Revenue: ¥1.43 trillion
Net income: ¥229 billion
Notable IPs: Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid, F Zero, Pikmin, Pokemon and more.
Origins: Starting as a playing card company in 1889, Nintendo has since developed into one of the largest and most important videogame companies in the world.
Based in: Japan, but has sectors in American and Eurpoe.
- Electronic Arts
Revenue: $3.654 billion
Net income: $677 million
Notable IPs: Battlefield, Dead Space, Rockband, Mass Effect,
The Sims, Burnout and More.
Origins: Starting as just a Publisher in 1982, the company moved to start
developing their own games.
Based in: America, but has sectors in Canada and Europe.
- Activision Blizzard
Revenue: $4.447 billion
Net income: $418 million
Notable IPs: World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero, Spyro The Dragon, Call of Duty,
Starcraft and more.
Origins: Created by a merger between the two american games companies,
Blizzard entertainment and Activision in 2008.
Based in: Amrican, but has sectors in Canada and the UK
- Ubi Soft
Revenue: €971 million
Net income: €89.8 million
Notable IPs: Assassins Creed, Far Cry, Rayman, Myst, Prince of Persia.
Origins: Founded as a game publisher in 1986 by five brothers of the
Based in: France, but has sectors in America, the UK and the rest of Eurpoe.
- Take-Two Interactive
Revenue: $968.5 million
Net income: $137.9 million
Notable IPs: Grand Theft Auto, Midnight Club, Bioshock, Civilisation.
Origins: Founded in 1999 as Jumpstart Entertainment by Strauss Zelnick
Based in: America, but has sectors in the UK.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Top Video Game Publishers
Over the years, Video Games have grown into a serious business, in my previous post I looked at the different roles involved in creating a video game. During this analysis I learned that Publishers hold much of the power over the process of video games being made in that they manufacture the product and finance the whole product. In light of this information I decided to do some research on the top 5 Video Game publishers in the Industry.