Metacritic says that videogame quality has proven to be better in the first half of 2010, according to the review scores the site aggregates. This is interesting because, despite the data Metacritic has gathered, videogame sales have started to decline considerably. Metacritic's "2010 midyear report" cites scores for Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mass Effect 2, and Red Dead Redemption. These games outscored 2009's highest scoring game, Street Fighter IV. Review scores were generally higher in the first half of 2010, with only 16 games falling below the 50 point mark - that's down from 25 in 2009.
By platform, Nintendo DS titles scored an average of 75.5; PlayStation 3 and PC each recieved an average score of 75; and the Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Portable were slightly under an average score of 75. While the Xbox 360 seemed to suffer the most in its average score, it was also the platform of choice for writers reviewing multi-platform games. Basically that means that crappy multi-platform games didn't affect other platforms like PC and PS3.