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|January 2012 REACH Population Report|
|Posted By: DEEP NNN <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Date: 1/31/12 1:12 p.m.|
These values are unofficial and collected manually by me from the Bungie REACH project page. I make no guarantees for the accuracy of this data and provided no quality control or quality assurance for my work in collecting it.
In the following graph I attempted to offset Halo 3 values such that similar days of the week for January were compared. I am not 100% happy with the result but I still feel it is a better comparison than just using exact dates.
January 2012 REACH UU/24hr
Disclosure for my collection methods.
Draw conclusions at your own risk.
Highest population value collected . 607,853
Lowest population value collected . 402,860
Weekends have typically had a higher population.
REACH population during January 2012, was under performing by ~100,000-~350,000/24hrs as compared to Halo 3 during January 2009. This performance is worse than in December.
This prediction from last month was on the money. Halo 3, at this point after launch, began its inexorable climb back to top the XBLive charts. Though REACH closed some of that gap by the end of December, I can't imagine it continuing on that path, so the population differences should widen considerably in favour of Halo 3 as we go forward. As mentioned in the observations the population difference gap widened in Halo 3's favour by a good margin.
I believe there has been in influx of players to REACH from other games. I say this because the playlist study I'll soon be posting shows the population percentage for Anniversary playlists has dropped post holiday season and yet the overall population has risen. The overall REACH population should have dropped as population owning only Anniversary shed players as normally happens a few weeks after acquisition. I'm also guessing this influx is from other FPS titles. Hmmm.
Halo REACH is not dead and has indeed rallied its troops. Any news of its death have been greatly exaggerated?
FPS fans need a good quality FPS title to play. Even with new AAA titles coming out REACH will continue to be a top tier AAA experience. Currently, only REACH can provide the best 'Halo experience'. Its core fans will stick with it until Halo 4 but even they will take breaks from it.
If your Friends List is no longer showing anyone playing REACH, I recommend you get some new XBL friends.
Links to previous population reports.
|January 2012 REACH Population Report||DEEP NNN||1/31/12 1:12 p.m.|
|Re: Last REACH Population Report||DEEP NNN||1/31/12 1:27 p.m.|
|Re: Last REACH Population Report||sharpsniper99||1/31/12 2:48 p.m.|
|Re: Last REACH Population Report||DEEP NNN||1/31/12 3:51 p.m.|
|Re: Last REACH Population Report||Hoovaloov||1/31/12 4:15 p.m.|
|Re: Last REACH Population Report||davidfuchs||1/31/12 4:21 p.m.|
|Re: Last REACH Population Report||RC Master||1/31/12 5:50 p.m.|
|Re: Last REACH Population Report||DEEP NNN||1/31/12 5:59 p.m.|
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