The gaming industry has come a long way from the earliest video games such as Super Mario brothers. The world of video games has evolved by leaps and bounds. The modern games are far more technologically advanced than their predecessors. The advanced graphics and designs of the modern games have added to the thrill and has made the gaming industry lucrative as never before.
The game developers are reaping enormous profits from the boom in demand for video games. There are many companies who produce their own games and the fans follow the brand to whichever console the brand desires to go. The consoles and the developers mint huge amount of money. These are the top ten famous and most rich game designers for the year.
List of Top 10 Richest Game Designers in The World in 2017.
10. Square Enix
This is a Japanese company that has produced games like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest etc. The Final Fantasy series sold millions of copies which made it the best-selling franchise. Square Enix bought Eidos interactive in the year 2009 and claimed rights to the popular Tomb Raider Series. With a total value of $1.26 billion, this company is at the tenth position in the list of most rich game designers for the year. Also Read: Richest Video Game Companies In The World
This is a French company that has produced popular games such as Assassin’s creed, Prince of Persia, Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six. The company was founded in 1986 and was initially a distributor of games which were created by Electronic Arts, Microprose and Sierra On-Line. In the 90s, the company turned to game designing with online games such as Everquest. The value of the company is $1.85 billion and is at the ninth position in the list of most rich game designers for the year.
Konami, apart from producing games, also manufactures slot machines, arcade games, trading cards etc. Konami has produced games such as action series Metal Gear and horror series such as Silent Hill and Castlevania. Silent hill was also made into a movie in the year 2005. The total value of the company is $3.24 billion and is at the eighth position in the list of most rich game designers for the year.
7. Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts is a popular brand among gamers. It produces sports gaming sets such as Madden NFL franchise. It has also produced popular PC games such as Need for Speed, Command and Conquer, Medal of Honour and the Sims. It has also created hit titles such as Mass Effect for PlayStation and Xbox. Lucas Arts have partnered EA to produce Star Wars: Knights of the New Republic. EA has a total value of $4.14 billion and is at the seventh position in the list of most rich game designers for the year.
6. Namco Bandai
The Japanese company acquired Atari and their partnership with Nintendo saw them plunge into the video game development industry. The company after some bad decisions stopped producing games, but after their merger with Bandai they restarted game development and have produced the popular series Tekken and Naruto. The company has a total value of $4.74 billion and is sixth in the list of most rich game designers for the year.
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5. Activision Blizzard
Activision, in the year 2008 merged with Vivendi games to give rise to Activision Blizzard. This conglomerate has become one of the big game developers in the industry. The famous Call of Duty series has been produced by this company. Halo is another popular franchise of the company. The most popular franchise by this company however, is the World of Warcraft. The company has a value of $4.85 billion and is fifth in the list of most rich game designers for the year.
Sega has entered into a partnership with Nintendo and is producing crossover titles such as Mario and Sonic. Sega is the producer of Sonic the hedgehog franchise. The total value of Sega is $4.9 billion and is fourth in the list of most rich game designers for the year.
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Nintendo is a 125 year old company. They have evolved from playing cards to video games developers. They produced the Super Mario Bros series which became a hit. Nintendo has remained at the forefront of gaming industry and with a total value of $6.28 billion, are at the third position in the list of most rich game designers for the year.
2. Microsoft Studios
The company produces games for Windows PC and Windows phone. They are not limited to traditional gaming consoles. The Halo franchise has lifted the company in the gaming world with its Xbox franchise selling over 60 million units. The company has a value of $12.82 billion and comes second in the list of most rich game designers for the year.
1.Sony Computer Entertainment
The company is the king of video game development. The hits include God of War and Gran Turismo franchises. The total value of the company is $13.4 billion and tops the chart of most rich game designers for the year.
These gaming companies have produced so many hits which have been lapped up by the gaming enthusiasts and made them most rich game designers in the world in 2017.