Der Begriff Publisher leitet sich von dem englischen Wort „to publish“ ab, was so viel bedeutet wie publizieren oder veröffentlichen. Dies verrät. Viele Publisher finanzieren dabei die Spiele komplett oder teilweise, in der Form, dass man eigene Entwicklerstudios besitzt, wie es bei Ubisoft. Many translated example sentences containing "game publisher" – German-English dictionary and search engine for German translations.
Publisher (Games)Platz 3: Microsoft (7,25 Mrd. €). Unter dem Label von Microsoft Game Studios veröffentlich und vermarktet Microsoft eine Vielzahl von Games aus allen möglichen. Der Begriff Publisher leitet sich von dem englischen Wort „to publish“ ab, was so viel bedeutet wie publizieren oder veröffentlichen. Dies verrät. Viele Publisher finanzieren dabei die Spiele komplett oder teilweise, in der Form, dass man eigene Entwicklerstudios besitzt, wie es bei Ubisoft.
Spiele Publisher Platz 10: GungHo Online Entertainment (Einnahmen 2015: 1,26 Mrd. €) VideoPreview: Writing Bull spielt Dorfromantik (01) [Deutsch]
In addition to serving as an online games storefront, Humble has also operated its own publishing business for the past few years, handling distribution for a handful of titles from indie game studios.
This is the first time Humble has qualified for our publisher rankings, and it's an auspicious start. As it has in many recent years, Square Enix released more products in than any other publisher—and it's not even close.
And Square Enix also released one of the biggest duds of , Left Alive. The Texas-based publisher posted an average Metascore in the green range for the third consecutive year thanks to acclaimed releases like a new Switch version of Downwell , GORN , and Ape Out.
After finishing near the bottom of our rankings a year ago, Focus improved quite a bit with its slate. Focus's top entry, A Plague Tale: Innocence , was its first product to score higher than 80 since Take-Two's average Metascore dropped by over two points compared to the prior year, hurt by awful reviews for its annual sports entry WWE 2K20 and disappointing ones for Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey from the publisher's new-ish Private Division label.
After ranking in our top three a year ago, EA also saw a more than two-point drop in its average Metascore in thanks to a release slate that included the publisher's first negatively reviewed game in years the feature-poor Switch version of FIFA 20 , basically little more than a re-badge of FIFA Other disappointments included the high-profile multiplayer dud Anthem , indie Sea of Solitude from the publisher's EA Originals label , and a lackluster installment of Need for Speed , while EA's top highlight was its well-received Fortnite competitor Apex Legends which faces increased competition today with the arrival of Call of Duty: Warzone.
Though it released far fewer products in the company's slate was cluttered with DLC , Ubisoft's results aren't all that different from its overall numbers the prior year.
The English publisher, which has been around in some form for 30 years, had a decent led by platformer Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair and metroidvania Blasphemous.
Overall, Team17's average Metascore was up by about a point compared to the previous year. The Japanese game company publishes titles around the world through an American subsidiary.
Their best such release in was the visual novel Steins;Gate Elite. Though the Japanese publisher is in the middle of our rankings, it's an improvement: Last year's average Metascore was nearly five points lower.
Strategy title Total War: Three Kingdoms was the best-reviewed release for the now year-old company.
But Sega fell quite a bit from our rankings a year ago, where it placed 2nd thanks to an average Metascore that was over five points higher.
Konami's best release was its annual Pro Evolution Soccer title newly renamed eFootball , while its worst was its most recent Contra entry, Rogue Corps.
It was a relatively quiet year for the PlayStation maker's publishing division. The company's sole high-profile newcomer, the Kojima-produced PS4 console exclusive Death Stranding , was a bit more divisive than expected, leaving annual baseball title MLB The Show 19 as Sony's best-reviewed release.
The UK publisher's slate was topped by the rhythm platformer Songbird Symphony. The small Washington state publisher had just one modest critical success in Streets of Rogue.
Koch brands collected into the figures above include Deep Silver and Ravenscourt. Their highlight was Metro Exodus. The Austrian company formerly Nordic Games continues to swallow up other developers and publishers—the figures above include games released under the HandyGames label, though not those under the various brands of sister company Koch Media—but released plenty of mediocre titles in THQ's best game last year was the racing title Wreckfest.
Only two games barely scored in the green for the German company: Switch titles Goodbye Deponia and Silence. Mittlerweile hat das Unternehmen einen Marktwert von etwa 5 Mrd.
Namco Bandai gehört als japanisches Unternehmen zu den ältesten am Markt in den er Jahren gegründet. Erst folgte allerdings die Fusion der beiden Unternehmen Namco und Bandai.
Wer als Unternehmen eine eigene Konsole herstellt und dafür Spiele entwickelt, hat unumstritten einen sicheren Platz bei hohen Absatzzahlen.
Tencent dürfte nur Kennern ein Begriff sein. Der Online-Spielemarkt ist die Hauptursache für Tencents hohe Platzierung in diesem Ranking, da chinesische Online-Spieler mehr Geld für Spiele ausgeben und der dortige Markt nach wie vor sehr schnell wächst.
Ähnlich wie Nintendo konzentriert sich auch Sony auf das Geschäft einer Spielekonsole Playstation mit dazugehörigen Spielen.
Kiev , Ukraine. Carlsbad, California , United States. GungHo Online Entertainment. Nagano , Japan. Acquired by Koei Tecmo in and their games are now published by Koei Tecmo.
Bellevue, Washington , United States. Diamond Bar, California , United States. Home Entertainment Suppliers. Sydney, Australia. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Boston, Massachusetts , United States. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Treasures of Knowledge. Minato, Tokyo , Japan. Bomberman Bonk Adventure Island.
Human Engineered Software. Brisbane, California , United States. Project Space Station. Acquired by IGN Entertainment.
Humongous Entertainment. City of Industry, California , United States. Armonk, New York , United States.
Haarlem , The Netherlands. Wheeling, Illinois , United States. Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective. Ignition Entertainment.
Essex, England , UK. Acquired by The Walt Disney Company. Yokohama, Japan. Black Rock Shooter: The Game. Label of Mirrorsoft.
Last game published in Various Atari games Various early consoles games. Liverpool, England , UK. Arcadia , Alchemist.
Defunct in ; rights bought by Ocean Software , which continued to use the Imagine name as a label on some games. Cambridge, Massachusetts , United States.
Global Domination. Incredible Technologies. Vernon Hills , United States. Cincinnati, Ohio , United States.
Lyon, France , France. Hunt Valley, Maryland , United States. Los Angeles , United States. Bad Day on the Midway Drowned God. Acquired by Graphix Zone in early , which ceased operations in November Intellivision Productions.
Intellivision Lives! Interactive Magic. Cary, North Carolina , United States. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. Subsidiary of NEC until International Games System.
New Taipei City , Taiwan. Interplay Entertainment. Beverly Hills, California , United States. Fallout Descent. Acquired by Titus Interactive , closed and reopened as an independent publisher.
Walton-on-Thames , UK. INTV Corporation. Also a video game developer; acquired by Microsoft in Suzhou , China. Joint venture between Wei Yen and Nintendo.
Copenhagen , Denmark. Software publishing arm of Interactive Television Entertainment. Acquired by NDS Group in ; defunct in Greye Software.
Season of the Sakura. Suzuki TT Superbikes. JoWooD Productions. Liezen , Austria. JumpStart Games formerly Knowledge Adventure.
Merged with Reloaded Games. Reloaded Games no longer publishes games, and their publishing title is now published by GamersFirst. Bordeaux , France. Label of Atreid Concept until , when it became the name of the company as a whole.
Worms, Germany. Imperium Romanum. Miami, Florida. Label of Burger King used for a advergame promotion. Infinity Cure. Aachen, Germany.
Acquired by Electronic Arts in ; defunct in Ashikaga, Tochigi , Japan. Dynasty Warriors. Merged into Tecmo Koei. Cosmic Soldier. Rotherham, England , UK.
Thorgal: Curse of Atlantis. Legacy Interactive. Gothenburg , Sweden. Chantilly, Virginia , United States. Acquired by GT Interactive in ; defunct in Lego Interactive.
Publishing arm of Lego Group. Known as Lego Media until , and Lego Software from then until Renamed to Leland Interactive Media in Acquired by WMS Industries in Fukuoka , Japan.
Raleigh, North Carolina , United States. Dust: An Elysian Tail. Nottingham , England, UK. Lighthouse Interactive.
Attack of the Mutant Camels. Lock 'n Load Publishing. Pueblo, Colorado , US. Tustin, California , United States.
Jim Power in Mutant Planet. San Francisco, California , United States. Nursery Rhyme. Label of Interplay until Revived in as a label of United Developers.
Plymouth, Minnesota , United States. MC Groovz Dance Craze. Kobe, Japan. Napa, California , United States.
Acquired by Philips in Exited the video game industry in Mr Chip Software. Kesselsdorf , Germany. Mandarin Software. Adlington , UK. Publishing label of Europress Software.
Pevensey Bay , UK. Edison, New Jersey , United States. Marvelous Entertainment. Target Earth. Merged with Virgin Interactive in , and subsequently absorbed into Sega in San Francisco, California.
Merged into Slitherine Software in and their games are published by Slitherine. El Segundo, California , United States. Walnut Creek, California , United States.
Emeryville, California , United States. SimCity series The Sims series Spore. Acquired by Electronic Arts and is now its development division.
Schladming , Austria. Sniper Elite. Micro Mouse Goes Debugging. Brooklyn Center, Minnesota , United States. The Oregon Trail. In , its game business was merged into Kadokawa Games.
Derby Stallion Label of Recruit until , and of Kadokawa Corporation since then. Call of Duty. Melbourne House. Melbourne , Australia.
Way of the Exploding Fist. Acquired by Krome Studios in ; closed in Zombie Nation. Warsaw , Poland. Acquired by CD Projekt in ; defunct in United States.
Software publishing arm of Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer. Rights sold to HiSoft Systems in Blacksad: Under the Skin. Granada Hills, California , United States.
The Faery Tale Adventure. Acquired by Hasbro Interactive , name retired. Publishes games under the Xbox Game Studios banner since Also owns publisher Bethesda Softworks.
Xak: The Art of Visual Stage. Leeds, England , UK. Castle Quest. Midas Interactive Entertainment. Braintree, Essex , England , UK.
Assets acquired by Warner Bros. Interactive and THQ. Midway Manufacturing. Reformed as Midway Games in Millennium Interactive.
Acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment in Milton Bradley Company. East Longmeadow, Massachusetts , United States.
Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de. Acquired by Acclaim Entertainment in East Sussex , England.
Frozen Synapse series Tokyo Stockholm, Sweden. Kirkland, Washington , United States. Erik the Viking. Mud Duck Productions. Label of ZeniMax Media.
Monrovia, Maryland , United States. Video game division merged with Bandai 's video game operations as Namco Bandai Games. Burlingame, California.
Harvest Moon. Division of Natsume Co Ltd until Midtown Manhattan , New York City. The game publishing division will be closed in Seoul , South Korea.
Lineage Guild Wars. Keith Courage in Alpha Zones. Montreuil , France. Fuzhou , China. Guangzhou , China.
Fantasy Westward Journey. New Generation Software. Manhattan, New York , United States. Might and Magic Heroes of Might and Magic.
Purchased by 3DO. Dragon Slayer. Crazy Climber Terra Cresta. Vilnius, Lithuania. Minon: Everyday Hero. Various unlicensed Famicom games.
Mountain View, California , United States. O3 Entertainment. Santa Clara, California , United States. Manchester , UK.
Various licensed Commodore 64 and Amiga games. Ocean State Publishing. Woonsocket, Rhode Island , United States. Label of Rhode Island Soft Systems.
Acquired by Freeze. Irvine , California , United States. Game publishing arm of Oculus VR. Odin Computer Graphics. The Last Mission.
Calgary , Alberta , Canada. Racing Gears Advance. Ultima Wing Commander. Acquired by Electronic Arts. Orion Interactive. Defunct following acquisition by Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer in Out of the Park Developments.
Hollern-Twielenfleth , Germany. Out of the Park Baseball. School Days. Northamptonshire , England, UK.
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Acquired by Infogrames in , and Namco Bandai Games in The Amazing Adventures of Mr.
Harvest Moon Japanese release. Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior , Cauldron. Acquired by Titus Software in Moshimo Ashita ga Hare Naraba.
Canberra, Australia. Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - Their games are now published by Lock 'n Load Publishing. Stockholm , Sweden.
Greensburg, Pennsylvania , United States. The Amazing Spider-Man. Beverly, Massachusetts , United States. Montezuma's Revenge. Acquired by Hasbro in , which continued to use it as a label on some video games until Geneva, Illinois , United States.
Perfect World. Perfect World Jade Dynasty. Subsidiaries include Runic Games and Cryptic Studios. Personal Software Services.
The Battle For Midway. Las Vegas, Nevada , US. Amsterdam , Netherlands. The Trap Door. Software publishing arm of Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Piranha Interactive Publishing.
Tempe, Arizona , United States. Playlogic Entertainment, Inc. The Netherlands, Amsterdam. Costa Mesa , California , United States. Bejeweled Plants vs.
Zombies Peggle Zuma. Label of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Focused on publishing games related to the Wizarding World franchise.
Encinitas, California , United States. The Journeyman Project. Prism Leisure Corporation. Enfield, Middlesex , England , UK. Kerbal Space Program.
Croydon , England , UK. Acquired by Acclaim Entertainment in ; defunct in Programma International. Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet.
Liverpool , England, UK. Discworld Lemmings. Knight 'n' Grail. Various girls' video games. Purple software. The Return of Heracles.
Quantum Quality Productions. Flemington, New Jersey , United States. Acquired by American Laser Games in ; defunct in Defunct in following acquisition by Square.
Ant Attack , Bugaboo The Flea. Acquired by Argus Press Software in , which used the Quicksilva name as a label until Arabians Lost: The Engagement on Desert.
Sagamihara , Japan. Dicing Knight Period. Hong Kong, China. Rainbird Software. Label of Telecomsoft until , and of MicroProse from then until its discontinuation in Turrican , The Great Giana Sisters.
Acquired by Funsoft and subsequently absorbed into THQ in Twycross, England , UK. Jet Force Gemini Sea of Thieves.
Ravensburger Interactive. Video game subsidiary of Ravensburger AG. Acquired by JoWooD Productions in Kingdom , Gonner. Skokie, Illinois , United States.
Guitar Hero. Acquired by Activision in ; defunct in Label of Broderbund , and of Mindscape from onward. Defunct in following acquisition by Ubisoft.