Capcom is the best reviewed publisher of 2018 based on Metacritic scores

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition was also rated above Capcom's average

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • February 2, 2019 at 7:42 p.m. PST

2018 was apparently a very big win for Capcom. Metacritic has dubbed Capcom the best reviewed publisher of 2018.

Most notably, Monster Hunter: World was released in 2018. As of this moment, this title is Capcom's highest selling game ever. As you might expect, it was considered to be Capcom's best overall release with a score of 90.

It has also been noted that Capcom has released 30 new products in 2018. 14 of them were apparently "distinct titles." As a result, the 40 year company's average metascore sits at the top with a value of 79.3.

As we all know, the Arcade Edition update for Street Fighter 5 was also released in 2018. It actually scored above Capcom's average metascore by reaching a rating of 87.

This is a significant improvement compared to Street Fighter 5's original metascore of 77 back in 2016.

It's also worth noting that Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball FighterZ also had a score of 87, but the company was eighth overall. While Metacritic called Nintendo the fourth best publisher for 2018, its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate title had a very impressive score of 93.

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Publisher average metascores for 2018

1. Capcom — 79.3
2. Sega — 78.5
3. Electronic Arts — 77.5
4. Nintendo — 76.4
5. Ubisoft — 73.7

6. Sony — 71.8
7. Square Enix — 71.0
8. Bandai Namco — 71.8(?)
9. Digerati Distribution — 69.9
10. NIS America — 69.5

11. Plug In Digital — 69.4
12. Focus Home Interactive — 69.8(?)
13. THQ Nordic — 64.4

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