The Top 10 Richest Video Game Companies in 2013

Many of you play video games, and have favourites among them. Most gamers even have a favourite game developer, and often times a game will become popular, more because of its developer/publisher, and less due to its own charm. This automatically gives some companies the edge over others. Now you probably can’t make money while playing games, but apparently, you can make a fortune at making them, as some video game companies have shown. Ever wondered who the richest game maker is? Here’s a list of the top 10 Richest video-game companies in the world in 2013.

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Most of these game companies are game developers, as well as game publishers. Often, they acquire smaller game studios, or form mergers to become a whole new company (like Activision-Blizzard). Now, it is worth noticing that out of the top 10 richest game companies, six are based in Japan, whereas only three are U.S based. So you gotta hand it over to the Japanese for your PlayStations, and your Hitman, Tomb Raider, and Pro Evolution Soccer series!

10. Square Enix

  • Revenue: $1.26 Billion
  • Origin: Japan
  • Founded: 1975
  • Notable products: Tomb Raider and Hitman (made by Eidos Interactive, which was acquired by Square Enix), Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest

Square Enix

9. Ubisoft

  • Revenue: $1.35 Billion
  • Origin: France
  • Founded: 1986
  • Notable products: Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Prince of Persia

Ubisoft

8. Konami

  • Revenue: $3.24 Billion
  • Origin: Japan
  • Founded: 1969
  • Notable products: Metal Gear, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill

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7. Electronic Arts

  • Revenue: $4.14 Billion
  • Origin: U.S
  • Founded: 1982
  • Notable products: Battlefield series, FIFA, Command and Conquer, Medal of Honour, and Mass Effect are only a few names from the EA shelf. For a full list, visit their Wikipedia page.

Electronic Arts

6. Namco Bandai

  • Revenue: $4.74 Billion
  • Origin: Japan
  • Founded: 2006
  • Notable products: Ace Combat, Tekken series, Naruto series

Namco Bandai

5. Activision Blizzard

  • Revenue: $4.85 Billion
  • Origin: U.S
  • Founded: 2008 (Activision – 1979)
  • Notable products: Warcraft, Diablo, Guitar Hero, Call of Duty series (’nuff said!)

Activision Blizzard

4. Sega

  • Revenue: $4.9 Billion
  • Origin: Japan
  • Founded: 1940
  • Notable products: The House of the Dead, Virtua Tennis, Sonic, and many hardware gaming products such as consoles etc

Sega

3. Nintendo

  • Revenue: $6.28 Billion
  • Origin: Japan
  • Founded: 1889
  • Notable products: Various gaming consoles (Game Boy, DS, Wii) along with many franchises (such as Mario, Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Pokemon etc)

Nintendo

2. Microsoft Game Studios

  • Revenue: $12.82 Billion
  • Origin: U.S
  • Founded: 2002 (as Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Notable products: Consoles (Xbox One, Xbox 360, Kinect) and Games (Age of Empires, Metal Gear, Rise of Nations, Flight Simulator, Halo, Forza Motorsport etc)

Microsoft Game Studios

1. Sony Computer Entertainment

  • Revenue: $13.4 Billion
  • Origin: Japan
  • Founded: 1993
  • Notable products: Consoles (PlayStation line, PlayStation Portable etc) and Games (God of War, Ace Combat etc)

Sony Computer Entertainment

Liked this list? Have something more to add? Please feel free to share your opinions in the comments section below. And please, try to be relevant. Good day :)

(Sources of information; NASDAQ, CNW, Yahoo Finance, and Wikipedia)

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    • Qasim Zaib says

      Buddy, that 9 Billion dollar number is hugely inflated. Rovio, is in fact, worth around 160 Million Euros……And no, Rockstar games isn’t worth so much either. It might make popular games, but that doesn’t mean it is richer than EA or Activision

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