Monster Hunter Tri
has already sucked away over a million hours of gameplay time from users, according to stats from the Nintendo Channel. In just 63 days from release, the monster hunting epic stole a full million hours from users who reported logging in to the game over 330,000 times. The high number isn't necessarily a record breaker (Super Smash Bros.
has garnered 100 times that
, and players have spent 17 billion hours
on Xbox Live), but where Monster Hunter Tri
stands out is the per player duration: players of the game have spent an average
of 52 hours in the game so far.
By comparison, Super Mario Galaxy 2
has eaten up 1.8 million hours of free time over 710k times, but the average time played there is about 20 hours -- more players, less time each. There are only four games ahead of Monster Hunter Tri
in terms of played-per-person time, and all of them have been out for much longer. In other words, monsters aren't the only thing being hunted in this game -- free time had better watch its back as well.