Coffee With Games – Go Vacation

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Thanks to Scott over at CoffeeWithGames.com we have a snapshot of current play data for Go Vacation.  For his full analysis  be sure and click on the link at the bottom of this article.

Coffee Beans
     Are you taking a summer vacation? The 2012 summer season is officially upon us here in the U.S., as of last Wednesday, June 20th.
What if someone offered you, and up to three other family members, a vacation package that included horseback riding, miniature golf, white water rafting, sky diving, surfing, and even snowboarding as just a few events as part of an all inclusive vacation package for only $29.99? Sound crazy?
Well, the vacation package’s official description reads, “Go horseback riding around the mountain, ride jet-skis along the beach, or just take a long car ride on the island.” I know, still crazy right? Well, with the wonderful digital worlds provided by video games, this very “all inclusive” vacation package is available, and yes, now for the very low price of just $29.99. Where can you sign up, right?

Go Vacation released for the Wii in the U.S. on October 11, 2011 with a MSRP of $39.99. The game was developed by Namco Bandai Games, and published by Namco Bandai for its North American release. It received an ESRB rating of “Everyone 10+” with “Cartoon Violence” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.
The game currently has a list price of just $29.99 on Amazon.com and GameStop.com though

How many hours have Wii families spent on vacation in Go Vacation with 258 days possibly reported? Brew some coffee, relax, and let’s take a look!

 

The Brew
     Go Vacation has approximately 14,612 U.S. Wii owners that have reported vacation game-play hours on Kawawii Island, in the last 8 months since the game released. The game has an average play-time per day/session of 2 Hours 34 Minutes, so each day/session played that is reported for Go Vacation is averaging to just over 2.5 hours each.
Go Vacation’s game-play hours first debuted on the Nintendo Channel this past December 26th, at which time its average hours “Per person” reported was just 12 Hours 27 Minutes. The current reported average “Per person” is now 21 Hours 40 Minutes, which shows Wii owners have continued to play Go Vacation during the last 6 months.

What about Go Vacation reviews? Is this an island resort recommended by others? Does the virtual vacation spot of Kawawii Island appear to offer a solid staycation alternative, to a real vacation?
The game has a “professional” review score average of 64.53%, based on 17 reviews on GameRankings.com.
It has a customer review score average of 88.50%, based on 87 reviews from Amazon.com.

Source: Read the full article over at CoffeeWithGames – Go Vacation

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About the author:

Jeremy’s love of gaming, especially Nintendo started in the late 80’s when his parents bought him and his older brother an NES. Many hours were spent playing Mario and Duck Hunt. Eventually Jeremy graduated to bigger and better games and systems, like the SNES, GC, Wii, 3DS, and finally to the Wii U. Ask him what the defining moment of his childhood gaming was and he’ll answer, “the day I beat Zelda 2.” To this day that game holds a special place in his heart. His favorite types of games are platformers.

Jeremy started blogging for NintendoFuse in October 2010. He started off as a lurker on the forums who won a free copy of And Yet It Moves on WiiWare. From there he realized he liked the forums and the site and wanted to remain a part of it. He was brought on board shortly thereafter and has helped post news and reviews for the past couple of years. Currently Jeremy has taken a step back to focus on family and school. He assists in minor back-end site maintenance from time to time.

Jeremy – who has written posts on NintendoFuse.


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