Yep.The whole "MS has no games" talk died last year when they had 3 GOTY quality games. This year was dry for them and Sony hit it out of the park as a publisher, but given the schedule of Xbox games we don't need to compare them on a "X has no games, X is better" due to the fact they're both operating in their own way atm. Also it discredits smaller published games. Gaming media is very bias towards AAA games only. Pentiment is due in a week, grounded got a full release. Not to compare it directly to games like GOW, but if you don't release a massive AAA game it's almost as if it doesn't count. Terrible mentality for the indie space which leads the industry in innovation.
SE should be a heavy favorite for publisher of the year but since all their games are AA at best we know they'll be excluded.
Nintendo as well.
People complain about the sterilization of cinema that Marvel has ushered in yet the same stratification has happened in gaming and the masses cheer it on.
If its not single player, action adventure and glossed til it blinds, it doesn't count.