Software quality — this chart speaks volumes
This is not a guesstimation, or an analyst’s prediction, a fanmade pipedream. No, this is a compilation of Gamerankings for all three systems. The only system that doesn’t have a positive good-to-bad ratio? Hmm. Where have i heard that name before…
Since its release in 2005, there have been some 374 games released for the XBox 360. Of the 374, 86 titles have received a ‘good’ rating(an average ranking of 80% or higher, as per GameRankings). 92 have received ‘poor’ ratings(an average of lower than 60%). That means about 26% of the games for the 360 are ‘good’, and about 24% are considered trash. The PS3 has seen 122 games released, with 40(33%) good games and 20(17%) poor games(ironic considering the most common argument against the PS3 is a lack of good games).
The Wii, released alongside the PS3 in November 2006, has seen a considerable 189 games released. Of these titles, a whoping 69, or 37% are complete trash. On the flipside, there are only 20 good games, making up a minuscule 11% – and of those 20, 4 of them are ports of last generation PS2/Gamecube games! What happened?
The only disclaimer necessary here is that reviews are questionable, some will say. But when it comes to Metacritic, and Gamerankings by association, i think reviews count enough as a poll device to factor in to these analyses.