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Nintendo Ranked World's Most Bankable Game Studio

Posted by Zach Kaplan

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Up from last year's runner-up ranking on the Develop 100 list of the most successful game developers, Nintendo this year took the top spot while former titleholder Blizzard Entertainment plummeted to number 80. The current champ's most profitable release this past year was Wii Fit.

Eating the big N's pixellated dust are the rest of the top ten studios and their most successful titles: Infinity Ward (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2), EA Canada (FIFA 10), Ubisoft Montreal (Assassin's Creed II), Foundation 9 (F1 2009), Sega Studios Japan (Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games), Capcom (Resident Evil 5), Treyarch (Call of Duty: World at War),Yuke's (UFC 2009: Undisputed), and Level-5 (Professor Layton and the Curious Village).

The list is based on UK sales in the previous year and can be viewed in its entirety on the website along with a little piece about each company.


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User Comments (17)



JimLad said:

because World of Warcraft is even more of a money printer than Wii Fit.
but each person that goes into rehab costs it another £8 a month.



Oregano said:

79 Sora
Japan £3.86m

Haha, that's counting Brawl but it's funny to see a company being in the top 100 without releasing a game!



Slapshot said:

@Iz.... Sega is acually starting to drop some great games. Bayonetta is one of the best hardcore releases of the year, Sonic Kart Racing, Alpha Protocol us upcoming and looks very promising.



Klapaucius said:

Blizzard dropped down to #80? Yikes! But that's what you get with a one-trick pony.

Nintendo should be #1 every year.



Paperclip said:

Huh, High Voltage (The Conduit) is at 98, and 5th Cell (Scribblenauts) is at 100. Props to Level 5 making #10 though.

Now if only Gaijin Games was on the list....



Stuffgamer1 said:

Methinks it's because Blizzard didn't release a new WoW expansion in 2009. Expect them to skyrocket again this year when the new one hits.



Wamtu said:

"Blizzard Entertainment plummets to number 80."
But I do hate MMORPGs

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