The most bankable game studios in the world today, measured by retail sales data
Below is Develop’s monthly breakdown of the world’s most successful games studios, measured by UK revenue at retail, with data provided by GfK Chart-Track.
The Develop Studio Sales Charts will be published on Develop's news pages at the end of each month.
Please note that digital sales are not included in the calculations, nor are retail transactions made outside the UK. The chart is intended to provide a snapshot of the most bankable studios in the world today.
Directly below is the basic top ten but click on the image further down for the full top 20 including the studio’s best selling title for the month and which consoles it was sold to.
MARCH TOP 20 DEVELOPERS
1. Respawn Entertainment
2. Eidos Montreal
3. Sucker Punch
4. Traveller's Tales
5. Obsidian Entertainment
6. EA Canada
7. From Software
8. Kojima Productions
9. Popcap Games
10. Infinity Ward
^^ Right click, View Image, for full detailed chart ^^
Respawn reined supreme this month, with its debut FPS Titanfall, which arrived on Xbox One and PC at the start of the month.
Elsewhere, the fight for the top spots was hotly contested by major releases, including InFamous: Son Second from Sucker Punch and Thief from Eidos Montreal.
This month also saw independent studios back with gusto, as titles from Respawn, Obsidian, From Software and Popcap all proved popular with consumers.
North American studios had the biggest share of titles, with six from the US and three from Canada. Five Japanese-made titles featured, including Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. While UK regulars 4J, Traveller’s Tales and Rockstar North all appeared for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, the Lego Move Videogame and GTA V respectively.
Traveller’s tales also managed to top the month of February, despite the likes of Turn 10 and Guerrilla Games challenging with their titles for the latest consoles.