Metacritic: PS4 Wins Against Xbox One Thanks to High Quality Indie, Microsoft Wins on AAA Exclusives

The Xbox One finally releases at midnight, and the review embargo on most launch games for both Microsoft's new console and the PS4 is no more. It's time to do some math and see who, between the two first parties battling for next generation supremacy, got the best results on what ultimately matters the most: the games.

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malokevi1765d ago

Uh oh, I see the words "Microsoft" and "wins" within a 5 word radius. This aught to be interesting!

Enemy1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

Almost as interesting as Xbox One's most hyped exclusive, Ryse, getting 4's and 5's out of 10.

A year from now, or even months from now, when Sony's bigger AAA games start pouring out to no end, this launch will be long forgotten.

Naughty Dog (Uncharted already announced, what's next? The Last of Us 2? Savage Starlight?), Sony Santa Monica (2-3 projects already), Sony Bend (action/adventure title), Media Molecule (who knows), Ready At Dawn (The Order), Quantic Dream (2 new IPs), and others, are still waiting to show their guns.

VGAs almost here. The first glimpse into the PS4 future is upon us.

Abriael1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

Yeah Ryse is apparently one of the games that's pulling the Xbox One's line-up down.

I'm still gonna get it because I love ancient rome, and the story seems interesting.

The indies have been rated quite badly too.

LOGICWINS1765d ago

Enemy, I have a question for you. Were you planning on getting Ryse?

GusBricker1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

I would say Dead Rising 3 is their biggest exclusive.

But I can understand why you'd say Ryse, it being a new IP and all.

abzdine1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

that's cool, it's only beginning

thrust1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

Will take the AAA anyday.

Phone and ipad for indies when traveling.

Here we go again with the wait till or next year is Sonys year, hehe

LOGICWINS1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

Yeah, no answer (as expected). I already know what the answer is. I've taken a quick look at your comment history and you seem to spend a lot of your time/energy talking about Ryse.

Why devote that much brain power to a game that you were clearly never interested in in the first place? Please explain. I'm sure I'm not the only one that wants to know.

XboxFun1765d ago


Even more interesting is Sony relying on PC ports of two to three year old ports and PS3 ports of Flower and journey to boost their line up and meta score.

Septic1765d ago


No point trying to have a constructive conversation with him. Just mark him for trolling and carry on.

LOGICWINS1765d ago

@Septic - True :/

The issue is that marking these people down for trolling doesn't seem to be working. Dude still has a miles worth of bubbles lol.

Hellbringer1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

Your comments are really bad. Is that typical for console gamers? You throw a very bad light on all console gamers. Luckily I'm a PC gamer and do not have to bother with such children.

You has already delivered many stupid comments today. One wonders why you has so many bubbles. lol. Intelligence does not seem to be needed here. You also wrote that you're happy that Ryse has such bad ratings. How can one be so evil?

You should be ashamed of yourself. What a shame... What a shame... Maybe you see it a little different when you're grown up.

NewMonday1765d ago

I thought AAA meant quality big budget games averaging 9+, now it's any retail game.

with this logic Aliens: Colonial Marines is AAA, not much of a win

AlexanderNevermind1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

PS4 is more powerful and able to achieve the 1080p benchmark more often than X1. Also Multiplats are going PS4's way as well.

As far as AAA titles, Sony has not even pulled out the Big Dogs yet and I don't hear a soul saying how much better MS' launch exclusives are anymore. That was just as we all thought, the MS hype train.

AceBlazer131765d ago

@XboxFun what about microsoft pulling 360 games to make them xbone games to beef up their launch.

NewMonday1765d ago

some desperately try to figure out a way to put a positive spin on the much hyped XBone games after the reviews sucked the wind right out of their sails.

after both systems launched nobody ends up with an exclusive game to brag about, but the power and price give PS4 owners barging rights for better quality 3rd party games and being $100 richer.

Oh!.. and a better web browser :p

malokevi1764d ago

I had high hopes for Ryse. We have all had high hopes for the exclusive launch games on all our respective consoles of choice. I don't think it sets a precedent that we were let down in some cases.

I'm still happy as a clam, today! Nothing can shake my excitement :) This generation is going to kick ass! And, for once, I wont miss out on any of the exclusives.

Sony obviously has amazing games on the way. Microsoft obviously has amazing games on the way. Everyone will be happy at the end of the day, mark my words!

Boody-Bandit1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

What AAA titles?
I don't see any exclusive game (indie or retail) getting an averaging rating over 9 / 90. Not even a single multiplat on either console rated that high.

Okay my bad. I just took a quick glance at metacritic. Flower received a 92. Never played it. But every other titles overall rating is below a 9 / 90 average. I think it's safe to say we are going to have to wait a bit for AAA titles. Unless of course we are changing the definition for this generation.

NateCole1764d ago

To those that are bashing PS4 because of launch games.

Look at PS1,2,3 history of games to understand.

When i bought my PS4 in full in June i knew that my PS4 will still get AAA games 7 years later like it was the case with PS1,2,3.

If you lot are this impaitent and shortsighted that is fine. Suits you guys agenda i guess.

History is on Sonys side. You can bet that after next year you will see little if any new ips from MS and just sequals after sequals padded with kinetic crap like it has been for the x360.

Sony could have pushed GT6,Last of us,Dragons crown,Two souls and No numi for PS4 launch or launch window but they didnt because they do honour ps fans trust in PS brand to support their investment in their console.

MS fooled you lot like last gen and it seems like they have this gen as well.That is fine by me.

I put my trust in Sony and they have never failed me.

XboxPS1764d ago

Dude,making the Xbox look bad is so annoying.
Stop hating Xbox,And be focused on the machine that you're playing on.

christocolus1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

@ septic , logic , xbox fun and maloveki

Enemy has always been this shocked you guys are just finding out...he is one of the worst trolls here..never says anything positive about ms..he dwells only on negatives...

@ hicken

Good for you..its very easy to sit back and write lists but any gamer who has been following the news lately could easily draw up a similar list of upcoming ips announced and unannounced from ms 1st and 2nd party stop trying to force everyone to accepting your gospel according to sony..not everyone is looking to be converted. your taking your envagelism too far...people on the other side know what they stop hating and trying so hard.

christocolus1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

Sorry for the double tab does that alot.

Boody-Bandit1764d ago


We heard you the 1st time.

AngelicIceDiamond1764d ago

Looks like the no life PlayStation ponyboys are at it again. Enemy and Monday. The super Duo of of PlayStation.

@Enemy everyone knows what's gonna be announce next year why are yo...ohh because your insecure and super sensitive.

Those aren't the highest scores from both consoles in fact 360 and PS3 at launch were rated in similar fasion. Yeah I'm also looking forward to post launch games and beyond.

You Monday and many, many other ponyboys are bullies to gaming. And I hate bullies so I'll bully you back until you get the fact that your poison to gaming and are not helping, nor gaining anything by wishing death to another console.

Grow up.

PoSTedUP1764d ago

if the GT7 rumors are true (next year release), one console and one game will not be shat on quicker and harder than what the ps4 and gt7 is about to drop on forza and xbox1. in the mean time, ps4 will sell like crack in Baltimore with its exclusives, superior hardware, indies, many PC games making the jump, non-subscription free games, "free" PSplus games and cheaper price point. Xbox Done. ...but of course everyone is going to enjoy their console of preference : P. 'just had to fanboy rage for a quick second ; )

whitefang19881764d ago

When is the VGA's?

I'm getting x1 tonight, disappointed about the ryse reviews but ps4 is shipping for me on 29th :-)

Regis1764d ago

There goes that Ryse is better then Killzone fight.

ImG2theB1764d ago

Does anyone really care about Indie games? I didn't get both next gen systems to play low budget games.

mhunterjr1764d ago

When was Ryse the most hypes xb1 exclusive? It was fighting (and apparently lost) an uphill battle since it was revealed at e3...

ShinMaster1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

"Xbox One wins on AAA exclusives" ...AT LAUNCH.

You know once Worldwide Studios games start rolling out, there's no stopping the PS4 AAA tour de force.
Enjoy your launch day games. I'll be enjoying year after year of PS4 exclusives :)

Also, what's with the hate towards indie games? Back in the PS1 days, a lot games were made by small studios with no more than 10 people.
Indie developers today may become huge devs in the future.

Picnic1764d ago

Why count chickens before they've hatched? The Xbox One has hatched a better number of AAA games so far. Credit where credit is due.

It will also have Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive and Remedy's Quantum Break further down the line.

I might never want to go without PS4's indie games or Naughty Dog's games but the Xbox One will still have plenty to recommend it.

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theBAWSE1765d ago

overall ps4 has the higher metacritic score on launch games...

this gonna hurt some fanboys who said.. ryseeeeeeeeee we will from this xbone PR catastrophe

I'm teasing...... everyone a new generation is upon us let's be happy

LOGICWINS1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

Metacritic? Really?

Something that grandmas use to decide what to get little Timmy for Christmas?

Man, if it were up to me, all scores would be eliminated. It only enables fanboys to act more stupid than they already are.

There are people out there LITERALLY comparing Ryse and Knack...two totally different games.

theBAWSE1765d ago

I hate metacritic....

im here to tease... .. n4g is my entertainment when bored

MysticStrummer1764d ago

@Logic - "Metacritic? Really?"

Either side can claim the better games. Unfortunately, the only objective way to judge is to take a collection of subjective opinions, average them together and see what the result is. I agree with you about scores being eliminated, but implying Metacritic is only used by grandmas to pick out a gift, well… that's just empty sarcasm. Grandmas are hardly the target audience of that site and I'd bet any amount of money that they aren't the most frequent users there.

The subjective nature of reviews isn't the issue, and neither is comparing two mostly dissimilar games. The issue is that some people want to define "games" as AAA only, which is completely ridiculous. Any old school gamer will say that these smaller titles are very reminiscent of the early days of gaming. Asteroids was a game then, and Super Stardust is a game now. I saw someone compare Resogun to Defender. They're all games, and anyone who says otherwise has an agenda.

TruthInsider 1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

Its going to get worse for Xbone, especially Forza

StraightPath1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

Xbox One

Retail Launch Titles (Exclusives)

Forza Motorsport 5 - 82% Metacritic
Dead Rising 3 - 78% Metacritic
Killer Instinct - 73% Metacritic
Ryse - 61% Metacritic


Retail Launch Titles (Exclusives)

Killzone Shadow Fall - 73% Metacritic
Knack - 55% Metacritic


Xbox One clearly has won the launch. Even though next gen games have been average and some medicore. Xbox One has a larger variety of launch games to play exclusives to its console. PS4 launch was extremely weak and limited amount of choice with the delay of Drive Club only lead to two launch games available and both poorly received. However PS4 faired better in downloadable games with Resogun and port of the great and memorizing flower game compared to lacklustre Lococycle and Crimson Dragon.

A worthy note is at the moment third party games have taken the limelight. You have Battlefield 4,AC4, NFS Rivals to play and have scored well and better then launch exclusives. Not forgetting the outstanding Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U is the best game at the moment.

Xbox One has more games at the moment PS4 has no games. With Titan Fall, Halo, Quantum Break , Project Spark in the horizon compared to only Infamous second son. PS4 could easily be known and be labelled as a "no games system" as Uncharted might be a long time till we see it. Perhaps 2015?

thrust1765d ago


Next is a reply with good old "wait till" which they love!

GarrusVakarian1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

"compared to only Infamous second son. "

What? You think that's the only exclusive that's coming for PS4 next year? Lol, do you even keep up with gaming news bro?

Infamous SS
The Order 1886
Deep Down
Planetside 2
The list goes on....

Not to mention the fact that multiplats are superior on the PS4 and the gap between them will increase as time goes on.


Of course we say that, because its true. See if that cocky attitude lasts when ND reveals their PS4 exclusive. I also notice you have crawled back out of the shadows after the not so good RYSE reviews.

Arnon1765d ago

Keep hoping. So far the Xbox one isn't particularly a next gen gaming system when compared.

fooltheman1765d ago

hahaha Talk about being blind on the ps4 side

Game0N1765d ago

Uncharted, The Order:1886, Infamous: Second Son, Planetside 2...

asmith23061765d ago

"won the launch." - lol! One million PS4s sold on day one says otherwise. You are deluded as well if you think Sony's 1st party studios aren't going to wipe the floor with whatever Microsoft has up its exclusive (third party exclusive) sleeve. They aren't going to compete with Uncharted, Last of Us (whatever other new IP ND comes up with), Infamous, Drive Club, GT, The Order, etc, etc. And I can't see a lot of third party studios going exclusive with M$ on anything other than DLC when Sony has such strong momentum.

Goku7811765d ago

Reviews are meaningless in the path to PS4 Migration. The people's choice is PS4.

nategrigs1765d ago

Nice work cherry picking games. Why no lococycle, Panzer Dragon, Resogun?

Zack_attack1764d ago

Naterigs..he is talking about retail exclusives, not cheap downloads that last 3 hours.

LordMaim1764d ago

All third-party multiplatform games look better on the PS4.

Playstation has a huge stable of studios under their ownership, with a long track record of quality games, all of which will be exclusive to the platform.

If you're looking to the future, do so with an eye to the truth.

Funnymonkey0131764d ago

Ur stupid if u think Sony won't have any exclusive games 4 2014 besides just infamous how about keep up with the news about games being release only on ps4 4 2014 and like people have said Sony hasn't even shown all of their big guns games by their 1rst party games such as from ND GG SM SJ SS and many more. Plus not only that all the 3rd party games look way better and feel better to play on PS4 as well. I just hope MS doesn't fail in making good new ips over the years 4 the xbox fanboys as they were next to nothing dry with their first party games compared to Sony witch has release so many new and highest rated games of all time ally uncharted and many more.

PrimeGrime1764d ago

"It doesn't matter how you start the race, it matters how you finish."

If history is anything to go by and knowing how it constantly has a bad habit of repeating itself. Which is completely beyond my control I am just observing the pattern... I wouldn't get my hopes up so quickly about the Xbox One.

I strongly supported the 360 for a good while and what a mistake that was.

MysticStrummer1764d ago

"PS4 has no games."

Damn. Time travel is weird. Wait… I didn't time travel, it's just the same old BS from when PS3 launched, being repeated now. PS3 had games then, and PS4 has games now.

"Next is a reply with good old "wait till" which they love!"

How did that work out last gen? The faulty memories here are incredible.

You guys are funny.

ShinMaster1764d ago

"Xbox One wins on AAA exclusives" ...AT LAUNCH.

You know once Worldwide Studios games start rolling out, there's no stopping the PS4 AAA tour de force.
Enjoy your launch day games. I'll be enjoying year after year of PS4 exclusives :)

Also, what's with the hate towards indie games? Back in the PS1 days, a lot games were made by small studios with no more than 10 people.
Indie developers today may become huge devs in the future.

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piroh1765d ago

give it some time, Sony has many confirmed exclusives in development (Uncharted, Infamous SS, Driveclub, Rime, Deep down...)

malokevi1764d ago

I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that they do. You would have to be insane to think otherwise. The next 2 years are going to be awesome, no matter what console you happen to have.

Even better if you have both :)

LonChaneyTV1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

Both consoles have their share of good and crappy games. some with pretty visuals but most of them are remnants of last gen's mechanics. it's just pretty visuals for now.

Looks like i'll be sticking with my PC a little while longer while the games build up. anyone who already owns a new gen console enjoy it.

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GiantEnemyCrab1765d ago

I sense much conflict in this post.

DestinyHeroDoomlord1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

I sense trolls amidst the comments.

MatrixxGT1765d ago

That's the problem. The excitement for next gen hypes up these games for new consoles and according to hype you'd think these games are all 10/10. A bad game is a bad game regardless of pretty graphics or what hardware is on. I didn't expect all launch games to get good reviews.

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Belking1765d ago

Thanks to high quality

Majin-vegeta1765d ago

And high quality AAA games which have yet to be rivaled against on any other platform.

GarrusVakarian1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

Planetside 2 is no laughing matter, neither are indies. Ever heard of Naughty Dog? They used to be indie.

@bothebo talking about? He mocked i reminded him that ND used to be indies. Indies aren't a laughing matter....the Xbox fans only mock them because they don't have them, if they did they would be praising them.

bothebo1765d ago

That's funny because they are no longer.... or are you saying that their old games are comparable to what they do now? No, because they actually have budgets to develop high end games. So your argument is useless.

iamnsuperman1764d ago

What is wrong with indies? Gamers always complain about how X doesn't innovate and games are stagnate. Indies are the complete opposite to that. The always innovate and try new things otherwise they fail. They are cheap and sometimes do not last as long as a full retail release but they are priced accordingly.

I do think something is I credible wrong with you if you are down playing indies