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famitsu fanboy bias confirmed. nice spin though. 104 vs 77 might be significant if they weren't handing out golds like canned coffee this gen.



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How official is that when the reviews are only from Famitsu? It's not as though Japan represents the whole world.



Its not funny anymore that 95% of the people here missed the point



ahhh this is just opinion.... i reckon the nes had the best library ever well atlease the most memorial Games




When you consider that Lair constitutes a Gold game by Famitsu's rankings, making any comparisons or rankings using that publication is just not a good idea.

Lies, damnable lies, and statistics.

I give this thread a 9.4.



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lol, no, and not by long shot



greenmedic88 said:
it's generally acknowledged that they changed (read: lightened) their standards right around the turn of the century. So scores for later consoles will generally be higher (unfortunately, not for the Wii). 

Well, that's not entirely true.  If we go by perfect Famitsu scores (40/40)...

  1. Wii (4 games)
  2. DS (2 games)
  3. N64, DC, PS1, GC, PS2, PS3, 360 (1 game each)


It's the same thing every time.

If you go percentage-wise, then the smallest library always beats the biggest library, because nobody makes shovelware for the system in last place. (Well they do... but not as much.)

So you end up with PS3>360>Wii, the exact opposite of how they sell.
Same with GameCube>XBox>PS2.
Same with PSP>DS.

But there isn't a single consumer in the world who is going to go "Hm... I'm having second thoughts about this Wii, I heard Famitsu only liked 19% of Wii games but they liked more than 40% of 360 games or PS3 games."



jarrod said:
greenmedic88 said:
it's generally acknowledged that they changed (read: lightened) their standards right around the turn of the century. So scores for later consoles will generally be higher (unfortunately, not for the Wii). 

Well, that's not entirely true.  If we go by perfect Famitsu scores (40/40)...

  1. Wii (4 games)
  2. DS (2 games)
  3. N64, DC, PS1, GC, PS2, PS3, 360 (1 game each)

The only thing the OP took into consideration was the overall average of Famitsu scores. Do they determine "best library ever?" Hardly.

Two problems that I already brought up: one, this is Famitsu. Famitsu has scored a lot more leniently since the 2000s. They used to have the reputation of doling out some of the most critical scores. Not now.

Two: averages. The Wii has the largest installed user base and as a result, draws the most low budget, rushed titles to the platform, same as the PS2 last generation. Four perfect scores for the Wii neither cancel out a boatload of 4 and 5 average scores, nor do they make up a "best library ever" unless you only buy 4 games per cycle or something similarly ridiculous.

Overall average for the Wii was still around 19% due to all the low scoring titles that hopefully not many people actually bought.

The numbers for the PS3 are probably a better reflection of the library having fewer average killing clunker scores than anything else. Given the lower installed user base and greater costs associated with development, this shouldn't come as a surprise.



So if a console came out with one game, and that one game received a 32/40 from famitsu, then (accoring to this) that console would have the best library ever?

Isn't this chart a little flawed?