Video game companies are now of great importance with the growth of e-sports or e-sports. That’s why we thought it convenient to make this item with the five most important publicly traded video game companies. Below is the list of the five highest-income video game companies in 2019. This listing is based on these companies’ public information, i.e., documents that quarterly announce the economic performance of the businesses of publicly traded corporations.
The most crucial video game companies are ordered as follows:
Tencent Holdings is the world’s leading video game company, specializing in online gaming and F2P. Tencent earned revenue of $13.75 billion in 2019.
Tencent owns several video game companies, such as:
- Miniclip (majority participation unknown)
- Riot Games
- TiMi Studios
And it has numerous stakes in sector companies in which:
- Supercell: Company in which Tencent owns 84.3% of the property and is the developer of games like Clash Royale or Clash of Clans.
- Ubisoft:Company in which Tencent owns 5% of the property and is the developer of games like Assasin’s Creed or Far Cry.
Sony is the second-largest video game company by turnover, 2019 it earned revenue of $12.48 billion.
Sony owns several video game developers, including:
- Naughty Dog:It is the developer of games like Crash Bandicoot or Uncharted.
- Sucker Punch Productions:It is a developer company like Infamous or Sly.
- Polyphony Digital:It is the developer of games like Gran Turismo.
Besides, Sony has the PS4, PS Vita, and PS Plus consoles through which it offers the PSN service. The financial report for the fiscal year 2019-2020 shows that this service has 38 million subscribers.
Microsoft ranks third with a revenue of $13.2 billion. Microsoft, in addition to owning Xbox consoles and the Xbox Live service, also owns Microsoft Studios, which develops Microsoft-exclusive games, including:
- Saga Halo
- Perfect Dark
- Age of Empires
- Blue Dragon
- Gears of War
- Banjo- Kazooie
Apple is the fourth billing company with a revenue of $12.5 billion. Apple’s case is not because it owns developers, but because it owns a distribution company such as the App Store, which has an impressive catalog of games and has become the launch point for some of the best mobile video games.
Activision Blizzard is closing this top 5 of the best video game companies with a turnover of $7.10 million. Activision Blizzard is a company that has a long list of very successful video games in which we highlight some, such as:
- Call of Duty
- World of Warcraft
- Candy Crush
- Farm Heroes
- Pet Rescue
In conclusion, I would like to add that the companies mentioned above have more business lines other than video games. When investing in them, it would be advisable to evaluate the company as a whole and not focus solely on the video game industry to get a more global view of the five most important publicly traded video game companies.