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

Develop Studio Sales Charts: Rockstar North back on top with GTA V

Below is Develop’s breakdown of the world’s most successful games studios, measured by UK revenue at retail, with data provided by GfK Chart-Track.

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’s top ten developers

1. Rockstar North
2. Ubisoft Montreal
3. EA Canada
4. Sledgehammer Games
5. Traveller’s Tales
6. Nintendo
7. Bungie
8. Ivory Tower / Ubisoft Reflections
9. High Moon Studios
10. 4J Studios

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Rockstar North is back on top of the sales charts yet again this week thanks to the continued success of its blockbuster game Grand Theft Auto V.

Ubisoft Montreal have taken second place meanwhile with its open world shooter Far Cry 4, and EA Canada has taken third spot with the latest entry in its evergreen football franchise, FIFA 15.

The top 20 was once again dominated by publisher-owned studios, though independents accounted for six of the studios, one more than December.

Seven studios in the chart are based in the UK, which are Rockstar North, Traveller’s Tales, Ubisoft Reflections, 4J Studios, Sumo Digital, Evolution Studios and Playground Games.

The USA was represented by five studios, Japan by four, Canada by three and France by one.

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