Metacritic has released its annual publisher rankings for 2021 to find out how all the major gaming companies performed on average, based on critic reviews.
Nintendo has placed 14th on a list of 43 publishers. Its average review score was 76.0. At the top was Microsoft with an average score of 87.4, followed by Sony in second place with an average score of 81.3. Some other companies to make the top 10 included Activision Blizzard in 4th, Bethesda in 5th, Sega in 8th place and Electronic Arts in 9th place.
Here’s how it all works, according to Metacritic. A breakdown of how the scoring and points system works can be found on its website.
“Which game publishers released the best games in 2021? For the 12th straight year, we sifted through 12 months of data to determine the best and worst game publishers of the year, based solely on the quality of their 2021 releases. Sales and user reviews do not factor into these rankings; only critic reviews (as captured by each game’s Metascore) are used to evaluate performance.”
And here’s the full list of rankings, you can see a more detailed version of this over on Metacritic.
|15||Koei Tecmo Games|
|16||Plug In Digital|
|36||All in! Games|
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