By Andy Na / April 10th, 2013
Has it really been one year since Xenoblade Chronicles first came out in North America? Wow, time sure flies!
In actual news, Coffee With Games, a site known for reporting playtime hours of Wii games, released some data on the amount of hours that Xenoblade Chronicles has been played in its initial year. The data is based on the numbers from the official U.S Nintendo Channel data, and judging by the numbers, it’s a game that’s consumed many hours of people’s lives, and continues to do so.
As stated by the graphic, Xenoblade Chronicles has been played 219,400 times in the last 367 days, allotting a grand total of 650,133 hours for the entire year. The average amount of time played was 42 hours and 48 minutes, with each person turning on their system more than 14 times, and spending at least 3 hours playing.
According to Coffee With Games, Xenoblade Chronicles has seen a boost of about 12,000 more players since its initial release, thus spiking the total amount of gameplay hours. In the first month after its release, the game had seen a total of 52,912 hours with each person turning on the system more than 5 times and putting in 3 hours and 11 minutes of playtime per day.
Seeing as how Xenoblade Chronicles saw a very limited release in the United States, these reports are actually pretty good. They make up half of one year’s report from Metroid Other M (which sits at 1,327,723 hrs), a tenth of the juggernaut that is Monster Hunter Tri ‘s (weighing in at 6,323,120 hrs), and beating Red Steel 2 ‘s yearly data (429,205 hrs). Now keep in mind, these hours are all reported from Wiis that are connected to the Nintendo Channel, so the hours are likely to accumulate.
So, how many hours have YOU spent playing Xenoblade Chronicles? What are your playtime hours based on your current file? For myself, I had accumulated more than 210 hours of playtime, and I’m still not done with the main game!
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