A Year of Stats

Intro

If you like looking at stats and data, then you have come to the right place. We’ve gathered tons of stats from 2021 that cover a wide range of measurable aspects that RetroAchievements offer. Check out what the community has accomplished.

General Stats

Check out some general stats from this year.

Number of sets released. 1,060
Number of achievements released. 49,373
Number of hardcore achievements earned. 4,168,132
Number of code notes created. 169,110
Number of mastery awards awarded. 44,913
Number of set requests made. 12,464
Number of leaderboards created. 8,025
Number of leaderboard entries submitted. 264,574
Number of users who have earned at least 1 hardcore achievement. 24,989
Number of total hardcore points earned by players. 58,128,440
Number of total hardcore retro points earned by players. 171,350,530
Number of user accounts created. 59,594
Number of new user accounts reaching >=500 points. 7,772

Achievements Created

Monthly Breakdown

Console Breakdown

ConsoleAchievements
32X160
3DO Interactive Multiplayer101
Apple II142
Arcade1,218
Atari 2600377
Atari 780066
Atari Jaguar59
Atari Lynx20
ColecoVision87
Game Boy1,864
Game Boy Advance4,264
Game Boy Color1,575
Game Gear574
Intellivision143
Magnavox Odyssey 233
Master System155
Mega Drive3,299
MSX315
ConsoleAchievements
Neo Geo Pocket212
NES2,618
Nintendo 642,894
Nintendo DS6,690
PC Engine1,163
PC-8000/8800193
PC-FX82
PlayStation7,023
PlayStation Portable6,979
Pokemon Mini138
Saturn874
Sega CD410
SG-1000133
SNES4,038
Vectrex96
Virtual Boy154
Watara Supervision756
WonderSwan468


Top 25 Achievement Creators

Check out the top 25 achievement creators this year, how many achievements they created and what console they created the most achievements for.

Rank Developer Achievements Favorite Console
1 voiceofautumn voiceofautumn 3,157 Game Boy Advance
2 SnowPin SnowPin 2,461 PlayStation Portable
3 SporyTike SporyTike 2,287 Nintendo DS
4 AlexGatao AlexGatao 1,736 SNES
5 guindev guindev 1,578 PC Engine
6 blendedsea blendedsea 1,461 PlayStation Portable
7 wilhitewarrior wilhitewarrior 1,431 NES
8 pinguupinguu pinguupinguu 1,379 Nintendo DS
9 tatoonie tatoonie 1,340 PlayStation
10 televandalist televandalist 1,174 PlayStation Portable
11 MGNS8M MGNS8M 1,169 PlayStation Portable
12 Delmaru Delmaru 1,074 Nintendo DS
13 SlashTangent SlashTangent 1,033 PlayStation Portable
14 TeddyWestside TeddyWestside 1,031 PlayStation
15 lordpsycho lordpsycho 992 PlayStation Portable
16 hardt hardt 911 PC Engine
17 BrunoKiko BrunoKiko 758 PlayStation
18 NgNvNn NgNvNn 705 PlayStation
19 stfN1337 stfN1337 653 SNES
20 zxmega zxmega 637 Mega Drive
21 KingS1zzle KingS1zzle 596 PlayStation Portable
22 MarioJunior10 MarioJunior10 595 PC Engine
23 raniejogos raniejogos 589 Mega Drive
24 mopain85 mopain85 569 Nintendo 64
25 Pebete Pebete 513 PlayStation

Top 25 Developers

Check out some stats regarding unlocks and points awarded by the developers. Included is the number of unlocks, points and retro points awarded to the players. This data includes all achievements but only counts unlocks during 2021. Bolded rows indicate active developers.

Rank Developer Unlocks Awarded Points Awarded Retro Points Awarded
1 Brian Brian 150,987 2,304,602 7,886,604
2 Salsa Salsa 127,988 2,008,570 7,275,634
3 SporyTike SporyTike 122,918 1,447,694 4,634,326
4 dude1286 dude1286 104,065 1,820,320 4,126,734
5 televandalist televandalist 98,383 1,495,008 5,466,314
6 stfN1337 stfN1337 85,443 1,313,692 2,163,146
7 matheus2653 matheus2653 78,253 1,276,792 3,695,130
8 Dexterspet Dexterspet 76,945 978,470 2,586,020
9 Jaarl Jaarl 73,867 1,056,408 2,528,688
10 SnowPin SnowPin 66,873 701,226 2,167,772
11 jplima jplima 66,654 1,267,540 3,934,888
12 Rewsifer Rewsifer 65,787 721,880 1,323,696
13 Blazekickn Blazekickn 65,680 697,448 3,571,782
14 Scott Scott 65,110 703,456 1,664,918
15 MGNS8M MGNS8M 63,335 903,884 3,031,792
16 Altomar Altomar 60,797 780,374 1,883,986
17 SherryBirkin SherryBirkin 55,482 769,554 1,545,938
18 Totaya Totaya 51,749 860,846 1,722,192
19 BrunoKiko BrunoKiko 51,055 602,354 1,261,994
20 Delmaru Delmaru 50,642 662,382 1,561,732
21 hardt hardt 47,859 558,856 1,617,554
22 Dissection Dissection 47,606 772,090 1,583,076
23 mickyt888 mickyt888 47,375 672,894 1,691,512
24 Shmelyoff Shmelyoff 45,497 670,232 3,100,644
25 salvadorc17 salvadorc17 44,930 663,882 1,274,122

* Hardcore only

Achievement Unlocks

Monthly Breakdown

Console Breakdown

ConsoleUnlocks
32X1,793
3DO Interactive Multiplayer4,102
Apple II1,330
Arcade128,867
Atari 260053,956
Atari 78002,664
Atari Jaguar319
Atari Lynx1,923
ColecoVision1,922
Events3,766
Game Boy234,037
Game Boy Advance483,356
Game Boy Color122,578
Game Gear24,233
Intellivision1,369
Magnavox Odyssey 2732
Master System37,522
Mega Drive278,350
MSX1,886
ConsoleUnlocks
Neo Geo Pocket7,071
NES579,624
Nintendo 64290,315
Nintendo DS185,098
PC Engine61,693
PC-8000/88001,486
PC-FX302
PlayStation666,027
PlayStation Portable73,816
Pokemon Mini8,772
Saturn20,113
Sega CD10,729
SG-10002,284
SNES862,029
Vectrex584
Virtual Boy3,204
Watara Supervision7,834
WonderSwan2,446


Top 25 Users

Check out who has the most achievement unlocks, points, retro points, and mastery awards earned this year.

Rank User Achievements Points Retro Points Mastery Awards
1 Infernum Infernum 11,332 205,774 733,018 424
2 guineu guineu 10,475 143,948 374,806 354
3 deng deng 8,786 115,322 238,344 289
4 Kinglink Kinglink 8,716 79,936 109,926 34
5 Retrokaiser Retrokaiser 8,360 89,388 177,798 156
6 freezestar freezestar 8,094 102,788 192,022 195
7 JigokuNoBanken JigokuNoBanken 7,576 104,170 232,646 63
8 Pudpod Pudpod 7,530 96,050 190,606 95
9 ShadwSonic ShadwSonic 7,267 98,594 199,564 199
10 CobaltZeroni CobaltZeroni 7,082 87,756 174,350 75
11 FireSonic FireSonic 6,958 96,868 232,056 174
12 Andrey199650 Andrey199650 6,843 108,578 262,200 180
13 chocolatiel chocolatiel 6,628 93,292 256,338 93
14 xTyrea64 xTyrea64 6,581 108,552 305,690 93
15 TheLooseGroose TheLooseGroose 6,307 92,346 337,170 180
16 AmericanNinja AmericanNinja 6,251 95,860 285,198 35
17 Bendyhuman Bendyhuman 6,247 80,022 153,924 258
18 Arekdias Arekdias 6,145 117,322 548,498 72
19 minibt minibt 6,109 84,952 184,826 139
20 Olafur Olafur 5,973 98,232 324,496 105
21 HolyShinx HolyShinx 5,872 89,648 207,422 190
22 ChronoGear ChronoGear 5,853 103,230 489,366 118
23 Zio Zio 5,798 115,704 499,894 118
24 Sarconius Sarconius 5,609 107,972 107,972 167
25 Grahamtams Grahamtams 5,575 84,302 235,922 50

Top 10 Awarded Achievements

Check out which achievements were earned the most this year.

Rank Achievement Game Times Awarded
1 Giddy Up! Giddy Up! Super Mario World (SNES) Super Mario World (SNES) 2955
2 Unleash The Dragon Unleash The Dragon Super Mario World (SNES) Super Mario World (SNES) 2727
3 I is for Icky Iggy I is for Icky Iggy Super Mario World (SNES) Super Mario World (SNES) 2231
4 I Believe I Can Fly I Believe I Can Fly Super Mario World (SNES) Super Mario World (SNES) 2120
5 Shroooooms... Shroooooms… Super Mario Bros. (NES) Super Mario Bros. (NES) 1836
6 You Can Spell! You Can Spell! Donkey Kong Country (SNES) Donkey Kong Country (SNES) 1783
7 A new Journey A new Journey Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64) Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64) 1701
8 Tally Me Bananas Tally Me Bananas Donkey Kong Country (SNES) Donkey Kong Country (SNES) 1689
9 Now You're Playing With Fire! Now You’re Playing With Fire! Super Mario Bros. (NES) Super Mario Bros. (NES) 1645
10 Amateur Collector Amateur Collector Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive) Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive) 1468

* Hardcore only

Code Notes

Monthly Breakdown

Console Breakdown

ConsoleNotes
32X163
3DO Interactive Multiplayer259
Apple II395
Arcade1,875
Atari 2600569
Atari 7800280
Atari Jaguar103
Atari Lynx39
ColecoVision207
Dreamcast2,882
Game Boy3,755
Game Boy Advance12,002
Game Boy Color4,787
Game Gear1,639
Intellivision397
Magnavox Odyssey 234
Master System508
Mega Drive5,706
MSX446
ConsoleNotes
Neo Geo Pocket832
NES5,785
Nintendo 647,712
Nintendo DS29,566
PC Engine1,921
PC-8000/8800316
PC-FX84
PlayStation31,722
PlayStation Portable39,358
Pokemon Mini186
Saturn1,682
Sega CD997
SG-1000151
SNES9,856
Vectrex138
Virtual Boy332
Watara Supervision1,261
WonderSwan945


Top 10 Code Note Creators

Check out which developers created the most code notes this year.

RankDeveloperNotes
1televandalist televandalist16,384
2SporyTike SporyTike11,280
3blendedsea blendedsea6,716
4SnowPin SnowPin5,693
5NgNvNn NgNvNn4,470
RankDeveloperLeaderboards
6Delmaru Delmaru3,936
7wilhitewarrior wilhitewarrior3,760
8guindev guindev3,506
9voiceofautumn voiceofautumn3,416
10Alfex Alfex3,054


Mastery Awards

Monthly Breakdown

Console Breakdown

ConsoleAwards
32X28
3DO Interactive Multiplayer76
Apple II45
Arcade653
Atari 26001,884
Atari 780062
Atari Jaguar7
Atari Lynx38
ColecoVision106
Events382
Game Boy3,923
Game Boy Advance4,345
Game Boy Color2,238
Game Gear427
Intellivision57
Magnavox Odyssey 239
Master System466
Mega Drive3,324
MSX43
ConsoleAwards
Neo Geo Pocket57
NES7,127
Nintendo 642,656
Nintendo DS1,366
PC Engine257
PC-8000/880042
PC-FX8
PlayStation4,308
PlayStation Portable494
Pokemon Mini341
Saturn208
Sega CD87
SG-100055
SNES9,275
Vectrex6
Virtual Boy46
Watara Supervision418
WonderSwan19


Top 25 Mastery Awards

RankUserAwards
1Infernum Infernum424
2guineu guineu354
3deng deng289
4Bendyhuman Bendyhuman258
5YahwehTzVaoth YahwehTzVaoth253
6ShadwSonic ShadwSonic199
7freezestar freezestar195
8HolyShinx HolyShinx190
9mikeisafighter mikeisafighter181
10Andrey199650 Andrey199650180
11TheLooseGroose TheLooseGroose180
12FireSonic FireSonic174
13Sarconius Sarconius167
RankUserAwards
14Xotoco Xotoco163
15Retrokaiser Retrokaiser156
16AuburnRDM AuburnRDM149
16BlotchJBMR BlotchJBMR149
18Xymjak Xymjak146
19Pixelach Pixelach142
20minibt minibt139
21DUT DUT133
21Jungon Jungon133
23WanderingHeiho WanderingHeiho133
24adamjohnny5 adamjohnny5130
25MaddieKittyTV MaddieKittyTV129


Top 10 Single Month Masteries

Check out which users had the most single moth mastery awards this year.

Rank User Awards Month
1 Infernum Infernum 73 June
2 AuburnRDM AuburnRDM 72 December
3 Infernum Infernum 56 May
4 Infernum Infernum 52 July
5 Infernum Infernum 47 April
6 Infernum Infernum 47 September
7 Infernum Infernum 44 December
8 guineu guineu 43 June
9 mikeisafighter mikeisafighter 39 January
10 AxelViex AxelViex 39 February

Top 10 Mastered Sets

Check out which sets were mastered most this year.

Rank Game Awards
1 Donkey Kong Country (SNES) Donkey Kong Country (SNES) 344
2 Crash Bandicoot (PlayStation) Crash Bandicoot (PlayStation) 249
3 Color a Dinosaur (NES) Color a Dinosaur (NES) 244
4 Super Mario World (SNES) Super Mario World (SNES) 243
5 ~Homebrew~ Cookie Clicker (NES) ~Homebrew~ Cookie Clicker (NES) 241
6 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (SNES) 206
7 Legend of Zelda, The: A Link to the Past (SNES) Legend of Zelda, The: A Link to the Past (SNES) 183
8 Caterpillar Construction Zone (Game Boy Color) Caterpillar Construction Zone (Game Boy Color) 182
9 ~Prototype~ Diablo | Diablo Junior (Game Boy) ~Prototype~ Diablo | Diablo Junior (Game Boy) 179
10 ~Test Kit~ SNES Burn-in Test Cartridge (SNES) ~Test Kit~ SNES Burn-in Test Cartridge (SNES) 178

Set Requests

Monthly Breakdown

Console Breakdown

ConsoleRequests
32X17
3DO Interactive Multiplayer45
Apple II19
Arcade518
Atari 260036
Atari 52001
Atari 78004
Atari Jaguar7
Atari Lynx1
ColecoVision6
Commodore 643
DOS34
Dreamcast229
Game Boy189
Game Boy Advance883
Game Boy Color225
Game Gear64
Intellivision9
Magnavox Odyssey 24
Master System128
Mega Drive537
MSX17
Neo Geo Pocket17
ConsoleRequests
NES672
Nintendo 3DS3
Nintendo 64649
Nintendo DS1,633
Nokia N-Gage1
PC Engine141
PC-8000/88004
PC-980046
PC-FX2
Philips CD-i2
PlayStation2,907
PlayStation Portable1,228
Pokemon Mini12
Saturn232
Sega CD119
SG-10004
SNES1,261
Super Cassette Vision2
Vectrex1
Virtual Boy11
Watara Supervision10
WonderSwan29
Zeebo2


Leaderboards

Monthly Breakdown

Console Breakdown

ConsoleLeaderboards
Apple II4
Arcade113
Atari 260069
Atari 780055
Atari Jaguar3
ColecoVision12
Dreamcast124
Game Boy244
Game Boy Advance289
Game Boy Color231
Game Gear31
Intellivision29
Magnavox Odyssey 24
Master System22
Mega Drive671
MSX68
NES287
ConsoleLeaderboards
Nintendo 641,010
Nintendo DS1,304
PC Engine83
PC-8000/88004
PC-FX1
PlayStation647
PlayStation Portable1,511
Pokemon Mini43
Saturn33
Sega CD8
SG-100010
SNES759
Vectrex6
Virtual Boy11
Watara Supervision185
WonderSwan24


Top 10 Leaderboard Creators

Check out which developers created the most leaderboards this year.

RankDeveloperLeaderboards
1SporyTike SporyTike1,649
2lordpsycho lordpsycho837
3GalacticSpear GalacticSpear451
4NgNvNn NgNvNn368
5TeddyWestside TeddyWestside348
RankDeveloperLeaderboards
6KingS1zzle KingS1zzle275
7BahamutVoid BahamutVoid237
8Bartis1989 Bartis1989231
9valts valts206
10raniejogos raniejogos177