Games radar writes: "we compiled game review scores (collected from Metacritic) by genre to show you which console does each kind of game best, in the most unbiased way we can."
on the date from whih each system was launched or at a rate or what?
Top 5 games, what are they? Does my PS3 even have 5 RPGs? I know my 360 does.... Whose scores are we using to make these graphs? Meta Critics? All of them? Or just the top 15 if applicable? There's so many variables that could be thrown into something simple like these comparison charts.... Some more crap, useless, pointless graphs showing absolutely nothing new...
The worst console is the Wii obviously
//Begin Quote: If you'd like to know the boring nuances of the data here, read on. Or you could just go and look at our collection of Sexy Fan Art. The choice is yours... Like any study, there are several potential problems with the data and we accept that. These are: 1) Metacritic collects review scores from everywhere. If a lads' mag reckon DOA Xtreme 2 is a 10/10 because the girls are hot, that has as much weight as EDGE's opinion in the Metacritic universe. So the scores have to be taken with a pinch of salt. Having said that, it is a great way to show concensus opinion, and we reckon the scores are mostly accurate. 2) While we applaud Metacritic's invaluable service, its genre-labelling is highly suspect. While we have left most games where they are, we could not stand idly by and let Geometry Wars go in as a first-person shooter. That's simply not true. So while we have made sure the highest profile games are where they should be, and tried to tidy up as best we could, the very idea of 'genre' is subjective and so, ultimately, fallible. In the data's defense, this relabelling task has been carried out by one person for this study, so even if the choices made may not be universally appeasing, they are at least consistent. 3) Some games have not been included. Metacritic won't include a score for games that haven't been reviewed by enough sources. So brand new releases are not present and neither are extremely low-profile titles. 4) The consoles have had different lengths of time on the shelves. Not only does that mean 360 has more games available than PS3, but also that the old games are just that - old. If something scored 85 on its release, it stays at 85 unless new reviews are added. If that exact same game were released today on PS3, it may look outdated already, so that has to be taken into consideration. //End Quote
the length of time a system has been out doesn't matter. it's an average. more time means more games...yes. but it also means more bad games. i like this article only because you can't dispute the data...that is to say, if you understand it...and from what comments i'm reading, that's very few of you. since i'm reading things like "360 has been out a year longer than ps3 so the data is false." number of titles and system life don't have anything to do with average. so to sum up, metacritic shows the average review score a game gets. then the people who did this article took the average of every game's average and that's how these scores were tallied. EDIT: Haha a disagree already. no doubt an illogical ps3 fanboy with absolutely no intelligence whatsoever. all i did was explain how the article derived its conclusions. Like one of the guys already said on these comments. These results are only bad data because it showed the ps3 isn't superior in any genre. if it showed the opposite, we'd never hear the end of it on this website. There are two types of people on this website: Gamers, who contribute facts and intelligent conversation to these forums (the minority), and fanatical ps3 supporters who do nothing but flame (the majority). and the gamers can own both systems and say, "Hey, i like em both, but it's clear who's winning." and ps3 fanboys will come back with "that's not true, i only own a ps3 but i'm an expert on all gaming consoles." that's the conversation i read on this site every day. it's sad. nobody sat here and said, that's cuz 360 is the greatest system of all time. we just said what the numbers show. 360 has slightly better games...and since this is an unbiased breakdown of all the reviews of all the sites that contribute to metacritic, i'd say it's the most accurate source of data we have received. this isn't some idiot analyst's opinion. these are the numbers, the facts. i wish ps3 owners would just suck it up and get a 360 so they can actually see how good it is. plus, you'd have the best of both worlds. i own both and i enjoy switching between the two systems and playing different exclusives. it doesn't have to be a war. BUT....since you guys turned it into one, at least here's a real break down of the numbers that shows who is currently winning.
Even between Xbox and Playstation.
what charts were you looking at? Does the ps3 have any rpgs?
funny how you brought up Rpgs when this genre didnt make the 360.
xbox 360 been a year and a half longer than PS3. graph is irrelevant
The PS3 has been out for more than 18 months, so there's been plenty of time to build up a decent library. The graph is not irrelevant.
games get better as the years progress. xbox is on its 3rd generation of games, sony is on its second generation. compare the games from xbox first year to sonys first year and so on to be fair.
I Agree with you. Most people have to understand that Multiplatform games for the PS3 and the 360 werent the same. In the 1st generation games for the PS3 most developers had issues with the PS3 since they had to get used to it. This statement has to be accounted for. Not only that but the 360 has been in the market longer so the 360 has more exclusives titles because it didnt have any one going against them. In summary this graph is irrelevant
that's why I don't pay attention to any comparisons unless they are made year by year BUT considering that the PS3 came out one year after the 360 and seeing the future of the 360 exclusives, anyone can tell from this that the PS3 will be ahead next year. I like what he wrote at the end: "Xbox360 has (currently) got the broadest and best selection of games. Or at least had the best results at review." Anything related to 360 now IS/HAS to be "currently". Proof of this is PS3 sells closing the gap between 360 from 10mill to 5mill. Pretty scary for Microsoft I think. That explains their hunger for PS3 exclusives, price cuts, Medals(to counter Trophies), Miis like bullsh!t(to counter the release of HOME) but what sells consoles is exclusives and the PS3 is the best at that. Besides all the exclusives already on its way, SONY announced MAG, with another exclusive announcement in august 2/3, Square Enix "throwing the ball back" to SONY as they said it themselves which only means another exclusive for PS3. So, I already can see what the future brings and it is awesomeness to PS3. So far I haven't been wrong.
Seems like Wah wah from the above two. If the ps3 is supposed to be so superior and the 360 can't compete it would be reflected in the one place it's supposed to be, the games. First gen xbox should be so inferior to first gen ps3 etc right from launch day but that didn't happen and if you have to use the argument "compare 1st gen xbox to first gen ps3" then you are conceding the fact that the ps3 didn't deliver. stop believing the hype like it's gospel and start playing games. If someone did this for last gen consoles ps2, xbox etc would you be demanding they only start from when the last console came out? No it wouldn't be an issue then.
dont you understand Devs had problems with the ps3 due to its different architecture, and that was the First Gen. Now devs are seeing the potential of the PS3, and Some devs say that PS3 development helped the 360 version become better.
Dont you understand thats not what was said before the ps3 came out and still the hype everyone was told is still being sprouted at every turn only to be broken with "it's a different architecture" "the devs don't know how to programme for it" Now if it has taken this long to start to get anything out of the system then that would mean the games before were sub-par so lower scores which means the very arguments used here could actually back up these results.
Quote "In the 1st generation games for the PS3 most developers had issues with the PS3 since they had to get used to it." -- and that is the 360 problem how? If anything the year head start could of also hurt the 360 in scale with more bad games as well. If the charts were opposite then everyone with sony bias would have a different tone.
you read the article - seems fair to me
Looks like the Bot colored in the chart with his crayola set
This comparison chart does not take into account the fact that the 360 is out a year longer and thus has more games. This also does not take into account that MANY MANY triple A PS3 games have not yet been released. So basically they are comparing shiatty ass games like Kane and Lynch PS3 to Gears of war. That is an unfair comparison.
[email protected] ANgrysonybot.. So the PS3 has nothing but crap games for this chart to compare? What about MGS4? GTA4? I love it when a Sony bot says PS3 has no games to defend it but I bet you'll be talking about its killer library when the next story comes out..Oh and no unlreleased PS3 games are not used on this list. Neither are unreleased 360 or Wii games either so you dont have any kind of valid point there at all.
HAHAHAH Look at Nasim. hahhhaha PS3 is a SUB-PAR console. It sucks. Everything on the XBox 360 is better but you are a nutcase that lives his life through 10 name accounts a thread....Nasim you aren't helping Sony catch up those 6 million they are STILL behind... don't you understand??? And you sure as h3ll aren't helping the PS3 become as good a gaming system as the Xbox 360 because XBox 360 BLOWS THE PS3 AWAYYYYYYYYYY Not only does XBox 360 have the best games...It has MORE THAN DOUBLE the amount of games, wayyy better servies and software...look at the trphy system on the PS3. HAHAHAHA It's a FUKING JOKE. ONE GAME utilizes trophies. lol All 360 games work through XboX Live which has and continues to destroy the crappy, overhyped PS3 with few games. But you don't play games. You jack-off to Sony because they USED to be the best(at having games) and now they are THE WORST. Every Square Enix JRPG is going to the 360 first or Exclusive!! haha PS3 SUCKS. That's why.
i dont believe this is accurate, theres more games for 360 than Ps3 and Wii so its not fair, unless they got this years releases or some time frame all are equal in
It has nothing to do with the amount of games. They based it off the top 5 rated games for each console.Are you saying Sony doesnt have at least 5 games to measure it by? It's clearly stated in the article. I would suggest actually reading it and not just assuming its bad because it puts the PS3 in its proper place.
this is an open zone u ass
Of course the 360 won in basically every single catagory. The best games are on the 360. Done.
runner-up in the adventure genre based off of their chart? But basically just reconfirms what most of us know already about the 360, Wii, and PS3.
Wii won the adventure genre.
i wouldnt say that 360 should of won adventure or racing
They didn't win Adventure. The Wii did. The PS3 finished in second. And as for racing, the numbers don't lie.
Microsoft's products have tanked in each genre. It looks as if they cannot do anything right. $niper
The confusing part is where Mario Galaxy is considered the best adventure game.But a true gamer knows Uncharted is the correct recipient of that award.
ok ok stop the crap get off uncharted nuts it was a great game but do not say its the best adventure game. Dark sniper its obvious that u are joking because in no way has any of msfts great games tanked, your comment is pointless
Steven obviously lives in his own reality that has nothing do with the real world. Yes Unchartd is superior to SMG in every way, except review scores and sales. You know those things that really matter when trying to show which one was better.Hell SMG is the highest rated game this gen, it will take more than a Tomb Raider clone with a guy as the lead instead of a chic to top that.
Obviously not voiceofreason.Super Mario Galaxy may have better reviews and sales just like GTA4 which both were overrated.Super Mario Galaxy does the exact same thing the N64 did and it gets the same reviews?Collect star collect star is the name of that game.Uncharted was Tomb Raider,sure,but was done right in every sense of the word.An adventure game that would entairtain just as much as Raiders of the Lost Ark. However you PS3 and 360 fanboys are too busy fighting and arguing so fine.Keep your charts and "statistics" and all that Bullsh*t.Whatever makes you feel you have to defend whatever system you have,fine.What does this chart say? Wii sucks.Why does it suck? Ask Nintendo.
xbox 360 is a year and a half older than ps3. no doubt it is the best. if all console launch the same time, PS3 will be labelled the best. fine. xbots are attracted to this irrelevant show.
Ps3 USA launch 17 November 2006, Xbox 360 USA launch November 22, 2005. That sounds more like a one year difference, 5 days doesnt count as half a damn year. As a 2 console owner its hard to understand how any of u can be so in love with one console that u simply start making shlt up, that goes for both ps3 and 360 fanboys... ladies and fellas its kinda gay stop the fanboism.
In that continent, the 360 did launch almost a year and a half earlier.
PS3 fanboys! DO NOT CLICK THE LINK. The ps3 only beat the 360 in 1/8 catigories. GO BACK BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!
haha PS3 fanboys don't get along with reality. The reality that Microsoft has and continues to runs circles around Sony this generation. PS3= A joke
Don't worry everyone this was just my niece playing around with Power Point
I suggest averaging out the ENTIRE library, you'll find a different result. Poor selection of data.
Why would you count the whole library when even enthusiasts of a genre are unlikely to buy more than 5 games of a certain type (that's $300)? Also, the data for all the games in the genre is available in the graphs too.
yeah dude, of course it's crap - because the 360 is the winner like always ;-)
...What da f*ck is this sh*t? ...360 fanatics now have to resort to silly pie charts and graphs to reassure themselves that the 360 is the best? Well, I guess desperate times call for desperate measures?
The 360 won but not by much(especially considering the lead they have) across the categories and with plenty of PS3 exclusives coming this could easily change.
So what if they do have more games coming out? That does not mean they are all AAA titles scoring in the 90's.. Lair, Haze and a few others prove that.
Lair and Haze yes, but a few others??? please tell me those "few others" LAIR and HAZE only means Lair2 and Haze2 another great future exclusives for PS3 as developers always learn from their mistakes.
Thats really poor. So if it was a 360 with crappy scores you would say, well it just means in the sequels the devs can learn from that? Bet you wouldn't. You'd focus on the score in hand
Interesting, sort of blows the whole myth that X360 library is just full of FPS that a lot of people pass off as the truth. Other then that sort of pointless series of charts.
Poor analysis. There is not much difference between the averages in several categories. The data should be transformed (as it is certainly not normal distributed) and subjected to Analysis of Variance to determine any significant difference between the consoles' libraries. Perhaps I am asking too much.
Yep asking too much. These are game/free lance writers who've probably never taken a course in statistics in their life. They just pull whatever they can from other sources (lot of borrowing i noticed) and if they can't find anything to borrow, they pull it out of their ass.
What you want is for a chart to be done showing Sony is number 1 in every area. In order to do that though they would have to lie and make up data.
All this means is that there is more games on the 360 not actually "BETTER" games!! What a F*cking retarded graph!!! These people seem to have diarreah of the mouth they only talk S*IT!!
...I think Maverick was captured by Greenburg and Kim and was forced to look at the red light of death, doom, and destruction. He's so traumatized that he's become a bot. Pray for him guys, pray that he may find his way back to Sony.
Well one thing for sure is that the 360 is the home for the best FPS, Racers, RPG's, and fighters. No question about that.
Wooohooo... more excuses from PS3 fans!
So youre trying to say im wrong? your tryng to say there is less games on the 360? maybe its you? Youre the PS3 fan!! Go check the games at gamestop before you comment you only look stupid!! hahaha
Whoooooo! More retarded pie charts and inaccurate information FTW! Seriously guys, you're trying way too hard man. Those charts are made of fail and you know deep down inside that it's true. Stop defending your fellow bots and jump out.
Juuken what are you talking about??????????/hahahahahaha Why would you stop playing the Xbox 360 to play the PS3??????/ Are you REALLY that uninformed???????????????????? ????? PS3 SUCKS BALLS. Seriously you guys are just mind-blowing. PS3 has no games. VERY few good games and Exlcusives. PSN sucsk. ONE GAME on PS3 has trophies. It's a JOKE how crappy the PS3 is. You actually thnink people will be jumping out to play the overhypped PS3 and Uncharted, MGS4 and Ratchet??? Then what??? Those are single player and Xbox 360 has wayyyyyyyyyyyyy better games anyways. WAY better, Multiplatform games are better on Xbox 360. Xbo Live DESTROYS PSN. PSN is complete and utter sh1t. Youc ant even hear the few people that use mics because blutooth mics suck. People are CRYSTAL CLEAR on Xbox Live. You cant send voice messges in Xbox Live. Everything is better on XBox 360. EVERYTHING. PS3 is not the PS2. IT SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I know this first hand. I dont even have ONE GOOD GAME I can play that I couldnt play looking and running better on my Xbox 360. PS3 SUCKS BALLS. Literally. Its such a POS. You guys are HILARIOUS., You playing a crappy console with almost no good games!!!!! LOL
Wow maverick,get that microsoft c*ck outta your mouth,its hard to understand what your typing when everything you say is in caps,as if your "pwning" people or something. ..Like a 12 year old kid. PS3 has a great selection of games,Heavenly sword,Motor storm,MGS4,Uncharted,Godfather :Dons edition,Warhawk,Genji days of the blade,haze,lair,Resistance fall of man and plenty more coming out by the end of 08 LBP R2 Motor storm 2 Afrika AND alll the great multiplatform games.what the f*ck are you smoking kid? acting like PS3 has no games what-so-ever. As for the online,yeah? what about it? it's everything i need to play games online,for free. and it only gets better with each FREE firmware update. So you keep up with your little ranting there buddy,i'll enjoy my PS3 And no ammount of pathetic rambaling from an attention whore of a kid is gonna change that.
You keep doing that bro. PS3 still sucks. I LOVE Playstation and always have. PS3 just sucks. I'm not just saying it. Why buy a more expenisve console that is inferior in EVERYTTHING??? Do you HONESTLY believe PS3 is getting way better? Have you seen the trophy system and in game XMB?? Its so lame bro. One game has trophies and Sony isn't even making the developers have to use them...the mojority won't becuase trophies are an afterthought just like everything else on the PS3 that lags behind and sucks. Every game has an integrated acheivements sytem on XboX 360.LOL Why play that crap??? The games don't look as good. Online can't even compare to Xbox Live. Games are built on the 360 firs this generation.
So "Best" in this context means graphing a bunch of subjective opinions over time in order to see which group of subjective opinions has a higher percentage. Someone has too much time on their hands.
Boooooo The XBOX 360!!! How dare someone try and use some sort of logical analysis to try and show how good the games are for the 360. The 360 is as relevant in today's society as Thomas Dolby is. The PS3 is the end all of consoles on the market today and everyone should go out and buy one now. How dare you enjoy games on MS console. Viva Sony, Viva Japanese companies, down with American corporations!!!!!!!!! /sarcasm
American corporations?Dude the Xbox 360 is made in China!