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twintail said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Ubisoft? 

They are a publisher.

Their individual IPs are headed by completely different dev studios. 

I'm pretty sure most of their flagship bi-annual IP are actually made in collaboration with their studios working together. Either way, they own all of the studios that work on their games, and I think most if not all of them even have the Ubisoft name. It seems like they run their studios a lot more like say Nintendo EPD is run, rather than say Retro or Monolith to Nintendo, only with entire studios instead of teams within a larger studio. 

 Also they own the studios so they're really a developer and publisher. But if you took the OP to only mean single studio developers, or developers who can't self-publish, I understand. 



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Sega as a whole.

We'd lose Total War, Yakuza, Persona/SMT, Valkyria Chronicles, Etrian Odyssey, and Two Points Hospital.



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I vote for Capcom.

Happily for us gamers, there aren't that many eggs in a single basket. We'd be fine without Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Street Fighter and the like. But it would be the one I personally think would be the most felt given the loss.



SanAndreasX said:

Losing Square Enix would suck the most.

As far as I'm concerned, we have already lost them.

SE hasn't made a single thing worth a dime from me since they released Final Fantasy XII.



Azelover said:
SanAndreasX said:

Losing Square Enix would suck the most.

As far as I'm concerned, we have already lost them.

SE hasn't made a single thing worth a dime from me since they released Final Fantasy XII.

Dragon Quest XI was amazing, but everything FF since XII has been crap.  



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I don't know. There was a time where you NEEDED sports games to survive and somewhere along the way, EA became the only company in tried to produce certain games. Capcom pretty much owns the fighting game industry with Street Fighter. Activision and Call of Duty are THE go to online shooter for many gamers. Rockstar leads the industry in immersive open world games.

But somehow the Switch is doing great without top tier support from any of them so... fuck 'em.



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Azelover said:
SanAndreasX said:

Losing Square Enix would suck the most.

As far as I'm concerned, we have already lost them.

SE hasn't made a single thing worth a dime from me since they released Final Fantasy XII.

Chrkeller said:
Azelover said:

As far as I'm concerned, we have already lost them.

SE hasn't made a single thing worth a dime from me since they released Final Fantasy XII.

Dragon Quest XI was amazing, but everything FF since XII has been crap.  

Not even the 3DS, PSP, and DS releases? Damn, that's harsh!



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To be fair I don't portable game, so I can't speak about the 3DS/PSP/etc. I will say Octopath was solid, nothing amazing, but solid. Either way, DQ11 was superb, one of the best rpgs I have played in a decade.



d21lewis said:
I don't know. There was a time where you NEEDED sports games to survive and somewhere along the way, EA became the only company in tried to produce certain games. Capcom pretty much owns the fighting game industry with Street Fighter. Activision and Call of Duty are THE go to online shooter for many gamers. Rockstar leads the industry in immersive open world games.

But somehow the Switch is doing great without top tier support from any of them so... fuck 'em.

But Super Smash Brothers and Mortal Kombat are the most popular fighting games this generation, and Tekken is as popular as Street Fighter in terms of competitive traditional fighters. 



SanAndreasX said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

Sega.

I'm just looking at my Switch third party titles and I have both Puyo Puyo Tetris and Valkyria Chronicles 4, both of which are awesome games.  I will likely get Sonic Mania at some point too.  Sega may not be first party anymore but they still have some of that original first party mojo left in them.

(For all the people looking for "developers" instead of pushlishers, then consider my answer "Sonic Team".)

I said Square Enix, but Sega is right behind them for me. Right now my largest number of third party titles on either Switch or PS4 came from Sega, including VC4 and PPT, and one of my most anticipated games of next year is Project Sakura Wars. Plus, there's also the fact that they now own Atlus and its portfolio of titles. 

I basically feel the same way.  I said Sega, but Square Enix is a close second.