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Sony Was 2022’s Highest-Ranking Game Publisher

Sony was 2022’s highest-ranking games publisher, according to a list published by review aggregator Metacritic. This is a bump up from last year, when the company ranked second, losing the top spot to Microsoft.

Sony published 15 “good” games in 2022

Not a single one of the 15 scored games Sony published last year earned a bad Metascore. The average rating for all of its 2022 releases was 85.6/100. Two of the games were considered “great” (90/100 or higher).

Scores games include God of War Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, The Last of Us Part 1, and PC ports of critically-acclaimed games like God of War (2018) and Marvel’s Spider-Man.

In contrast, Microsoft failed to qualify for Metacritic’s annual publisher rankings due to releasing only four distinct scored games. The aggregator’s cut-off point is five games.

Of all the Sony published games last year, the lowest Metascore is held by MLB: The Show 22 – now a multiplatform game. The popular baseball title scored 77/100.

Paradox Interactive was the second best publisher of 2022, per Metacritic, followed by Activision Blizzard, Focus Entertainment, and Take-Two Interactive. Considering its size compared to other top publishers, Focus Entertainment is an outlier – one that published well-received games like A Plague Tale: Requiem.