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EA tops Metacritic’s 2012 Game Publisher Rankings

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Review aggregate website Metacritic has released its Game Publisher Rankings for 2012 for both major and mid-size publishers. EA beat out Microsoft to take top place in the former category, while Take-Two Interactive edged ahead of Telltale Games on the mid-size publisher rankings.

The figures you see below are based on each publisher’s average Metascore across all its games released during 2012. However, the publisher’s rank is affected by a number of factors including what percentage of ‘great’, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ games (based on Metascore) it released during the year.

Here are the rankings in full:

Major Publisher Rankings, 2012 Releases

  • 1.) Electronic Arts – 75.2
  • 2.) Microsoft – 73.0
  • 3.) Sony – 72.3
  • 4.) Nintendo – 71.2
  • 5.) Capcom – 70.4
  • 6.) Warner Bros. Interactive – 70.6
  • 7.) Ubisoft – 68.2
  • 8.) Konami – 69.0
  • 9.) Sega – 69.9
  • 10.) Activision Blizzard – 64.4
  • 11.) Namco Bandai – 62.5

Mid-Size Publisher Rankings, 2012 Releases

  • 1.) Take-Two Interactive – 83.1
  • 2.) Telltale Games – 83.9
  • 3.) Square Enix – 75.2
  • 4.) Bethesda Softworks – 74.3
  • 5.) THQ – 73.7
  • 6.) Atlus Co. – 69.8
  • 7.) Xseed Games – 66.8
  • 8.) Paradox Interactive – 62.1
  • 9.) Focus Home Interactive – 60.5
  • 10.) 505 Games – 53.3

Which publishers do you have the most confidence in at this point in time? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Metacritic


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