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callahan09

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2008 Quality vs. Quantity Battle: PS3 vs. 360

I'll start off with my editorial interpretation of the Metacritic statistics:

1. PS3 filled store shelves with the best titles in 2008.

2. Xbox 360 provided the best selection of downloadable games in 2008.

3. Both systems provided a formidable selection of quality both online and on retail shelves in 2008.

4. Xbox 360 sees nearly as much shovelware as the Wii.

5. Xbox 360 has a whole lot of ports from older & other systems (PC, Arcades, Dreamcast, and even PS2) . . . I've included all of these titles here because they are not on the PS3, but many of these Xbox 360 games could hardly be considered new or exclusive.   This list does not include any games that are available for both PS3 and Xbox 360.

I'll let the stats speak the rest:


PS3:
LittleBigPlanet - 95
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - 94
Wipeout HD - 87
Resistance 2 - 87
Valkyria Chronicles - 86
MLB 08: The Show - 85
PixelJunk Monsters - 83
SingStar - 82
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds - 81
Echocrhome - 81
Buzz! Quiz TV - 81
PixelJunk Eden - 80
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue - 80
Siren: Blood Curse - 78
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm - 78
Disgaea 3: Absense of Justice - 78
The Last Guy - 77
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest For Booty - 76
SingStar Vol. 2 - 75
Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli - 71
Elefunk - 70
Dark Mist - 68
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars - 66
NBA 09: The Inside - 63
SOCOM: Confrontation - 61
Haze - 55
Novastrike - 49


Xbox 360:
Gears of War 2 - 93
Braid - 93
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 - 90
Left 4 Dead - 89
Rez HD - 89
Portal: Still Alive - 89
Fable 2 - 89
Ikaruga - 88
N+ - 83
Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise - 82
Castle Crashers - 82
Tales of Vesperia - 82
Ninja Gaiden II - 81
Poker Smash - 81
Bully: Scholarship Edition - 80
Duke Nukem 3D - 80
Soul Calibur - 79
Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 2 - 79
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts - 78
Roogoo - 78
Lost Odyssey - 78
Metal Slug 3 - 78
Scene It? Box Office Smash - 76
Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting - 76
Chessmaster Live - 76
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - 76
Frontlines: Fuel of War - 75
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath - 75
Culdcept Saga - 75
Assault Heroes 2 - 75
Galaga Legions - 74
Samurai Shodown II - 73
Omega Five - 72
Aces of the Galaxy - 71
Lips - 71
Ticket to Ride - 70
Golf: Tee It Up! - 69
Go! Go! Break Steady - 68
Infinite Undiscovery - 68
Schizoid - 68
Universe at War: Earth Assault - 66
Lost Cities - 66
Shred Nebula - 66
Too Human - 65
Elements of Destruction - 65
Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown - 65
Shotest Shogi - 65
Triggerheart Exelica - 63
Gin Rummy - 63
Wits & Wagers - 63
Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant - 62
Buku Sudoku - 60
Spectral Force 3 - 59
Vigilante 8: Arcade - 59
TiQal - 58
Sea Life Safari - 57
Guilty Gear 2: Overture - 57
Don King Presents: Prizefighter - 57
Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm - 56
Supreme Commander - 56
Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom - 55
Space Chimps - 55
Brain Challenge - 54
Warhammer: Battle March - 54
Boogie Bunnies - 54
Rocket Bowl - 53
Fable II Pub Games - 53
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements - 52
Warlords - 51
Happy Tree Friends False Alarm - 51
MLB Stickball - 50
Shadow Assault Tenchu - 50
Domino Master - 49
Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge - 48
Zoids Assault - 46
Operation Darkness - 46
War World - 45
Mr. Driller Online - 45
Discs of Tron - 44
Crash Time - 44
PDC World Championship Darts 2008 - 43
Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball - 43
Warriors Orochi 2 - 43
Tron - 43
Rocky and Bullwinkle - 37
Frogger 2 - 37
Double D Dodgeball - 36
Jumper: Griffin's Story - 29

PS3:
2 in 90s (2 retail)
11 in 80s (7 retail, 4 downloadable)
8 in 70s (4 retail, 4 downloadable)
4 in 60s (2 retail, 2 downloadable)
1 in 50's (1 retail)
1 in 40's (1 downloadable)

Retail = 16
Downloadable = 11
Total = 27
Avg. = 76.6%

2 Retail > 90%
9 Retail > 80%
12 Retail > 75%
0 Downloadable > 90%
4 Downloadable > 80%
7 Downloadable > 75%

360:
3 in 90's (1 retail, 2 downloadable)
13 in 80's (6 retail, 7 downloadable)
20 in 70's (8 retail, 12 downloadable)
16 in 60's (4 retail, 12 downloadable)
20 in 50's (9 retail, 11 downloadable)
12 in 40's (5 retail, 7 downloadable)
3 in 30's (3 downloadable)
1 in 20's (1 retail)

Retail = 34
Downloadable = 54
Total = 88
Avg. = 64.6%

1 Retail > 90%
7 Retail > 80%
14 Retail > 75%
2 Downloadable > 90%
9 Downloadable > 80%
16 Downloadable > 75%

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silent h3ro3675d ago

This isn't surprising. The 360 is much easier to develop for and more people own the console in the U.S. than the PS3. It's a no brainier for developers. Most PS3 owners wouldn't buy that crap even if it came to the system.

ukilnme3674d ago

"Most PS3 owners wouldn't buy that crap even if it came to the system."

It's not like 360 owners are any less selective. A crap game is a crap game no matter what system it's on.

caladbolg7773656d ago (Edited 3656d ago )

I honestly do not agree with you. I believe your statement to be outright false. This is coming from my experiences working at Microsoft Game Studios. Both "sides" are guilty of hyping "shovelware" titles, but 360 gamers are much more susceptible to purchasing those turds upon release. Microsoft's advertising division is just THAT good.

Austin_SJ3674d ago

You're missing Motorstorm 2?

callahan093674d ago

It is missing. It's not the only exclusive missing. For some reason, certain games didn't have enough scores on Metacritic to be included in their "List by score" at the time of my research.

Man_of_the_year3674d ago

WOW that is a HUGE difference. Good Job on researching the numbers.

heroicjanitor3674d ago

Sports games don't count as games apparently:)

But what about far cry 2, fallout 3 and motorstorm 2?

callahan093674d ago

Did you read the part where I said multiplatform games aren't included? As for Motorstorm 2, for some reason Metacritic was "awaiting" more ratings for that game at the time I did this research, so it was not included.

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