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The console battle is over! Metacritic has spoken

Posted by: Tina at 12/10/2009 7:35 PM
Metacritic put out a detailed feature of best gaming platforms, determined by quality and quantity of the titles released for the respective platforms.

The consensus is that the PlayStation 3, putting out 228 titles with 43% of them rated with good reviews, was the top platform for 2009. The 360 was awarded a higher number of positive reviews on their titles, and the Wii was awarded the highest number of releases for 2009. The PS3, however, takes the cake with an overall higher score.

Some of the highest ranked games, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves being the prime example, were also PS3 dedicated. The list of best-reviewed games for 2009 across platforms on Metacritic goes as follows:

1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
3. Street Fighter IV (PS3)
4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360)
5. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS)
6. Braid (PS3)
7. Street Fighter IV (360)
8. God of War Collection (PS3)
9. Batman: Arkham Asylum (360)
10. Forza Motorsport 3 (360)
 
The list is not too surprising for 2009. Note the repeats for Call of Duty MW2 and Street Fighter IV.

Read the rest of the feature for some insight into some of the best reviewed, and most popular genres per platform juxtaposed with some pretty looking charts.