Submitted by BrianPShea 771d ago | opinion piece

2013 Mid-Year Grades for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo

VGW's Brian Shea examines how each of the 'Big 3' has done so far in 2013 and hands out grades accordingly. (3DS, E3, Industry, Microsoft, Next-Gen, Nintendo, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Sony, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   771d ago
A- well the last of us is all there is to say.
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T2  +   771d ago
Also based on ps4 launch info .. Quite a good term for Sony .. With free ps plus itd be A++ but Sony would prolly go broke lol
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georgeenoob  +   771d ago

Based on launch info? You better hope you're wrong or this article is incredibly biased.
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Gimmemorebubblez  +   771d ago

What..... the fact that the PS4 is more powerful and cheaper than its main competitor? It's not biased what has MS released this year......Gears of War Judgement meanwhile Sony has release Ni No Kuni, GoW:A, The Last of Us....not to mention Rain, Puppeteer, GT6, Ratchet and Clank: IttN and Beyond: Two Souls are coming and last time I checked Sony didn't try to f#ck over their consumers.
T2  +   771d ago
@George - ms has released 0 aaa games this year so far ... Not one purchase by me , and xbone has been one b.s. PR campaign from day one ... Come back to me when ms actually does something good on their own not forced by consumers
UltimateMaster  +   771d ago
I'm sorry but, who gives a shit about these ratings?
They're purely based on opinions instead on facts.
True, the Xbox One sucks, nobody knows if they will re-patch the DRM because they can do so at any time.
Which I'm 88% sure they will, otherwise, they wouldn't force you to download a Day One Patch, it would be in the console itself.

Seriously, do you think they've made That many console from the time they announced the console from the time they changed their minds about DRM?

Said as an excuse:"Oh, you'd have to download a Patch, because of time constraint between now and when the console launches."
Bull Sh**, Sony will be able to produce at least 1 million units/month. The first time Microsoft launched the 360, they launched with 250 000 units. (All of them are dead broken from RRODs, another article confirmed that) Don't give me that BS that you can't have the Xbox One without that day one patch, it's just a gimmick to return people to DRM later in the console's life cycle.

Same thing with Forza Motorsport 5, you have to download a Day One Patch as well. Sorry, but, every other third party games don't forces you to download a patch, so what's the deal with this?
LOL_WUT  +   771d ago
"Unfortunately, at the end of the day, despite all of these new titles, Nintendo will still be running this race using outdated technology. The Wii U may be on par with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in terms of graphical prowess, but once the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 hit, it could be the Wii all over again, where any multiplatform games that appear on the Nintendo system are gimped ports of the versions appearing on Sony and Microsoft’s more powerful consoles."

But yet you guys scored it higher than Microsoft? Get out of here! ;)
HammadTheBeast  +   771d ago
But the Wii U gets the by of being a newer console, despite the 360 being well established it's had no major games other than GeOW Judgement.

Not to mention the PR hassle.
ufo8mycat  +   771d ago
It's not about graphics though, its about quality gameplay, quality games.

Sadly this isn't on Nintendos side either.
ChickenOfTheCaveMan  +   770d ago
I agree, Nintendo got a free pass on this one because of its 3DS. They're sleeping at the wheel home console wise and for that they deserved at least a C.
mochachino  +   771d ago
If Wii U isn't getting current-gen multiplats now, it's less likely to next-gen multiplats in the future.

Like most Nintendo systems, it going to need to get by on Nintendo exclusives alone. Which is probably why it's not selling well currently. Nintendo hasn't released a single heavy hitter.

In regards 360s grade, as a 360 owner all I can say is I'm very unsatisfied with my 360 and have been for a while. Ever since Kinect was released come to think of it.
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medman  +   771d ago
I'm astonished. Mochachino is the rare N4g poster who makes well thought out and cogent points. The rest of you should pay attention.
UltimateMaster  +   770d ago
So far, only EA isn't making games for the Wii U, ubisoft and Activision and Japan companies are still supporting the system.

Besides the Yearly Need for Speed and Battlefield, what are we really missing?

Nobody likes EA, the were rated the worst company in the world. It's almost a blessing that the Wii U won't have their games...
Concertoine  +   771d ago
No one smart is buying a wii u to play a half assed version of ps4 games.
T2  +   771d ago
Pretty much agree with grades . My 360 is a paperweight now its made me quite angry actually ..
I give Sony a B for December though because plus was already getting pretty solid by then ...
Concertoine  +   770d ago
I havent bought a new 360 game since 2011. Been playing all the little forgotten gems that dont cost a penny though, decent life support for an abandoned console.
ChickenOfTheCaveMan  +   770d ago
360 got old, going DVD shortened its life and it was released a year before the PS3/Wii.

They stretched it to be on par with PS4 and not make the mistake of Wii U of being under specs'ed.
Deltaguy  +   771d ago
yep those scores are legit except the WiiU..C+ in my book
Bhuahahaha  +   771d ago
things not looking good @ ms
havent touch my 360 for more than a year now
then again havent played at my ps3 for a week too.
its nintendo's fault i spend too much time now at animal crossing
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DigitalRaptor  +   771d ago
"the only missing link in Sony’s suite of success is the Vita, which just needs one or two more big releases each year. Hopefully, for both Sony and its fans, that will happen in 2014."

The Vita has absolutely plenty of games and plenty more on the way, but many just don't appeal to the masses. They need to publish a few more big name titles. Although even if they did, I still don't think the doom and gloom articles would stop.
thomasmiller  +   771d ago
I think the wii u deserves an A and nintendo has alot of quality games, unlike the brain dead trolls think, nintendo has more quality games, like mario, zelda, smash bros. wonderful 101, pikmin3, bayonetta 2, monolith x, the metroid prime series, on wii and game cube, yeah nintendo has more quality games than sony and microsoft put together!! FACT! not an opinion!! sorry trolls, just like the article says, it's microsoft that is in real trouble, nintendo hater fanboys, OPINIONS MEAN NOTHING COMPARED TO THE FACTS!! SONY AND MICROSOFT COULDN'T POOP A GAME BETTER THAN A ZELDA OR METROID TITLE.... JUST BECAUSE YOU THINK A GAME IS BETTER THAN THEM, THAT DOES NOT MAKE IT SO!!!
kneon  +   771d ago
Just because you think those games are better does not make it so, FACT!
thomasmiller  +   771d ago
no but awards and sales do!! FACT!!
kneon  +   771d ago
Awards and sales are also based on someone else's opinion, and the only one that matters is my own.
ChickenOfTheCaveMan  +   770d ago
Maybe they have the potential to be A, but they did not provide new releases of those franchises yet for Wii U.

As for Bayonetta, I heard it's good but it didn't even work for the PS3/360 crowd, I can't imagine it will for the kids and soccer moms that is the Wii U crowd...I don't get this title on Wii U.
Goku781  +   771d ago
I can agree with the grades for the most part.
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tweet75  +   770d ago
sony seems to win this hands down. They have the brightest future and have a spectacular 1st half of 2013 gaming wise

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