Video Games are often considered as a waste of time. Society has created a negative stigma that playing video games cannot do anyone any good. However, these social implications seem to change as more and more YouTube gamers, and other game developers and designers, seem to gain popularity and fame, earning more money than most engineers and doctors.
The gaming world has evolved into a creative sector; where video game designer creates a fantasy land for its users and potential players to allow them to fulfill all their desires. The advance designing and graphic technology in games today can help add a pinch of lucrative thrill and adventure like never before. So, today we are going to list some of the most prominent and rich Game designers on the planet today.
Below are the top 7 Richest Game Designers In The World in 2017-2018
7. Electronic Arts – $4.3 Billion
Electronic Arts or EA is a popular American Video game developing company, which was established by Trip Hawkins in 1982. EA is headquartered in California’s Redwood City. They have been a pioneer in creating home computer games, whose net revenue was calculated as $4.3 Billion in 2016. In 2014, they became the fourth-highest revenue earning company, behind Tencent, Microsoft, and Sony. Command and Conquer, The Sims, Medal of Honour, Need for Speed and Battlefield are some of the most popular games designed by Electronic Arts. They have the manpower of 8500 working for them across the globe. They are also popular for owning some major gaming studios in the world like EA Tiburon, BioWare, DICE and EA Canada.
6. Namco Bandai – $4.74 Billion
Namco Bandai is a Japanese holding company, which was established with the unification of Namco and Bandai in 2005. They specialize is creating video games, anime shows, amusement parks, arcades, and toys etc. Namco Bandai is headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo. It was estimated that they made estimated revenue worth ¥565.5 billion in 2015, with all their business modules. They are one of the richest and most successful game designing companies in the world. They have created games like Power Rangers and Digimon. You can multiple Kung fu and karate based games on the internet which are made by them.
5. Activision Blizzard – $4.85 Billion
Activision Blizzard is a game developing agency based in America. The gaming company is headquartered in Santa Monica, United States. It was founded in 2008, by merging Activision and Vivendi Games. Some of their popular works include games like Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot, Diablo, Hearthstone, StarCraft, King Digital and Candy Crush Saga. In 2015, it was reported that Activision Blizzard, made revenue of $4.6 Billion in 2015. They have 5 active business units, Major League Gaming, Activision Blizzard Studios, King Digital Entertainment, Activision and Blizzard Entertainment. They are known for creating some of the best gaming series in the business.
4. Sega Games Co., Ltd – $4.9 Billion
Sega is a Japanese game developing agency. They are a multinational game developing Corporation, who specialise in anime creation. Sega is headquartered in Tokyo, who has multiple offices across the globe. Currently, over 4865 people are working for Sega Games Co. Ltd. They are popular for creating arcade games for mobiles and computers. They are also known for developing and manufacturing video games consoles. There unique arcade system games make them the best game developers in the respected field. They have recently partner shipped with Nintendo and are now working on manufacturing games like Sonic and Mario. Sega is also the official producer of the Hedgehog franchise Sonic. They are amongst the richest game designers who make $4.9 Billion every year.
3. Nintendo – $6.28 Billion
Now this name doesn’t need an introduction, Nintendo is amongst the most famous game developers and designers, who known for making everything from games to its consoles. Nintendo is also a Japanese electronic multinational game corporation, which is headquartered in Kyoto. They are considered as the world’s biggest video game agency. It was established in 1889. Nintendo made estimated revenue ¥504.459 billion of last year. Nintendo has more than 5166 employees worldwide, working for them. They have created some of the most popular and the best selling games in the history including Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and Mario. Their games are popular for their addictive nature and colorful designs, which tempts users to play more and more, even when their battery is dying. Nintendo has been in the news, pretty every week this year, for its amazing Switch reviews. The success of Nintendo Switch is definitely helping the brand in gaining more popularity around the world.
2. Microsoft Studios – $12.28 Billion
The biggest tech giant in the world is known for creating the most compatible games for Windows PCs and Phones. Microsoft is obviously not limited to the constraints of regular gaming consoles. Halo has pushed Microsoft in the gaming world, introducing in the world of Xbox, a collaboration which has helped in selling more than 60 million units. Gears of War, Age of Empires, Forza, Halo, Killer Instinct, Perfect Dark, and Crackdown are some of the most popular games made and sold by Microsoft. They are responsible for creating games for all Windows computer and mobile phones, including gaming consoles like Xbox, Xbox One, and other products which are produced and sold under the name of Microsoft.
Microsoft Studio is a special division which is created only to focus on the video game industry. It is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
1. Sony Computer Entertainment – $13.4 Billion
SIE or Sony is the Gaming king of video game industry, who excels in developing some of the most amazing games with exquisite designs, outlets, and themes. Sony is amongst the biggest entertainment brand in the world. They dominate the video game industry with their newest technology and advanced graphic features. They have some of the most prominent time ups, which also help in selling their play stations. Sony launched its first original PlayStation console in 1994, expanding their business by lining up other gaming accessories and consoles in their set of products. This division of Sony has over 8000 employees working for them across the globe. They top the chart as the richest game designers in the world, with an estimated net worth of $13.4 Billion.
These are some of the richest game designers in the world, who has transformed the gaming experience for all video game enthusiasts, by adding loads thrilling themes and a hint of realness in every chapter or phase of these games. The technological advancements and graphic up gradations in these games have broken all age limitations on these games. Everyone from a teenager to a 30 old adult loves playing games like Call of Duty etc.