Playstation 3 is the King, so says Famitsu

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Famitsu, the Japanese gaming magazine, recently conducted a thorough investigation of its own archives in order to rank video game consoles to see which is the “best”.

According to this write up from the folks at 1Up, the results of Famitsu’s internal evaluation found that the Playstation 3 has the best game library. In the article, 1up provides a nice easy summary of how Famitsu made up this ranking:

According to figures released in the current issue, 77 out of the 171 PS3 games Famitsu has reviewed as of the end of 2009 received a total score of 32/40 or greater, qualifying it for a Gold award. This means that 45.05% of the PS3’s library in Japan is “gold” — according to Famitsu’s review staff, anyway.

Therefore, PS3 has the ‘best’ library of the other major consoles that have been around since dawn of the video game age. The rest of the stats, if you’re interested:

1. PlayStation 3 (77/171, 45.03%)
2. Xbox 360 (104/240, 43.33%)
3. GameCube (87/240, 36.25%)
4. PSP (90/388, 23.20%)
5. Xbox (40/185, 21.62%)
6. Nintendo 64 (38/183, 20.77%)
7. PlayStation 2 (393/1997, 19.68%)
8. Wii (50/257, 19.46%)
9. Nintendo DS (152/887, 17.14%)
10. Dreamcast (62/407, 15.23%)
11. Game Boy Advance (90/618, 14.56%)
12. Sega Saturn (52/930, 5.59%)
13. PlayStation (130/2645, 4.93%)
14. Super NES (55/1407, 3.90%)
15. NES (34/955, 3.56%)
16. PC Engine (22/628, 3.5%)
17. Genesis (11/534, 2.06%)
18. Game Boy (15/1071, 1.40%)
19. Wonder Swan (1/179, 0.55%)
20. Game Gear (0/184, 0%)

I would have thought that Sega Saturn would have put forth a better showing than 5.59%. Oh well, guess that’s why I don’t write video game reviews for a living.

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