Metacritic have released their Fifth Annual Publisher Rankings, with Nintendo and Telltale Games coming out on top of the major and mid-size publisher lists, respectively.
The scoring procedure for the ranking considers four factors:
- Average Metascore for all games released in 2014 (this is weighted slightly heavier than the other factors)
- % of scored products with good reviews (Metascore of at least 75)
- % of scored products with bad reviews (49 or lower; in this case, a lower % is better)
- Number of "great" titles (Metascore of 90 or higher, min. 7 reviews)
The mid-size publishers (those with 6 to 13 unique releases), were led by Telltale Games, who also had the highest overall average score (79.7) regardless of publisher size.