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GDR releases list of Top 50 Developers of 2009


Game Developer Research has released its annual list of the Top 50 Developers according to the number of studios, sales from 2008 along with SkU numbers, and metacritic ratings for each.

The supplement to the Top 50 Developers countdown in Game Developer magazine surveyed 600 industry professionals from the magazine and Gamasutra, asking for opinions on more than 150 developers.

Those polled were also asked to "rate any relevant experiences with working with the companies in question."

Top 25 is below, with the rest posted after the break courtesy of Joystiq.

  1. Nintendo
  2. Blizzard Entertainment
  3. Ubisoft Montreal
  4. Rockstar North
  5. EA Canada
  6. Konami
  7. Valve Software
  8. Epic Games
  9. EA Tiburon
  10. Treyarch
  11. Hal Laboratory
  12. Capcom
  13. Traveller's Tales
  14. Bethesda Game Studios
  15. Insomniac Games
  16. Namco Bandai Games
  17. EA Redwood Shores
  18. Koei
  19. Kojima Productions
  20. Harmonix Music Systems
  21. Media Molecule
  22. Lionhead Studios
  23. Vicarious Visions
  24. Maxis
  25. Neversoft Entertainment
  26. Game Freak
  27. Square Enix
  28. Digital Illusions CE (Dice)
  29. Success
  30. Ready At Dawn
  31. Atlus
  32. Criterion Games
  33. TOSE
  34. Mythic Entertainment
  35. Firaxis Games
  36. Volition
  37. Sega
  38. SCE Japan Studio
  39. Ironclad Games
  40. Marvelous Interactive
  41. Yuke's Future Media Creators
  42. SCE London Studio
  43. Visual Concepts
  44. Intelligent Systems
  45. Omega Force
  46. Monolith Productions
  47. Funcom
  48. SCE Studios San Diego
  49. Rare
  50. Treasure

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