As the gaming industry explodes in popularity, there can’t be a certain list of quality video game companies in the world. However, in this article, we would like to highlight the very best of the best.
1. Nintendo, Japan
Founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi in September 1889, Nintendo is credited with the conception of handheld video games in 1979. Its headquarter is located in Kyoto, Japan but has subsidiaries and offices in many other cities around the world.
When it comes to revenue, Nintendo is the world’s largest video game company with a net value of more than $85 Billion.
Some stand-out video games by this company include Pokémon, Mario, and The legend of Zelda
2. Valve Corporation, Bellevue, WA
Valve Corporation’s headquarter is in Bellevue, Washington and it also has a subsidiary in Luxembourg. Started by former Microsoft employees Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington in 1996, it has total equity of more than $2.5 Billion. Some of the famous works of Valve Corporation are Dota 2, Half-life series, Counter-strike series, and Day of defeat series.
3. Rockstar Games, New York City, NY
Owned by Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar Games is headquartered in New York, the U.S. It was founded in 1998 by Sam House, Terry Donovan, Jamie King, Gary Foreman, and Dan Houser.
Some notable video games of Rockstar are Red dead, Midnight club, Bully, Grand Theft Auto, and Max Payne.
4. Electronic Arts, Redwood City
Electronic Arts, also referred to as EA Games, was started by Trip Hawkins in May 1982. Its revenue is more than $4.5 Billion. Several video games have been produced by this company include FIFA series, Army of Two series, The Simpsons series, Battlefield series, and Star wars series.
5. Activision Blizzard, Santa Monica, California
Activision Blizzard’s revenue is more than $4.6 Billion in 2015 and is listed to be a company which shares trade on NASDAQ. Many video games have been produced by the company, including Crash Bandicoot series, Spyro the dragon series, Call of duty series, and Tony Hawks series.