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Xbox 360 Achievements in Games Leads To Higher Review Scores, Increased Sales

Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR) has just released a revealing new study based on the Microsoft Xbox 360 Achievement System. The study concluded that, in general, game titles that have a higher volume of Accomplishments correlate with both a higher Metacritic Metascore and higher gross sales in the United States. The data also indicated that not all developers are utilizing these design options. In fact, 29% of all Accomplishments are Completion Accomplishments; one of the easiest to develop and integrate – leaving way for additional opportunities within the Accomplishment categories.

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Twizlex3570d ago

Why do they keep calling them Accomplishments instead of Achievements? It doesn't seem like it should be that difficult of a thing to keep straight.

wil4hire3570d ago

At least with gamerscores, you can show other kids online just how badass you are by proving that you can make 3 headshots in a row.

Xi3570d ago

so now they're finally selling at what the 360 is.

Double-Edged3570d ago

but naaaa...

I wont go down to your level.

Meus Renaissance3570d ago (Edited 3570d ago )

I made this point earlier to Mart. The percentage increase report was based on last week sales. A Friday. The price drop was on Wednesday. That percentage figure is relating to that time frame between those days; thats 3 days.

However, your UKResistance site fails to mention this. For example, the 6700 consoles sold was in a week. The percentage increase was within 3 days. Logically, there are 7 days in a week so you could double that percentage figure to sum up a time frame of 6 days and then come close to estimating sales of a WEEK.

Not 3 days.

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nomad1173570d ago

VG4L its ppl like you that give xbox fanboys a bad name grow up jeeze

Xi3570d ago

fist there was single player.
then multiplayer was added to enhance the singleplayer
then achievements to make enhance both.

reaperxciv3570d ago

plus xbox live is FREE...so for all those fanboys who keep insisting that it isn't, blow me

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