Analyzing Xbox One Backwards Compatibility – A Numbers Breakdown

Analyzing Xbox One Backwards Compatibility – A Numbers Breakdown

I made this thread a few hours ago on ResetEra, thought y'all might enjoy it too. This is a small part of the thread so for the full details hit the link![](

Total Number of BC Titles

504 Xbox 360 Titles
2101 Xbox 360 Titles Total (23.99%)
1900 Xbox 360 Titles Total Excluding Kinect and Peripheral Based Games (26.51%)

33 Original Xbox Titles
1047 Original Xbox Titles Total (3.15%)

By the time I'm writing this the current tally of Backwards Compatible titles on Xbox One stands at 537 titles, 504 Xbox 360 and 33 Original Xbox. According to Wikipedia 2101 games have been released on Xbox 360, so that makes about 24% of the total library available on Xbox One. Since all accessoires and peripherals from Xbox 360 era do not work on Xbox One, its fair to exclude these titles from the total list. This includes all Kinect Titles, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, uDraw, Tony Hawk, DJ Hero, Scene it, Lips etc. This brings the total number to roughly 1900 titles. Thinks brings the total perentage of BC titles to about 26.50%, not bad.

Original Xbox is off course totally different. Licensing is way more complicated and making games work properly in the emulator is presumably more difficult as well. 33 Original Xbox Titles have been released since its inception in October 2017, a total of 3.15% of the total 1047 games released on Xbox.

Games Released By Year

2015 (From Mid-November Launch) = 121
2016 = 188
2017 = 149
2018 = 77 (If trend continues full year about 115)

The BC program was released to the general public on November 12, 2015 with an initial list of 104 games. 17 were added later that December bringing the total to 121 for 2015. The following year was also the biggest year for BC with an added 188 titles, an avarage 15 games each month. 2017 saw another 149 new games added, avarage 12 games each month. This year, 2018, saw 77 new games added through August. an avarage 10 games every month. Continuing this trend should see the total for the year avarage out between 110 and 120 titles). As more titles get added the number of titles left will obviously shrink, leaving games with more complicated architectures and licensing issues. The output for the coming years will probably continue to decrease as a result of this.

Top 20 Most Requested Titles By November 2015

Call of Duty: Black Ops II: 109,686 Votes
Red Dead Redemption: 100,358 Votes
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 97,844 Votes
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – 87,272 Votes
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – 63,453 Votes
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – 57,582 Votes
Call of Duty: World at War – 54,523 Votes
Mass Effect 3 – 53,801 Votes
Fallout: New Vegas – 51,534 Votes
Left 4 Dead 2 – 49,367 Votes
Grand Theft Auto IV – 47,431 Votes
Batman: Arkham City – 45,669 Votes
Mass Effect 2 – 45,464 Votes
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 38,216 Votes
Batman: Arkham Asylum – 32,176 Votes
Battlefield 3 – 31,469 Votes
Portal 2 – 30,034 Votes
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – 29,713 Votes
Fable III – 29,709 Votes
Assassin's Creed III – 29,632 Votes…rently-listed-xbox-one-backwards-compatiblity

When the BC program was announced at E3 2015, Microsoft introduced a website where the community could vote for the titles they wanted added the most. This website has since been taken down, so there is no recent tally of what titles are most requested. The latest available list I could find dated back from November 2015. Of this top 20, 17 titles have since been added to BC, with the remaining 3 having re-released on Xbox One.

Metacritic Score of 90 Or Higher

I thought it would be fun to see how many titles rated 90 or higher on Xbox 360 on Metacritic are BC on Xbox One. A total of 55 games on Xbox 360 have an average review score of 90 or higher. 36 of these titles are currently BC. Of the remaining 19 games, 9 are either re-released/remastered or peripheral based like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. The remaining 10 games, 7 are either sports games or Forza Motorsport games. That leaves Mark of the Ninja, Trials Evolution and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection that are plausible for BC.

Franchises Fully Playable On Xbox One With BC

Assassins Creed
Call of Duty *(excluding Call of Duty Classic)
Dead Space
Dragon Age
Gears of War
Left 4 Dead
Mass Effect
Perfect Dark
Saints Row

The above 13 franchises are fully playable on Xbox One, either through BC and/or re-released Xbox One ports.

There is more at the link!

Submitted September 06, 2018 at 07:31PM by MauroNL
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