Xbox 360 “has the best games out there” says head of XBL Europe

Thursday, 29th October 2009 20:42 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Xbox Live general manager for Europe, Jerry Johnson, has told VideoGamer that Xbox 360 has the best games.

“I’ll come back and say that Xbox has the best games out there. It’s got the best first-person shooter games out there,” he said. “The exclusives we’ve had over the past years and what we had going into this holiday prove the point that this is still very much at its heart a gaming console.

“There’s nothing we’re going to change with that. You will start to see us, though, do things that are broader marketing and start to expose some of the things that are broader than just first-person shooters.”

“There’s nothing we’re going to change that’s going to not focus on those customers more. In fact, not just this year but in the next year, we’ll continue to do features that are targeted at that hardcore gamer. At the same time we are going to start to do things that appeal to both the hardcore gamer and the broader user, and continue to do things and start to do more targeted at the broader user specifically.”

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Via D’toid.



  1. Razor

    had the best games out there…”

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Stop the presses! Microsoft guy says Microsoft is the best! This is news!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. No_PUDding

    Well if it were in a vacuum it’d be easy to say that PS1 has the best games out there.

    We can get his point though right? I can anyway.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. The Hindle

    Xbox 360 never had the best games for me, dont like Gears or Halo which are the 360s main games. like L4d though

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Howie Feltersnatch


    “Ronald McDonald says McDonalds has the best hamburgers out there.”

    Oooohhhhh. Ahhhhhhh. Let’s talk about it.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. reask

    I think he is right.
    At the moment anyway.
    Next year could change things if Sony lives up to its promises.

    Although Alan Wake and Splinter cell plus Mass effect and Halo reach are good contenders.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    I think what PUD meant was:
    “Yo Jerry, I’m really happy for you, and Imma let you finish, but the PS1 had some of the best games of all time!!”

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Razor

    “Ronald McDonald says McDonalds has the best hamburgers out there.”

    Nah, I think even Ronald would admit that their hamburgers are rank.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Psychotext


    /puts up dukes

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Howie Feltersnatch

    “Colonel Sanders says KFC’s chicken is the best out there”

    It’s not about McDonalds ya goofs. It’s about the source of the statement…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Eregol

    Oh well, no point arguing about it. You always have to take anything PR guys say with a pinch of salt.
    One look at metacritic though will show that not all the best games are on the 360.
    Best platform game? Nah.
    Best adventure game? Nah.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Galactic_Barret

    The burgers are nothing special, but those fries, man. Those goddamn fries! Only fries that compete are Checkers’.

    Whats going on again?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Razor

    “Colonel Sanders says KFC is the best fast food chain out there”

    Fixed :D

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    And clearly Mr. Johnson dosnt pay much attention to review scores…

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Johnny Cullen

    KFC is the best, innit.

    Had a nice big buffet of KFC on Tuesday. :D

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    For what it’s worth, that’s quite a poor metric Gekidami. I think what people would probably be a little more interested in would be the total number of games scoring 80%+ (for example).

    I have no idea what those numbers are, but I think they’re probably slightly more important to someone who care about playing the good games rather than seeing how many shit games are on a system. :)

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Razor

    I’d frame that photo Johnny and hang it on the wall ;)

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    The graph does show what percentage of games scored over 85 Psycho.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    Sorry, I should have checked your link… I thought you were linking to this as it was posted quite recently:

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Mike

    More games = more shit ones = lesser average.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. reask

    Good point Mike.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Bulk Slash


    According to those graphs the 360 has 48 games with a score over 85%, the PS3 has 36. So if we’re judging quality on that metric alone, Johnson would be right to say the 360 does have the best games out there.

    (Of course the graphs are a little out of date now, with both systems adding a few AAA titles recently)

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    Well to look at it another way you can go over to Metacritics and see the “Best Of (year)” (09 isnt there yet).
    Something you notice is that in 08 only 1 360 exclusive made the top 5 the rest being multiplat, 2 PS3 exclusives made the top 5 the rest of the games being multiplat (mainly the same ones as on 360)
    In 07 same thing, 1 360 exclusive made the top 5 along with multiplats, 2 PS3 exclusives made the top 5 along with multiplats (again mainly the same as on 360).

    Honnestly i’m pretty sure it’ll be the same in 09.

    Out of all the top 10 highest scores till now (counting 09) there are 2 360 games amongst multiplats and 3 PS3 games amongst multiplats (again always the same multiplats for both systems).

    Also worth pointing out is that the highest scoring exclusive game on 360 up till now is Gear Of War with 94 (which isnt really an exclusive because its on PC but oh well). 2 PS3 exclusive games have higher scores (LBP 95, UC2 97).

    Note:I’m making an exception for Braid because it is being ported to the PS3, therefore i’m counting it as a multiplat.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Howie Feltersnatch

    “According to those graphs…..and the data clearly states….”

    Give me a fucking break and get a life already.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Vistrix

    Wow, Microsoft is in full damage control mode aren’t they?

    They seem to be sinking lately.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. tatsujin

    Microsoft, newbs.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Cort

    @Howie, I’d rather read posts from people responding to statements with salient facts, supporting evidence or informed opinion. Uninformed opinion, even. What have you contributed to the debate in your three comments in this thread?

    Give us a fucking break and get a life, eh?

    #27 5 years ago
  28. The_Deleted

    It sounds like the unintelligible, nonsensical statement of someone desperate to prove a theory about an argument that became a moot point long ago. Microsoft have done brilliantly this gen. It’s really not an issue any more. SONY were always going to catch up if they stopped being so arrogant. Which they have.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Howie Feltersnatch

    Dearest Cort,

    What have I contributed to the “debate” in this thread?

    Hmmmmm…..let me see… about the fact that any “debate” over an article as clearly RIDICULOUS as this one is, IS ABSOLUTELY LUDICROUS?

    WHY is a having a “debate” over said topic ludicrous you might ask? Go back and read comment #2 along with my comments.

    Heck, go back and read the opening sentence in the article! It’s laughable to think a debate could even spark from this.

    That pretty much sums up my message here.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. freedoms_stain

    The debate would be over how valid the statement was…

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Howie Feltersnatch

    Another example, for freedoms_stain:

    This is like Activision saying the best games are made by Activision.

    It’s pretty cut and dry really. It’s nothing more than a biased opinion.

    Go on with your debate though..

    #31 5 years ago
  32. freedoms_stain

    I see you’re not getting it.

    Whether the statement is made from a biased position or not the merits of the statement can still be weighed.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Howie Feltersnatch

    Oh I get it allright. You go right ahead and weigh the merits then. Shouldn’t take you too long.

    Company Y says Company Y’s products are the best.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. mojo

    topic: lol

    exkluxives-wise i just cant see where hes taking that statement from..
    They had. yeah. But atm Sony is in my opinion delivering better stuff.

    #34 5 years ago

    Other than MW2, I’m pretty hyped for NSMB Wii!!

    #35 5 years ago
  36. DrDamn

    “More games = more shit ones = lesser average.”

    Surely should be balanced by

    More games = more great ones = higher average


    #36 5 years ago

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