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

Develop Studio Sales Charts: May

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. Techland
2. Traveller’s Tales
3. EA Canada
4. NetherRealm Studios
5. 4A Games
6. Capcom
7. Treyarch
8. Ubisoft Montreal
9. Crystal Dynamics
10. Irrational Games

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

Techland lands the top spot as Dead Island: Riptide continues to sell well in the UK. Last month’s number one, Bioshock Infinite developer Irrational Games, has dropped to tenth place.

The biggest movers inside the top 20 include Star Trek developer Digital Extremes, which comes in at 14th place, and Capcom, which has moved up from 18th to 6th on the back of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Rockstar North has re-entered the top 20 thanks to sales of Grand Theft Auto IV, likely in relation to the hype surrounding the upcoming GTAV, currently set to be released on September 17th.

Independent developers have made inroads on publisher-owned studios this month, with seven developers from the top 20 working independently.

As with previous months, the USA dominates the list with eight developers, while Canada boasts another four. Rockstar North joins Traveller’s Tales as the only two UK studios in the list.

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