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Metacritic stats by Gen 8 platform ** UPDATED **

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Mr.Playstation said:
Just like you I'm surprised that the WII U average metacritic score is not higher . Thought that it would be the highest one with a decent gap from second place.


Where wiiu dominates is in exclusive content.



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umegames said:
czecherychestnut said:

Results are:

Wii U: 68.14% from 206 games

XB1: 70.64% from 223 games

PS4: 72.06% from 286 games

Median

PS4 - 74%

Wii U - 72%

XB1 -  73%

 

1. awesome data you gathered

 

2. But with ps4 (according to this data) having 80 more games than the wii-u yet only being 1.5% better by median, thats not too impressive. It's pretty much equal to a basket ball player scoring 50 points on 100 shots, vs the next guy scoring 40 points on 60 shots. 

with more games shouldn't ps4 be sizable better, especially if it's the "better machine, with the best studios" as some tote?


This doesn't make any sense...it's an average of all of their scores. Adding 80 games to the Wii U wouldn't inherently raise it's score.



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Normchacho said:
Samus Aran said:

I like discussing, especially about the flaws of metacritic.

Anything real to add instead of Ad Hominems?


Sure, pretty much everything you've said could also be applied to the PS4 or the Xbox One. On top of that, you're not just talking about Metacritic. You're making claims about the quality of games you've never played. We get it, Nintendo is your prefered console maker, and this being a gaming forum makes this a good place to talk about it. But at least speak from experience rather than crapping on games just because it doesn't fit your bias.

Norm, I'm pretty sure that was his point, it's flawed regardless of what angle you look from. Look at this post:

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=7399589

He challenged the PS4 and took that angle because the OP concluded that the PS4 had the best games, which he obviously disagrees with because he disagrees with the validity of the metric.



to some of you guys saying things like, "this proves that ps4 has better games,"
while i'll be the first to admit that these statistics are consistently in favor of ps4, you guys are making it sound like an average of 72% is leaps and bounds better than an average of 70% or 68%. the numbers are all really close. if it were like 82% vs 70% or lower, then i can see this as utter dominance, but as it stands, there really isnt an outstanding difference between the mean and median scores for all the platforms.
plus, averages really isnt the best way to judge a library. none of us have to experience games that score 5 or lower, so therefore, scores like this that pull down the average are completely irrelevant.



RubberWhistleHistle said:
to some of you guys saying things like, "this proves that ps4 has better games,"
while i'll be the first to admit that these statistics are consistently in favor of ps4, you guys are making it sound like an average of 72% is leaps and bounds better than an average of 70% or 68%. the numbers are all really close. if it were like 82% vs 70% or lower, then i can see this as utter dominance, but as it stands, there really isnt an outstanding difference between the mean and median scores for all the platforms.
plus, averages really isnt the best way to judge a library. none of us have to experience games that score 5 or lower, so therefore, scores like this that pull down the average are completely irrelevant.

Actually, if you filter the data like I did (removing all games with less than seven reviews) the WiiU has the best percentages of good games/total games althougth the PS4 does have a absolute highest number of good games.

But even then you are correct about the numbers being close. I think the biggest gap that ever occured was 8% between WiiU and Xboxone (at >80 level)



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People talking about how small is the gap between the Wii U and the Ps4 without taking in consideration that the Wii U has more than TWICE the time on the market is interesting to say the least.

People trying to alienate great indies and remaster of great games, but at the end of the day:

Games = Games



RubberWhistleHistle said:
to some of you guys saying things like, "this proves that ps4 has better games,"
while i'll be the first to admit that these statistics are consistently in favor of ps4, you guys are making it sound like an average of 72% is leaps and bounds better than an average of 70% or 68%. the numbers are all really close. if it were like 82% vs 70% or lower, then i can see this as utter dominance, but as it stands, there really isnt an outstanding difference between the mean and median scores for all the platforms.
plus, averages really isnt the best way to judge a library. none of us have to experience games that score 5 or lower, so therefore, scores like this that pull down the average are completely irrelevant.

All very true though people don't care about percentages either, they care about the number of games and therefore having 2% higher >80% games is good but having 8 extra >80% games is better for example. The larger library on the PS4 (and to a lessor extent the XB1) does matter to the average consumer on the street (not to 'enthusiasts' like many of us). You can then throw the remasters card but in total number we aren't talking a large number of games (definitely not the vicinity of ~100 games, the gap between the PS4 and Wii U libraries according to Metacritic). 

When I started compiling the numbers I did so expecting there to be a much wider spread (I thought the Wii U would be on top based on the commentary around here which I believed without really thinking about) but it was surprising how close there were, which is a good thing for everyone. 



Interesting. Only if the WiiU came in first. This thread probably wouldn't be full of so much spin.

Though I don't see what's so bad about a range of 4%? Well... Until you look at the amount of reviewed games that is.



Remember there going by average scores. Not AAA scores alone. Also PS4 has alot more games compared to its competitors and a lot of them are PC ports which have received already good scores.

A better comparison would be doing a Console AAA exclusive thread for metacritic average because do we really care about half the indies and remasters and last gen ports? A little misleading.



czecherychestnut said:
aceburg0413 said:
It may just be me, but is there a reason that the percentages in the base tables don't add up to 100%?

Metacritic score PS4 Wii U XB1
> 90% 2.01% 1.94% 1.34%
> 80% 25.08% 22.82% 19.20%
> 70% 63.55% 54.85% 60.71%
> 60% 83.95% 74.27% 81.70%

By calculating the scores in this way you are double and triple counting the same scores, so a game with a score of 80-70 range will get counted for also a score of 70 -60 and below 60, won't it?


The table above the one you selected has that breakdown, the table u selected is the percentage of games that are greater than 60%, 70%, 80%, etc.

 

Basically it is saying 84% of ps4 games are scored 60% or higher, compared with 75% of Wii U games.  or in other words, 16% of ps4 games are scored lower than 60%, compared to 25% of Wii U games.

 

I calculated that table for people who were saying that only the number of games greater than 70-80% mattered because people don't care about that other games. The table shows that no matter if you care about games only greater than 70%, 80%, 90%, the PS4 still has the most games and greatest percentage of games in that category.

OK, question withdrawn, thank you for the response to a poorly worded question. 



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