Top 20 video game publishers of 2008

The winner might suprise you -- or not!

In terms of output, average review scores, and revenue, as ranked by Game Developer Magazine. And the winner might surprise you (no it won't).

It's Nintendo.

Thanks to unrelenting demand for both Wii and DS, the company maintained the top spot for a second consecutive year. Electronic Arts came in second, followed by Activision (now merged with Vivendi and Blizzard), Ubisoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment.

Surging Sega placed seventh on the list, Microsoft took the ninth spot, and Capcom dropped to 14. A struggling Midway brought up the rear at 20. (via Gamasutra)

The complete list:

20. Midway

19. Eidos Interactive

18. Codemasters

17. LucasArts

16. Disney Interactive Studios

15. NCSoft

14. Capcom

13. Namco Bandai Games

12. Vivendi Games

11. Konami

10. Square Enix

9. Microsoft Game Studios

8. THQ

7. Sega of America

6. Take Two

5. Sony Computer Entertainment

4. Ubisoft

3. Activision

2. Electronic Arts

1. Nintendo