Wikidata:Property proposal/Maximum number of playable characters

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maximum number of playable characters[edit]

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   Under discussion
DescriptionNumber of total playable characters in a video game.
Representsplayer character (Q1062345)
Data typeQuantity
Domainvideo game (Q7889)
Allowed valuesnumbers
Example 1Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Q2073725) → 51
Example 2Injustice 2 (Q24717189) → 38
Example 3Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Q55214) → 160
Example 4Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Q1299648) → 63
Example 5X-Men: Mutant Academy 2 (Q4021195) → 19
See alsomaximum number of players (P1873)


(Add your motivation for this property here.) Cwf97 (talk) 15:07, 24 September 2019 (UTC)


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  • Symbol support vote.svg Support David (talk) 16:28, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Is there some reason you picked String datatype instead of Quantity (integer values are fine) or even Item (we have items for all integers up to many thousands)? ArthurPSmith (talk) 19:24, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
    Was changed to Quantity in Special:Diff/1019484244 Jean-Fred (talk) 15:49, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I’m not convinced by this proposal:
  • Jean-Fred (talk) 16:30, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm also skeptical about this property. IMO characters (P674) would be enough in this case. Sir Lothar (talk) 13:49, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
    • That means one would need to know all characters, enter all characters, be sure that a given Wikidata item includes all characters. Not sure how one could do the last one and if it's efficient to do the first two in advance. --- Jura 15:43, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
      Hmmm, looking deeping, I guess there is some precedent for that, with things like number of children (P1971), number of episodes (P1113), number of seasons (P2437) (although, for the last two, the count is inferred via inverse properties) ; or the combo number of parts of this work of art (P2635)/tracklist (P658).
      I find the argument “how can we be sure that characters (P674) is complete” a bit curious to be honest − it could apply for a lot of properties − “number of actors” for cast member (P161), “number of editions” for has edition (P747), “number of parts” for has part (P527), etc. − no?
      Also, is this supposed to be qualified to make the difference between, starter characters, unlockable characters and downloadable characters? How about palette swaps?
      Jean-Fred (talk) 17:04, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
      “one would need to know all characters” → Are there cases where one would know the number but not have the list? Jean-Fred (talk) 17:05, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
      • I'm not sure about the need for this property as I don't edit these items, but I tried to spell out what would the underlying assumptions of the "use P674" argument. I don't think it's comparable with "number of editions" as that is not a static number. --- Jura 11:39, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
        • Well, from a gamer's point of view, i just don't see how this property could be useful, that's why I wrote I'm skeptical. It's much more informative to write for example, that one can choose Raiden, Sub-Zero or Scorpion in Mortal Kombat (Q150294), than to say it has max. number of 7 playable characters. Sir Lothar (talk) 08:39, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, this is an important parameter for computer games.--Arbnos (talk) 16:58, 21 October 2019 (UTC)