Online games – Currently the gaming industry is progressing significantly, with total revenues of US $ 99.9 billion or approximately (Rp 1.331 trillion) and 2.1 billion active users in 2016.
Of the many advantages gained in the game sector, do you know what are the richest game companies in the world?
Reporting from Fraghero, here are the 8 most rich game companies today and their earnings forecast in 2016.
The Most Rich Game Company Today
1. Activision Blizzard (Rp 61,3 Triliun)
Activision Blizzard itself has not officially released their revenues for 2016 this. But with the number of popular games that made it, estimated revenue of Blizzard reached US $ 4.6 billion or around Rp 61.3 trillion.
Popluer games created by Activision Blizzard include: Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Diablo, StarCraft, Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, Quake II, and many more.
2. Nintendo (Rp 58.6 Trillion)
In second place, Nintendo’s revenue in 2016 decreased from last year’s 504 billion yen (Rp 58 trillion) to 549 billion yen (Rp 64 trillion).
This slump is due to the failure of game and console sales on Wii U worth US $ 49 million (Rp 650 billion). Although unlucky this year, Nintendo is still one of the richest game companies in the world.
Some popular games made by Nintendo include: Pokémon, Mario and Zelda.
3. Electronics Arts (Rp58.5 Trillion)
The next richest game company is Electronics Arts or commonly known as EA. In 2016, EA managed to earn an income of up to US $ 4.39 billion (Rp 58.5 trillion).
The newest FPS game Battlefield 1 also managed to become one of the popular games released in 2016. Some other games made by EA are quite successful in the market, among others: FIFA Series, Burnout and Command & Conquer series.
4. SEGA (Rp 42 Trillion)
During 2016, SEGA is expected to gain up to US $ 3.2 billion (Rp 42 trillion). Some titles of popular games made SEGA include: Sonic the Hedgehog, Total War and Daytona USA.
5. Ubisoft (Rp 41 Trillion)
Compared to previous year, this year Ubisoft managed to increase their income. As summarized in the 2016 financial statements, Ubisoft managed to earn US $ 3.1 billion (Rp 41 trillion).
Some popular titles made by Ubisoft include: Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Rainbow Six, Prince of Persia and Watch Dogs.
6. Bandai Namco Entertainment (Rp 37 Trillion)
In its 2016 report, Bandai Namco Company earned 575.5 billion yen (Rp 67 trillion) in revenue. While for the game only, Bandai get US $ 2.81 billion (Rp 37 trillion).
Some of the popular game titles created by Bandai Namco include: Naruto Series, Tekken and Soulcalibur. In addition, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Dark Souls series also provide great advantages.
7. Konami (Rp29 Trillion)
Konami’s financial statements show a comparison between net income in 2014 and 2015. This year, Konami is expected to earn 250 billion yen (Rp 29 trillion) in revenue.
Metal Gear Solid’s latest game series: The Phantom Pain and some of the latest mobile games in 2016 have helped to increase their profits. In addition to these games, other famous Konami games include: Castlevania, Dance Dance Revolution and Silent Hill.
8. Square Enix – (Rp25 Trillion)
The last richest game company is Square Enix. In the financial statements released on March 31, 2016, Square Enix managed to earn revenue of 214 billion yen (Rp 25 trillion).
Revenue is expected to increase with the release of the latest game Final Fantasy XV. Some of Square Enix’s popular games include: Kingdom Hearts and Dragon Quest.