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I am a Nintendo fanboy, no denying that, but if I were to get another console, it definitely would be a PS4. BUT I am also PC master race which will trounce all those stats anyways lol



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Quality over quantity?

Why not both.



where 3sd and vita



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.



DonFerrari said:
czecherychestnut said:

There definitely are a few really low scores for Wii U (The Letter with 14, some minigame thing with 11) but they are very few in number compared to the total amount of review scores so I don't think it would change the score measurably. The others have bad games too, both have Rugby 2015 at 20 for example.

Agree that by publisher ninty would be well up there on average. This is also a case where the median might tell a meaningful story.

It's late here but tomorrow I'll break it down a bit further, split it by publisher and work out the median score (I'm predicting around 70 for all three).

Great, maybe even make a distribution curve of scores 

Check the updated OP, it now breaks it down by score band, the percentage of games that scored between 80-90, 70-80, 60-70, etc. In affect the data gives you the distribution curve.



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Hey, long-time lurker, but I had to post in this. Where are you getting the 206 games figure for the WiiU? I checked Metacritic's 'All-time Game Releases by Scores' and they list it at 139. The equivalent places list PS4 at 260 games, and XboxOne at 171.

Using that data you'd come up with:

Metacritic Score.........PS4................WiiU..................Xbox1
>90 .........................(6) 2.3% ..........(4 )2.9% ............(2) 1.2%
>80 ......................(66) 25.4% ........(40) 28.8% ........(35) 20.5%
>70 .....................(165) 63.5% .......(89) 64.0% ........(108) 63.2%
>60 .....................(221) 85.0% ......(115) 82.7% .......(144) 84.2%

The game numbers in parentheses are cumulative, and all percentages are based on the totals given above. I used the Critic scores not User scores, and unscored games (less than seven reviews) were not included. I am a bit confused as to where you got some of your numbers. I only read the OP, so if this has already been addressed in the thread, I apologize.

My sources:
http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ps4/filtered?sort=desc
http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/wii-u/filtered?sort=desc
http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/xboxone/filtered?sort=desc

 

EDIT: Sorry for the messy appearance.



Please include the handheld CONSOLES.



OP, you have to exclude any fact that favors any console but the Wii U, are you new?

On a serious note, ive been visiting VgChartz for years but lately the Nintendo defence force are at full throttle.



Goodnightmoon said:
Lawlight said:


Average percentage-wise, the difference isn't big but it's clear that the PS4 has a far better library based on quantity and quality.

Far more quality? x´D

Forget about indies and remasters and compare, even with all the multiplatforms Ps4 is still far from WiiU on quality.


I'm a PC gamer myself so I wouldn't bother with many of these on the PS4 but there is no denying that it's library, even without indies and remasters, is at least comperable to the WiiU's. Bloodborne, The Witcher 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Arkham Knight rival anything the WiiU has to offer.



czecherychestnut said:
DonFerrari said:

Great, maybe even make a distribution curve of scores 

Check the updated OP, it now breaks it down by score band, the percentage of games that scored between 80-90, 70-80, 60-70, etc. In affect the data gives you the distribution curve.


Thanks for the info.



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