Video game development companies usually have a very short flight. They are usually born thanks to the perseverance of some young genius and after publishing a successful title the doors to the industry are opened to them. The money comes fast, they grow fast and end up with more shows to show for than time to finish the projects. And, as you climb a mountain, at some point you have to descend it. Few companies continue their course, as most cannot continue to release hits and the rest end up broken or, with a lot of luck, absorbed by a giant. These are the 20 Biggest Video Games Companies of All Time
Biggest Video Game Companies in the World
Countless are those who were left on the road after having spent a wonderful decade and still have remained in the memory of the gamers for their great work.
Let’s remember some and list them in a ranking that everyone can imagine at ease.
For some, the first position will be unfair, and for others it will not. Atari meant a lot in the world of video games and today it is still one of the most recognized brands. Founded in 1972, it gave us big names like the pioneering PongyArea 51.
Another Japanese pioneer. Created in 1969, it is impossible to forget the International Superstar Soccer, Sunset Riders and The Simpsons.
Capcom joins the group of successful Japanese companies. It was founded in 1979 and has since delivered titles such as Final Fight, Resident Evil and Street Fighter.
Another veteran among veterans. Originally founded in 1955, titles like Pac-Man, Galaxian and Tekken were arcade classics.
Despite the fact that the monstrous American company is constantly absorbing others, it has given us the FIFA, NBA Livey Need for Speed, among others.
Nintendo’s production company designed games for the company that became icons. Mario, Zelda, and Star Fox are a few examples.
Although for many it is a modern company as it is recognized by Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, the French company was founded in 1986 and started developing games in 1990.
George Lucas began his dream of creating games in 1982 and released classics such as Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island and Sam & Max.
The now-defunct (owned by Warner) production company was the first in the United States since 1958 and left games like Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam.
Another American company founded in 1982 that gave us Civilization, Railroad Tycoon and the X-COM saga.
The strategy genre owes much to this 1987 American company that published SimCity and SimFarm.
Acclaim, Activision and Microsoft Studios
Here we’re going to do a little cheating and put three companies in the same place. Why? Because although they were mainly involved in the distribution and adaptation of games, they also contributed to the development of several titles. Acclaim went bankrupt in 2004 and Microsoft increased its production after the creation of the Xbox console.
The Californian created in 1978 developed several titles such as King’s Quest and Leisure Suit Larry.
SEGA’s creative division was one of the most powerful at the time. Out Run, Virtua Racing and Daytona USA are just a few examples.
Company founded in the early 90’s in California. It began by making adaptations and later went on to develop titles such as The Lost Vikings, Warcraft and Diablo.
Another modern company that delivered historic titles such as Half-Life 2 and Left 4 Dead.
Also from the early 90s, it became a pioneer of shooters games thanks to Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein 3D.
Another of the Japanese pioneers (1953) who knew how to give names like Bubble Bobble, Arkanoid and Space Invaders.
Another of the American companies created in the 80s that was characterized by delivering strategy games like Dune II and Command & Conquer.
Veteran British company of the 80’s linked to Nintendo and later acquired by Microsoft that gave titles like Battletoads, Donkey Kong Country and Killer Instinct.
These are the biggest video game companies of all time, both in popularity and revenue. other company do you remember? How would you put together your top 20?