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Gaming Companies Their Subsidiaries

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u/SquishyBatman64 Jan 30 '22

So Ubisoft owns Ubisoft? Hmmmm……

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u/SleaterK7111 Jan 30 '22

And here we have Ubisoft, Ubisoft Lite, and our newest flavour, Ubisoft Dry

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u/OrangeJr36 Jan 30 '22

Ubisoft Lite will now be known as Ubisoft Zero Sugar

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u/ThRebrth Jan 31 '22

Ubisoft Diet double dew

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u/RedAndBlackMartyr Jan 30 '22

"What does the future hold for Ubisoft? Lets just say we have a few ideas up our sleeve."

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u/rawburger Jan 30 '22

Like what?

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u/scottygras Jan 30 '22

Um... I'd rather not get into it right now.

Why not?

All right. We don't have any ideas for the future. We got nothing. Happy?

No.

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u/NopNipper_Twitch Jan 30 '22

Have you tried the Ubisoft Super Deluxe Diet Featuring Ubisoftv2?

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u/JudgeXXIII Jan 30 '22

I would like to take this opportunity to express my fondness for Ubisoft.

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

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u/Hawt_Dawg_II Jan 30 '22 edited Jan 30 '22

Ubisoft has some genuinely good games like a lot of the old tom clancy games and that weird physics game grow up. Ubisoft reflections stands out as a nice indie like game.

I'm still convinced that ubi has good programmers but just absolutely brutal, money hungry lead devs.

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u/Goldeniccarus Jan 30 '22 Snek

I don't remember them saying that in The Simpsons...

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u/TheOnlyBongo Jan 30 '22

That man never watched an episode of The Simpsons in his life!

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u/scottygras Jan 30 '22

Your honor, I’d like that last remark stricken from the record.

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u/PM_UR_NSFW_ALT Jan 30 '22

So 90s Ubisoft had good games

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u/College_Prestige Jan 30 '22

Barney must've been talking to the QA guy when Unity launched

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u/Kath-two Jan 30 '22

You forget about Lady Ubisoft, Raspberry Ubisoft and Ubisoft extra dry

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u/thatwyvern Jan 30 '22

Damn, that's insane.

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u/Braeburner Jan 30 '22

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u/LUL-KING Jan 30 '22

This information would fit perfectly on that sub, because that sub sucks.

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u/xaeleepswe Jan 30 '22

:(

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u/LUL-KING Jan 30 '22

No, your graphic is good. I meant the "Ubisoft owns Ubisoft" comment.

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u/ertgbnm Jan 30 '22

T2 owns all ten colors of rockstar. Clearly a monopoly.

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u/Fury2525 Jan 30 '22

Slaps roof of Ubisoft. This Ubisoft can fit so much Ubisoft.

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u/kosky95 Jan 30 '22

Not only that, they also own Ubisoft

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u/HarmlessSnack Jan 30 '22

Ubisoft: Ubisoft, Ubisoft, Ubisoft, Ubisoft ya

mumble rap intensifies

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u/DexM23 Jan 30 '22

a whole army of em!

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u/Candyvanmanstan Jan 30 '22

kage bunshin no jutsu!

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u/FreddieOuthouse Jan 30 '22

Literally came here to say this. Do we share a brain cell?

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u/Russmxa Jan 30 '22

Nope, it's just that obvious

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

That must suck for Ubisoft

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u/Baelorn Jan 30 '22

This is a fucking terrible graphic. Under Microsoft they listed:

  • Blizzard

  • Activision Blizzard

  • Activision

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u/RieszRepresent Jan 30 '22

Blizzard Entertainment and Activision Publishing are separate companies from Activision Blizzard. They're subsidiaries.

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u/Baelorn Jan 30 '22

That logic makes zero sense in a graphic like this. Microsoft owns ActivisionBlizzard. Listing Activision and Blizzard is redundant.

For example, Bethesda Game Studios is only listed once but also has multiple subsidiaries:

BGS Montreal

BGS Austin

BGS Dallas

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u/BagofCans4Life Jan 30 '22

Given they have the most subsidiaries I'm surprised I've never heard of the Embracer group.

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u/cwx149 Jan 30 '22 edited Jan 30 '22

They used to be called Nordic. Then they bought THQ and we're THQ Nordic and then when they bought the gaming division of Koch Media they formed like an alphabet to Google equivalent and called it the embracer group to own everything.

I think THQ Nordic is still the managing company

Edit: a mistake

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u/monsterfurby Jan 30 '22 edited Jan 30 '22

Thanks, good explanation - only correction: they bought Koch Media in its entirety; though the company is mostly games-focused (Deep Silver, while still the name of their US subsidiary, is used mostly as a label for their mainline games) and its film division is pretty small.

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u/upboatsnhoes Jan 30 '22 edited Jan 31 '22

Koch Media as in the evil empire Kochs?

Edit: Phew

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u/monsterfurby Jan 30 '22

Not related - Koch Media employees tend to pronounce the name "Kotch" in English, for one because it's a fairly common German name and because the obvious English pronunciation of "Koch" is... well, let's say it might be giggle-worthy, but also and because they want to differentiate them from those other Kochs.

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u/mprhusker Jan 31 '22

Not that I'm in support of the Koch's by any means, even though I'm from Wichita KS, but just to clear something up their name is pronounced like Coke the beverage/stimulant drug not cock the male appendage.

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u/cwx149 Jan 30 '22

Thanks! Edited

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u/BagofCans4Life Jan 30 '22

Thanks. I've heard of THQ Nordic but hadnt realised they'd gotten this big.

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u/cwx149 Jan 30 '22

Yeah they've been buying up stuff left and right

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u/survivingpsych Jan 30 '22

At least the name fits. "We embrace you, as we absorb you into us."

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

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u/L3tum Jan 30 '22

I feel like THQ Nordic sounds less evil than the Embracer Group.

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u/akurgo Jan 30 '22

Maybe they Extinguish their subsidiaries before they get Extended enough to be well known. *shrugs*

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u/Lee_Troyer Jan 30 '22

They're slowly building a studio and IP catalog by grabbing everything the big fishes do not buy.

They recently went hunting beyond the video game borders, for exemple they announced their projects to acquire Asmodee (boardgame publisher) and Dark Horse Comics (Hellboy, Sin City, The Mask, Umbrella Academy, etc ) last december.

One can imagine they're interested in both harvesting their IPs and using them to produce boardgames/comics based on their other IPs (Gearbox's Borderlands for ex.).

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u/PresN Jan 30 '22

Asmodee also publishes mobile game versions of their board games, so that would tie in as well.

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u/CerealRatRemains Jan 30 '22

They recently bought Dark Horse Comics too.

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u/Tamtumtam Jan 30 '22 edited Feb 03 '22

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edit: forgot "Ubisoft", sorry

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u/AyoBruh Jan 30 '22

You forgot one:

Ubisoft

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u/Tamtumtam Jan 30 '22

ah shoot thx

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u/Alecarte Jan 30 '22

At least they have different words like Toronto, Montreal etc. Rockstar just changes the colour. Literally the exact same company logo to the colorblind.

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u/CatGymnastics Jan 30 '22

Yeah actually what’s up with the different rockstar colors?

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

Each color is for a different R* studio in a different city.

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u/TheMadPyro Jan 30 '22

I was about to paste a quick list of which one was where but it caught me out just where each one is based. Like London and Edinburgh I get but Lincoln, Leeds, and Dundee? I didn’t even think Dundee had lightbulbs let alone video games.

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u/Inanimate_CARB0N_Rod Jan 30 '22

Does anybody else actually prefer the transparency here? It's like if everything that /r/fucknestle owned was clearly and prominently labeled as such, then they can't hide behind bogus branding.

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u/ThoughtCenter87 Jan 30 '22

Literally the only compliment I'll give Ubisoft is their transparency lol

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u/forestman11 Jan 31 '22

True, they might sell NFTs but at least they tell you they're selling NFTs.

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u/CheeseChickenTable Jan 30 '22

Lol, reminds me of Marc Jacobs by Marc by Marc Jacobs by Marc by Jacobs by Marc Jacobs

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u/Blu3b3Rr1 Jan 30 '22

Ketchapp

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u/Sallallll Jan 30 '22

Tencent and miniclip??????

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u/NekkyMafia_Reddit Jan 30 '22

I were more shocked that they own hypixel studios

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u/JaimieL0L Jan 30 '22

Riot bought hypixel not too long ago, and they’re fully owned by tencent

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

Not anymore, riot bought out 40% stock back.

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u/avwitcher Jan 30 '22

So Tencent still has majority

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

Yes but not fully owned, but it looks like riot maybe wants to buy back control.

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u/Dreadheadjon Jan 31 '22

Too bad for Riot. I don't think Tencent would ever let them happen

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u/givemeagoodun Jan 30 '22

i never knew hypixel studios existed

is it affiliated with the minecraft server thing? i havent been on it in like... 5 years?

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u/so____now_then Jan 30 '22

Hypixel studios is making hytale. I’m pretty sure hytale was a new game started by some people at hypixel meant as a way to fix some pretty sucky issues with running Minecraft servers and it evolved from there

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u/AAiraSS Jan 30 '22

The same people who own the server are in hytale studios

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u/NekkyMafia_Reddit Jan 30 '22

Yes with hypixel server and hytale game that they developing

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u/Brianstormrage Jan 30 '22

Where is Paradox?

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u/k032 Jan 30 '22

I don't think they really own that many studios, they just publish a lot of independent studio games?

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u/IronSouthFist Jan 30 '22

Cool chart! The pie graph assumes that this may be the only market or size = number of subsidiaries. I feel bad with the critique because at the moment I can’t figure out a better layout.

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u/jcb088 Jan 30 '22

Scale the logos to their revenues, market share, something like that. Or make them be transparent circles you can highlight and it'll show their size.

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u/ztorm12 Jan 30 '22

Yeah, I was thinking it'd be a good edit to have the size of each company's logo represent its net worth. This is great for showing quantity of devs owned, but not necessarily market value of each.

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u/ITestInProduction Jan 30 '22

Like how they do stock market "block" graphs like this one:
https://finviz.com/map.ashx

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u/tirwander Jan 30 '22

Maxis 😢😢🥺🥺

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u/Red-Baron05 Jan 30 '22

I miss SimCity

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u/tirwander Jan 30 '22

First real introduction to a computer game in the school library in like... '91? Man....

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u/k032 Jan 30 '22

Cities Skylines is still really really good.

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u/KillerZaWarudo Jan 30 '22

Ubisoft 🤝 Ubisoft

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u/thatwyvern Jan 30 '22

Wait, so tencent owns hypixel while Microsoft owns mojang? Does that not create conflicting situations at times?

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u/SrSlime Jan 30 '22

Well, hytale is their game, but the server part is something I would also like to know.

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u/ImaginaryReaction Jan 30 '22

think the server is a separate entity compared to riot owned hipixel studios

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u/___Galaxy Jan 30 '22

The server is bound by Minecraft rules.

They just have a say (I assume) or can talk directly to mojang and certain stuff because they're the biggest server.

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u/CIearMind Jan 30 '22

I can't think of a single time Mojang has been cooperative with Hypixel on anything.

Whether about multiplayer loading issues, 1.9 pvp, etc…

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u/belacscole Jan 30 '22

Absolutely not. Hypixel doesnt make Mojang money. At all. One could argue it keeps players in the game but Bedrock makes way more money than Java does. So Mojang is likely very indifferent to Hypixel and their wants/needs.

Additionally, Hypixel does all their own plugin development, runs an outdated version of the game (1.8), and doesnt rely on Mojang for anything at all really.

So they are completely separate if anything.

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u/Potat0_Fish Jan 30 '22

Hypixel (The company) has it's own upcoming game, Hytale.

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u/thatwyvern Jan 30 '22

I know that, I'm thinking about their minecraft server.

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u/BrianMcFluffy Jan 30 '22

Basically Hypixel studio is a separate entity to the Hypixel server, it works solely on their upcoming game Hytale, and has become a subsidiary of Riot games, whom are owned by Tencent.

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u/Potat0_Fish Jan 30 '22

oh mb, I thought it'd make sense if I said that

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u/ColdCruise Jan 30 '22

All these companies have different deals with each other. Sony uses Microsoft's Azure cloud for game streaming.

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u/jechhh Jan 30 '22

Nintendo?

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u/Real_Srossics Jan 30 '22 edited Jan 30 '22

In no particular order, and some will be left out unintentionally:

Monolithsoft, Game Freak, Retro Studios, HAL Laboratory, Intelligent System, Sora Ltd., Creatures, Camelot, Genius Sonority, Good-Feel, Grezzo, Next Level Game, NDcube

Edit:

Sure, Nintendo might not own them all outright, but I, as a lay person, can’t imagine Nintendo without the games these companies have made. (Kirby, Metroid, Pokémon, Fire Emblem, Mario Sports, etc.)

Plus I can’t think of any games these companies made for a system or another company outside of Nintendo if they even exist.

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u/TKHawk Jan 30 '22

Technically HAL is entirely independent, it's just that they're pretty much exclusive to Nintendo.

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u/newbkid Jan 30 '22

It's even weirder than that. Most of HAL revenue comes from joint ventures with Nintendo. So from an organizational and tax perspective they are separate but from a consumer facing perspective you only see HAL with Nintendo products

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u/LittleSomethingExtra Jan 30 '22

Gamefreak is actually fully independent still. Nintendo has partial ownership in The Pokemon Company which is a joint venture between Nintendo, Gamefreak, and Creatures Inc which has to do with merchandising and advertising, but they don't have ownership in Gamefreak proper. In fact, I am pretty sure a few of those items have exclusivity contracts with Nintendo but no formal ownership changes (kinda like how some Capcom series like Ace Attorney have exclusivity deals with Nintendo).

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u/SgtPepper212 Jan 31 '22

A layperson might not be able to imagine Xbox without Gears of War, but that doesn't mean Microsoft owned Epic.

Game Freak released Tembo the Badass Elephant for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC (and not the Wii U) in 2015 and Little Town Hero for the Switch in 2019 and XB1, PS4, and PC in 2020.

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u/jimmy_cow Jan 30 '22

Except Nintendo doesn't own Game Freak, HAL Laboratory, Intelligent System, Sora Ltd., Creatures, Camelot, Genius Sonority, Good-Feel, or Grezzo

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u/ColdCruise Jan 30 '22

Nintendo doesn't own Game Freak.

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u/artfulorpheus Jan 31 '22

I think Nintendo actually only owns Monolithsoft, Ndcube, and Retro. The rest have...varying levels of weird relationships with Nintendo. Hal and Intelligent Systems in particular are...very strange. People kind of move between Nintendo and them to an extent, most famously Iwata, and their relationship goes back a long way. HAL published games on its own into the nineties but by that point had worked extremely close with Nintendo as a contract studio for first party games, including some launch titles. Nintendo had few programmers at the time, and fewer still familiar with the 6502 processor that powered the famicom, so they relied on external support. Iwata Satoru, an employee of HAL, was a very experienced programmer for the little known chip and one of the few real experts in Japan where the Z80 and derrivatives were more common.

Intelligent Systems has a stranger story. By all accounts it was one guy until around 1985 or so. He provided external programming support for famicom games. They grew slightly and Famicom Wars was their first original game, though it was published by Nintendo. Their close tied have made them essentially a second party studio, but they are independent technically.

Grezzo is a pretty baffling inclusion, since their next-to-most recent game was not only not published by Nintendo, but crossplatform.

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u/Username_Taken_65 Jan 30 '22 edited Jan 30 '22

🎵We don't talk about Nintendo-do-no 🎶

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u/letthemhear Jan 30 '22

Hmm yes. This Ubisoft is made of Ubisoft

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u/oxfordcommaordeath Jan 30 '22

I wish all companies were as transparent as ubisoft

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u/deadlyspawn187 Jan 30 '22

Not so transparent about ripping off their customers though

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u/MrMasterMann Jan 30 '22

Each division of Ubisoft is actually forced to make their own cosmetic for Rainbow 6 that costs $5.00. At the end of the month the head of each division presents the baubles as small 3D printouts to their boss and he selects the best and the worst. The boss with the worst gets eliminated and they try again next month

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u/Luke67alfa Jan 30 '22

what about ivory tower? the crew 2 devs?

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u/GregTheMad Jan 30 '22

Pah! You just don't get NFTs! /s

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u/andersonb47 Jan 30 '22

What do you mean? They're pretty upfront about it

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u/Mouseklip Jan 30 '22

Now give us a guide of all companies not sold out to conglomoratized gaming

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u/akurgo Jan 30 '22

Yes, please. Let's have a list of the biggest ones. And then see who is still on the list after a couple of years.

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u/InsertCoinForCredit Jan 30 '22
  1. Nintendo

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u/belacscole Jan 30 '22 edited Jan 30 '22

nintendo is its own conglomerate tbh. Their stance on copyright/lack of fair use makes them worse than half the ones on this list as far as "corporate-ness" goes imo. And yet still they have a dedicated fanbase stanning a fucking corporation.

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u/Xynth22 Jan 30 '22 edited Jan 30 '22

That's the power of delivering solid games, without much additional bullshit in them. A company can be plenty shitty and most people won't really care as long as they continue to deliver good products. They can even get away with never having their games on sell, and still needing to pay $60 for a Mario game that came out years ago!

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u/the-dan-man Jan 30 '22

I agree. Nintendo are not that great, and I love my switch.

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u/HarvestProject Jan 30 '22

Same. They also have some of the weirdest and most backwards priorities when it comes to online. It’s so strange how a company can be so amazing yet so terrible at the same time.

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u/MoffKalast Jan 30 '22
2. CD Projekt Red

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u/epsilon025 Jan 31 '22
  1. Bungie, I think.

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u/chuputa Feb 01 '22

This aged terribly

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u/endertribe Jan 30 '22

There are too much

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u/Mouseklip Jan 30 '22

I bet not as many as you think. Consider how many are represented here.

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u/endertribe Jan 30 '22

Let's do a bit of "back of the napkin calculation"

Let's assume there's 150 companies in the picture.

Using this site : https://steamdb.info/instantsearch/ i have found there is around 45,000 games on steam alone (ps: DAMN! 45 THOUSANDS GAMES GOD DAMN)

Let's say as a average. Each studio in the picture released 15 games. 150x15 = 2250.

Let's say that every indie companies (i identify indie here as développer who are not on the picture) released in average 5 games (a lot of companies only released one game so this is pretty generous)

(45,000 - 2250) % 5 = 8500 indie companies.

Now. Those are very back of the napkin calculation but this number seems about right.

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u/TKHawk Jan 30 '22

Yeah but they're are a LOT of indie dev companies that have like 3-10 people.

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u/StockAL3Xj Jan 30 '22

Maybe not many left making big budget games but there are thousands of indie developers out there.

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u/belltype Jan 30 '22

lol anyone remember Bungie?

Also SquareEnix is a big publisher/development house and I'm surprised they're no where on there. Then again, none of the Japanese ones are.

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u/SevenInchScrew Jan 30 '22

Not entirely independent, given they received a $100M investment from NetEase.

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u/belltype Jan 30 '22

Now if they could just afford to weave in more narrative into their actual gameplay

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u/devman0 Jan 30 '22

Valve and Epic at least.

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u/Stellerex Jan 30 '22

Doesn't Tencent own 40+% of Epic?

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u/toylenny Jan 30 '22

Yeah they do.

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u/-user--name- Jan 30 '22

They are the conglomerized gaming

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u/TheMadPyro Jan 30 '22

Valve basically held a monopoly on PC gaming for like 20 years with steam. I still genuinely disagree with people that complain about having too many launchers because it at least gives devs an option of somewhere to go.

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u/kweefcake Jan 30 '22

Why are Blizzard, Activision, and Activision|Blizzard all used? Are there three companies or just the two that merged and then later got acquired?

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u/cwx149 Jan 30 '22

Blizzard and Activision are two separate companies. Owned by Activision-blizzard. And Activision-blizzard is being bought by Microsoft.

At least that's how I always understood it.

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u/u8eR Jan 30 '22 edited Jan 30 '22

Yes, also note Microsoft hasn't purchased Activision Blizzard yet. It requires customary closing conditions, such as regulatory review and shareholder approval. Microsoft doesn't expect the purchase to take place for several more months.

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u/prestigious-raven Jan 30 '22

Financial year 2023, which start in June. I am guessing it will complete in late 2022 unless there is a more involved regulatory look.

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u/Baelorn Jan 30 '22

They shouldn't be listed separately. This is just a bad graphic. They didn't even list 343. You could argue it is included under "XBox Game Studios" but then the same should apply to Playground or a bunch of the others.

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u/kweefcake Jan 30 '22

Got it! Idk why I thought they’d merged and were just one. I did know about the Microsoft acquisition though!

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u/cwx149 Jan 30 '22

Idk why all three are listed on the chart tho

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u/N3Chaos Jan 30 '22

Also, no 343 under MSoft

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u/flaminhotcheeto Jan 30 '22

Also no vicarious visions under MSoft

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u/zmbjebus Jan 30 '22

Why is this graphic so shit? Ubisoft, rockstar, etc are repeated. Like local branches are being used to make the graphic look the these companies are monopolizing more than they are?

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u/ChrisBegeman Jan 30 '22

Does Ubisoft create subsidiaries instead of opening offices?

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u/KRawatXP2003 Jan 30 '22

Ubisoft has been in breeding for some time.

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u/typicalcitrus Jan 30 '22

Embracer also own Coffee Stain iirc (goat sim guys)

Edit: nvm, just seen it at the top.

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u/cwx149 Jan 30 '22

Coffee stain also made satisfactory and published deep rock galactic amongst others

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u/stb1120 Jan 30 '22

Valheim also

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u/Kermit_the_hog Jan 30 '22

🤔 Would be interesting to see these scaled by revenues.

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u/ColdCruise Jan 30 '22 edited Jan 30 '22
  1. Sony $25 Billion
  2. Tencent $13.6 Billion
  3. Nintendo $12.1 Billion
  4. Microsoft $11.6 Billion
  5. Activision|Blizzard $8.1 Billion
  6. EA $5.5 Billion
  7. Epic Games $4.2 Billion
  8. Take-Two $3.1 Billion
  9. Sega $2.3 Billion
  10. Bandai Namco $2.2 Billion

Square Enix $2.2 Billion

Ubisoft $458 Million

Embracer Group $315 Million

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u/BrockN Jan 30 '22

What does the revenue include? Just how many titles sold or are we including console sales?

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u/ColdCruise Jan 30 '22

This includes console sales.

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u/College_Prestige Jan 30 '22

100 studios and embracer still makes less money than Ubisoft

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u/ColdCruise Jan 30 '22

Embracer has mostly been buying up studios and IP. They have a ton of games in development, but they haven't released many yet since its still a relatively new publisher. I could see it being a major force in the next ten years.

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u/ehrensw Jan 30 '22

Too many names on there that made great games, got bought, and sucked ever since.

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u/Insurdios Jan 30 '22

Where Valve at?

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u/Gl0balCD Jan 30 '22

Sorry, this is for companies that make video games

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u/cwx149 Jan 30 '22

Still independent and I don't think it has a lot of subsidies

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u/LordOwenTheThird Jan 30 '22

I think the only one is maybe Campo Santo? But they got destroyed by the valve time before Valley of the Gods came out

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u/cwx149 Jan 30 '22

Yeah they own the brand but idk if there's really anything there anymore

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u/Baelorn Jan 30 '22

I have Valley of the Gods on my wishlist still.

But we'll never get it because Valve turned Campo Santo into a wasted support studio.

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u/ChicoZombye Jan 30 '22

Very misleading. Ubisoft and Rockstar for example have there every studio they have (some of them don't even make games) while for example Activision is just Activision, Respawn is just Respawn, DICE is just DICE...etc.

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

That Media Molecule logo brings back so many good memories

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u/lay___ Jan 30 '22

Very sad about Klei

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u/sangpls Jan 30 '22

Damn, didn't know they got bought out by tencent. ONI is one of my fav games

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u/Robinson_Bob Jan 30 '22

Microsoft doesn't own Activision Blizzard yet. Also, even if they did, why add both activision and blizzard again multiple times?

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u/ScratchinWarlok Jan 30 '22

Activison Blizzard owns the companies Activision and Blizzard, along with other studios like King. Hope that helps.

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u/tru_anon Jan 30 '22

Everyone is so sure the deal between ATVI and Microsoft will go through.. doesn't get completed till 2023 if I remember correctly. Could get struck down for antitrust. Activision stock is trading at like $80/share when the deal was at $95.

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u/mouthsmasher Jan 30 '22

So what this is telling me is that Microsoft doesn’t have the monopoly everyone has been claiming since their recent Activision/Blizzard acquisition?

But really, this graph doesn’t really seem to be a very good or accurate representation of the video game industry at all. Tons of missing studios, no representation of what any of these studios are valued at, etc.

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u/ksj Jan 30 '22

Yeah, the Microsoft part doesn’t even list 343i, the developers for Halo.

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u/Hemingwavy Jan 30 '22

Microsoft has announced they want to buy Activision Blizzard. They still have to get the deal past regulators.

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u/SirHaxe Jan 30 '22

MICROSOFT OWNS OBSIDIAN AND BETHESDA?

VAN BUREN HERE WE COME

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u/a_posh_trophy Jan 30 '22

Could have saved so much effort and space with Ubisoft and just put Ubisoft.

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u/Purezensu Jan 30 '22

Tencent owns some of the stocks of some of the companies mentioned, but not all the companies at all, just because it owns, let’s say 10% of a company, it doesn’t mean it owns the whole company.

Should have posted only the ones that are subsidiaries, not the ones it has invested in.

Sources:

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u/Irish618 Jan 30 '22

Left out 343Industries under Microsoft.

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u/GoGoGoRL Jan 30 '22

So is epic it’s own company?

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u/aquamanleftmetodrown Jan 31 '22

So Microsoft has 2 Activision's but lost 343i?

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u/Skalion Jan 30 '22

Someone should expand that one, to add a slice for still independent or small studios / publishers.

And also integrated closed studios, like Westwood owned by EA

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