The most bankable game 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 Ubisoft Montreal
2 EA Canada
3 Treyarch
4 Nintendo
5 Traveller’s Tales
6 Ubisoft France
7 Criterion
8 Ninja Theory
9 IO Interactive
10 343 Industries

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

This month Treyarch slips down the list having previously taken top spot as the launch buzz surrounding its bloackbuster title Call of Duty: Black Ops II begins to die down.

Canada picks up the top two spots in the list through Ubisoft Montreal and EA Canada after the huge success of Far Cry 3 and the ever-reliable FIFA 13.

The USA dominates the list however with seven developers in the top 20, with the UK just behind with six studios including the likes of Traveller’s Tales, Sumo Digital, Ninja Theory, Criterion, Playground Games and Sports Interactive.

Other nations represented are Japan, France and Denmark.

Just over a third of the studios are independent developers.

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