Capcom: Making a game that's actually complete without disc-locked DLC. Or bringing back Breath of Fire or Power Stone. Konami: Actually making a game for once that doesn't have the words "Metal Gear" or "Silent Hill" on it. Obsidian: Making a complete, functional game and not blaming their game's shoddy quality on the publisher. (IE blaming Lucas Arts for KotOR 2, Bethesda for Fallout: New Vegas, or Sega for Alpha Protocol)
Yes, they got bigger than ever, for most devs though it seems to be down scalling as the decline of the mega publisher's has happened. realistically the major players are minute in numbers compared to smaller devs and with the boom in moblie gaming wich shall take care of it's self as the devices get better i think.