Common questions about game design studios asked by our readers:
Some of the most recognized names in game design include Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Tencent Games, Rockstar Games, Epic Games, Ubisoft, Sega Games Co., Sony Interactive Entertainment, Valve Corporation, Apple, Microsoft, Insomniac Games, Take-Two Interactive, Gameloft, Blizzard Entertainment (parent company Activision Blizzard), and Zynga.
Nintendo is often considered the most successful and most popular game design company in the world. Profits for the maker of the popular Super Smash Bros., among others, rose to more than $1.45 billion from $1.09 billion a year earlier, while revenue rose from $4.5 billion to more than $5.7 billion. Other top ranking studios include Tencent Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Apple, Microsoft, Activision Blizzard, and Electronic Arts.
While it is tough to determine the exact number of game design studios in the U.S., it is estimated that more than 1,000 are currently active.
While it is tough to determine the exact number of game design studios around the world, it is estimated that more than 2,000 are currently active.
The top game design studios by revenue are Sony Interactive Entertainment, Microsoft, Nintendo, Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Tencent Games, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Take-Two Interactive.
The following Japanese studios are often considered some of the best: Nintendo (Kyoto), Square Enix (Tokyo), Bandai Namco (Tokyo), Konami (Tokyo), Capcom (Osaka), Sega (Tokyo), Level Five (Fukuoka), Koei Tecmo (Yokohama), and Sony Interactive Entertainment (Tokyo).
Some of India’s most popular game design studios are Electronic Arts Games India, The Walt Disney Company (India), Dhruva Infotech (Dhruva Interactive), Ubisoft Entertainment India, Zynga Game Network India, and Griptonite Games India.
The following studios consistently rank among the best game design studios in the world: Nintendo, Tencent Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Apple, Microsoft, Activision Blizzard, and Electronic Arts.