Game Developer Reveals Top 20 Publishers


Today at GamaSutra, there’s a story covering Game Developer’s Top 20 Publishers for 2009. Bethesda Softworks has made the list, coming in at #7. Here’s what they had to say:

“Fallout 3 allowed the company to take the top rating for review scores, and combined with strong reputation performance, Bethesda entered the Top 20 at an impressive #7.”

You can see the rest of the list by heading to Gamasutra.

Reader Comments

  1. Conveniently they say nothing about Bethesda’s recent games actually being well-designed.

    (No, good reviews do not mean good design.)

  2. I don’t necessarily disagree with the list, but I would like to see a lot more justification for how publishers earned their ranking. I see Nintendo, EA, and AB at the top of the list, so it seems like a list you could see on any site.

  3. From the article:

    “A rundown of the Game Developer Research Top 20 Publishers is available to subscribers of Game Developer magazine in the October 2009 issue, including overviews of each publisher along with select data. “

  4. Congratulations Bethesda! You made the lucky 7 😀 Of course you need no luck since you are the masters of creative skills executed to dreamy perfection.