- 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
Pretend Exclusive: A 3rd party multiplat, that releases for multiple consoles in the same window, in which all press showings and marketing are catered to only one console. Exclusive console bundles, being the lead platform, as well as timed exclusive/exclusive betas and game content also strengthen the claim. The final effect is that the uninformed gamer will be convinced that the version primarily advertised is the only and/or best place to experience the game.
X1: Titanfall, COD: AW. PS4: Watch Dogs, Destiny
Xbox E3 Exclusives: Halo MCC, Crackdown 3, Phantom Dust, Scalebound, Dance Central Spotlight