• March 11, 2019
  • Press Release
  • 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku
    Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
    Capcom Co., Ltd.
    Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO
    (Code No. 9697 First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange)

Metacritic Recognizes Capcom as the Number One Major Publisher of 2018!

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) was distinguished by Metacritic, which distills multiple critic reviews into one simple score, as the number one major video game software publisher of 2018 in its 9th Annual Game Publisher Rankings. A major publisher is defined as one that published 12 or more distinct titles in a calendar year.

Metacritic distills multiple critic’s reviews scores for a given movie, TV show, video game, or album into one weighted average "Metascore." Each year in their Annual Game Publisher Rankings, Metacritic ranks major publishers based upon factors such as the average score of each publishers’ titles, the percentage of positive reviews and the number of titles that have achieved a Metascore of 90 or higher.

In this 9th Annual Game Publisher Ranking, Capcom was recognized for the overall critical acclaim it received for its games, beginning with Monster Hunter: World, the first Capcom title to ship more than 10 million units, and including releases such as Mega Man 11, the first new mainline release in the series in eight years, as well as for its current-generation rereleases of the company’s back catalog of titles, propelling Capcom from a rank of 5th in 2017 to the top spot for the first time in the 2018 rankings.

Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.

[2018 Major Publisher Rankings, Total Points]

1. Capcom Co., Ltd. 307.3
2. Sega 293.5
3. Electronic Arts 292.9
4. Nintendo 289.1
5. Ubisoft 262.9
6. Sony 260.7
7. Square Enix 253.8
8. Bandai Namco Entertainment 250.9
9. Digerati Distribution 242.4
10. NIS America 240.6

*This excerpt was compiled by Capcom using information from the Metacritic site.