|Chris Hu said:
Have you factored in the PlayStation Store? I mean thanks largely to independently-developed games, new games are getting released at a MUCH faster pace than ever before today, and, of the home consoles that have been released to date, I'm pretty sure the PlayStation 4 has the largest overall library of these (even though the Switch is moving fast to catch up). Combined with nearly six years worth of AAA releases (which is also a category the PS4 has led in overall for this generation), I think you can see my math here.
Here you go at one point there where 3398 indie games available on the 360 and that might not even be all of them. I'm pretty sure that number is higher then the current number of games available in the Playstation Store.
Somebody should really make a in depth video on how the 360 started the indie game revolution on consoles.
I looked it up for myself just now and here's the actual data: between hard-copy releases and digital downloads combined, there have, as of this date, been...
2,180 games released for PlayStation 4
2,103 games released for Xbox 360
You can't just look at the official search results that come up on the official stores because those include a metric done of duplicates due to the fact that those list bundles as separate games. Once you focus on actual unique titles, these are the numbers.
Anyway, the numbers are close! However, the PS4 already has slightly more games at the end of the day, and, unlike the 360, still isn't done.
However, this said, looking up the total combined number of games that were ever released for PS1, PS2, and PS3, it also looks like your original claim that the early version of the PS3 that had backward compatibility was the system capable of playing the most total games may is probably still factually correct as of yet. The PS4 probably won't catch up to the combined total of all those games.
Also, counting both Virtual Console (659) and WiiWare (463) releases for the Wii, it looks like that system also had more total games than the PS4 so far (a little over 2,600 grand total), although the PS4 may very well yet catch up.
Those are the only two that have more total games though.
Last edited by Jaicee - on 15 August 2019