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Top 10 Richest Video Game Companies

It is no secret that the video games industry is one of the most lucrative Industries in the world, Being even more successful than both the music and movie Industry. But who are the most profitable gaming companies in the world? Find out in our ‘Top 10 Richest Video Game Companies’ list.

Top 10 Richest Video Game Companies

10. Ubisoft – France – $3.03 Billion

French Publisher Ubisoft comes in at number ten on our list. However, they Barely Held off Square Enix for a place In this top 10 List.

in 1986. Ubisoft, founded by the Guillemot family, Started out life selling tech supplies to farmers. 34 years later and the company is worth a crazy $3.03 Billion Dollars.

Ubisoft’s 5 Most Successful Franchises –

  • Assassin’s Creed – 140 million copies sold worldwide.
  • Just Dance – 70 million copies sold worldwide.
  • Farcry – 50 million copies sold worldwide.
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell – 31 million copies sold worldwide.
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six – 26 million copies sold worldwide.

Upcoming Ubisoft Titles –

  • Assassin Creed – Valhalla
  • Watch Dogs – Legion
  • Ton Clancy’s Rainbow Six – Quarantine
  • Gods + Monsters
  • Roller Champions
  • The Settlers

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9. Konami – Japan – $3.24 Billion

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9th on our top 10 richest video game companies list is Konami, The Japanese Publisher/Developer, who’s initial niche was building arcade machines. A few years later, In 1981, Konami created Frogger, Scramble and Super Cobra. Frogger to this day is still Konami‘s 4th most succesful franchise. However, Recently Konami have taken half a step back from console gaming. Instead Setting their focus primarily on the mobile market.

Konami’s 5 Most Successful Franchises –

  1. Pro Evolution Soccer – 90 million copies sold worldwide.
  2. Metal Gear – 41 million copies sold worldwide.
  3. Castlevania – 20 million copies sold worldwide.
  4. Frogger – 20 million copies sold worldwide.
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh – 19 million copies sold worldwide.

Upcoming Konami Titles –

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8. Bandai Namco – Japan – $4.74 Billion

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Bandai Namco was created in 2005. Following on from Bandai’s Acquisition of Namco for $1.7 Billion. Without doubt, Bandai Namco own a number of hugely successful line of Franchises. From the Arcade Classic Pacman to the Fighting bestseller Tekken. As a result of These Franchises, Bandai Namco holds an overall value of $4.75 billion

Bandai Namco’s 5 Most Successful Franchises –

  1. DragonBall – 55 million copies sold worldwide.
  2. Tekken – 47 million copies sold worldwide.
  3. Pacman – 44 million copies sold worldwide.
  4. Dark Souls – 25 million copies sold worldwide.
  5. Famista – 15 million copies sold worldwide.

Upcoming Bandai Namco Titles –

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Twin Mirror
  • The Dark Pictures: Little Hope
  • Digimon Survive
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxiboost On
  • Little Nightmares II

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7. SEGA – Japan – $ 4.9 billion

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Before branching out to create home entertainment consoles and games. SEGA also worked in the arcades industry, Creating arcade machines. It is without doubt that SEGA‘s Best selling Franchise is Sonic. But That is most certainly not the only card in SEGA‘s hand.

To conclude, SEGA are worth 4.9 Billion Dollars. Putting them at Number 7 on our Top 10 Richest Video Game Companies.

SEGA’s 5 Most Successful Franchises –

  1. Sonic – 360 million copies sold worldwide.
  2. Puyo Puyo – 25 million copies sold worldwide.
  3. Total War – 20 million copies sold worldwide.
  4. Megami Tensei – 15.7 million copies sold worldwide.
  5. Warhammer – 13 million copies sold worldwide.

Upcoming SEGA Titles –

  • Yakuza – Like A Dragon
  • Humankind

SEGA articles you may be interested in –


6. Electronic Arts – United States – $8.58 Billion

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Electronic Arts are never far away from controversy. The Consumerist Awarding them the title of “Worst company in America 2012“. They also then fended off opposition from Comcast in 2013 to retain the title for a second year running. However, This didn’t appear to phase EA though. Who are still solidly Secured into this rich list with a value of $8.58 Billion.

EA’s 5 Most Successful Franchises –

  1. FIFA – 250 million copies sold worldwide.
  2. The Sims – 200 million copies sold worldwide.
  3. Need for Speed – 150 million copies sold worldwide.
  4. Madden NFL – 100 million copies sold worldwide.
  5. Battlefield – 67 million copies sold worldwide.

Upcoming EA Titles –

  • Command & Conquer Remastered
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered

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5. Tencent Games – China – $8.87 Billion

Tencent‘s overall wealth within the gaming industry is hard to monitor. Because they have a finger in so many different pies. This “piefest” is not limited to the games industry either, but also the movie industry. This Bull in a china shop approach (no pun intended). is because of their owner. Pony Ma, who is one of the wealthiest men in China.

In spite of Tencent‘s business strategy to Invest in companies rather recklessly. Obviously this method is working for them, leading to them being worth $8.87 billion and predicted to rise even further!

What is Tencent’s presence in the Gaming industry?

  • Tencent own Riot Games. Riot Games are the creators of League of Legends and TeamFight Tactics.
  • Tencent own a 40% Share in Epic Games. The creator of many successful games. Most notably Fortnite.
  • They own 84% of Supercell, The company famous for Clash of Clans, Making them the Majority Shareholder.
  • Tencent are minority Shareholders in Ubisoft, A publisher also appearing in this list.
  • Tencent are minority shareholders in Activision. Again, another huge publisher.
  • And more…

Tencent articles you may be interested in –

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4. Nintendo – Japan – $15.70 Billion

Nintendo are a company that love to branch away from the norm. Making entirely unique products. However, This approach hasn’t always worked in their favor. But one can only admire their bravery in taking risks. Nintendo are still going strong, valuing at $15.7 Billion.

The company has come a long way since it was founded back in 1889 as a playing card company. Along the journey creating many household names that even non-gamers would recognize. Names such as Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda

Altogether, throughout the entirety of Nintendo‘s products, They have sold a total of 777.21 Million Console units. However, these stats are inclusive of all consoles ranging from 1977 to present day.

Nintendo’s 5 Most Successful Franchises –

  1. Super Mario – 627.51 million copies sold worldwide.
  2. Pokémon – 301.5 million copies sold worldwide.
  3. Wii Series – 203.15 million copies sold worldwide.
  4. The Legend of Zelda – 105.62 million copies sold worldwide.
  5. Donkey Kong – 75.6 million copies sold worldwide.

Upcoming Nintendo Titles –

  • Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition
  • Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
  • Catherine: Full Body
  • Bravely Default 2
  • Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise
  • No More Heroes 3
  • Bayonetta 3
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel
  • And more…

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3. Activision-Blizzard – United States – $19.84 Billion

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Activision-Blizzard was formed when Activision acquired Blizzard, The creator of the Warcraft and Diablo Series, in 2008 for a total of $18.9 billion. Because of the two Huge names in the Gaming industry merging, the company would lead on to achieve the status of 3rd Richest Video Game Company in the world!

Activision-Blizzard’s 5 Most Successful Franchises –

  1. Call of Duty – 250 million copies sold worldwide.
  2. Diablo – 100 million copies plus sold worldwide.
  3. Warcraft – 19 million copies sold worldwide + World Of Warcraft over 100 million registered accounts.
  4. Starcraft – 17 million copies sold worldwide.
  5. Destiny – (Unknown Sales Figures).

Upcoming Activision-Blizzard Titles –

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2. Sony – Japan – $195.21 Billion

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Without a doubt, Sony are revolutionaries, always have been. Backdating all the way to their creation in 1946. Where they created Japans very first Tape Recorder. 74 years later and they are the second most successful gaming company in the world.

The Playstation console series have played a major factor in this success, selling 543.89 Million units worldwide. to conclude, Sony have always paved the way with gaming standards, something that should be admired by people everywhere.

Sony’s 5 Most Successful Franchises –

  1. Gran Turismo – 76 million copies sold worldwide.
  2. Uncharted – 28 million copies sold worldwide.
  3. Ratchet and Clank – 26 million copies sold worldwide.
  4. God of War 21 – million copies sold worldwide.
  5. Crash Bandicoot – 22 million copies sold worldwide.

Upcoming Sony Titles –

  • Iron Man VR
  • Ghost Of Tsushima
  • The Last Of Us Part 2

Sony articles you may be interested in –


1.Microsoft – United States – $286.55 billion

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Microsoft, not unlike Sony, have revolutionized technology. Without a doubt the world would not be where it is today without the impact that Microsoft has had on the world of advancements.

Success after success has also lead to Microsoft being the top of this top 10 richest video game companies list. They have sold 154.9 Million console units worldwide and their value totals a crazy $286.55 billion!

Microsoft’s 5 Most Successful Franchises –

  1. Halo – 60 million copies sold worldwide.
  2. Gears of War – 27 million copies sold worldwide.
  3. Kinect Adventures – 24 million copies sold worldwide.
  4. Age of Empires – 18 million copies sold worldwide.
  5. Forza Motorsport – 10 million copies sold worldwide.

Upcoming Microsoft Titles –

  • Halo Infinite
  • Minecraft dungeons
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Grounded

Microsoft articles you may be interested in –

Summary

In Conclusion, The Top places on the table are scattered with the Global Leaders in video game consoles, with the exception of Activision-Blizzard. We also have Tencent proving to be a true Anomaly to this list. having earned their wealth primarily on investments within an already established industry. despite everything, It is without doubt that the Video Game Industry remains very competitive. And it’s interesting to see what lies around the corner for gaming.

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