Top 20 Most Played Wii Games List Has a New Challenger

Super Smash Bros Brawl

Being a nerd and a dude that both writes and studies numbers for my job, I suppose you could say I like statistics. While any marketing company can spin you a tale about how their games are being played online every day, it’s numbers that tell the true story, and without any of the other word garbage.

If you have the Nintendo Channel downloaded on your Wii, Nintendo has made a great deal of data available including charts and graphs and other fancy things to show fans which of their games average the most play time per user. This data is pulled from users who share their data with Nintendo via the Wii, and it figures out what users play and for how long. Each month, Kotaku pulls these 20 most loved Wii games for nerds like you and I to take a gander at.

This month’s edition of the statistics reveal a few interesting things, including the fact that Super Smash Bros (which averages 78 hours of play time per user) has been de-throned from the number one spot. You might be wondering which game would take down such a lofty title, one that formed some of the most fun I had on the Wii in my short time of owning one. Hit the jump to see the full list!

Here is a rundown of each game plus its average play time per user.

1. Monster Hunter Tri – 79:34
2. Super Smash Bros. Brawl – 78:19
3. Animal Crossing: City Folk – 74:23
4. Harvest Moon: Animal Parade – 63:57
5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition – 57:44
6. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – 56:59
7. Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility – 52:48
8. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn – 52:13
9. Call of Duty: World at War – 51:08
10. Rune Factory: Frontier – 50:23
11. WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2010 – 49:22
12. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga – 49:11
13. Rock Band 2 – 48:56
14. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – 47:43
15. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World – 41:07
16. Mario Kart Wii – 40:43
17. Wii Sports – 39:40
18. FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play – 39:03
19. Guitar Hero: World Tour – 37:49
20. Pro Evolution 2010 – 37:27

And there you have it. Obviously, the most interesting part of this whole thing is that Monster Hunter Tri holds the number one spot. Beyond that, I actually assumed people would get more than 78 hours of playtime out of Smash Bros., although I suppose this is an average so there are some wildly above and wildly below. Honestly, I’d like to see stuff like this on an hourly breakdown from other services like XBL, PSN and Steam.

Do any of these titles on the list surprise you? Have any of you played Monster Hunter Tri?

Source – Kotaku

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2 thoughts on “Top 20 Most Played Wii Games List Has a New Challenger”

  1. Jeez, I don’t think I could count the hours of game play I put into RB2. And, WaW was in the top 10 for Wii?! Interesting

  2. I have only played the psp monster hunter games, i think that they are only for the “Hardcore Gamers” so i was confused that they put this game on the wii (not stereostyping), due to its STEEP learning curve i doubt any “Casual Gamers” would understand how brilliant Monster Hunter is. But yeah Monster Hunter games can take hundreds of hours to complete due to its difficulty.

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