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Video Game Companies

With the HUGE development of the gaming industry, particularly in recent years, lots of graduates are overflowing into the field.

Of course,

Their BIG desire is to join the famous video game companies in the world so that they can expand their career.

And in a recent study from the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), there are 10 greatest companies that most of the developers want to work for today.

Do you know which they are?

Try to down here now, guys!

Top 10 best video game companies in the world

Valve Corporation – Bellevue, WA

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The company has its headquarters in Bellevue, Washington and a subsidiary in Luxembourg. It was begun in 1996 by former Microsoft employees Mike Harrington and Gabe Newell with the total equity of over $2.5 billion.

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There are some of the work produced by this company, including:

  • Half-life series
  • Counter-strike series
  • Dota 2
  • Day of Defeat series

Nintendo – Kyoto, Japan

We all know this company, don’t we?

It’s credited for the ideation of handheld video games in 1979. In September 1889, Fusajiro Yamauchi established and headquartered it in Kyoto, Japan.

And now,

This company has lots of subsidiaries and offices in other parts of the world.

As the world’s largest company by revenue, Nintendo comes with a net value of more than $85 billion.

Here are some of the popular video games like:

  • Pokémon
  • Mario
  • The legend of Zelda

Activision Blizzard – Santa Monica, California

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In 2015,

This company acquired the revenue of over $4.6 billion. Moreover, it’s a listed company whose shares its trade on NASDAQ. Bobby Kotick is the company president while Brian Kelly is the chairman.

Activision Blizzard has produced lots of well-known video games such as:

  • Tony Hawks series
  • Call of duty series
  • Spyro the Dragon series
  • Crash Bandicoot series

Ubisoft – Montreuil, France

Ubisoft, or Ubisoft Entertainments S.A, was established in France, 1986 by five siblings of the Guillemot family. It comes with lots of subsidiaries in 26 countries all over the world and trades on Euronext as UBI with the revenue of 1.4 billion euros in 2014.

Here are some popular game series from Ubisoft that you should know such as:

  • Tom Clancy series
  • Assassin’s Creed series
  • Just dance series
  • Far Cry series

Electronic Arts – Redwood City

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This company was set out in May 1982 by Trip Hawkins. And its revenue is more than $4.5 billion. Some games have been produced including:

  • FIFA series
  • Star Wars series
  • Army of Two series
  • The Simpsons series
  • Battlefield series

BioWare – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Among the best video game companies, BioWare is completely owned by Electronic Arts (also called EA games).

It was established by Grey Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka, who are professional medical doctors. And here are some of the well-known products from this company that you might know like:

  • Dragon Age series
  • Mass Effect series
  • Republic series
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Olds
  • Baldur’s Gate series

Rockstar Games – New York City, NY

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Rockstar Games is owned by Take-Two Interactiveand headquartered in New York, the US. It was established 20 years ago in 1998 by Sam House, Terry Donovan, Gary Foreman, Dan Houser, and Jamie King.

Some of the famous video games by this company are:

  • Red dead
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Bully
  • Midnight club
  • Max Payne

Sony Computer Entertainment – Minato, Tokyo, Japan

This company is a totally owned subsidiary of the Sony Corporation. It was founded in November 1993 in Tokyo. It also has some subsidiaries in Asia, North America, and Europe.

However, instead of developing video games, it concentrates on the game consoles such as:

  • PlayStation
  • PlayStation 2
  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation Vita

Naughty Dog Inc – Santa Monica, California

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This video game company was established by Jason Rubin and Andy Gavin in 1984. It’s also an entirely owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment after a successful purchase in 2001.

And here are some popular video games from Naughty Dog Inc.

  • Unchartered
  • The Last of Us
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Jak and Daxter

Microsoft Corporation – Redmond Washington, USA

This company is a multinational corporation technology company, established by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

In 2015,

It had the revenue of over $95 billion and was indeed one of the biggest companies in the world. Not only is Microsoft Corporation famous in video game brands but also awesome game consoles such as Xbox One and Xbox 360.

A final note

As long as you are happy in this field, either working for any company or even starting your own one will become a fantastic experience.

Overall,

Our top 10 video game companies above are only references in case you have no idea of any company. These are popular in the world with thousands of developers who want to join every day.

Or if you know where to go, make sure you focus on your work to get excellent results! Good luck to you!