Take a look at the best-reviewed games for each gaming platform
This comment's section is going to be great. *Grabs popcorn*
It's based on multiplatform titles (with 1 or 2 exclusive rated over 90% for each console), and the Wii has the highest percentage of 1st/2nd party IPs. Considering that the Wii didn't get the same amount of 3rd party support as the other 2 consoles, this article is pointless. I guess we should also bring sales into the equation.
If you were to go to Metacritic.com > Games > High Scores and go to each systems All Time and by Year and counted only exclusives for each system you would still find PS3 had the most games 75% and up as well as 90% and up for both this year and overall. Not sure why you want to bring sales in.
Thing is alot of 360 games are kinect games vs move too. Need to take out of equation and comapare real games.
If all Wii games had been included, the Meta Score would have been around 40.0
oh no buddy it does mean something and u damn well know
To be fair, 2 of the PS3 games with 90+ (ME2 and Limbo) released last year on the 360. That said, ME2 is my PS3 GOTY along with Skyrim, quality title.
Don't you mean pointles,
An annual number means little, when it is the overall package that you have to consider including the fact that: - averages are just that - regardless of what the "ratings" are, if it doesn't have a specific feature or game I want, it doesn't matter if it has ten others i.e. try getting my cousin to give up Mario - specific features exist on each console that you can't get on the other So this is pointless. Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 all have their advantages and disadvantages. It's more the overall package that fit whatever your interest is. So bottom line is, this is just a stupid comparison, because it doesn't apply to everyone.
A bit out of date (last updated July 2011), but: http://FactsVsFanboys.com/ Compares only retail exclusives, no DLC, no Arcade/PSN games, no Kinect/Move exclusive games, etc.
I dont get why the top 3 are on the best reviewed list multiple times. Thats kinda stupid :/
Actually the Wii has more 3rd party support. They just don't get the 3rd party big title games on the system like Dead Space 2, Portal 2 etc. In other-words they don't get most of the M rated games that are multi-platform. They get MUCH more 3rd party games... designed for the Wii. Anyways, this article is going to cause SO many people on this site to go INSANE. Forget the popcorn, bring out the Lay Chips and your Ottoman to rest your feet up...it has gotten so hot in here and it will get more so LOL
You all know that different games have different sites reporting on them, right? And not every site rates every game? And multiplatform titles have different people reviewing them if you're talking about platform-exclusive sites? And they're people, not robots, so their scores will differ? Good, so why are we having this conversation? Metacritic is an aggregator, not the absolute measure it sells itself as; and this is coming from a PS3 gamer who's kinda half-smiling about this article! :)
It says xbox has 12 good exclusives in 2011 compared to 13 on ps3, I thought the gap would be bigger. Also quite surprised Uncharted 3 didn't make the top 10 :(
Don't see why the comments would go into some sort of frenzy. It was the same way when it was analyzed for the year 2010, and I believe it was the same for 2009 if im not mistaken.
"This comment's section is going to be great. *Grabs popcorn*" Definitely
Pretty stupid the wii doesnt get much third party support however the 1st party is highest rated games exclusive looking at you mario galaxys.....
If Sony and Microsoft made simplistic games like Nintendo, there would be a public outcry!
@LettingGo I wouldn't say simplistic so much as formulaic. Galaxy was a big step up, but still fell within the Mario formula for the most part. Great game though--just not great enough to get me to buy a wii or anything ha.
Developers aren't going to waste time creating games that won't sell. They've tried to sell on the Wii and in most cases failed. There are only a few 3rd party games that sell well on the Wii so it's too risky a market for most companies to spend time on.
Xbox 360 exclusive list >>> 70% were xbox live games or kinect games... minigames... not real exclusives.
The results..... Well, I'm about as shocked as a person finding cheese on their pizza. The Wii is a few decent exclusives plus a truckload of crapware, the xbox 360 is multiplats and Kinect games, and the ps3 is exclusives and most of the multiplats. It's the same old story with the same old ending.
well said home dawg!
Yay 1% difference ;]
Well some would argue the difference should have been bigger what with inFamous 2 and Resistance 3 getting high praise from the community. Killzone 3, not so much. But still, yeah, deserved but... >_>
1% difference is all you need. You think the Olympics would want a do-over when the silver medalists gripe and moan? What about all of the sports scores?
@NoobSessions as a great man said "it doesnt matter if you win by an inch or a mile...winning is winning!"
@zippy Yea 1st 2nd last...That only matters to fanboys and shareholders....Gamers care about Games. Besides only LOSERS praise second place...
Who even "wins" in such a chart? More than a 250 games on both sides, about a hundred good games... 2 exclusives in the top 15 on 360, 3 in the top 30 on ps3... it's not like any normal people had any trouble finding great games on either console this year.
Or 3 of the top 7 if you're any good at math and personal research. #4: 92% - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception #6: 91% - The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection #7: 91% - LittleBigPlanet 2 Not to mention: #11: 90% - MLB 11: The Show #23: 84% - God of War: Origins Collection #25: 84% - Killzone 3 #29: 83% - Resistance 3 #30: 83% - inFamous 2 Rankings don't include PSN games (Street Fighter 3, Beyond G&E, Limbo, etc.) or DLC (Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand). Decide for yourself if the collections or MLB The Show count, but they are Company Exclusives and the best versions of the games. If not, I'm still seeing 5. For the 360 it's only 2 exclusives in the top 30 retail games: Gears of War 3 Forza Motorsport 4 (Not counting Dance Central 2, which requires Kinect) So: PS3 - 8 of top 30 retail games exclusive = ~27% 360 - 2 of top 30 retail games exclusive = ~7%
@EeJLP I admit I just read this "Out of the PlayStation's 30 highest scoring games this year, just 3 were exclusive to the platform: the latest installment in the Uncharted adventure series, a sequel to LittleBigPlanet, and Killzone 3", which seems to be based on the chart in this article. I understand why they left out games that exist on other sony consoles and why they didn't ignore psn games though. Sounds logical to me (why would you want to ignore so many games?). Same with kinect, why would you ignore kinect games ? It's strange how a "list of exclusives" to a console suddenly becomes a "list of exclusives but only including retail games, except those needing an additional accesory, but still including best version of games that exist on another console of the same manufacturer". That's not what I call maths and personal research. It's just different standards.
People used to say PS3 had no games. Now it's the other way around.
Yes, the PS3 comes in with .6 more or whatever more and the "360 has no games".
Consider this: If you were trying to convince me to buy a 360 over a PS3, what reasons could you give me for buying that system? What games would you name? Now, if you were trying to convince me to buy a PS3 over a 360, what would be the reasons? What games you would name? The .6 you mention is average metacritic score, which has been pointed out by others as being suspect. So screw that. Feature for feature, advantage for advantage, which system HONESTLY comes out on top? Even if you only name the games.
@Hicken: If you were asking which games to name that the 360 has and the PS3 doesn't, I'd say the following: Halo, Gears of War, Forza, Project Gotham, Crackdown, Fable, Dance Central, Alan Wake, Viva Pinata, Kameo, The Gunstringer, and Kinect Sports If you were asking which games to name that the PS3 has and the 360 doesn't, I'd say the following: Uncharted, Killzone, inFamous, Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet, God of War, Ratchet & Clank, Resistance, SOCOM, MLB: The Show, Sly Cooper, and Sports Champions I'm not including downloadable titles, as that would take way too long for each console. Not including unreleased titles as those could go either way, too. So, clearly, there are reasons to get either console. Both consoles have hardcore exclusives, and both consoles have family-friendly exclusives. The 360 and PS3 are more even than people here are willing to let on. This article is proof enough of that. (Edited to add a few franchises I forgot on each side.)
I'd add Metal Gear Solid 4, Heavy Rain, MotorStorm franchise, Ico/SotC HD, MAG.. some would add Warhawk, Valkyria Chronicles, Demon's Souls, or others.. and say to get Alan Wake, Mass Effect 1, Gears 1, Left4Dead franchise, Fable III, Metro 2033, Splinter Cell: Conviction, etc. on PC. There's not a whole lot of quality exclusives left after that besides 4 Halos, 2 more Gears, and ~5 Forza/PGR games.
hicken why would anyone want to convince to buy one system over the other?? people uy the system that they want, or the system where all their friends are..
It's always been that way man. Slow start, but once playstation gets momentum, it always has a greater diversity of games by genre and target audience than any other console. Always has, always will.
Did you read the article ? "43% of all Xbox releases in 2011 had a green Metascore of 75 or higher indicating positive reviews from professional critics. That's an improvement over the previous year's 39% (and 2009's 35%). In all, there were 101 Xbox 360 games released in 2011 receiving generally positive reviews, tops for any console." Also "Out of the PlayStation's 30 highest scoring games this year, just 3 were exclusive to the platform". Granted there were more exclusives... but really, saying the 360 has no games is quite a stretch when exclusives are such a minority on both consoles and when a huge majority of the best games are multiplat.
Okay Hicken I can't speak for you, but I myself don't currently own a 360 but I certainly would like to if I had the time and money to invest in one. For a start, I simply like the way it serves as a more seamless media hub, Sky player is very much a reason, integration with Live on the 360 is far superior to that offered with PSN/PS3, stronger community features as well. Then there are some excellent games, I have had the chance to play Forza 4 and Gears of War 3, and they both feature in my top 10 games of the year, both excellent, I also happen to really like Halo. I haven't had really used Kinect as it doesn't appeal to me, just like Move, I prefer traditional controllers, so can't speak for that. To be honest, much as I like my PS3, if it wasn't for the RROD (and maybe MGS4) I likely would never have purchased one.
@EeJLP-: I specifically said I didn't include downloadable releases, but if you want to go that route, you're forgetting the following games on XBLA: Shadow Complex, 'Splosion Man, N+, Trials HD, Aegis Wing (free), Crimson Alliance, Geometry Wars, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Iron Brigade, Small Arms, Toy Soldiers, Undertow, pretty much every indie release, etc. I also said I was forgetting some on each side (I was only naming the major franchises I could think of), so if you're going to go back and add more PS3 games, I'll add the following 360 games: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Lost Odyssey, Dead or Alive, Kinectimals, Perfect Dark Zero, etc. So, yeah, I'm sticking with the "both consoles are pretty equal in terms of exclusive games" line of thought. There are tons of quality exclusives on each platform -- see my list. You're blatantly ignoring some and you made it a point to only list PS3 exclusives I forgot and went ahead and made a preemptive argument against certain 360 exclusives. Wonder which of the two consoles you own? I'm guessing it's not both. The fact that you and others here (of both sides -- PS3 and 360 fanboys) are getting so butthurt about this is extremely amusing. And you saying, "oh, but it's out on the PC!" doesn't make much sense either, since a lot of people own consoles precisely because they don't have powerful PCs. If everyone had a gaming computer, why would they own a console anyway? I'd consider Payday an exclusive, for example, since it's out on the PS3 and not the 360, even if it is also on the PC. (Plus Gears of War and Fable III, just to name two, are better on the 360, and Alan Wake hasn't even been released on the PC yet, which means there's no way of knowing.)
to be fair there are far more then 69 wii games if added 200 something wii games it would be better,but either way it's just a score and alot of these reveiwers hate nintendo(like 40-70%) so that's also a factor
If they added all of the Wii games their score would plummet, not sure why you would think otherwise. And to be fair, if they are going to base reviews off quality based on what's already out, then the reviews for Wii games would be even worse. Wii games don't compare to ps3/360/pc games because it's like comparing an SNES game to NES games
-not sure if read the article- three of the five highest rated wii games were wiiware games two of the five highest rated x360 games were arcade games sony is the only platform that has all of its top rated games being actual real, retail games. they didnt even count ico/shadow of the collossus collection, which got a 91, and it still had all five spaces filled up anyways, sony did worse this year than it did last year (if you can believe that), it won that year, and the wii came in last also
You both provide very compelling evidence.
this is only games released during 2011, games release before than dont count, neither do map packs or any of the like, the wii didnt get much support this year it would seem. its also counting ps minis,psn games, and such things, without microsofts arcade releases it seems like it would have scored quite a bit lower, 2 of the highest scoring x360 exclusives this year were arcade games nintendo might have fared better without wiiware games, three of its top scoring exclusives were from wiiware, which again, im going to laugh at ps3 is the only system to have a list full of top exclusives this year, uncharted3, little big planet2, killzone3, resistance3, infamous2 to be fair, nintendo did have a pretty good offering on 3ds this year though, even if it turned out more bad games than good (read: rushed games), taken from the article: 'Only 14 of the 74 (just under 19%) scored 3DS releases this year received positive reviews'. the 14 games seemed to be pretty good offerings though, mario 3dland, zelda oot, mario cart among them seriously, i would say microsoft did the worst this year, heres a company that has the resources, the marketshare and the ability to make plenty of good games, but just doesnt, i mean seriously, they have the talent working for them, they have the resources, and the marketshare to ensure that they can make lots of games and probably even profit from them, but they're not, they just refuse to develop games
Don't forget that nintendo (i don't thong they have more haters than sony) scores are for...nintendo console : a 8 for wii, is a 4 for xbox, a 3 for ps3...so you can't even compare scores with this different class. byt the way, only facts matter : http://FactsVsFanboys.com/
Excerpt from article: "Man, all this talk of awesome games makes me want to … wait, when did my PlayStation 3 turn itself on?" - LOL but true. The fanboys will be in a frenzy. I still think the console war is stupid, but it does provide entertainment imo. A good way to end the article.
actually my ps3 turns itself on for auto-updates:-) its fun how the x360 quoted metacritic to say x360 had the better games, until ps3 overtook it
Here's why this article is lame and incomplete. This article has hole all in it. I counted the following on Metacritic.com for games on these consoles above a 90 including exclusives. Xbox 360 43 Total Exclusives 10 PS3 39 total Exclusives 10 Besides, what does any of it really mean? Jack shit!
this year 2011?
Oh, my bad swordf1sh, I should have read it better. I thought it was altime.
Your numbers are -still- wrong. As the article says, there are 12 PS3 exclusives > 90 all-time. Don't know where you got 10 from. Less than 10 XBox exclusives too when you take out PC multiplats like Gears1 and ME1. I just re-counted them. Moot point anyways. Is there really that much of a dif' between an 89 avg and a 90? Are Demon's Souls and Ratchet & Clank lesser exclusives to some people for missing 90% by one percent, one vote? Naw. Too much credit given to metacritic for their own subjective opinions on what reviews to weigh over others, especially for multiplat reviews that apply to the same game yet only get posted on one side. Like the dreadful 58/100 Scott Jones' AVClub Dead Space 2 review which only posted on the PS3 side, knocking the superior version with the free Dead Space Extraction from 90% to 89% while the 360 stayed at 90%. That's cherrypicking, of Jones -and- meta'. @disagrees *rollseyes* are there really metacritic fans out there that took exception to what I said? Sorry for breaking your bubble, but meta is flawed and its numbers and weight can easily be misconstrued eg. their somewhat controversial letter grade to number conversion.
@Trouble Bubble, I not really on here to get in anytype of argument with some rabid fanboy about something that really not all that important to me. But the list I came up with is below. Perhaps I missed one here or there. But, I'm sure you or someone else will fill in the blanks for me. Right? Xbox 360 BioShock* Gears of War* Halo 3* Gears of War 2* Forza Motorsport 3* Gears of War 3* Halo: Reach* Mass Effect* Forza Motorsport 4* Forza Motorsport 2* PS3 LittleBigPlanet* God of War III* Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception* LittleBigPlanet 2* MLB 10: The Show* God of War Collection* Killzone 2* MLB 11: The Show* MLB 09: The Show*
Arb, you probably missed a PSN exclusive, but you are right, the article is pointless. What would the numbers look like if they did 80 or above, or 85 or above. The fanboy that made the article tweaked it to read the way he wanted it to read. Also I notice that PS3 fanboys suddenly think Metacritic scores are fine; where as in the past they claim metacritic is a joke. This is just another variation to their Vgchartz argument, good when convenient BS when it's not.
@Arb That's why I called metacritic flawed and broken. You just posting wrong information, thought I'd help ya out. Eg. BioShock isn't a 360 exclusive, it's on PS3 too. Mass Effect is on PC. You forgot about Uncharted2, MGS4, ICO/SOTC on the other side. Not sure where the 'rabid fanboy' comment comes from.
@trouble_bubble: If exclusives released on PC are not counted then any PS3 game released on the PSP can't be counted as a PS3 exclusive either then. So you lose Little Big Planet (amongst some other games).
@ljh217 Gotta disagree 'bout LBP PSP. Apart from the fact Sony owns the hardware, the IP, and that the PSP & PS3 are from different gens...LBP is a completely different game on the PSP than it is on the PS3. Got it for free this summer, post-hack. Different levels, story, music, it's not a port. Games like LBP, Resistance Retribution, GOW Ghost of Sparta, Killzone Liberation, Assassin's Creed Bloodlines, MGS Portable Ops were completely unique games. MGS Peace Walker on the other hand I'd count as a loss, as it was recently ported to Microsoft's 360.
how about this, don't count sequal, just get the highest score for the franchise, break them down by genra, and include games from 70 and up.
@KingMe That applies to fanboys in general..... like just how PS3 had no games and 360 was great because it had exclusives.....fast forward to today and to 360 fanboys exclusives dont matter you only need a few, and multiplats are where its at. But hey Fanboys will be fanboys
The LBP might share the same name but they are completely different games, besides you don't want to do that because then Gears/Halo/Fable franchises can't count as exclusives leaving Xbox nothing but forza. Although I wouldn't count Ico/SotC/GoWHD/GowPSPHD as exclusives since they did have the same exact games released already.
@DK That makes no sense then by your logic Fable and Halo Forza arent exclusives because they are on the original Xbox. Come on its common sense an "exclusive" refers to company as well, you need a Sony product to play God of War or LBP...just like you need a Microsoft product to play Forza or Halo (talking about consoles) Games that jump generations are still Exclusive
DK286K HD vs SD are not the only differences between the PSP & PS3 MLB The Show games. They're not ports like MGS Peace Walker, they've been built from the ground up for each system with various gameplay and aesthetic differences. The PSP version of MLB11 The Show doesn't have online play, franchise mode, training, or the PS3's generous skill reward system for batters in Road to the Show. AI is different, controls are different, commentary is different (Hudler on PSP, Karros on PS3), the games are different. It's a Sony IP so of course there will be similarities or through lines, but they're not ports. As far as the HD Collections, one could technically argue that the HD Collections themselves (with the tweaked frames, res, vsync, trophies, 3D) are exclusive by the same standards that make the MGS Collection multiplat. How many platforms can you buy the exact same Sku on. MGS HD is on two (PS3/360), GOW HD is on one (PS3). You can't buy the PS3 GOW Collection BluRay or Sly Collection BluRay on PS2, PSP, PC, Wii or 360. Sly has new Move mini games as well.
@ARBitrator: You missed more than a "here or there exclusive", the fact is that you missed a bunch of exclusives on the ps3 side like all 3 resistance games, uncharted 1 and 2, heavy rain, gran turismo 5, all 3 mortor storm games, killzone 3, the rachet and clank series, infamous 1 and 2, little big planet 2, ninja gaiden sigma 1 and 2, metal gear solid 4 etc.. need I go on? I don't care about the console war, but I just thought that I point that out.
You forgot to add Uncharted 2 to your list. Also, you don't need an Xbox to play Gears of War, Mass Effect, and Bioshock so they are not exclusive.
Not only did he include multiplat games for 360, he also left out Uncharted 2, ICO/SotC Collection, and MGS4 in the Ps3 section. I smell fanboyism >.>
@SweatyFlorida - You never mentioned that he included GOW and LBP for the PS3, they can also be played on PSP or PS2 which are different console. Which means a person without a PS3 can also play those. Oops, I smell fanboyish and now I know why you smell it. It's in the room with you...lol
I'll say it again, LBP PSP and LBP PS3 are *not* the same game. LBP PSP is 30+ new levels with a new story. You can't play this http://www.youtube.com/watc... on the PS3. A game having sequels and spinoffs across proprietary platforms does not mean its lost brand exclusivity. Halo, Fable and Forza launched on the original XBox afterall. Not sure w