Online review aggregation site Metacritic has compared the 2012 releases from the major games publishers. Nintendo were second in 2011, but slipped to fourth in 2012. Electronic Arts who were previously in fourth position have risen to first and are followed behind by Microsoft. Sony have taken the third pace, and Nintendo are now sitting in fourth. The average Metascore for Nintendo is 71.2. The best original title on Nintendo platforms during 2012 was the brilliant Xenoblade Chronicles. You can read the findings here.