Major Study Reveals Top Developers – Is Your Favourite On The List?

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Game Developer magazine conducted a large study that involves some voodoo and science that has come up with a list of the world top videogame developers.

I was surprised to see some developers so high up, and at the same time not so surprised to see some of the big ones up there as well. We have posted up the top 20 developers, but if you want to check out the full list, click through the link at the bottom of the post.

Tell us if the list is really missing a deserving company, or if you disagree with who topped the chart, that is, if you want to disagree with voodoo and science.

List after the jump, can you guess who’s at the top?

1. Nintendo (Kyoto studio) (Mario Kart Wii, Wii Fit)
2. Blizzard Entertainment (World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King)
3. Ubisoft Montreal (Far Cry 2, Prince of Persia)
4. Rockstar North (Grand Theft Auto IV)
5. EA Canada (FIFA Soccer 09, NHL 09)
6. Konami (Tokyo studio) (Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia)
7. Valve (Left 4 Dead)
8. Epic Games (Gears of War 2, Unreal Tournament 3 [Xbox 360])
9. Electronic Arts Tiburon (Madden NFL 09, NASCAR 09)
10. Treyarch (Call of Duty: World at War)
11. HAL Laboratory (Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia)
12. Capcom (Osaka studio) (Devil May Cry 4, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite)
13. Traveller’s Tales (LEGO Batman, LEGO Indiana Jones)
14. Bethesda Game Studios (Fallout 3)
15. Insomniac Games (Resistance 2, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty)
16. Namco Bandai Games (Tokyo studio) (Soul Calibur IV, We Ski)
17. EA Redwood Shores (Dead Space, MySins)
18. Koei (Yokohama studio) (Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI, G1 Jockey 4 2008)
19. Kojima Productions (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
20. Harmonix Music Systems (Rock Band 2)

Source: Gamasutra

Last Updated: June 17, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • Altman

    WHOOZA!!!

    Both Rockstar North and Harmonix made it onto the list! :biggrin:

  • where’s infinity ward?

  • Pietie ZA

    pffft… Where is Bungie, id Software, Raven, Infinity Ward, Crytek, Remedy and Monolith?

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