Research shows 13% of Xbox 360 games have an 85 or higher review score

Wednesday, 18th March 2009 17:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Edge is starting a series of weekly graphs highlighting gaming “market interest areas or trends”. This week, it’s Xbox 360.

From data complied with Entertainment Design and Research, this week’s pictorial representation shows 360 game that have received review scores of 85 or higher, compared to those that got 65 or lower.

As you can see, from 2005 through 2008, 13 percent (48 games) have received an average score of 85 plus, and 38 percent received a 65 or lower.

The chart disclaimer? Multiple SKUs and special editions were removed so as not to be counted twice. Guitar Hero: World Tour and its 3 SKUs were used as an example.

Next week: PS3!

Can’t wait.



  1. Syrok

    49% are completely shit. : )

    #1 6 years ago
  2. BillyBatts

    Probably about what you would expect.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Probably would have told us more if they’d done all the platforms.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Syrok

    No, if they do them each at separate times they get more hits and can build up the flame war, which gets them even more hits.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. wz

    Hmm, some say that 49% of games (roughly 184) received scores between 65 and 85 percent.

    #5 6 years ago

    PS3 will have a higher rating… i will bet on that.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Yoshi

    Im lookin forward to the ps3 n wii graph :D

    #7 6 years ago

    Wii is the worst… shouldnt even be considered a next gen system.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Syrok

    But it haz teh wagglez

    #9 6 years ago
  10. SERAPHEMZ got me there.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Rhythm

    Shouldn’t the figure naturally fall close to 15% anyway? Where’s the news here?

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Cort


    Dude, it’s Edge. They will probably expend a lot of time finding ways to prove the PS3 is worse, regardless of what the data tells them.

    #12 6 years ago

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