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remasters from good ps3 games probably helped ps4 scores.



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psychicscubadiver said:

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.


I used http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/release-date/available/ps4/metascore?page=1 for ps4, http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/release-date/available/xboxone/metascore?page=1 for XB1 and http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/release-date/available/wii-u/metascore?page=1 for Wii U, sorted by metascore. Obviously used all the pages for each platform, not sure why your links and the ones I used have different number of games in them. I'll look into it more later.



czecherychestnut said:

Have read a few comments over this gen where people have said platform X has the best games based on either the top 10 metacritic scores or top 20, thought I'd do an average of the total scores for each Gen 8 platform to see whats what.

Results are:

Wii U: 68.14% from 206 games

XB1: 70.64% from 223 games

PS4: 72.06% from 286 games

Personally I was surprised by both Nintendo and XB1 scores. Nintendo because I thought it would be higher given the calibre of Nintendo and the lower amount of shovelware this gen, and XB1 because its quite close to the PS4 despite known performance deficits especially in 3rd party games. PS4 comes out on top and with the most reviewed games, impressive despite being on the market a full year less than the Wii U. 

Overall quite close despite the rhetoric that comes out sometimes, anyone else surprised?

UPDATE

Many people have asked for more breakdown of the numbers to try and whittle out any impact of shovelware or really low scores on the overall average. So I've broken the numbers down into score ranges, as below:

  PS4 Wii U XB1
Range Games Percentage (%) Games Percentage (%) Games Percentage (%)
<=40% 7 2.34% 18 8.74% 4 1.79%

>40 - 50%

10 3.34% 13 6.31% 13 5.80%
>50 - 60% 31 10.37% 22 10.68% 23 10.27%
>60 - 70% 61 20.40% 40 19.42% 47 20.98%
>70 - 80% 115 38.46% 66 32.04% 93 41.52%
>80 - 90% 69 23.08% 43 20.87% 40 17.86%
>90% 6 2.01% 4 1.94% 3 1.34%

From the above, you can see that PS4 retains the lead with number and percentage of games with a metacritic score of >90%, >80%, >70% and >60%.

Metacritic scorePS4Wii UXB1
> 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%

Median

PS4 - 74%

Wii U - 72%

XB1 -  73%

Again, pretty similar numbers but consistently in favour of the PS4. I haven't broken it down by publisher yet, that will take much more time. Has the above information changed anyones thoughts?

EDIT - I have no idea whats going wrong with the headers of the table, obviously each platform has two columns, one for number of games and one for percentage of total games.


Makes me laugh at that guy a month ago who was trying to tell me that it is ok that MS releases Gears/Halo/Forza more often because they are higher rated.



Prediction for console Lifetime sales:

Wii:100-120 million, PS3:80-110 million, 360:70-100 million

[Prediction Made 11/5/2009]

3DS: 65m, PSV: 22m, Wii U: 18-22m, PS4: 80-120m, X1: 35-55m

I gauruntee the PS5 comes out after only 5-6 years after the launch of the PS4.

[Prediction Made 6/18/2014]

czecherychestnut said:
psychicscubadiver said:

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.


I used http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/release-date/available/ps4/metascore?page=1 for ps4, http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/release-date/available/xboxone/metascore?page=1 for XB1 and http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/release-date/available/wii-u/metascore?page=1 for Wii U, sorted by metascore. Obviously used all the pages for each platform, not sure why your links and the ones I used have different number of games in them. I'll look into it more later.


Okay, I did some poking around the site and I figured out where the difference comes from. Your numbers do not filter out 'unscored' (less than seven reviews) games. My sources did.

 

So, I guess removing shovelware (or a chunk of it at least) WiiU has the best percentages until you hit the >60 bracket.



While there is always shovelware risk, no one can't deny Wii U loses some great third party titles like Dragon Age, The Witcher 3, Far Cry 4, Shadows of Mordor.

On the other hand, it is amazing that Nintendo can hold things so close just by themselfes.



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psychicscubadiver said:
czecherychestnut said:


I used http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/release-date/available/ps4/metascore?page=1 for ps4, http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/release-date/available/xboxone/metascore?page=1 for XB1 and http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/release-date/available/wii-u/metascore?page=1 for Wii U, sorted by metascore. Obviously used all the pages for each platform, not sure why your links and the ones I used have different number of games in them. I'll look into it more later.


Okay, I did some poking around the site and I figured out where the difference comes from. Your numbers do not filter out 'unscored' (less than seven reviews) games. My sources did.

 

So, I guess removing shovelware (or a chunk of it at least) WiiU has the best percentages until you hit the >60 bracket.

Ok, good work! I will say though that removing unscored (less than 7 reviews) games doesn't necessarily remove shovelware, it just removes obscure games which didn't get much coverage. A lot of the time it's because they are bad games, but not always so we just need to be careful about what we draw from that data (same goes for my data in other ways).

 

Fundamentally, it'll always come down to what individual preference is, which metacritic can't account for. But I do still feel that unless you are a strong fan of Nintendo games (which are quite unique), the PS4 library is the strongest of the three consoles at this point. And for people that might say the Wii U has the best games (which has been done plenty of times on this forum) without throwing an IMO in, this thread is evidence against that argument. 



vkaraujo said:
While there is always shovelware risk, no one can't deny Wii U loses some great third party titles like Dragon Age, The Witcher 3, Far Cry 4, Shadows of Mordor.

On the other hand, it is amazing that Nintendo can hold things so close just by themselfes.

absolutely true. i've checked the Wii U games, there are those super kiddie games but it won't really sell that much or normal gamers won't really even bother to buy for their younger siblings.



This combined with the sales of PS4 consoles goes to show that exclusivity doesn't really impact sales so much anymore. If you looked at the number of PS4 games with a high meta score, most would be available on other platforms. On Wii U the situation would be reversed. I'm not convinced that exclusive 'system sellers' are even a thing anymore. The games that sell consoles mostly seem to be multiplats (GTA, Bethesda RPGs, COD etc).



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?



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?


Impressive for you or not, having more and better games is preferable, isnt it?