PS3 tops Metacritic’s first annual Game Platform Power Rankings

Thursday, 10th December 2009 21:05 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


PS3 has beaten out PC, Wii and Xbox 360 to finish on top of Metacritic’s first annual Game Platform Power Rankings.

With five games included in the top 10 for the year, PS3 titles garnered an average Metascore of 72, with only 7 percent of titles created for the console garnering a “bad” score.

In comparison, Xbox 360 which came in third behind PC, its games averaged a Metascore of 70 percent, with 11 percent scoring badly with 51 more games released for the year than PS3. Seven of these games received a “great” ranking, while 10 on PS3 received the “great” rating.

While PS3 came out on top, followed by PC and then Xbox 360 – PSP came in fourth, followed by DS and Wii respectively.

Full thing through the link.

Via PushSquare.



  1. mescalineeyes

    woo? :)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Withnail

    Year of the PS3?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. reask

    I think the second comment on the article on the link page just about sums it up.
    Which would make it a tie. :D

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    You mean this comment Reask?:

    “They should have based theese rankings on exclusive titles only. That would better represent the gulf in quality between PS3 and 360 games.”

    Funnily enought the PS3 also has higher rated exclusives then the 360.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Mike

    Funny, yeah. There’s 2% difference. I’ll start blowing up balloons, you get the banners ready.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    Have a hankie Morriss.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Mike

    51 more games on Xbox than PS3 this year, but I’d take quality over quantity any day.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Dannybuoy

    If you take 15% of 78% and subtract the remainder of 26% of 19% you’re left with a very interesting number indeed

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Mike

    Feel the need to gloat, Gek?


    #9 5 years ago
  10. psxman

    It still doesn’t really reflect the quality/quantity problem.
    It is after all, well known that there are fewer titles on the PS3 than the other formats grouped in this comparison.

    I guess it’s harder to make shovelware for something like the PS3 with it’s notably difficult programming and HD standard, it’s quite an investment of both time and money (not that this guarantee’s a good product, but it’s usually the case with exclusives).

    #10 5 years ago
  11. reask

    @ gek.
    No This one.

    So without Braid which had already been on the 360 for over a year with the same score 360 and PS3 had the same number in the top ten for the year.

    Worth noting.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    Not really Morriss, just like to see you being force-fed a spoon full of your own medicine.

    Not in the all time Reask.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. The Hindle

    Intresting is this, just proves that owning your own studios pays off in the end. Next year will be very intresting as well when it comes to exclusives

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Mike

    hehe. Yeah, right. Just admit it, your fist clenched a little when you read the headline. Go on.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    I would like to say some stuff about this but I will have stones thrown at me by the all mighty judges of VG247 for being a PlayStation fanboy :(

    #15 5 years ago
  16. reask

    Ah cmon gek youre clutching at straws now. :P

    #16 5 years ago
  17. The Hindle

    Nah mine didnt, its good to see the Ps3 have a good year its finally on a roll now.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    Only if you admit that your reaction was the same, but for the opposite reasons Morriss. ;)

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Mike

    I only play PC dude. I honestly couldn’t care less! :)

    #19 5 years ago
  20. theevilaires

    cough *Bullshit* cough

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Mike

    check the gamertag, dude. (DiRt 2 is on GWL, before you ask :) )

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Mike

    The silence is deafening! :P

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    “yeah so what wanna fight about it?” lol

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Cort

    We get it Mike, you prefer 360 to PS3 – regardless of what you actually use for gaming. Good for you. Move on.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Mike


    #25 5 years ago
  26. Mike

    heh. The PC and 360 scores add up to 101%. Oops!

    PC Games 306 7 72.5 43% 49% 9%

    43+49+9 = 101

    #26 5 years ago
  27. freedoms_stain

    Metacritic users really don’t like MW2, do they?

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Cort

    They rounded up to whole numbers.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Mike

    NPD numbers are interesting.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Johnny Cullen

    No shit. O_O

    Nearly choked on the packet of Hoola Hoops I was eating. I’m not joking.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. freedoms_stain

    Lucky they’ve got big fuck off holes in them Johnny.

    Now Transformasnacks, those’ll kill ya.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. blackdreamhunk

    pc gaming has alot higher standards than consoles. The ps3 is on a lower standard thn pc so you really can’t compare them.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. OlderGamer

    I think Hindle is right. Having games in house produce higher standards of quality.

    #33 5 years ago

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