Sega, Annapurna Interactive y Capcom, in order, are the 2020 video game editing improvements according to the note aggregator Metacritic. The website has published its eleventh ranking of the best publishers, where I know takes into account the criticism notes to titles, the number of games published and other factors.
Therefore, before representing the ranking or explaining the milestones of each brand, we have to stop for a moment at how the scoring system works that have followed since Metacritic. The most important factor is the Metascore half, that is, an average of the scores of all the games they have published throughout the year, which is then multiplied by 1.5.
Then they take into account the percentage of titles that have received “positive reviews”, that is, those with an average greater than 75. If 80% of those who have published are good, 80 points are added; if 60% are good, they add up to 60 points. The same goes for negative dashes: the percentage of titles that have received scores of 49 or lower is collected. If 30% are “bad critics”, they add 70 points; if they are 40%, they add up to 60 points.
Finally, they add five points for each “great” title, that is, those who have a Metacritic of 90 or higheras long as that game has more than seven analyzes. Yes, it must be borne in mind that the games for mobile devices are not taken into account; and that only publishers who have published enter the ranking five or more different games (that is, the same game released for several platforms does not count).
Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo do not reach the podium
Cleared, this, the top 10 fall as:
- 1. SEGA: 372.2 points
- 2. Annapurna Interactive: 322.9 points
- 3. Capcom: 313.8 points
- 4. Sony: 308.6 points
- 5. Activision Blizzard: 306.6 points
- 6. Microsoft: 293.3 points
- 7. Aksys Games: 290 points
- 8. No More Robots: 287.2 points
- 9. Nintendo: 284.7 points
- 10. Return Digital: 271.0 points
The first place of SEGA is due, above all, to Person 5 Royal for PlayStation 4 (it was the highest rated game of 2020) and at the launch of Yakuza 0 for Xbox One. The great new game of the Japanese brand has been 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim for PS4, but is placed at the top of the list for the relaunch in other systems of delivery of Yakuza and games like Bayonetta.
Activision Blizzard get that position thanks, above all, to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 and Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. Sony almost reached the podium with The Last of Us Parte II and Demon’s Souls Remake, but the bad reviews Predator: Hunting Grounds they take their toll. Versions next-gen from Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne for PC are guilty of the success of Capcom, whose points go down by the critics to Resident Evil: Resistance. Annapurna Interactive takes second place thanks, above all, to the adaptations to the console of Florence and Kentucky Route Zero.
Return Digital, which repeats position compared to last year, has had in Disc Room and RuinerNintendo had the great critical success
Other data: 505 Games, the best editor of 2019 for the launch of Control and of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, down 13th in 2020.