Launch Title Comparism: XBOX One & PS4 vs. XBOX 360 & PS3

So there they are: the Xbox One and the PS4 – the long awaited NextGen video game consoles. And so far both are a really big disappointment for me. Mainly because they lack good launch titles. But how was it back in the days when Xbox 360 and PS3 were released ? Enjoy !

Note: This comparism is based on http://www.metacritic.com/ data from the 28th of November 2013. Because of a increasing number of reviews the ratings per game will change afters this date (applys only to the XBOX One and PS4 games). All games that were rated not later than 6 days after the earliest release of the console have been considered. Example: the console launched on the 20th of march. All games, including those rated on the 26th of march are considered. A game released on the 27th of march is not considered. We call this the +6 rule.

 

XBOX One XBOX 360 Playstation 4 Playstation 3
Launch date
22.11.2013 22.11.2005 15.11.2013 11.11.2006
Available games (+6 rule)
22 28 24 16
Games with rating (+6 rule)
14 28 16 15
Average rating (+6 rule)
69 points 76 points 78 points 71 points
Best game (+6 rule)
87 points(FIFA 14) 89 points(Call Of Duty 2) 93 points(flower) 86 points(Resistance: Fall of Man)
Worst game (+6 rule)
27 points(Fighter Within) 62 points(FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World cup) 48 points(NBA Live 14) 33 points(Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire)

Now the conclusions (all with +6 rule in mind, don´t forget):

  • the XBOX 360 had more launch titles than the XBOX One
  • the Playstation 3 had less launch titles than the Playstation 4
  • Sony increased their number of launch titles, Microsoft decreased it
  • the XBOX 360 launch titles had better overall ratings than the XBOX One launch titles
  • the Playstation 3 launch titles had worser overall  ratings than the Playstation 4 launch titles
  • Microsoft won the overall ratings battle of the last console generation, Sony wins now
  • the XBOX 360 had a higher rated game than the XBOX One when applying +6 rule
  • the Playstation 4 had a higher rated game than the Playstation 3 when applying +6 rule
  • again Microsoft wins the higher rated game battle of the last console generation, again Sony wins now
  • the XBOX One had a lower rated game than the XBOX 360 when applying +6 rule
  • the Playstation 3 had a lower rated game than the Playstation 4 when applying +6 rule
  • and again Microsoft did better in the last console generation, Sony wins now

Well – was that a surprise for you ? Comment !

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