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Top 10 largest video game companies in the world in 2021

CachHayNhat - The video game industry as a whole marked another sales record last year, now worth more than $130 billion. The top 10 biggest video game brands in 2021 are largely the same as in previous years. The following is a list of the 10 largest video game companies in the world in 2021 by game revenue achieved in the last year.

Top 10 biggest video game companies in the world

Note: Only revenue from the game is taken into account for this leaderboard. The revenue that a company may have generated from other business affiliates is irrelevant here.


While video game companies can technically be considered software companies, non-game software sales do not count here. Check out the separate rankings for the Top 10 Largest Software Companies.


Top 10 largest video game companies in the world in 2021


Top 10 largest video game companies in the world in 2021

1. Sony

Sony logo
Sony logo

Game revenue: $25.0 billion


Year of establishment: 1946

Headquartered in: Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

Main industry: Electronic Games


most profitable sold in 2020: PlayStation 5 (video game console) Website


Sony remains the world's largest video game company in 2021. The Japanese tech giant now generates most of its revenue from its games, which totaled $25 billion last year, with PlayStation 5 launched in 2020 and became the most popular next-gen video in the console world. However, Sony also produces many original video games for its consoles. The company's handheld video game console, the PlayStation Vita, also contributed to Sony's No. 1 position in the video game market.


 

2. Tencent

Tencent logo
Tencent logo

Gaming Revenue: $13.9 billion


Founded in: 1998

Headquartered in: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Main industry: Social media


Most Game Profits Sold in 2020: Honor of Kings Website


If you discount all the video game console companies make and focus exclusively on video game creators, then Chinese Internet conglomerate Tencent is by far the largest video game company in the world. world in 2021 with an impressive $13.9 billion in gaming revenue. Tencent mainly focuses on online and mobile smartphone games, such as the company's flagship mobile game Honor of Kings. But through the many video game studios it owns around the world, Tencent has also become a major player on the video game big screen. Tencent most notably owns Riot Games, the American video game studio that created League of Legends, a popular multiplayer battle arena game enjoyed by millions of players around the world, even professional..


Tencent also owns stakes in several other video game companies, such as US video game giants Epic Games (40%) and Activision Blizzard (5%), and South Korea's Krafton Game Union (11.5%) or French video game company Ubisoft (5%).


 

3. Nintendo

Nintendo logo
Nintendo logo

Game revenue: $12.1 billion


Year of establishment: 1889

Headquartered in: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Main industry: Games Games


most profitable sold in 2020: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Website


Despite falling to third place in the Top 10 largest video game companies in 2021, last year was still a very successful year for Japanese video game company Nintendo, helping the company to remain strong. is the world's largest pure video game developer. Nintendo's revenue success, $12.1 billion last year, is largely driven not only by continued sales of the Nintendo Switch console, but also by Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the game it's on on its way to becoming the best-selling game for the Switch console ever.


 

4. Microsoft

Microsoft logo
Microsoft logo

Game revenue: $11.6 billion


Established year: 1975

Headquartered in: Redmond, Washington, USA

Main industry: Software


Most profitable game sold in 2020: Xbox Series X/S (video game console) Website


The world's largest software companies are also the fourth largest video game companies in the world. Microsoft earned about $11.6 billion with Xbox Game Studios, the company's gaming arm. Of course, game revenue is primarily generated by sales of Microsoft's new next-generation Xbox Series X/S, but Microsoft also develops video games itself or owns studios that do so. A good example of this is Mojang. Swedish video game studio, owned by Microsoft, known for creating Minecraft, which recently became the most popular video game in history.


 

5. Activision Blizzard

Activision Blizzard logo
Activision Blizzard logo

Game revenue: $8.1 billion


Established year: 2008

(under the merger of Activision & Blizzard Entertainment)

Headquartered in: Santa Monica, California, USA

Main industry: Games Games


Most profitable sold in 2020: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Website


Activision Blizzard ranks 5th in the ranking of 10 largest video companies in 2020. Founded in 2008 by the merger of two American video game companies, Activision and Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard has created 8 $1.1 billion last year. The California-based video game studio, as always, can rely on the most historic series to date, Call of Duty, which has done a great job with the latest installation Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Additionally, the company's World of Warcraft series also saw an increase in sales.


 

6. Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts logo
Electronic Arts logo

Game revenue: $5.5 billion


Established year: 1982

Headquartered in: Redwood City, California, USA

Main industry: Games Games


most profitable sold in 2020: FIFA 21 Websie


 

7. Epic Games

Epic Games logo
Epic Games logo

Game revenue: $4.2 billion


Established year: 1991

Headquartered in: Cary, North Carolina, USA

Main industry: Games Games


most profitable sold in 2020: Fortnite: Save the World Website


 

8. Take-Two Interactive

Take-Two Interactive logo
Take-Two Interactive logo

Game revenue: $3.1 billion


Established year: 1993

Headquartered in: New York City, New York, USA

Main industry: Games Games


Most profitable sold in 2020: NBA 2K21 Website


 

9. Sega Sammy

Sega Sammy logo
Sega Sammy logo

Game revenue: $2.3 billion


Year of establishment: 2004

(under the merger of Sega & Sammy Corporation)

Headquartered in: Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

Main industry: Games Games


most profitable sold in 2020: Total War Saga: Troy Website


 

10. Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco logo
Bandai Namco logo

Game revenue: $2.2 billion


Established year: 2005

(according to the merger of Bandai & Namco)

Headquartered in: Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

Main industry: Toys Games


highest grossing 2020: Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Website


 

Top 10 largest video game companies in the world in 2021

Top 10 largest video game companies in the world in 2021


1. SONY

Game revenue: $25.0 billion

2. TENCENT

Game revenue: $13.9 billion

3. NINTENDO

Game revenue: $12.1 billion

4. MICROSOFT

Game revenue: $11.6 billion

5. ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

Game revenue: $8.1 billion

6. ELECTRONIC ARTS

Game revenue: $5.5 billion

7. EPIC GAMES

Game revenue: $4.8 billion

8. TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE

Game revenue: $3.1 billion

9. SEGA SAMMY

Game revenue: $2.3 billion

10. BANDAI NAMCO

Game revenue: $2.2 billion


Top 10 largest video game companies by most recent revenue figures in US Dollars. Only game revenue is taken into account for this ranking. Revenue that a company may have generated from other business affiliates is not relevant here.


 

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