Oh, and wait. I'd consider a score of 3.9 and below shovelware myself, wouldn't you?
PS1: 95 games scored 3.9 or below
PS2: 89 games scored 3.9 or below
Wii: 34 games scored 3.9 or below (excluding VC games)
Yep, 34 games below 3.9 in less than a year in a half. Thats quite a bit.
360 is at 10
Ps3 is at 7
DS is at 59
I'm talking about the leading consoles in history here. And more specifically, the shift in 3rd party support. So, PS1 being the last shift in major 3rd party support.
I did a bit more research. And the amount of games under 3.9 on each system in the first 15 months is:
PS1: 19 games
PS2: 9 games
Wii: 34 games
Which you are right. A lot of shovelware on Wii. But. Lets add on number of consoles sold in the first 15 months. And number of shovelware games made per million in that time.
PS1: 2 million units. 8.5 shovelware games/mill in the first 15 months
PS2: 10 million units. .9 shovelware games/mill in the first 15 months
Wii: 21 million units. 1.6 shovelware games/mill in the first 15 months
Damn. Looks like the PS1 should've never gone anywhere huh? Shovelware is so damaging to a system. Or, in seriousness, shovelware is a result of success and the shift of 3rd party support.
Okay, first of all, we're in a new generation now, games are selling more and more so the increase is somewhat expected in that sense. Also, your comparing a veteran company like Nintendo to the then fledgling PS brand, the circumastances are a little different. That comparison is crap, the number of units you sell shouldn't allow you to make crap at a record setting pace. The difference in sales is no excuse for shit games. People are trying to make a quick buck off Ninty at a ridiculous pace. Only the first comparison using the time frame is a good one for that shows the amount of crap the Wii has on it at this point in it's life. I shudder to think about the amount of shovelware on this system if it keeps up like this.
::chuckle:: Yes, yes. Shudder, shudder. Of course you have the power to not buy shovelware, so I still don't understand why people try to say its a problem. I've personally never heard of, or seen a ton of these shovelware games people keep naming. I just don't buy them or look at them. Seems to work for me. But anyway.
And I love how people like to selectivly look at stats. Yep, you seem right. Crap games are being made for Wii at apparently record breaking levels. But just ignore the fact that Wii is record breaking in console sales. (currently selling faster than even DS and GBA at 15 months).
I'll give you some different stats then. Even though you'll over look these too. But I am a fan of ramming my head into the wall apparently. I looked up all games reviewed by IGN for each leading system of the last 3 generations (PS, PS2, and Wii) made within 15 months 10 days of the systems release (in NA). Since thats how long the Wii has been out. And I've tallied how many reviews were in each segment (0.0 to 0.9, 1.0 to 1.9,...). Here's some stats.
Shovelware Good Games
System Total Reviewed Games<2.9 Games<3.9 Games>7 Games>8
Playstation 114 11 - 9.6% 19 - 16.7% 47 - 41.2% 20 - 17.5%
Playstation 2 197 4 - 2% 8 - 4% 142 - 72.1% 90 - 45.7%
Wii 187 18 - 9.6% 32 - 17.1% 71 - 38% 30 - 16%
Median Score (Score that 50% of reviewed games are above, and 50% below)
Playstation 2 7.9