611.6
ilomiloXBLAJan 5--X248639.25.2
Insanely Twisted Shadow PlanetXBLAAug 34BradX204427.04.6
Iron BrigadeXBLAJune 224JeffX394844.710.1
Islands of WakfuXBLAMar 30---13811.52.2
Jonah Lomu Rugby ChallengeRetailSept 9---3715.26.4
Just Dance 3RetailOct 112Ryan-1244.03.2
Kinect Sports: Season TwoRetailOct 25--X37315.712.4
Kinect: Disneyland AdventuresRetailNov 15--X1736.34.7
Knights ContractRetailFeb 22---13926.714.6
Kung Fu High ImpactRetailNov 15---519.910.0
Kung Fu Panda 2: The Video GameRetailMay 24---4927.013.6
L.A. NoireRetailMay 175BradX949535.624.7
LeedmeesXBLASept 7---372.10.4
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7RetailNov 11--X22236.921.4
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video GameRetailMay 104BradX102743.419.7
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone WarsRetailMar 22--X77933.521.2
Lucha FuryXBLAJune 221Alex-2815.51.8
Madden NFL 12RetailAug 303AlexX119427.610.4
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012XBLAJune 14---138650.67.9
Major League Baseball 2K11RetailMar 6---33314.59.3
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two WorldsRetailFeb 154JeffX513030.418.1
Mercury HgXBLASept 27---17420.64.9
Michael Jackson: The ExperienceRetailApr 15--X2575.42.9
Might & Magic: Clash of HeroesXBLAApr 13--X138121.73.1
MindjackRetailJan 18--X18417.814.1
MLB Bobblehead ProXBLAJuly 6--X7822.23.1
Mortal KombatRetailApr 195JeffX691819.012.1
MotionSports AdrenalineRetailNov 1--X112.72.7
MotoGP 10/11RetailMar 15---2415.08.8
Ms. 'Splosion ManXBLAJuly 133BradX210710.42.2
MX vs. ATV AliveRetailMay 10--X10528.315.0
NASCAR 2011: The GameRetailMar 29--X11116.410.1
NBA Jam: On Fire EditionXBLAOct 4--X65814.63.0
NCAA Football 12RetailJuly 12---70923.210.7
NCISRetailOct 28--X5489.424.0
Need for Speed: The RunRetailNov 152JeffX29128.910.2
NHL 12RetailSept 134Alex-7257.15.0
Nin2-JumpXBLAApr 27--X18928.33.6
Operation Flashpoint: Red RiverRetailJune 7---46531.218.9
Orcs Must Die!XBLAOct 5--X58815.82.9
Otomedius ExcellentRetailNov 1--X8915.99.1
OutlandXBLAApr 274BradX259514.92.5
Portal 2RetailApr 195RyanX709540.625.4
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012RetailOct 4---597.55.0
Radiant SilvergunXBLASept 14--X42810.02.4
RageRetailOct 44BradX290626.716.2
RangoRetailMar 1---13174.036.7
Raving Rabbids: Alive & KickingRetailNov 3--X4411.48.8
Rayman OriginsRetailNov 155AlexX115621.911.9
Red Faction: ArmageddonRetailJune 73BradX120230.721.9
Red Faction: BattlegroundsXBLAApr 5--X1229.42.3
Renegade OpsXBLASept 135BradX177817.83.3
RioRetailApr 12---5752.027.6
Rise of NightmaresRetailSept 6--X1688.69.6
Rock of AgesXBLAAug 314AlexX124524.83.2
RocksmithRetailOct 18--X37012.612.6
RotasticXBLASept 21--X3116.33.7
Rugby World Cup 2011RetailAug 26---4912.29.1
Saints Row: The ThirdRetailNov 154AlexX450839.922.9
SBK 2011RetailMay 13---1812.710.0
Scene It? Movie NightXBLANov 30---10814.93.5
Section 8: PrejudiceXBLAApr 20--X75311.79.4
Sega Rally Online ArcadeXBLAMay 18--X26424.93.5
Self Defense Training CampRetailNov 8--X63.93.0
Sesame Street: Once Upon a MonsterRetailOct 11--X19517.99.7
Shadows of the DamnedRetailJune 214AlexX287548.128.5
Shift 2: UnleashedRetailMar 29--X7659.98.1
SkyDriftXBLASept 7---3926.73.8
Skylanders: Spyro's AdventureRetailOct 164JeffX37429.914.9
Sonic GenerationsRetailNov 1--X85838.421.2
Spare PartsXBLAJan 18--X15849.95.4
Spider-Man: Edge of TimeRetailOct 42RyanX20532.820.7
StackingXBLAFeb 64AlexX270140.78.7
Star RaidersXBLAMay 11--X3412.82.6
StraniaXBLAMar 30---856.90.9
Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online EditionXBLAAug 244JeffX136226.23.3
SwarmXBLAMar 223AlexX32323.04.6
Test Drive Unlimited 2RetailFeb 8--X85212.910.6
The Adventures of ShuggyXBLAJune 15---8630.54.3
The Adventures of Tintin: The GameRetailDec 6--X5119.914.2
The BaconingXBLAAug 31---18833.54.5
The Cursed CrusadeRetailOct 25---4322.911.3
The Dishwasher: Vampire SmileXBLAApr 6--X85027.24.2
The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimRetailNov 115BradX853936.122.0
The Fancy Pants AdventuresXBLAApr 19--X2878.81.2
The First TemplarRetailMay 10--X17833.122.1
The GunstringerRetailSept 134RyanX104915.511.3
The King of Fighters XIIIRetailNov 22--X25813.38.0
The Sims 3: PetsRetailOct 16---608.64.9
The War of the WorldsXBLAOct 26--X10012.32.3
Thor: God of ThunderRetailApr 29--X1177.74.9
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The MastersRetailMar 29--X71418.113.3
TNT RacersXBLAAug 30---7110.62.6
Top Spin 4RetailMar 15---41021.011.3
TorchlightXBLAMar 9--X340151.37.2
Toy Soldiers: Cold WarXBLAAug 174BradX136834.98.0
Transformers: Dark of the MoonRetailJune 14---32953.518.9
Two Worlds IIRetailJan 25---94314.39.8
UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness SystemRetailJune 21---1818.04.7
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3RetailNov 15--X85616.010.5
VeneticaRetailJan 11--X9913.88.4
Virtua Tennis 4RetailMay 10--X21425.315.2
Voltron: Defender of the UniverseXBLANov 30--X5935.34.8
Warhammer 40,000: Kill TeamXBLAJuly 13--X111139.75.1
Warhammer 40,000: Space MarineRetailSept 64MattX172819.417.2
Worms Ultimate MayhemXBLASept 28--X7310.51.8
WRC 2: FIA World Rally Championship 2011RetailOct 14---159.67.2
WSC Real 11: World Snooker ChampionshipRetailApr 15---1710.79.1
WWE 12RetailNov 223AlexX43525.413.5
WWE All StarsRetailMar 294JeffX128333.818.4
X-Men DestinyRetailSept 272RyanX45752.629.3
XoticXBLASept 16---1212.92.3
Yar's RevengeXBLAApr 12--X679.31.1
Yoostar on MTVRetailNov 15--X47.44.5
You Don't Know JackRetailFeb 8--X252615.312.8
Zeit SquaredXBLAJan 12--X12428.14.4
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Posted by TEHMAXXORZ

Some very interesting results. Glad Trenched Brigade got on a list, because that game is awesome!

Posted by BraveToaster

This is pretty neat.

Posted by Vinny_Says

when I look back at it....yeah Gears of War 3 is fucking amazing....imma play it right now!

Posted by SMTDante89

I'm not sure ilomilo should be included in two of the lists because some people (myself included) actually got to play the game last year through that website that gave away codes for the demo (and could purchase the full game through it), but I guess technically the game was "officially" released this year. That's your call to make though.

Other than that, really awesome data, it's interesting to see what games GB users did (and didn't) play.

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Posted by Marino

@SMTDante89: As per ilomilo, yeah, I thought about it. But I went with the official 360 release date on it. If you're curious, if I were to remove it, Fruit Ninja Kinect would jump in at #10.

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Posted by louiedog

Hooray! I'm one of the 12 people who played the least played XBLA game on the list! I didn't enjoy it.

Posted by overjoyedpants

trenched is way better than iron brigade. dont know why people would play it.

Edited by TopSteer

On the Top Ten Most Played Games Not Reviewed By Giantbomb, Torchlight and ilomilo were reviewed by Brad and Ryan reviewed You Don't Know Jack.

Posted by cstrang

Oh, God, do I love raw data.

Posted by ez123

Cool stuff. I was looking at # of players the other day and got depressed by Ms Splosion Man barely having 2k. Bastion is a monster, the XBLA games that make it big is always bewildering to me. I would have thought that Skyrim would be higher than Gears by now.

The Crimson Alliance number is meaningless because it includes the trial version of the game.

Posted by Marino

@TopSteer said:

On the Top Ten Most Played Games Not Reviewed By Giantbomb, Torchlight and ilomilo were reviewed by Brad and Ryan reviewed You Don't Know Jack.

Brad reviewed the PC version two years ago, so I didn't include it as this was for the XBLA version. But you got me on YDKJ. I fixed it, so now Fight Night Champion jumps in at #10.

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Posted by Vexxan

Numbers! For science!

Posted by Centimani

Gosh, I would have LOVED IT to see Bastion over Skyrim. So close...

Posted by bobafettjm

I love these types of posts.

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Posted by kalmis

More people should play Xotic

Posted by TopSteer

@Marino: Yeah, I completely forgot about Torchlight having a PC review. Apparently I'm wrong about ilomilo too, I was sure Brad reviewed it. I could've sworn I seen Brad's avatar and the review score on the page. I think I'm going crazy.

Posted by Marino

@ez123 said:

The Crimson Alliance number is meaningless because it includes the trial version of the game.

I debated whether or not to include it because of this, but decided to go ahead and leave it on there.

If I took it out of the XBLA chart, Fruit Ninja Kinect would be #10. If I took it out of the Not Reviewed chart, Warhammer 40K: Kill Team would take the #10 spot.

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Posted by Gamer_152

You are a crazy person for compiling all this. Interesting stuff though, great job Marino.

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Posted by MideonNViscera

Did GB seriously not review DA2, or just not the 360 version? Shitty thing about the achievement stats is that it's pretty clear it's really just a "top 10 easy achievements" list, but what can ya do.

Funny to see more players for L.A. Noire than Skyrim. PS3 must get a shitload of the Skyrimmers.

Posted by Winternet

Damn, more people here played L.A. Noire on the 360 than Skyrim. And a lot of Bulletstorm as well.

Posted by Marino
@MideonNViscera

Did GB seriously not review DA2, or just not the 360 version? Shitty thing about the achievement stats is that it's pretty clear it's really just a "top 10 easy achievements" list, but what can ya do.

Funny to see more players for L.A. Noire than Skyrim. PS3 must get a shitload of the Skyrimmers.

There's a reason they didn't review DA2, but I'm not gonna get into it.

As for Skyrim, I'm betting a ton were on PC. Probably not near as many on PS3.
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Posted by MideonNViscera

@Marino said:

@MideonNViscera

Did GB seriously not review DA2, or just not the 360 version? Shitty thing about the achievement stats is that it's pretty clear it's really just a "top 10 easy achievements" list, but what can ya do.

Funny to see more players for L.A. Noire than Skyrim. PS3 must get a shitload of the Skyrimmers.

There's a reason they didn't review DA2, but I'm not gonna get into it. As for Skyrim, I'm betting a ton were on PC. Probably not near as many on PS3.

haha I guess I can draw my own conclusions on that one.

Posted by JRock3x8

I have determined two immutable laws as a result of reading all this :

1) you guys are f---ing crazy

and

2) I Love You.

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

Cool stuff good job Dan Marino.

Posted by Diometrics

Sorry to be nit-picky, but Rugby World Cup 2011 was a full retail release, rather than an XBLA one, not that it really matters except its made it onto the least played XBLA list. But this is a brilliant piece of work, nonetheless.

Posted by dudeglove

This needs some sort of crazy graph.

Posted by Marino

@Diometrics said:

Sorry to be nit-picky, but Rugby World Cup 2011 was a full retail release, rather than an XBLA one, not that it really matters except its made it onto the least played XBLA list. But this is a brilliant piece of work, nonetheless.

Good catch. I've fixed it. Now Yar's Revenge is the #10 least played XBLA game.

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Posted by GrandMarshal
Posted by Marino

@dudeglove said:

This needs some sort of crazy graph.

What criteria would you want to see?

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Posted by dudeglove

@Marino: Line graph over time? Probably way too much damn work. Either that or wacky pie chart. Or just take all that info you posted and get someone like buzz_clik to make a pretty infographic out of it (not that it isn't pretty already).

Posted by ZagZagovich

Rayman origins stat is the saddest one. I didn't buy it either though... Maybe in 10 years there will be a time for Rayman.

Posted by Encephalon

Just mindblowing. You're a beautiful madman, Marino.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

Casuals rule..

Posted by Marino

I've added another category, which I don't know why wasn't included originally.

But, there's now a list for the Top 10 Most Played Games That Did NOT Get a Quick Look. Showin' some love for all those sports games.

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Posted by bkbroiler

These are awesome stats!

I'm one of those people that played LA Noire and not Skyrim. Kind of wish I hadn't played it...

Posted by Bam_D_Leprechaun

guess a lot of people suck at NHL 12

Posted by mandude

Considering From Dust was panned, it sure does get played a lot.

Posted by Grilledcheez

I love you

Posted by LiquidSwords

IT'S FULL OF NUMBERS!

Posted by Tordah

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).

Posted by Enigma777

Great blog. That "Top 10 Least Played Games Reviewed by Giant Bomb" list makes me sad... So much wasted effort.

Posted by Marino

@mandude said:

Considering From Dust was panned, it sure does get played a lot.

Now you know why every developer wants in on the Summer of Arcade.

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Posted by tescovee

damn and to think i played cursed crusader just to get on a list and still lost.

Posted by AhmadMetallic

Awesome numbers man, great work.

Posted by Sweep

I am 11,000 of the people playing Gears Of War 3.

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Posted by Marino

@Sweep said:

I am 11,000 of the people playing Gears Of War 3.

I knew people that used to quad-box EverQuest, but what you're doing takes true skill.

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Edited by countinhallways

This is some obscenely interesting stuff right here. Thanks for taking the time to compile this!

I do love me some raw data.

Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials

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.

Posted by Sparklykiss

Oh man, I love numbers. You're slightly crazy for doing all of this. And I can admit that I didn't know what some of those least played titles even were. Madness.

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