The video game development world is full of eager publishers putting out a variety of games. From the AAA world to indie games there are levels everywhere. In this article, we will be taking a look at the top 5 game makers in the industry today based on sales.
5 Highest Earning Game Makers
The brains behind Fortnite hit upon a classic with their free-to-play battle royale game and have firmly established it as part of modern mainstream culture. While most companies may not make the most of their position Epic Games has used its profile to remain relevant through a series of crossovers with popular media.
Despite some of their decisions being unpopular, there is no argument that EA has established itself as one of the biggest game makers in the world. Their annual FIFA releases are a juggernaut in sales and their microtransactions, while annoying, are mega profitable. Even if buying packs for Ultimate Team can feel like playing a live casino, we have to hand it to EA here.
Another developer, another hit series. Activision has been living off the success of Call of Duty for some time now. And why wouldn’t they? The action series is one of the biggest and most well-known series’ in all of gaming and every new release performs well no matter the critical reception.
Tencent may not immediately come to mind when you think of high profile developers but the MMO dynamos have built a legacy off the back of games like PUBG and Honor of Kings. It follows a similar premise to other top earners with free games leading to consumers spending money on microtransactions for benefits.
Not only are Nintendo a capable console maker, they also produce some of the finest games every single year. They are still living off the success of Pokemon Legends: Arceus and their continued support of Mario Kart 8 has it consistently among the top sellers in weekly charts.