Capcom Ranked as Top Publisher on Metacritic in 2023
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Capcom Ranked as Top Publisher on Metacritic in 2023

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Every year, gamers eagerly anticipate the results of Metacritic's annual Game Publisher Rankings, and this year is no different. In their 14th edition, Metacritic has unveiled the top publishers of 2023 based on the quality of their releases, and the results may surprise you.

Capcom emerges as the undisputed champion, claiming the top spot on the list. Known for their stellar games, Capcom's releases in 2023, including the highly acclaimed Resident Evil 4 remake, Street Fighter 6, and Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, solidified their position at the pinnacle.

Following closely behind Capcom are Raw Fury and Chorus Worldwide, securing the second and third spots respectively. The rankings also shed light on the performance of industry giants like Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, with each publisher making their mark in the top 15.

Metacritic's ranking methodology takes into account several factors, including the average Metascore of games, the percentage of positively reviewed titles, the percentage of poorly reviewed products, and the number of outstanding games released. This rigorous evaluation ensures that only the best of the best make it to the top.

Top 10 Publishers of 2023:

  1. Capcom – 84.5 (last year: 6th)
  2. Raw Fury – 79.1 (last year: 16th)
  3. Chorus Worldwide – 77.6 (last year: n/a)
  4. Dangen Entertainment – 77.6 (last year: n/a)
  5. Annapurna Interactive – 80.2 (last year: 8th)
  6. Nintendo – 79.5 (last year: 12th)
  7. Aksys Games – 78.5 (last year: 13th)
  8. Bethesda Softworks – 80 (last year: n/a)
  9. Sega – 78.8 (last year: 7th)
  10. Thunderful – 79.1 (last year: 25th)

While the top publishers bask in glory, Metacritic also unveiled the flip side of the coin. The list of the 10 worst games of 2023 serves as a stark reminder of the industry's highs and lows, with titles like The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Crime Boss: Rockay City, and Flashback 2 making the unfortunate cut.

As gamers eagerly await the next wave of releases, the Metacritic Game Publisher Rankings serve as a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence in the gaming industry. With each year bringing new challenges and triumphs, one thing remains certain – quality always prevails.


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