How Many Wii Games are Good?

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Last Month, Electronic Entertainment Design and Research did a little research (ie : they went to Metacritic.com and counted) to determine what quantity of Xbox 360 and PS3 titles were actually good.

The 360 and the PS3 were close to even, with a higher percentage of top rated games appearing on the PS3. With its market dominance, the Wii has to be home to a slew of incredible games, right?

Well, no. As any Wii owner will tell you, most of the games available belong firmly in the “shovelware” category. While 13% of 360 and 17% of PS3 games scored 85 or higher, only 4% managed the same feat on the Wii, mostly first-party titles.

A total of 54% scored less than 65%, meaning that over half of the Wii’s library is nigh unplayable, unless you’re 4 years old.

I think it’s time to bring back that Nintendo Seal of Quality, which in days of yore meant you were sure you were getting something that was at least worth playing.

Source : Edge

Last Updated: April 9, 2009

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • The Wii is a fad, unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your stance on it) and developers are trying to milk it. Hence, shovelware 🙂

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