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We created this infographic to show the most popular games and consoles of all time, from arcade cabinets to modern machines like the PS3. How do you think the current generation of consoles will fair on this list, come the end of it’s life will the PS4 or Xbox have the lions share of users?
Score from the experts at Killer Infographics
Visual Communication - 75%
Design - 60%
Content/Script - 75%
Usability - 70%
Spanning video game history, this infographic gives a look at what games and consoles had the best sales. It ends with a collection of fun facts that appeal to a video-game-loving audience. The use of recognizable logos, characters, and console likenesses helps ground the viewer visually so that text isn't necessary through much of the design. The style of data visualization unfortunately makes this a bit more difficult — the bar graphs seem to use a combination of height and volume to communicate their differences in amounts, but this is difficult for a viewer to comprehend and risks inaccuracy. Likewise, the stacks of coins in the following section are tough to parse. However, the information is interesting and succinct. We'd give this a C.