Link: Too Big and Too Hard

…the vast majority of gamers don’t really behave the way they say they do. How do we know this? Because an increasing number of games incorporate telemetry systems that track our every action…

…As a general rule, less than five percent of a game’s audience plays a title through to completion. I’ve had several studios tell me that their general observation is that “more than 90 percent” of a games audience will play it for “just four or five hours.”

Imagine if you watched only a half hour of every movie you get from Netflix. That’s pretty much what’s happening in videogames.