The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 haven’t even been out for two years yet, but already the amount of gaming options available is incredible.
We’ve been doing some serious analysis of the current-generation of video games content during the last few weeks and unearthed some very interesting data. We put together a list of the install sizes for every Xbox One game and also every PlayStation 4 game released in the West. It’s an incredibly handy resource, which can help you negotiate your available hard drive space with ease.
As a side effect of collating that list, we’ve unearthed some fascinating information about just how much video gaming has come our way since the consoles launched on November 15 (PS4) and November 22 (XBONE), 2013. Together, our list of install sizes totals 551 games – which means there are 551 different games available across the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live store right now.** This would be a conservative number, as some titles have disappeared from sale in that time, and niche markets like Japan have a huge catalogue of titles that never hit Western shores.
So up to the time of this writing on September 25, 2015, that equates to 679 days since the PlayStation 4 came out. In turn, this means that a new game has been released every 0.81 days on current-generation formats. Of the games released, 297 (54%) are indie titles and 254 (46%) come from major publishers. For more interesting analysis of our data, check out PS4 vs XBO – Top 20 Disparities in Install Sizes.
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** To obtain this number, we filtered out special editions and games that were effectively the same but had different names on different consoles (e.g. Minecraft and Minecraft Xbox One Edition). Bundles that included games previously available (such as the Battlefield Bundle) were also removed. We did include expansions that were of a significant size and released a considerable time after their host title, such as Infamous: Last Light. However, games that releases in episodes were counted as just the one game per season (as in The Walking Dead counted as two seasons, not 10 episodes).