- I included games "on one but not the other". Metacritic scores used. This includes 360/PC games as well as PS3/Vita/PS2/Wii games. This I feel is fair to both sides and gives a full picture of what each console is capable of against the other.
- You may disagree, but I clumped up all games together. Retail, downloadable, and motion based. In the end, I feel a game is a game and quality is quality. Its just simpler this way.
- The idea isn't to see which list is better suited for your tastes (all though that discussion is more then welcome). Rather this list is just objectively showing critical acclaim for each console, regardless of their genre or demographic appeal.
90+ (2) - Trials Evolution, Mark of the Ninja
80-89 (9) - Halo 4, The Witcher 2, Forza Horizon, Fez, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Minecraft, Spelunky, Happy Action Theatre, Dance Central 3
70-79 (13) - Akai Katana Skin, Alan Wake: AN, Hybrid, The Splatters, Zuma Revenge, Quarrel, Haunt, Kinect Sesame Street TV, Kinect Nat Geo TV, Nike + Training, Zumba Fitness Core, NBA Baller Beats, Pool Nation
90+ (2) - Journey, Okami
80-89 (7) - MLB 12: The Show, Dyad, Closure, Jak and Daxter Collection, Ratchet and Clank Collection, Sound Shapes, Zen Pinball 2
70-79 (17)- Twisted Metal, Starhawk, Sorcery, Tales of Graces, Motorstorm RC, House of the Dead 4, Rainbow Moon, Retro/Grade, Tokyo Jungle, Papa&Yo, Wonderbook, PS Battle Royale, LBP Karting, The Unfinished Swan, Machinarium, Derrick the Deathfin, RE Chronicles
System defining games (over 70 on metacritic) not on the other. IMO these are the system sellers that matter. No amount of PS4 selling can take this away.
2013: Forza 5, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct > Killzone Shadowfall
2014: Titanfall, Sunset Overdrive, Project Spark, Forza Horizon 2, Master Chief Collection > Infamous SF, Drive Club, Little Big Planet 3, Last of Us (IMO lacking in content compared to MCC).
2015: Rare Replay, Gears Ultimate, Forza Motorsport 6, Halo 5 > Bloodborne, Nathan Drake Collection, God of War 3 Remastered