Guitar Hero 3 sets Nintendo’s online service aflame

I know what you’re thinking — the Wii has online connectivity? I frequently forget myself, as I don’t spend a lot of time waving the Wiimote anyway. Good news for Ninty however: Guitar Hero 3 has people burning up the online connections, scoring 622,580 connections total for the week ending November 4th. This number is only second to Pokemon Diamond/Pearl, which generated a brain-blowing 1,455,526 connections.

You know what I would like, Nintendo? What I would really, really like? For you to shut the hell up about your console’s sales power and focus more energy on the online system. Thanks to Xbox Live, I play my Xbox every day, socialize with my friends, and enjoy online gaming with them as well. Maybe a bit more effort in this department would make more bored gamers wipe the layer of dust off their Wiis and enjoy them similarly. Just a thought.

Hit the jump for a list of official figures (Via NeoGaf.)

[Via Computer and Video Games – Thanks Adam!] 

  • [NDS] Pokemon Diamond & Pearl – 1,455,526 connections*
  • [WII] Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – 622,580 connections
  • [NDS] Animal Crossing: Wild World – 268,796 connections
  • [NDS] Mario Kart DS – 242,202 connections
  • [WII] Mario Strikers Charged – 155,239 connections
  • [NDS] Metroid Prime Hunters – 154,945 connections
  • [NDS] The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass – 126,388 connections
  • [WII] Pokemon Battle Revolution – 88,287 connections
  • [NDS] Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon Toki/Yami no Tankentai – 86,818 connections**
  • [NDS] Jump! Ultimate Stars – 86,588 connections

* Pokemon Diamond – 860,143 | Pokemon Pearl – 595,383
** Pokemon Dungeon Toki – 46,365 | Pokemon Dungeon Yami – 40,453

Colette Bennett