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

Monday, 20th 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?



  1. Pytox

    Broccoli lawl ? :D

    #1 11 months ago
  2. GrimRita

    Ouch! Did Nintendo really believe that they could ride the ‘Wii fad wave’ this long and have nothing to replace it apart from a naff U?

    If they are not careful, they could end up like Sega and only publish games

    #2 11 months ago
  3. absolutezero

    Capcom has gone up?

    Seems legit.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. CycloneFox

    I hope they buy Monolith Soft from Nintendo. I would rather not again have to play the next Xeno-game on a Nintndo system…

    #4 11 months ago
  5. absolutezero

    Don’t play it then.


    No you don’t its a game.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. fihar

    Nintendo still has close-to-maximum points in safety though, so this list isn’t totally off the mark.
    I wasn’t totally wrong either about Nihon Falcom, they have steadily grown into quite the company ever since the Trails series started.

    What’s interesting to me is the names that aren’t there.
    SquareEnix isn’t even ranked for example and I am quite surprised that Level-5 isn’t there as well.

    #6 11 months ago
  7. The_Red

    I don’t get it. People always say Nintendo is bigger than whole of Sony. Also, Sony had a pretty horrible year (outside PS4) with sale of some major buildings. How on earth is Sony at 292nd when Nintendo couldn’t even break the top 1000? Is Sony’s power really that much more than their size?

    #7 11 months ago
  8. JustHoldOnIGotThis009

    #4 Sorry to burst your bubble, but that will never happen since Monolith soft are %100 owned by Nintendo. Just to think of it, Microsoft should also buy Naughty Dog. But that will never happen as well.

    #8 11 months ago

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