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 2022 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. 1,431
Number of achievements released. 80,559
Number of hardcore achievements earned. 6,363,015
Number of code notes created. 306,018
Number of mastery awards awarded. 64,688
Number of set requests made. 19,945
Number of leaderboards created. 22,910
Number of leaderboard entries submitted. 650,075
Number of users who have earned at least 1 hardcore achievement. 44,604
Number of total hardcore points earned by players. 42,622,890
Number of total hardcore retro points earned by players. 108,362,622
Number of user accounts created. 117,651
Number of new user accounts reaching >=500 points. 4,360

Achievements Created

Monthly Breakdown

Console Breakdown

ConsoleAchievements
32X94
3DO Interactive Multiplayer288
Amstrad CPC1,063
Apple II182
Arcade2,445
Arduboy852
Atari 2600241
Atari 780094
Atari Jaguar275
Atari Lynx297
ColecoVision89
Dreamcast4,499
Events280
Fairchild Channel F240
Game Boy1,667
Game Boy Advance3,650
Game Boy Color2,451
Game Gear565
Intellivision49
Magnavox Odyssey 267
Master System440
Mega Drive2,229
ConsoleAchievements
Mega Duck581
MSX299
Neo Geo Pocket479
NES4,524
Nintendo 642,323
Nintendo DS7,069
PC Engine369
PC Engine CD462
PC-8000/8800155
PC-FX168
PlayStation7,490
PlayStation 218,134
PlayStation Portable7,869
Pokemon Mini119
Saturn1,399
Sega CD482
SG-100038
SNES5,150
Vectrex121
Virtual Boy365
WASM-4400
Watara Supervision41
WonderSwan665


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 Snow Snow 2,820 PlayStation 2
2 voiceofautumn voiceofautumn 2,754 Game Boy Advance
3 wolfman2000 wolfman2000 2,623 PlayStation 2
4 Cadaxar Cadaxar 2,087 SNES
5 TeddyWestside TeddyWestside 1,964 PlayStation 2
6 pinguupinguu pinguupinguu 1,927 Nintendo DS
7 AlexGatao AlexGatao 1,899 PlayStation 2
8 timenoe timenoe 1,881 PlayStation 2
9 ladynadiad ladynadiad 1,545 PlayStation Portable
10 zxmega zxmega 1,514 PlayStation 2
11 Bryan1150 Bryan1150 1,461 Nintendo DS
12 MGNS8M MGNS8M 1,368 Dreamcast
13 blendedsea blendedsea 1,302 PlayStation 2
14 GalacticSpear GalacticSpear 1,237 PlayStation Portable
15 TheMysticalOne TheMysticalOne 1,197 PlayStation 2
16 WanderingHeiho WanderingHeiho 1,186 PlayStation Portable
17 raniejogos raniejogos 1,183 PlayStation Portable
18 SporyTike SporyTike 1,142 Nintendo DS
19 lordpsycho lordpsycho 1,110 PlayStation Portable
20 gollawiz gollawiz 1,088 PlayStation 2
21 Excessiveiser Excessiveiser 1,049 PlayStation 2
22 suXin suXin 1,029 PlayStation 2
23 EulerMoises1981 EulerMoises1981 967 NES
24 televandalist televandalist 953 PlayStation 2
25 Brandovsky Brandovsky 943 Game Boy Color

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 2022.

Rank Developer Unlocks Awarded Points Awarded Retro Points Awarded
1 GalacticSpear GalacticSpear 166,098 1,299,257 4,904,083
2 Brian Brian 162,434 1,194,920 3,212,916
3 SporyTike SporyTike 157,540 918,319 2,130,970
4 Salsa Salsa 154,942 1,184,863 3,738,298
5 televandalist televandalist 145,240 1,091,797 2,881,875
6 Snow Snow 136,332 756,638 1,897,222
7 dude1286 dude1286 133,964 1,099,601 2,120,280
8 stfN1337 stfN1337 107,308 799,824 1,236,598
9 deng deng 99,705 545,892 1,859,124
10 Scott Scott 96,522 504,579 1,019,840
11 Dexterspet Dexterspet 92,834 580,098 1,301,312
12 MGNS8M MGNS8M 90,791 609,022 1,703,714
13 zxmega zxmega 90,462 633,454 1,606,782
14 blendedsea blendedsea 88,240 477,198 1,191,610
15 TeddyWestside TeddyWestside 86,315 558,429 1,347,735
16 wilhitewarrior wilhitewarrior 84,505 612,003 2,245,730
17 Jaarl Jaarl 82,367 584,487 1,250,368
18 voiceofautumn voiceofautumn 80,976 443,981 1,085,805
19 jplima jplima 80,215 754,268 1,868,018
20 Delmaru Delmaru 78,493 486,283 1,088,861
21 Altomar Altomar 75,077 477,131 1,007,036
22 BrunoKiko BrunoKiko 72,700 422,947 750,035
23 Rewsifer Rewsifer 70,377 356,166 589,376
24 Totaya Totaya 68,412 569,539 1,084,320
25 Shmelyoff Shmelyoff 64,683 460,669 2,006,530

* Hardcore only

Achievement Unlocks

Monthly Breakdown

Console Breakdown

ConsoleUnlocks
32X 5,614
3DO Interactive Multiplayer 8,127
Amstrad CPC 7,027
Apple II 4,723
Arcade 178,343
Arduboy 19,839
Atari 2600 74,182
Atari 7800 5,023
Atari Jaguar 2,770
Atari Lynx 3,846
ColecoVision 2,715
Dreamcast 127,536
Events 7,814
Fairchild Channel F 6,017
Game Boy 316,675
Game Boy Advance 622,695
Game Boy Color 196,783
Game Gear 30,765
Intellivision 2,681
Magnavox Odyssey 2 2,021
Master System 58,998
Mega Drive 367,342
ConsoleUnlocks
Mega Duck 4,350
MSX 5,452
Neo Geo Pocket 9,715
NES 771,001
Nintendo 64 357,223
Nintendo DS 259,312
PC Engine 60,173
PC Engine CD 17,217
PC-8000/8800 4,216
PC-FX 1,383
PlayStation 981,065
PlayStation 2 463,966
PlayStation Portable 197,808
Pokemon Mini 16,876
Saturn 37,472
Sega CD 22,389
SG-1000 3,177
SNES 1,058,145
Vectrex 2,262
Virtual Boy 9,739
WASM-4 11,520
Watara Supervision 6,381
WonderSwan 10,637


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 donutweegee donutweegee 17,815 183,720 518,178 297
2 AuburnRDM AuburnRDM 17,355 132,080 302,219 549
3 Kinglink Kinglink 13,324 59,220 88,535 90
4 Lonoke31 Lonoke31 12,469 75,393 129,609 349
5 Infernum Infernum 10,956 91,772 250,375 452
6 Orph Orph 10,362 69,977 154,637 181
7 Vyach59 Vyach59 10,155 72,571 168,361 172
8 guineu guineu 9,982 78,084 233,492 432
9 Grahamtams Grahamtams 9,740 72,305 190,227 100
10 NEOMAR NEOMAR 9,135 64,476 144,308 371
11 YamatoVergil YamatoVergil 9,119 93,134 239,518 159
12 MaxMilyin MaxMilyin 8,647 68,351 181,667 125
13 Amir96lx Amir96lx 8,611 65,025 234,023 155
14 Olafur Olafur 8,490 57,902 155,459 215
15 BrothersGames BrothersGames 8,345 62,585 148,436 199
16 Retrokaiser Retrokaiser 8,339 43,805 78,036 178
17 xTyrea64 xTyrea64 7,989 63,224 167,257 110
18 ChronoGear ChronoGear 7,880 71,508 335,416 174
19 Rafaelsssss Rafaelsssss 7,858 67,667 211,543 159
20 CobaltZeroni CobaltZeroni 7,612 41,753 75,795 83
21 soltyd soltyd 7,602 62,327 196,721 87
22 bizarf bizarf 7,507 45,536 78,437 78
23 ShadwSonic ShadwSonic 7,422 52,749 158,899 270
24 pitapocket17 pitapocket17 7,267 53,412 142,703 194
25 Andrey199650 Andrey199650 7,169 56,919 164,037 147

Top 25 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) 4,891
2 Unleash The Dragon Unleash The Dragon Super Mario World (SNES) Super Mario World (SNES) 4,498
3 I is for Icky Iggy I is for Icky Iggy Super Mario World (SNES) Super Mario World (SNES) 3,429
4 Shroooooms... Shroooooms… Super Mario Bros. (NES) Super Mario Bros. (NES) 3,350
5 I Believe I Can Fly I Believe I Can Fly Super Mario World (SNES) Super Mario World (SNES) 3,258
6 You Can Spell! You Can Spell! Donkey Kong Country (SNES) Donkey Kong Country (SNES) 2,904
7 Now You're Playing With Fire! Now You’re Playing With Fire! Super Mario Bros. (NES) Super Mario Bros. (NES) 2,855
8 A new Journey A new Journey Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64) Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64) 2,836
9 Amateur Collector Amateur Collector Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive) Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive) 2,826
10 That Was Easy That Was Easy Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive) Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive) 2,636
11 Tally Me Bananas Tally Me Bananas Donkey Kong Country (SNES) Donkey Kong Country (SNES) 2,626
12 Top of the Flagpole Top of the Flagpole Super Mario Bros. (NES) Super Mario Bros. (NES) 2,405
13 What Are You Doing Up There? What Are You Doing Up There? Super Mario Bros. (NES) Super Mario Bros. (NES) 2,319
14 I'm a Super Star! I’m a Super Star! Super Mario Bros. (NES) Super Mario Bros. (NES) 2,226
15 Celebrate in Style Celebrate in Style Super Mario Bros. (NES) Super Mario Bros. (NES) 2,205
16 What is a Man? What is a Man? Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PlayStation) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PlayStation) 2,156
17 I Know a Shortcut! I Know a Shortcut! Super Mario Bros. (NES) Super Mario Bros. (NES) 2,142
18 Illuminating Illuminating Legend of Zelda, The: A Link to the Past (SNES) Legend of Zelda, The: A Link to the Past (SNES) 2,098
19 Prepare For Take-Off Prepare For Take-Off Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) 2,088
20 If I Were A Rich Man If I Were A Rich Man Super Mario Bros. (NES) Super Mario Bros. (NES) 2,041
21 Morton Enough Morton Enough Super Mario World (SNES) Super Mario World (SNES) 1,998
22 Another Kind of Flying Another Kind of Flying Super Mario World (SNES) Super Mario World (SNES) 1,908
23 Fighter Fighter Legend of Zelda, The: A Link to the Past (SNES) Legend of Zelda, The: A Link to the Past (SNES) 1,883
24 1-UP 1-UP Super Mario Bros. (NES) Super Mario Bros. (NES) 1,865
25 Rutabaga! Rutabaga! Crash Bandicoot (PlayStation) Crash Bandicoot (PlayStation) 1,801

* Hardcore only

Code Notes

Monthly Breakdown

Console Breakdown

ConsoleNotes
32X 149
3DO Interactive Multiplayer 480
Amstrad CPC 1,881
Apple II 592
Arcade 4,560
Arduboy 1,271
Atari 2600 357
Atari 7800 306
Atari Jaguar 268
Atari Lynx 136
ColecoVision 273
Dreamcast 13,347
Events 2
Fairchild Channel F 339
Game Boy 3,577
Game Boy Advance 16,135
Game Boy Color 6,681
Game Gear 1,446
Hubs 38
Intellivision 94
Magnavox Odyssey 2 85
Master System 1,011
Mega Drive 4,960
ConsoleNotes
Mega Duck 544
MSX 508
Neo Geo Pocket 1,235
NES 18,837
Nintendo 64 4,843
Nintendo DS 27,259
PC Engine 792
PC Engine CD 610
PC-8000/8800 234
PC-FX 518
PlayStation 27,369
PlayStation 2 118,737
PlayStation Portable 33,520
Pokemon Mini 153
Saturn 6,449
Sega CD 1,399
SG-1000 82
SNES 12,463
TIC-80 1
Vectrex 213
Virtual Boy 555
WASM-4 744
Watara Supervision 23
WonderSwan 1,878


Top 10 Code Note Creators

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

RankDeveloperNotes
1TheMysticalOne TheMysticalOne21,902
2televandalist televandalist20,304
3Snow Snow12,668
4pinguupinguu pinguupinguu8,744
5SporyTike SporyTike8,453
RankDeveloperNotes
6TeddyWestside TeddyWestside7,225
7Bedtime Bedtime7,051
8suspect15 suspect156,754
9Bryan1150 Bryan11506,552
10ladynadiad ladynadiad6,501


Mastery Awards

Monthly Breakdown

Console Breakdown

ConsoleAwards
32X 121
3DO Interactive Multiplayer 194
Amstrad CPC 143
Apple II 155
Arcade 1,333
Arduboy 1,110
Atari 2600 2,531
Atari 7800 90
Atari Jaguar 46
Atari Lynx 70
ColecoVision 151
Dreamcast 766
Events 808
Fairchild Channel F 558
Game Boy 4,842
Game Boy Advance 5,407
Game Boy Color 2,600
Game Gear 499
Intellivision 140
Magnavox Odyssey 2 127
Master System 673
Mega Drive 4,141
ConsoleAwards
Mega Duck 105
MSX 136
Neo Geo Pocket 147
NES 8,383
Nintendo 64 3,015
Nintendo DS 2,029
PC Engine 330
PC Engine CD 95
PC-8000/8800 95
PC-FX 64
PlayStation 6,073
PlayStation 2 3,002
PlayStation Portable 1,015
Pokemon Mini 1,379
Saturn 273
Sega CD 248
SG-1000 85
SNES 9,966
Vectrex 100
Virtual Boy 249
WASM-4 934
Watara Supervision 346
WonderSwan 114


Top 25 Mastery Awards

RankUserAwards
1AuburnRDM AuburnRDM549
2Infernum Infernum452
3guineu guineu432
4NEOMAR NEOMAR371
5Lonoke31 Lonoke31349
6donutweegee donutweegee297
7Bendyhuman Bendyhuman289
8ShadwSonic ShadwSonic270
9NickGoat1990 NickGoat1990260
10Jungon Jungon238
11AllKindsOfJames AllKindsOfJames236
12MaddieKittyTV MaddieKittyTV217
13VectorPrime40 VectorPrime40214
RankUserAwards
14Olafur Olafur213
15BrothersGames BrothersGames199
16pitapocket17 pitapocket17194
17CerinianShadowGaming CerinianShadowGaming192
18deng deng187
19Orph Orph181
20Retrokaiser Retrokaiser178
21Beulu79 Beulu79177
22NeowaveBR NeowaveBR177
23roukanumachi roukanumachi177
24ChronoGear ChronoGear174
25Vyach59 Vyach59172


Top 10 Single Month Masteries

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

Rank User Awards Month
1 AuburnRDM AuburnRDM 123 March
2 Amir96lx Amir96lx 104 September
3 guineu guineu 102 September
4 ShadwSonic ShadwSonic 92 November
5 Bendyhuman Bendyhuman 84 May
6 AllKindsOfJames AllKindsOfJames 83 November
7 AuburnRDM AuburnRDM 83 May
8 Infernum Infernum 82 January
9 mudrik mudrik 77 July
10 AuburnRDM AuburnRDM 69 July

Top 25 Mastered Sets

Check out which sets were mastered most this year.

Rank Game Awards
1 Donkey Kong Country (SNES) Donkey Kong Country (SNES) 313
2 Crash Bandicoot (PlayStation) Crash Bandicoot (PlayStation) 299
3 ~Homebrew~ ~Demo~ Zelda Mini (Pokemon Mini) ~Homebrew~ ~Demo~ Zelda Mini (Pokemon Mini) 235
4 Spyro the Dragon (PlayStation) Spyro the Dragon (PlayStation) 233
5 Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy) Kirby’s Dream Land (Game Boy) 231
6 Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive) Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive) 226
7 Mega Man X (SNES) Mega Man X (SNES) 215
8 Super Mario World (SNES) Super Mario World (SNES) 214
9 Pokemon FireRed Version (Game Boy Advance) Pokemon FireRed Version (Game Boy Advance) 208
10 ~Prototype~ Diablo | Diablo Junior (Game Boy) ~Prototype~ Diablo | Diablo Junior (Game Boy) 207
11 Mario's Early Years: Fun With Numbers (SNES) Mario’s Early Years: Fun With Numbers (SNES) 205
12 Pokemon Red Version | Pokemon Blue Version (Game Boy) Pokemon Red Version | Pokemon Blue Version (Game Boy) 204
13 Legend of Zelda, The: A Link to the Past (SNES) Legend of Zelda, The: A Link to the Past (SNES) 201
14 ~Homebrew~ Cookie Clicker (NES) ~Homebrew~ Cookie Clicker (NES) 196
15 Pokemon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition (Game Boy) Pokemon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition (Game Boy) 196
16 Color a Dinosaur (NES) Color a Dinosaur (NES) 195
17 Fisher-Price: Perfect Fit (NES) Fisher-Price: Perfect Fit (NES) 191
18 ~Homebrew~ ~Demo~ Pokemon Orange (Pokemon Mini) ~Homebrew~ ~Demo~ Pokemon Orange (Pokemon Mini) 188
19 LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (PlayStation 2) LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (PlayStation 2) 183
20 Ardu-EZ Button (Arduboy) Ardu-EZ Button (Arduboy) 182
21 ~Test Kit~ SNES Burn-in Test Cartridge (SNES) ~Test Kit~ SNES Burn-in Test Cartridge (SNES) 180
22 Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! | Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer (PlayStation) Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! | Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer (PlayStation) 179
23 ~Homebrew~ Sonic Arena (Pokemon Mini) ~Homebrew~ Sonic Arena (Pokemon Mini) 179
24 ~Hack~ ~Homebrew~ Rick Astley: The Game (Game Boy) ~Hack~ ~Homebrew~ Rick Astley: The Game (Game Boy) 164
25 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (SNES) 163

Set Requests

Monthly Breakdown

Console Breakdown

ConsoleRequests
32X 28
3DO Interactive Multiplayer 46
Amiga 11
Amstrad CPC 21
Apple II 42
Arcade 758
Arduboy 3
Atari 2600 36
Atari 5200 1
Atari 7800 9
Atari Jaguar 13
ColecoVision 6
Dreamcast 945
Fairchild Channel F 2
Game Boy 188
Game Boy Advance 841
Game Boy Color 227
Game Gear 76
Intellivision 12
Magnavox Odyssey 2 4
Master System 169
Mega Drive 546
Mega Duck 3
ConsoleRequests
MSX 29
Neo Geo CD 2
Neo Geo Pocket 15
NES 714
Nintendo 64 645
Nintendo DS 1,529
PC Engine 52
PC Engine CD 81
PC-8000/8800 13
PC-FX 2
PlayStation 2,756
PlayStation 2 5,877
PlayStation Portable 1,800
Pokemon Mini 2
Saturn 281
Sega CD 126
SG-1000 4
SNES 1,314
Super Cassette Vision 1
Virtual Boy 7
WASM-4 2
WonderSwan 28
ZX Spectrum 6


Leaderboards

Monthly Breakdown

Console Breakdown

ConsoleLeaderboards
32X 80
3DO Interactive Multiplayer 181
Amstrad CPC 80
Apple II 14
Arcade 307
Arduboy 142
Atari 2600 47
Atari 7800 22
Atari Jaguar 14
Atari Lynx 10
ColecoVision 25
Dreamcast 1,390
Fairchild Channel F 20
Game Boy 579
Game Boy Advance 705
Game Boy Color 762
Game Gear 341
GameCube 1
Intellivision 15
Magnavox Odyssey 2 16
Master System 84
Mega Drive 783
ConsoleLeaderboards
Mega Duck 156
MSX 67
Neo Geo Pocket 4
NES 674
Nintendo 64 750
Nintendo DS 2,372
PC Engine 26
PC Engine CD 67
PC-8000/8800 7
PC-FX 13
PlayStation 4,145
PlayStation 2 7,139
PlayStation Portable 1,517
Pokemon Mini 18
Saturn 250
Sega CD 3
SG-1000 49
SNES 590
Vectrex 15
Virtual Boy 57
WASM-4 51
Watara Supervision 2
WonderSwan 207


Top 10 Leaderboard Creators

Check out which developers created the most leaderboards this year.

RankDeveloperLeaderboards
1wolfman2000 wolfman20003,992
2pinguupinguu pinguupinguu2,005
3PsyHunter29 PsyHunter291,835
4TeddyWestside TeddyWestside1,376
5SporyTike SporyTike858
RankDeveloperLeaderboards
6Bryan1150 Bryan1150809
7timenoe timenoe726
8Anic Anic588
9lordpsycho lordpsycho478
10deng deng410