Top 10 Biggest Gaming Companies In The World

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Top 10 Biggest Gaming Companies in the world in 2018

 

CAPCOM (REVENUE-$952MILLION)

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Resident Evil and Street Fighter are two of the names that made Capcom known ubiquitously. Despite the disagreements involving the name Capcom and their questionable sale tactics, the gaming company cannot be ignored, even if we try. With revenue of $952 million they made into our top on the 10 th position as one of the richest companies in the world. Some of their other successes include the Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, and Lost Planet franchises, as well as the Mega man games, which remain popular despite their relative age.

Best Overall Release –  Okami HD (PC)-92/100

Best New IP- none

Worst Overall Release – Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Switch)-66/100

 

 

KONAMI (REVENUE-$1.02BILLION)

KONAMI

 

Originated in 1969 by Kagemasa Kzuki as a jukebox rental and repair business in Osaka, Konami is one of the richest gaming companies in the world.

The Dance Revolution, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill, and Metal Gear Solid franchises have brought Konami continued success, and kept them relevant through the present day.

The road from the jukebox rental to one of the richest gaming companies in the world wasn’t that easy. Konami was in the video game industry since the Super Nintendo days and the road so far was a success.

Besides the gaming business Konami is a developer and publisher of numerous toys, trading cards, anime, slot machines, arcade cabinets and health and physical fitness clubs in Japan.

Best Overall Release – Final Fantasy XIV: Storm blood (PS4)-89/100

Best New IP – Children of Zodiacs (PS4)-81/100

Worst Overall Release – Oh My Godheads (PS4)-56/100

 

 

SQUARE ENIX (REVENUE- $1.45BILLION)

SQUARE ENIX

 

Square Enix was born after a union between Square and Enix in 2003, with Enix as the surviving company. With games like Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Hitman, Square Enix become one of the best gaming companies ever. Square Enix is one of the most successful game companies of all time, its Final Fantasy series was rated as one of the best gaming products in the world. Final Fantasy 7 in particular, was one of Square Enix best games and was considered an all-time classic, and leading to further success for its characters in later games. This Japanese company is most famous for creating the Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts series of games. The Final Fantasy series has sold over 110 million copies as of June 2014, making it by far their best-selling franchise to date. Building on their status as role playing game masters, Kingdom Hearts, in conjunction with Disney, is a rising star in the RPG genre, selling over 20 million copies as of March 2014.

Best Overall Release – Final Fantasy XIV: Storm blood (PS4)-89/100

Best New IP – Children of Zodiarcs (PS4)-81/100

Worst Overall Release – Oh My Godheads (PS4)-56/100

 

 

UBISOFT (REVENUE -$1.61BILLION)

UBISOFT

 

Games like Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Rayman, Tom Clancy, and Ubisoft made itself one of the most distinguishable gaming company in the entire world.

Originally from France, Ubisoft started its operations as computer game publisher in 1986. Founded in 1986 by the five Guillemot brothers, Ubisoft started out as a French distributor for games created by Electronic Arts, Sierra On-Line, and Microprose. Soon thereafter, the company set its sights on the U.S., United Kingdom, and Germany, distributing games in these markets. By the early ‘90s, Ubisoft turned towards development, beginning with online games such as Everquest. That was the start of one of the most popular gaming companies ever.



One of the biggest video game manufacturers expanded their offices and now has shops all over the world in the big markets. Ubisoft is known for being the company that gave interesting concepts to gamers from all around the globe and reaping the rewards through regular releases in its many series of games.

Best Overall Release – Assassin’s Creed Origins (XB1)-85/100

Best New IP – For Honor (XB1)-79/100

Worst Overall Release – Monopoly for Nintendo Switch (Switch)-53/100

 

 

SEGA (REVENUE -$3.33 BILLION)

SEGA

 

 Japanese people seem to be the masters of video games consoles and Sega is another example of how great they are. The company was founded in 1940, in Honolulu Hawaii. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the larger group, Sega Holdings and has several offices around the world. Their massive income comes from the success of “Sonic the Hedgehog”, the hedgehog seems to be everyone’s favorite. Because of that famous game Sega was able to produce many others great franchises of games which have put them right in the top of the richest gaming companies in the world.

Best Overall Release – Bayonetta (PC)-90/100

Best New IP – None 

Worst Overall Release – Valkyria Revolution (PS4)-55/100

 

 

ELECTRONIC ARTS (REVENUE -$12.11 BILLION)

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Founded by Trip Hawkins the company has become one of the major players and one of the main names in the gaming industry. When someone suggested them to make a soccer game they treated it as a joke, however FIFA is their biggest success. Since the beginning EA was the king of sports games and a major player in the “war” with Nintendo and Sega consoles. From titles like Road Rash, Madden Football, NHL 95 and many more, EA became one of the biggest video games producers in the world. They continue to be the kings of sports game notwithstanding the fact that they were once considered one of the worst gaming companies in America. But 2017 was not at all good for this major Company. The company’s many 2017 disappointments included Need for Speed Payback and Star Wars Battlefront II. EA’s best game last year- FIFA 18.

 



 

NINTENDO (REVENUE – $14.6 BILLION)

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Originated in the late 19th century in Japan, by the third president of the corporation, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo claimed fast to the top of the best gaming company’s ever. As one of the oldest but best gaming companies in the world, Nintendo grew into the big empire we know today. In fact, for quite some time, Nintendo name was identical with video games. They made sure their name will stick in our minds since they started. Their most famous creations? The beloved characters – Mario and Donkey Kong. Even on these days, Mario is one of the most popular video game characters ever created, even his theme song is recognized all around the world. In 1983 they created the first game console to be widely accepted into a home- the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Best Overall Release – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)-97/100

Best New IP – Snipperclips (Switch)-80/100

Worst Overall Release – Flip Wars (Switch)-53/100

 

 

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD (REVENUE – $16.29 BILLION)

ACTIVISION

 

In 2008 the merge between Activision and Blizzard Entertainment happened and so one of the biggest gaming companies was born. What started as a simple idea of making adventure strategy games modeled after role playing games, became one of the best performing gaming company out there.

Activision Blizzard was one of the first companies to introduce LAN gaming, the feature that allows you to connect computers together with your friends to create a massive battle without the need to be online. But they made their success with franchises like Call of Duty, Warcraft, Diablo and StarCraft. They had the brilliant idea to turn the classic Warcraft games into the best-selling MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) game around in World of Warcrafts.Their recent release called Hearthstone, another game based on Warcraft, became an instant hit. Activision Blizzard’s games were great success, especially World of Warcraft which charges a monthly fee for online game play, made them one of the biggest in the world. Their secret- Using addictive gameplay to keep users returning every month.

 

Best Overall Release – Destiny 2 (Xbox One)-87/100

Best New IP – None  

Worst Overall Release – Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (PS4)-57/100

MICROSOFT STUDIOS (REVENUE: $12.82 BILLION)

MICROSOFT STUDIOS

 

Formed in combination with the establishment of the Xbox in 2002, Microsoft Studios added another profitable option to the stable at technology giant, Microsoft. Microsoft Studios’ products flood the market on numerous devices not limited to the traditional gaming console. The company produces games for Windows PCs as well as the Windows Phone. On the market since 2002, Microsoft Studios had a big impact on the gaming industry. Originally Microsoft Game Studios, the division was re-branded as Microsoft Studios in 2011.Microsoft Studios is one of the best performing gaming company existing on the market at this time. Microsoft best games include Halo series and Gears of wars Series. Microsoft is the second most selling console company and those are Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Xbox one X.

 

 

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT (REVENUE: $13.4 BILLION)

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT

 

Initially from Japan is one of the big guys in electronics as well in video games. One of the largest producers of video games consoles in the world, their PlayStation is one of the most famous game consoles out there. The PS2 was one of the longest selling and used by gamers everywhere, the one that also offers the best third party games available. The creative force behind Sony’s PlayStation line of consoles, Sony Computer Entertainment is the king of video game development. Sony is the primary competitor of Microsoft on the video games market. Their online services used to be free but recently they changed that and started charging for the privilege of playing online. They say that the reason they decided to charge for privileges is that the extra funds will help them improve the service to better compete with Microsoft. The battle between Sony and Microsoft will be going for a while, because each one of them are releasing better, bigger ideas than the other one. The most selling Consoles of Sony are PS2, PS3 and PS4.And one of the best Sony exclusive and most selling games are Uncharted series and God of war series.

 

 

 

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