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Stiq Figures, October 6 - 12: Why did I earn that achievement edition

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter.

Achievements can either feel like cool challenges to chase or irrelevant hoops to jump through. However, this conversation is less about the concept's merits and more about the achievements that we're still unsure why we ever bothered with. Why did we force ourselves through games with an arm effectively tied behind our backs, wielding only our weakest weapon? Was it actually fun? Is there much for bragging rights if you regret spending the time to this day?

I'm definitely not one to judge – when my obsession with achievements was at its prime, my afterschool routine was hours of Perfect Dark Zero, feebly chasing the 1,000-match achievements for multiplayer match types. Before I convinced myself that I didn't care anymore, I cleared Grand Theft Auto 4 of pigeons, found every last Animus fragment in Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, and chased Gears of War's 10,000-kill "Seriously" achievement for far longer than I should have.

Which outlandish achievements did you conquer (or attempt to) before realizing you weren't having fun anymore? Share your virtual points-related regrets with us, right after you check out the New 3DS' debut in the Japanese hardware sales numbers after the break!


New 3DS LL: 164,756 [DEBUT]
New 3DS: 70,050 [DEBUT]
3DS LL: 19,727 [UP] 3,597
PS4: 11,697 [UP] 4,347
Vita: 8,561 [DOWN] 4,949
3DS: 7,340 [UP] 980
Wii U: 6,309 [DOWN] 1,496
PS3: 4,954 [DOWN] 411
Xbox One: 809 [DOWN] 253
Vita TV: 737 [DOWN] 185
Xbox 360: 97 [UP] 17
PSP: 67 [DOWN] 17











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