In this article we will take a look at the 15 fastest-growing video game companies. You can skip our detailed analysis of the video game industry’s outlook for 2021 and some of the major growth catalysts for video game stocks and go directly to the 5 Fastest Growing Video Game Companies.
The popularity of video games is thriving. The social restrictions induced by the Covid-19 pandemic increased the gaming trends worldwide as people were forced to stay at home. Consequently where other industries suffered, the already-booming gaming industry thrived. The annual revenue for global gaming industry is touching US$150 billion which is considerably more than the combined share of both the film and music industry over the world. It is estimated that there were 1.3 billion gamers across the world in 2015 and that number has roughly doubled in the last 5 years.
The boom in the gaming industry is helping game developing companies and console makers which are raking in billions in revenue, including Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), Sony Group Corporation (NYSE: SONY), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).
In this article we will list the fastest-growing video game companies. We have used the gain in revenue for the financial year 2019-2020 to rank the fastest-growing video game companies.
One of the pioneers of the gaming industry and a house-hold name, the company was established almost 60 years ago. They are headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and their international branches for Europe and America are situated in London and Irvine, California, respectively. Just like Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), Sony Group Corporation (NYSE: SONY), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Sega is one of the best gaming companies in the world.
14. Konami Holdings Corporation (TYO: 9766.T)
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. is another Japanese video game development and publishing company which is a subsidiary of Konami Holdings that was founded in 1969. They saw early success with the rise of arcade games and the first generation of home consoles in the 80s and 90s. Major modern titles released by Konami include Metal Gear series, the Silent Hill series and the Pro Evolution Soccer series.
13. Ubisoft Entertainment SA (EPA: UBI.PA)
Ubisoft Entertainment SA was established in 1986 and changed its name to Ubisoft in 2003. It is a French video game company with its headquarters in Paris and has several development studios across the world.
12. Net Marble
Netmarble Corp was founded in 2000 by Bang Jun-hyuk in South Korea. They specialize in mobile-game development and they are South Korea’s largest mobile-gaming company.
Nexon Group was established in Seoul, South Korea, in 1994 and later in 2005 shifted its headquarter to Tokyo, Japan. They specialize in online games for personal computers and mobile phones and their catalogue includes well over 80 titles for both platforms.
10. Square Enix
Enix was started in 1975 as a game publishing company working with different studios and Square was founded in 1983 as a computer game software division of a construction company. Their merger in 2003 led to the formation of Square Enix which is primarily known for its role-playing video games (called RPGs in short) such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Kingdom of Hearts.
9. BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc. (OTC: NCBDF)
Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. is another Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher with its headquarter in Tokyo. Its American European international offices are situated in Santa Clara, California and Lyon, France respectively.
8. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO)
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) was founded in 1993 by Ryan Brant. It is a holding company that owns two game publishing studios: Rockstar Games and 2K. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) has released some of the most successful and critically acclaimed games of all time.
7. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA)
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) ranks 7th in the list of fastest-growing video game companies. The stock recently fell even after the company posted strong Q1 numbers, in which bookings jumped 18% to $1.49 billion. The company said that its FIFA 21 has more than 25 million players, while The Sims 4 has almost 36 million players. Apex Legends has close to 100 million players.
6. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI)
Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) ranks 6th in the list of fastest-growing video game companies. The stock recently received an Outperform rating from BMP Capital Markets. Just like Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), Sony Group Corporation (NYSE: SONY), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), ATVI is one of the best gaming companies in the world.
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