11th Annual Game Publisher Rankings Summary Table

  • Publish Date: March 25, 2021
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Comparing the 2020 releases of game publishers

The following table summarizes the results detailed in our main article.

Game Publisher Rankings, 2020 Releases
    Metascore Good Games Bad Games Great Games  
  Publisher Avg. Pts. % Pts. % Pts. # Pts. Total Pts.
1 Sega 81.6 122.4 95% 94.7 0% 100.0 2 10.0 327.2
2 Annapurna Interactive 81.9 122.9 100% 100.0 0% 100.0 0 0.0 322.9
3 Capcom 80.3 120.5 93% 93.3 0% 100.0 0 0.0 313.8
4 Sony 79.8 119.7 79% 78.9 0% 100.0 2 10.0 308.6
5 Activision Blizzard 79.9 119.9 87% 86.7 0% 100.0 0 0.0 306.6
6 Microsoft 78.6 118.0 65% 65.4 0% 100.0 2 10.0 293.3
7 Aksys Games 76.7 115.0 75% 75.0 0% 100.0 0 0.0 290.0
8 No More Robots 77.2 115.8 71% 71.4 0% 100.0 0 0.0 287.2
9 Nintendo 75.4 113.0 67% 66.7 0% 100.0 1 5.0 284.7
10 Devolver Digital 74.6 111.9 59% 59.1 0% 100.0 0 0.0 271.0
11 Square Enix 75.3 113.0 53% 52.6 0% 100.0 1 5.0 270.6
12 Xseed 72.8 109.2 60% 60.0 0% 100.0 0 0.0 269.2
13 505 Games 74.0 111.0 60% 60.0 4% 96.0 0 0.0 267.0
14 Ubisoft 74.8 112.2 54% 53.8 0% 100.0 0 0.0 266.0
15 Focus Home Interactive 72.5 108.7 57% 57.1 0% 100.0 0 0.0 265.9
16 Bethesda Softworks 74.7 112.0 60% 60.0 7% 93.3 0 0.0 265.4
17 Team17 74.8 112.2 52% 51.7 0% 100.0 0 0.0 264.0
18 Humble 75.7 113.5 50% 50.0 0% 100.0 0 0.0 263.5
19 Sold Out 74.3 111.5 42% 41.7 0% 100.0 0 0.0 253.1
20 Raw Fury 71.2 106.8 45% 45.0 0% 100.0 0 0.0 251.8
21 Electronic Arts 72.6 108.9 44% 43.8 3% 96.9 0 0.0 249.5
22 Take-Two Interactive 71.4 107.1 40% 40.0 0% 100.0 0 0.0 247.1
23 Koch Media 72.2 108.3 38% 37.8 2% 97.8 0 0.0 243.8
24 NIS America 70.4 105.6 38% 38.1 0% 100.0 0 0.0 243.7
25 SNK 70.6 105.9 38% 37.5 0% 100.0 0 0.0 243.4
26 Playism 68.7 103.0 38% 37.5 0% 100.0 0 0.0 240.5
27 THQ Nordic 72.1 108.2 32% 31.6 0% 100.0 0 0.0 239.8
28 Digerati 73.0 109.5 25% 25.0 0% 100.0 0 0.0 234.5
29 Kalypso 69.7 104.6 29% 28.6 0% 100.0 0 0.0 233.1
30 Daedalic Entertainment 70.1 105.2 27% 27.3 0% 100.0 0 0.0 232.4
31 Headup Games 73.6 110.4 20% 20.0 0% 100.0 0 0.0 230.4
32 Koei Tecmo 70.1 105.1 20% 20.0 0% 100.0 0 0.0 225.1
33 PQube 69.3 103.9 35% 35.3 18% 82.4 0 0.0 221.5
34 Curve Digital 65.3 98.0 31% 30.8 8% 92.3 0 0.0 221.1
35 QubicGames 67.2 100.8 20% 20.0 0% 100.0 0 0.0 220.8
36 ININ Games 67.2 100.8 20% 20.0 0% 100.0 0 0.0 220.8
37 Nacon 65.7 98.5 21% 21.2 3% 97.0 0 0.0 216.7
38 Bandai Namco 65.8 98.7 19% 18.6 7% 93.0 0 0.0 210.3
39 All in! Games 66.4 99.5 10% 10.0 0% 100.0 0 0.0 209.5
40 Wired Productions 65.1 97.6 30% 30.0 20% 80.0 0 0.0 207.6
41 Ratalaika Games 57.7 86.5 13% 12.5 13% 87.5 0 0.0 186.5
42 Merge Games 57.9 86.8 19% 18.8 25% 75.0 0 0.0 180.5
43 Modus Games 60.1 90.1 5% 5.0 15% 85.0 0 0.0 180.1
44 Blowfish Studios 62.5 93.8 8% 8.3 25% 75.0 0 0.0 177.2
45 tinyBuild 59.1 88.7 0% 0.0 18% 81.8 0 0.0 170.5
46 Silesia Games 54.3 81.5 0% 0.0 20% 80.0 0 0.0 161.5
47 No Gravity Games 55.3 83.0 0% 0.0 33% 66.7 0 0.0 149.7
48 Ultimate Games 49.4 74.2 13% 12.5 50% 50.0 0 0.0 136.7

Only publishers releasing at least 5 scored, distinct titles in 2020 are eligible. Points for average Metascore are awarded at 1.5 x the average (with a maximum of 150 points possible). Points for good % and bad % are awarded based on a maximum of 100 each. Points for "great" games are awarded as bonus points (5.0 points per unique title). To qualify as "great," a game must have a Metascore of at least 90 and have at least 7 critic reviews. iOS games are excluded. Calculations are based on Metascores as of March 3, 2021.

 

View our previous Game Publisher Rankings:
2020 (for games released in 2019) / 19 / 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11

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