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Metacritic’s Annual Platform Rankings – PS3 comes out on Top

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Proving that the PS3 is the console of choice for the discerning gamer, Metacritic’s first annual Game Platform Power Rankings have demonstrated that the best games are found on Sony’s console. A total of 5 of the top 10 rated games of the year appeared on the PS3, including the game that took the number 1 spot, Uncharted 2.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game in third, following PC gaming – which obviously isn’t as dead as people think it is. The Xbox actually had the highest number of good releases in 2009 – with 88 games garnering a Metascore of 75 or higher – but I’ve always been an advocate of quality over quantity.

Which brings us to the unfortunate Wii. The white waggle box has a reputation for being the home to mindless shovelware – and Metacrtic’s median ratings aren’t going to change that preconception. Of the 362 releases – almost one rubbish game a day – only 28% of them are any good, with only 1 game the whole year being considered “great.”

You’ll find more charts, numbers and a large water buffalo after the jump.

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Source : Metacritic

Last Updated: December 11, 2009


  1. bokka1

    December 11, 2009 at 12:42

    Strange that the two biggest selling consoles are at the bottom.


    • Geoff

      December 11, 2009 at 12:47

      I think it’s because so many developers have made games for those systems, trying to capitalise on the large userbase. Unfortunately many of those developers churn out sub-par rubbish in the hopes of making a quick buck.


  2. Uberutang

    December 11, 2009 at 12:48

    Coz the nintendo products have loads of shovelware.


  3. Nick de Bruyne

    December 11, 2009 at 12:56

    Seriously, what the hell us up with the waterbuffalo LOL


  4. koldFU5iON

    December 11, 2009 at 12:56

    something is un-nerving about that best games list … it just doesn’t feel … right? :ermm:

    Thanks for the water buffelo though


  5. Onelargeprawn

    December 11, 2009 at 13:19

    I think “There white waggle box” should read “The white waggle box”.

    I shall resurrect my Wii by playing Okami this weekend. That should kick it up about 0.00000001%.


    • Geoff

      December 11, 2009 at 13:24

      Okami is great – but waaaaaaaaaaaaay long. Enjoy.
      Fixed the typo, thanks for pointing it out. The 7 million degree fever I’m rocking is to blame – and probably the same reason you see a water buffalo.


  6. Chicken licking boy

    December 11, 2009 at 17:45

    Who cares what Metacritic says, the xbox 360 is still the console to beat. I do not consider the Wii a console since it’s more like eating olives stuffed with anchovies.


  7. batman

    December 11, 2009 at 19:30

    PS3 has higher rated games for the second year in a row.


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