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Software quality — this chart speaks volumes

May 3, 2008

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.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2008 11:01 pm

    Mid-July….PS3 and HDTV will hit the home of the frisby for these reasons and more. Be forewarned.

  2. May 7, 2008 12:26 pm

    What tv are you getting? And what made you decide to get a PS3 over a 360?

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