The most bankable games studios in the world today, measured by retail sales data

Develop Studio Sales Charts: January

Develop is bringing back its 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 Studios Sales Charts will be published on’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.

January – Top 10 Developers

1 Nintendo
2 EA Canada
3 Ubisoft France
4 Bethesda
5 Infinity Ward / Sledgehammer
7 Ubisoft Montreal
8 Pipeworks
9 Volition
10 Traveller’s Tales

^^ Right click, View Image, for full detailed chart ^^

This month Infinity Ward slides four places from its top position as the tail-end of Modern Warfare 3 drops off. Nintendo has taken the top position in its place, driven by Mario Kart 7 sales on 3DS.

Two Ubisoft studios stand out, with Ubisoft France in third, following the success of both Just Dance 3 and the latest Assassin’s Creed game.

Three-quarters of the top 20 studios are publisher owned.

Seven are from the US, five from Canada, three are from Japan and two are based in the UK.

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