Summary for August 2018

The Google spreadsheet with all collected data can be viewed here.

It doesn't hurt to check your own stats every now and then to verify that they are correct. I recommend that people who own more than 20 games make a list for themselves in order to not lose track of what they own. It gets difficult to remember everything when you have a big game collection.

Total Stats

3 new members joined in August. Milestones that were reached this month:

First Party - 500 physical games.
Third Party - 1,200 total games, 900 digital games.
All Games - 1,800 total games, 1,000 digital games.

  First Party     Third Party     All Games    
Total Ph. Dig. Ph. % Total Ph. Dig. Ph. % Total Ph. Dig. Ph. % FP %
640
(+32)
515
(+22)
125
(+10)
80.5
(-0.6)
1,253
(+68)
353
(+27)
900
(+41)
28.2
(+0.7)
1,893
(+100)
868
(+49)
1,025
(+51)
45.9
(+0.2)
33.8
(-0.1)
Tie
Ratio
6.74
(+0.13)
    Tie
Ratio
13.19
(+0.31)
    Tie
Ratio
19.93
(+0.44)
  Mem.
Count
95
(+3)

The total tie ratio is now just shy of 20. August was the slowest month so far, it was also the first one since this thread started that no physical first party game was released.

I made an adjustment to the spreadsheet, so now one decimal is shown for the percentages. While I didn't edit any of the previous months' summary posts, I updated the Historical Data tab of the spreadsheet itself, which is a much more convenient place to view the development of stats over time anyway.

First Party Game Rankings

TM LM Title Total Ph. Dig. Ph. % AR %
1 1 Super Mario Odyssey 84 68 16 81 88
2 2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 81 77 4 95 85
3 3 Splatoon 2 74 58 16 78 78
4 4 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 68 54 14 79 72
5 5 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 52 41 11 79 55
6 6 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 51 46 5 90 54
7 7 ARMS 40 34 6 85 42
8 8 Fire Emblem Warriors 33 30 3 91 35
9 9 Bayonetta 2 26 18 8 69 27
10 10 Snipperclips (Plus): Cut It Out, Together! 22 9 13 41 23
11 11 Kirby Star Allies 21 19 2 90 22
12 13 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 11 9 2 82 12
12 12 Pokken Tournament DX 11 10 1 91 12
14 16 Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition 10 10 0 100 11
14 13 Mario Tennis Aces 10 10 0 100 11
16 16 1-2-Switch 9 7 2 78 9
16 15 Picross S 9 - 9 - 9
18 19 Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 7 6 1 86 7
18 18 Nintendo Labo: Toy-Con 01 Variety Kit 7 7 - 100 7
20 19 Arcade Archives: Vs. Super Mario Bros. 5 - 5 - 5

The top half of the table continues to look familiar because Nintendo has yet to release a real heavy hitter in 2018 that shakes things up. The bottom half has three ports of Wii U games that climbed either one or two spots in August. The new digital-only release Picross S2 fails to chart which isn't surprising because its predecessor isn't owned often after a whole year either.

September brings us two new releases: Nintendo Labo: Toy-Con 03 Vehicle Kit and Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country. The latter is a special case, so read on to learn how it will be counted in the statistics.

Since the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 expansion Torna ~ The Golden Country is released as a physical standalone game (comes with a download code for the goodies that the expansion pass offers for the main game, so buying the expansion physically doesn't make you lose out on any extras), it can only count as its own game because it doesn't necessitate ownership of the main game Xenoblade Chronicles 2. If you buy a boxed copy of Torna ~ The Golden Country, it counts as a physical game. If you have already paid for the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 expansion pass or buy it in the future, you can submit Torna ~ The Golden Country as a digital first party game.

Lastly, people may wonder if and how the Virtual Console games of Nintendo's paid online service will be counted. The quick answer is that none of them will count. Since the games are only available for play as long as you are subscribed, you don't own the games, you rent them.

Last edited by RolStoppable - on 01 September 2018

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