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.
December's top ten developers
1. Ubisoft Montreal
2. EA Canada
3. Rockstar North
4. Sledgehammer Games
5. Traveller's Tales
6. High Moon Studios
7. Game Freak
8. Evolution Studios
9. Ivory Tower / Ubisoft Reflections
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Ubisoft Montreal topped the sales charts in December after usurping Sledgehammer Games with Assassin's Creed Unity, which also made it to second position in November. EA Canada has taken second spot with the release of FIFA 15 and Rockstar North cemented third spot with the PS4 and Xbox One outing of Grand Theft Auto V.
Publisher-owned once again dominated the charts as just five independents made the top 20.
Five UK studios made the top 20, including Rockstar North, Traveller's Tales, Evolution Studios, Sumo Digital and 4J Studios. The USA was represented by five studios while six developers came from Japan and Canada, two from France and one from Bulgaria.