10 of the richest publishers in video games this generation

Posted By | On 03rd, Mar. 2011 Under Feature | Follow This Author @GNReith


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Gaming is the biggest sector of the entertainment industry these days. This is in no small part due to the high profit, high investment nature of the industry. Without vast funding literally thrown at projects by the publishers, we wouldn’t see any of our favourite AAA titles that we take for granted. With that in mind we pay our respects to ten publishers who are paying the cost to be the boss.

10. Sony

 

Loads of big PS3 exclusives = loads of cash for Sony

It’s easy for a publisher to soar commercially when they have their own console. That said, Sony have a long history of publishing some great franchises. A large majority of the more bad ass PS3 exclusives come at the hand of Sony and, with their Move motion controller starting to take off, it looks like they’re set to earn a mint from the games they’ll publish in the coming year.

9. Microsoft

 

With so many upcoming Kinect titles, MS are bound to rake in the profit

Microsoft, much like Sony, have the monopoly on publishing rights for the big 360 exclusives. Your Gears of Wars and Halos are all making MS a very rich publisher indeed. With big exclusives lined up for 2011, along with the Kinect revolution still going strong, this trend looks set to continue for some time yet.

8. Sega

 

Though they have their ups and downs, Sega make a hell of a lot of games

Sega have generally suffered a fall from grace in the past decade or so. That said, the bigger they, are the harder they fall. Yet, despite being relegated from one of the major players in the hardware game to a mere third party developer and publisher, Sega have a huge amount of titles under their belt. Though they might not have the same critical presence as other publishers in this list, all of their properties combined are bound to equal some serious wonga.

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  • is ZeniMax seriously not on this list?

  • Activison no1???………………..thats why they ditched the guitar hero now i understand.

    • tareq salah

      they made milllions before they ran it to hell

  • Don’t they own the publishing rights to all Bioware titles now? It could very well happen.

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  • Wait… no Zynga? 😉

  • I don’t see how Sony isn’t higher up on this list! Their motion control has absorbed so much of my time ;_; It’s the only way my boyfriend can get me to play Killzone 3, lol!

  • what..?? where’s konami..? metal gear solid snake my man..

  • Sony plays a vital part in the world video games, most of the kids and people whoever like video games will surely have a Sony gaming device which is very handy, i too love it.

  • Jeremiah Payne

    Seriously? Valve is just as rich as Blizzard

  • fluxkyrie

    EA top 2…. d 1 who’s responsible for the death of all good game developer …………. WESSTTTWOOOOODD 🙁

    VALVE activision should buy EA for the greater good

  • Lone_Man

    didnt see 2k..disappointed

  • arrrr

    wheres eidos?


 

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