video game developer companies
The market value of the video game industry was estimated at around $135 billion in 2018. This value is increasing every year.
Although there independent game designers in the market that are making their presence known, big game design companies take up the majority of the market.
Some video game design companies among the biggest ones are particularly strong in the market thanks to their hugely successful game titles.
Here, you can take a look at some of the top video game design companies:
Founded in July 2008, and based in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the largest video game company in America by revenue. There are five companies working under the “Activision Blizzard” name; Activision Publishing, Blizzard Entertainment, King, and Major League Gaming, and Activision Blizzard Studios.
Activision Blizzard owns multiple video game design studios as independent studios tied to Activision Publishing. Some of these studios Infinity Ward, Treyarch, High Moon Studios and Toys for Bob.
Notable Games released by Activision Blizzard:
World of Warcraft
Call of Duty
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is the second-largest gaming company after Activision Blizzard by revenue and market capitalization. The American video game company headquartered in Redwood City, California. The company is especially successful with its sports game titles.
EA also owns multiples major gaming studios. These studios are DICE, BioWare, EA Tiburon, and EA Vancouver.
Notable Games released by Electronic Arts:
Need for Speed
The Sims series
Medal of Honor
Madden NFL series
NCAA Football series
Harry Potter series
Nintendo Co., Ltd is an international consumer electronics and video game design company based in Kyoto, Japan.
When it is founded on 23 September 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, Nintendo was producing playing cards. But the company later moved into video game designing business in the 1970s. After a long time of doing exclusively game design for arcade consoles, in the 1980s, Nintendo became a huge home game console brand. From that point company produced game titles mainly for its own game platforms in partnerships with game studios such as Capcom or Konami. Today, Nintendo one of the biggest game design companies in the market.
Notable Games released by Nintendo:
Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Blades of Steel
Iron Sword: Wizards & Warriors
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Sony Interactive Entertainment is the video game division of the Japanese electronics company Sony Corporation. The company was founded in 1993 in order to operate with Sony’s PlayStation brand. Sony Interactive Entertainment manages the game design, development, and sales of for the PlayStation game system titles as well as the hardware itself.
Notable Games released by Sony:
God of War
Jak and Daxter
Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018)
Sega Games Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game design and publishing company. Today, known as “Sega Games Co., Ltd.” the company was also known with the name “Sega Enterprises Ltd.” and “Sega Corporation” in the past.
Founded in 1960, Sega has seen its first major success with its home video game console “Genesis”, especially thanks to their Sonic the Hedgehog release. Today the company no longer produce game consoles but continues to publish video games for major video game platforms.
Notable Games released by Sega:
Sonic the Hedgehog
Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker
Formula One World Championship: Beyond the Limit
World Grand Prix
Based in Montreuil, France, “Ubisoft Entertainment” is revenue-wise, the fourth largest video game design company in the business. Although the company is 32 years, the company’s games achieved high success, especially in the later generation. Today, Ubisoft is known for publishing some of the most popular video game franchises in the business.
Notable Games released by Ubisoft Entertainment:
Prince of Persia
Tom Clancy’s RainboxSix