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

Develop Studio Sales Charts: March

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’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. Crystal Dynamics

2. Irrational Games

3. Epic Games / People Can Fly

4. EA Canada

5. Maxis

6. Crytek

7. Ubisoft Montreal

8. SCEA Santa Monica

9. Treyarch

10. Traveller’s Tales

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

Crystal Dynamics, Irrational Games and Epic took up the top three months in March with new releases Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite and Gears of War: Judgment.

EA Canada continues to perform well, falling just one spot to 4th on the back of its success with FIFA 13, while Sim City comes into the list at 5th following a shaky launch for the city building title.

The US dominates the list with an impressive 11 developers from the country, with Canada bringing North America up to 14 studios in total.

Traveller’s Tales was the sole representative for the UK.

The number of independent studios featured in the top 20 has fallen from last month, making up just six of the developers compared to 14 publisher-owned companies.

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