Here is a list of top earning video game companies for year 2010. Once again, the japanese companies have been dominating the video game entertainment world with six companies in the top ten list.
REVENUE: $15.75 billion (2010)
A brainchild of Fusajiro Yamauchi, Nintendo maintained itself as the Godfather of gaming industry. At one stage, no one knew that a company founded as Hanafuda cards developer would one day make stunning gaming consoles and blockbuster video games. With estimated revenue of $15.75 billion in fiscal year 2010, Nintendo retained its number one position as highest earning Video Game Company.
2. Sony Computer Entertainment
REVENUE: $13.4 billion (2010)
A subsidiary of Electronics Giant (Sony), Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) is working day and night to challenge the dominance of Nintendo. And who knows that with the arrival of PlayStation 4, SCE might be able to become the Don of Video Game Industry. Anyway, with a revenue of $13.4 billion for fiscal year 2010, SCE is the second highest earning video game company.
3. Microsoft Game Studios
REVENUE: $12.82 billion (2010)
Thanks to Xbox 360 and Kinect, Microsoft Game Studios (MGS) maintained a respectable presence in video game industry. With a revenue of $12.82 billion, MGS is on its path to be the leader of Video Game Entertainment World.
4. Activision Blizzard
REVENUE: $4.8 billion (2010)
A new powerhouse emerged in 2008 when two juggernauts decided that its time to join hands. Thanks to some gold erupting titles like Black Ops and Cataclysm, Activision Blizzard becomes the 4th richest video game company with revenue of $4.8 billion for fiscal year 2010.
5. Namco Bandai
REVEUE: $4.5 billion (2010)
Anyone who loves fighting-genre games must have heard the name of Tekken. And anyone who has heard the name of Tekken must also have heard the name of Namco Bandai because after-all, it is a name that cannot be ignored. With a revenue of $4.5 billion, Namco Bandai is the 5th highest earning video game company.
REVENUE: $4.37 billion (2010)
Sega is another Juggernaut from Japan who is striving hard to maintain its stronghold in Video Game Entertainment World. And with a revenue of $4.37 billion for fiscal year 2010, one can bet that they are indeed working hard to make sure that they don’t miss their share of the pie.
7. Electronic Arts
REVENUE: $3.65 billion (2010)
Electronic Arts (EA) is surely an icon in video game industry. With plenty of quality video game developers under its wing (Bioware, DICE, and Black Box are some of them), EA is continuously bringing out some impressive titles in the market. With a revenue of $3.65 billion, EA is, without any doubt, an empire in Video Game Entertainment World.
REVENUE: $2.81 billion (2010)
Another video game company hailing from Japan, Konami is a well-known and respected brand thanks to some quality titles like Metal Gear and Dance Dance Revolution. Financially, the company is also going well, maintaining a decent revenue of about $2.81 billion for fiscal year 2010.
9. Square Enix
REVENUE: $1.6 billion (2010)
Square Enix came into existence as a result of merger between Square Co. and Enix Corporation. The company is well-renowned due to its Final Fantasy Series and its recent blockbuster, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. With a revenue of $1.6 billion for fiscal year 2010, Square Enix is on number 9 in the list of highest earning video game companies.
REVENUE: $1.347 billion (2010)
Ubisoft is a very respectable name in video game industry due to its well written blockbusters like Assassin Creed, Prince of Persia, and Tom Clancy. Under the visionary leadership of Yves Guillemot, the company is performing financially well too, with a revenue of $1.347 for fiscal year 2010.