This list of the biggest video game companies is based on an examination of annual financial data released by various industry-leading companies that are publicly traded.
Sea Limited (Sea) is a Singapore-based technology conglomerate. Founded by Forrest Li in 2009, Sea was originally founded as Garena, a game development company known for its Free Fire title.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is an American video game company based in Santa Monica, California. created in July 2008 by the merger of Activision, Inc. (parent company of Activision Publishing) and Vivendi Games.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational video game company based in Kyoto, Japan. They create video games and video game consoles.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is an American video game company based in Redwood City, California. Founded in May 1982 by Apple employee Trip Hawkins, the company is a pioneer in the home computer game industry, supporting designers and programmers responsible for games as "software artists".
Stadia is a cloud gaming service developed and operated by Google. Developed by Project Stream, the service was introduced through a closed beta in October 2018 and was announced in November 2019.
NetEase develops and operates online PC and mobile games, advertising services, messaging services and e-commerce in China. It is one of the largest Internet and video game companies in the world.
Xbox Game Studios (formerly Microsoft Studios, Microsoft Game Studios, and Microsoft Games) is an American video game publisher and part of the Microsoft Gaming division headquartered in Redmond, Washington. It was created in March 2000 as part of a challenge by the Internal Games Group to develop and publish video games for Microsoft Windows.
Apple outperformed Nintendo and Microsoft in terms of game revenue, coming in third. The ranks of businesses in the gaming industry have been disclosed in new research.
Sony Interactive Entertainment, formerly known as Sony Computer Entertainment, is a multinational video game and digital entertainment company wholly owned by Sony.
Tencent Holdings Ltd. is a Chinese multinational and entertainment company headquartered in Shenzhen. It is one of the largest companies in the world in terms of turnover.