Namco Bandai most powerful games company in Japan, as Nintendo tumbles down yearly list

Monday, 20 January 2014 11:43 GMT By Dave Cook

Namco Bandai has emerged as Japan’s most powerful games company in this year’s edition of Toyo Keizai’s Corporate Power Ranking list. Nintendo has taken a large tumble down the rankings, however.

It follows Nintendo’s shares tumbling 18% after it announced a projected profit loss.

The business publication posted its list here, as spotted by DualShockers. Here’s a shortlist of where the key game companies appeared among the list, which spans all industries:

  • 126th – Namco Bandai – Last year’s position: 442nd
  • 157th – Broccoli – Last year’s position: not ranked
  • 173rd – Nihon Falcom – Last year’s position: 215th
  • 292nd – Sony – Last year’s position: 163rd
  • 318th – Capcom – Last year’s position: 701st
  • 363rd – Sega – Last year’s position: 133rd
  • 363rd – Marvelous AQL – Last year’s position: not ranked
  • 390th – Tecmo Koei – Last year’s position: 451st
  • 567th – Konami – Last year’s position: 355th
  • 1647th – Nintendo – Last year’s position: 219th

Positions are determined by a company’s growth, profitability, safety and scale, with a score of between 500 and 1000 determined for each category. The sum then decides a company’s final ranking. The list features 2,000 companies in total.

What do you make of the rankings above?