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

Develop Studio Sales Charts: February

[To see our monthly chart of the world’s top studios, click here.]

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’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 Square Enix
2 EA Canada
3 Nintendo
4 Yuke’s
5 Bluepoint Games
6 Infinity Ward / Sledgehammer
7 Digital Illusions
8 Bethesda
9 Ubisoft Montreal
10 Sega

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

Square Enix jumps from 66th to 1st on the back of its recently released RPG Final Fantasy XIII-2 for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Bethesda also joins the top ten with yet more sales of its blockbuster title Skyrim, whilst Japanese independent developer Yuke’s jumps to 4th following the successful release of UFC Undisputed 3.

As with last week, three quarters of the studios in the top 20 are publisher owned.

North America-based developers dominate the chart, with eight situated in the US, and four in Canada.

The rest of the ranked studios are made up of five Japanese developers, and three companies from European countries.

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