Matt Matthews from next-gen.biz has written a compelling article asking why the Wii has the lowest review scores around. Now while I found his article very interesting I do think the answer is because most publishers thought it was a gimmick and didn’t put any effort into it at all.
The Wii is an oddity in that everyone wrote it off before it outsold everything. Now they are scrambling to create something for it.
However what did become strikingly apparent is that according to Gamerankings.com the PS3 is actually the console with the best titles on it which I found very suprising. Now I haven’t had the time to verify this against Metacritic but for now the facts are quite solid.
Granted you could say that it is because the 360 has been out longer and has had more people throw rubbish at it than the PS3,
Well when we look at the top 10% of games the Wii is still doing abysmally while the PS3 and 360 are tied…
As we can see from the next graph
The 360 got off to a flying start but then started dropping quite alarmingly while the PS3 has just been improving. There is some light for the 360 fans however as generally review scores seem to increase again in year 4, while it is normal to drop in scores after year 2. So the 360 is destined for a comeback this year, now we just need someone to explain where all the great exclusives are hiding.
Last Updated: February 14, 2008