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Too bad this doesn't equal Wii U sales :-/. Meh still something to be proud of that Nintendo system owners are playing the best critically acclaimed games! Full article here:


Back in 2011, Metacritic started doing an annual ranking for video game companies; publishers are categorized according to the number of releases for the year and judged by overall Metacritic scores. Also, sales and user reviews aren't taken into account for the overall rankings, so only reviews from authorised media outlets are counted. Last year Nintendo made the top 5, coming in at number 4; this year it's pulled ahead to the coveted number one spot, seeing off its closest rivals in Ubisoft and Electronic Arts.

For Nintendo, the best rated overall release was, unsurprisingly, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U., while Bravely Default took Best New Original Title (as it was released in early 2014 in North America and wasn't part of an existing series). Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder was Worst Overall Release and the winner of Users' Favourite was a three-way tie between Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2, and Mario Kart 8. Nintendo released more unique titles than any other publisher and was the only one to make the 'green' bracket, with an average Metascore of 76.5 just clearing the cutoff.

Metacritic has also released some other sets of data outlining the most popular games along with the best and worst performers on each platform - hit up the link below to read the full breakdown.

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they never dissapoint.

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Lol for all the hate SQEX get they came in at 5 even though they saw a 9 point decline from 2013.

To the surprise of no one. They should win this every year.

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Oh good! New Nintendo console ammo! *chik-chik*

Congrats to Nintendo!

Glad to hear this news! Congrats to Ninten! : ) They had one hell of a year last year, so I don`t see anyone more fitting of this than them~



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axumblade said:
I find it strange that they mention Bayonetta, when it comes packed in with Bayonetta 2.

Last year was an excellent year for Nintendo software. Hopefully they can keep the momentum going this year with Zelda, Kirby, and Xenoblade Chronicles. :)

You can buy Bayonetta 1 seperately on the e-Shop.

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