Metacritic. In the gaming industry, this word will almost always draw a heated reaction, be it positive or negative.
In other news, Mario has a mustache. This article isn't going to matter. Fanboys magically stopped caring about Metacritic around the time when PS3 began to dominate Metacritic.
I thought it would be another flaimbait article (which it kind of is), but gotta give the writer props for working his @ss off for the statistics... Either ways, it's always personal opinion. I never bought a PS3 thinking that most it's games score high on meta, but bought it since most my favorite franchises are on it... I guess someone on the 360 side who likes only shooter wouldn't care about LBP or Heavy Rain, but---> for me<---, it's really what distinguishes the PS3 from the 360. Either ways, you can always be rest assured that Sony First Party will always pull out more quality exclusives than most 3rd party bought timed exclusives.. Still so many games to go.
why is this news its stating the obvious game journalism at its best
It's one thing to simply point out the obvious and another to actually back it up with cold hard stats. It's the stats part that makes it news as most people wouldn't know about them.
yeah, even though we know its been this way for quite a while, nice to see some facts backing it up.
But they stopped for some stranggge reason.
I don't know about you. But when I read this article. The PS3 has 9 exclusives that are 90+ as opposed to the 360's "7" exclusives. That is NOT a percentage. -End statement
it turned to being about software sales and even ps3 is starting to take that over as well, oh well never mind
It´s interesting why, when PS3 loses an exclusive game because is third party everybody say it is because third party exclusives are dying. But people just don´t realize that the 360 has so many publishers making games exclusive for the 360 (whether they are good or bad). So in other words, PS3 doesn´t deserve to have third party exclusives (Final Fantasy Versus 13, but it doesn´t matter that 360 has them (Grears of War, Mass Efect, etc)
This is nothing more than another attempt to spin numbers by using percentages rather than actual numbers. 360 has more games rated 75+ on metacritic. PS3 has a higher percentage of games rated 75+, but fewer actual games. Would you rather have more actual games, or a higher percentage? It's not like you have to play through the bad games to get to the good ones. The percentage arguement applies only if you choose a game completely at random. In that case, if you closed your eyes and picked a game randomly, you would have a better chance of getting a good PS3 game than a good 360 game. Does anyone really buy their games that way? Here's another example. Dreamcast has 71 out of 143 total games rated 75+ on Metacritic, for a percentage of 49%. PS2 has 540 out of 1609 games rated 75+, for a percentage of 33%. Would anyone really argue that Dreamcast outshines PS2 on Metacritic?
Soxfan did you even read the article? its not percentage, it does have more AAA games than 360. Don't get mad, get glad
By your logic no one should have ever bought a 360 in the first place because the PS2 had more games at the time. Use your head. Each console has enough games currently released rated over 75% to keep any gamer happily gaming for years even if not a single new game was released. Microsoft themselves trumpeted for years "We've got the biggest library! W00T!" With the amount of games presently released you can't go wrong with either system, so why not go for the system which has the games with the higher review scores? Just makes sense to me.
Xbox 360 & PS2 are not in the same generation. PS2 and Dreamcast are. Also, 360 has 29 exclusives rated 80+. PS3 has 26. You do realize that as more and more games are released, that will cause the overall average to drop. Just like what happened with PS2 vs. Dreamcast.
You claim that percentages don't matter and it's only about the amount of games released. Then you say that the amount of games don't matter if it's a different console gen, ignoring the fact that when the 360 was released there were plenty of PS2 titles that could give 360 games a run for their money. Also, methinks you need to go back to math class. Which grade do you learn about averages? About Grade 6? Adding more games doesn't cause the average to drop unless for some reason the games released are all below average. If you have 10 games that score an average of 90, if you add another 10 games that score an average of 90, when you add them together does the average suddenly drop to 76? That's kind of the point here, isn't it? The PS3 is displaying a trend. It's not the Dreamcast, and it's not the PS2. It's the PS3 and on average the exclusives review better than the 360. What's there even to argue about here? "Pff! Averages! Where has math ever gotten us?"
Only Going To Say that Almost All PS3 Exclusives Are Awesome and that's it...
Now the only excuse for choosing a 360 over a PS3 is that your friends have one? lol I mean games.. PS3, Graphics... PS3, Online play... PS3, Features... PS3, the PS3 beats the 360 in all of those. So the only reason to get a 360 is because your friends have one.
How the sh1tpipe like u, can comment here?
It´s N4G. NP. Sorry my bad.
Obviously. If you don't have a PS3, you're missing out on most of this gen's groundbreaking, genre pushing games.
Obviously, I´m sorry for these guys who can´t give the credit for good games, no matter the platform.
let the math do the work, nuff said!
*Puts popcorn in the microwave*
It's all a matter of personal opinion. For me, while I've been tempted to get a PS3, my exclusives of choice have been ME, ME2 & Lost Odyssey. As a huge Fahrenheit fan, Heavy Rain tempted me to purchase the slim, but then I remembered, I don't need to buy a PS3 to play it; it's not too difficult to find someone you know with a PS3, or vice versa.
ME is not even exclusive, is multiplatform.
me2 is available on pc, like most of x360 games, now buy a ps3 already can you play heavy rain on pc, no you can't so do it:):)
My PC isn't too well specced for gaming, plus I prefer to play games on a couch with a controller in my hands, unless they're MMO or RTS. So Mass Effect greatly influenced my decision to buy Xbox over Playstation. My bad for labeling it exclusive though.
*Chuckles* Some people actually think this is a new trend? Edit: The truly sad part is that a GOOD percentage of the games listed for "360" do not even require a 360 to play. Oh well, throw em` a bone.
Note how the amount of 360 games goes higher the lower it goes. :P
so this is a no brainer, but I love how some hater brought up Red Dead (sub-HD) but has nothing to say about Alan Wake? LOL
i don't need metacritic to tell me this. the fun i have and my almost 25 years of gaming is a good enough judge.
No one cares about exclusives anymore. It's all about multiplats now, you haven't heard? Now that the PS3 has better and more exclusives no one in the media cares about them anymore.
youre right and with lazy developers 360 might get all the shine
Well done journalism, actually. Very well worth a read.
Tropico 3 is NOT 360 exclusive, I'm playing it on Steam right now. In fact about 80% of the games on that list are not exclusive to the 360...
Metacritic is such bullshit. its so inaccurate an many things
agreed. GTAIV should be an 80-85 game. Game was taken way back when compared to SA. For the most part i dont use metacritic, because of all the fanboy websites that beef or thin out the score due to fanboyism... EDGE comes to mind. my favorite reviewer has to be IGN. I dont make conclusions but i take there comments with more grain of salt than other reviewers.
wow this is breaking news (sarcasm) i know a beast when i see one ^_^
Personally I've enjoyed the 360 exclusives more. Also to be fair, some of the 360 lower rated exclusives were 1st wave releases for the 360 and were probably better suited for last gen hardware. Also, a lot of reviewers get taken in by what's perceived as "Fancy graphics" and give games high scores, I mean Uncharted 2 is good and has nice graphics but let's face it, as a game it's been done before..... Also a lot of the Xbox 360 exclusives have longer lasting playability with a high replay value and online options. Where as the PS3 exclusives fizzle out and the online communities fade rather fast.
You forgot to add 'in your opinion' to the end of your comment.
Funny how this article pops up just after the Ars Tech article suggesting that the 360 version of RDR is superior to PS3. Call me cynical......
Articles of RDR are suggesting that the Ps3 verion of that game comes with exclusive content and is less buggy than the xbox counterpart.. so tell me which is superior?
Not my view buddy just what the Ars tech guys saying. I couldn't care less which is better. I was just pointing out the 'coincidence' of a pro PS3 article popping up straight after a 'possibly' pro 360 one. Lets wait for the LoT guys to do their comparision.
Although im a ps3 fanboy in itself (kinda) stats dont mean anything.. if you like a certain game then you like it you shouldnt worry about review scores and shiz.. if people like playing the crap called Halo i doubt they would care if it had gotten a low review score tbh. "Statistics mean nothing to the individual" :)
a lot of games in that article aren't exclusives; too many ignore the PC a a gaming platform
PS3 starting to spread it's wings.. you see? Actually no wait.. It was already airborne.. It's doing barrel rolls now :D
the ps3 has the most AAA exclusive games, most goty winners and has been selling more then the 360 i think it is obvious where the best games are except to the cult of M$.
According to the article the Xbox 360 has more games rated 80 or higher (31 to 26) so the title is very misleading. Based on that, I would say that the 360's exclusives aren't being "outshined" at all. I also found the total number of exclusives interesting, the Xbox 360 has almost double that of the PS3!
another chart shows that the ps3 has more titles in the 90+ range than the 360, even with the 360 having more games. IMO having less games and having them score very high is better than a slew games that dont score as high
Also, a high percentage of those xbox 'exclusives' are on the PC as well. Pretty easy to understand that you can get a bigger budget for a game when you are putting said game on two platforms instead of one (Xbox & PC vs PS3 only), thus increasing your expected profit. Most people who say games that are on Xbox and PC are still console exclusive are right, but being console exclusive, while still being on the PC, allows the game developers to draw upon two revenue sources, allowing the developer to put more resources behind a game. So the Xbox should dominate the PS3 in number of AAA exclusive games - however, it does not.
DUH! it's a known fact ps3 got the best games this gen :)
is Gran Turismo 5 Prologue at??...while technically a "demo" it got a full retail release on disc....and has a metacritic score of 80...i think it should have been included...
quite an interesting read, especially seeing the ps3's exclusive average increase with each year! good stuff
PS3 U2 LBP1 MGS4 GOW3 MLB10 GOW Collection KZ2 MLB09 DS x360 ME2/PC Gears 1 Halo 3 Gears 2 Froza 3 ME1/PC Froza 2 PS3 = 9 x360 = 7 What is even more interesting is that 6 of the games for X360 are from 3 franchise. ME, Gears and Froza. Sony has the variety and when these games release their sequals it will see more AAA exlusive games for Sony and these are not including TLG, GT5 and Agent which i am pretty sure it will get above 90 on meta. If you guys think RDR is good. Wait until The Agent comes out.
Gears 1 is also on the PC
crackdown? perfect dark HD? splinter cell conviction? alan wake? youre not counting them why exactly? and GOW Collection isnt an AAA PS3 release, its 2 PS2 games upscaled.
Crackdown, Splinter Cell, and Alan Wake are all below 90 on Metacritic and were low budget in comparison to other AAA games. Perfect Dark was released many years ago on the N64. That is probably why they aren't counted.
He said AAA as in 90+. Even if you take 80+. There are alot more PS3 exclusives. I counted about 26 PS3 exclusives to 17 x360 exclusive in the 80-89 range. Resistance games, RC games, Infamous, HS, U1 etc. Sony will always have the quality and more exclusives because they have more devs. MS can never hope to catch the quality of PS3 exlusives.
forgot to say. quality and numbers.
nice analysis although the author has included PC games as well but this justifies the truth and lets hope everyone agrees to it!
My opinion > Meta Your opinion > Meta
Obviously, dude. Why else do you think the attention was turned to multiplatform titles? Because PS3 exclusive games have much higher quality in both gameplay and graphics. When you put a multiplat game in the mix, it's a different playground! Now the 360 actually has a shot!
The funny thing is that the 360 list of exclusives contains multiplatform titles...LOL. Image if you take games like Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 off the 360 list...
theyre not on the PS3 or Wii so theyre exclusive to the 360. anyone that says otherwise is a fanboy.
No, IHateMyself. Anyone that says they're not exclusives would be correct. I own both Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 for my PC. That means that Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 are multiplatform games.
like soxfan2005 said, this only matters if you dont care about HOW MANY good exclusives you have to choose from. its a known fact that the more games there are that get released, the lower the average will be in terms of quality. lets look at this example, but just with rough numbers: 360 has 100 exclusives, PS3 has 50. the 360 has 60/100 games that average over 70/100. the PS3 has 40. the 360 has 40/100 games that average less than 70/100. the PS3 has 10. the average 360 score is say 50/100, the PS3 score is say 60. now you can look at that and say 'wow, the PS3s exclusives are so much better!'.....but if you actually LOOK at the figures, youll find the grass is MUCH greener on the 360s side. why? a few reasons: 1. you dont HAVE to play the bad games. using the bad games review scores to bring down the perceived quality of the good games is a ridiculously flawed system. how does having a game that averages 30/100 on the 360 somehow make the game that averages 95/100 worse than it is? it doesnt! but by adding their scores together and averaging them, youd say that their average is only 62.5/100. so if you put that up against 2 PS3 games that averaged 70/100, their average combined would be 70/100. now what would you HONESTLY prefer - Mass Effect 2 and Fusion Frenzy 2 on 360, or say High Velocity Bowling and EyePet? i have no doubt that 99.9999% of unbiased video game players would take the 360, as Mass Effect 2 is SIGNIFICANTLY better than both the PS3 games. sure, Fusion Frenzy 2 is worse than both the PS3 titles, but you dont HAVE to buy and play it. 2. the 360 has MORE higher rating games than the PS3. this is fact, as pointed out in the article. but the PS3 fanboy who writes the article is spinning this by using averages. what you would honestly prefer - console A with 40 absolutely brilliant AAA games + 500 utter rubbish games, or console B with only 20 absolutely brilliant AAA games + 10 utterly rubbish games? again, any UNBIASED person would take console A, as even though it has significantly more rubbish you are NOT forced to play them, and it has twice as many awesome games that you CAN play. when choosing which console to buy you shouldnt look at which has more BAD games!!!!! you look at which one has more GOOD games - and to date, even after 4 years, this is STILL the 360. some people just dont get it. unfortunately nearly everyone thats commented on this article doesnt get it lol. give me MORE good games over LESS good games any day. i dont need to play the bad games, so i dont care if there are 10 of them or 10 000 of them - they dont affect me. the number of good games - the ones ill be buying - do.
do you think any one is going to read all that.you need a chill pill by the look of it