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

Develop Studio Sales Charts: December

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 Studios Sales Charts will be published on Develop Online’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.


1. EA Canada
2. Infinity Ward
3. Digital Illusions
4. Ubisoft (Montreal)
5. Traveller’s Tales
6. Guerrilla Games
7. Rockstar North
8. Nintendo
9. Ghost Games
10. Ubisoft (France)

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

During the busy festive period, EA Canada came out on top thanks to Fifa 14, which appeared on both last-gen and current-gen consoles.

EA Canada trumped Infinity Ward’s return to the Call of Duty series it made famous with Call of Duty: Ghosts, while DICE came in 3rd following the release of Battlefield 4.

Three UK developers made it into the top 20, including Traveller’s Tales, Rockstar North and Scottish outfit 4J Studios.

The most prevalent country featured in the top 20 was Japan, beating the likes of Canada and the US with five studios represented. These companies were Nintendo, Polyphony Digital, Game Freak, Sony Computer Entertainment and Yuke’s.

Publisher-owned companies also dominated the list, with just four independent firms making it into the top 20.

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