These are the video game companies that made the most money in 2022
He 2022 was an unusual year within the world of video games, with very good titles that reached the market and others that ended up being delayed until 2023 due to development problems caused by the 2020 pandemic or wanting to wait for the number of consoles to continue rising now that their supply has finally reached a certain normality.
During the first months of 2023 we have seen quite a few financial reports of the most important video game companies and thanks to this we know the order or the ranking of those that entered the most money last 2022all of them very important although perhaps the first position may surprise you:
14. Konami: $2.34 billion
In the last place of this ranking we have konami from which a good part of their income last year will come from micropayments of eFootball 2022, eFootball 2023 and Yu-Gi-Oh! master dueltitles free-to-play with purchases available that they have worked very well in this sense and that in 2022 they had the support of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, a collection of Ninja Turtles video games.
13. Ubisoft: $2.37 billion
Ubisoft is in crisis and that is reflected both the company’s income and the latest movements of the French giantwith its sales slower than expected and a year in which it has also not released major titles beyond the hilarious Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope or of Rainbow Six Extractiona spin-off of the saga that has not turned out as well as expected.
12. Square Enix: $2.66 billion
The following position is occupied Square Enix, the well-known Japanese company that in 2022 if he released a large number of video games such as the remastered collection of life is strange, Triangle Strategy either Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunionamong many others, although despite so many video games it fails to sneak into the 10 companies that generated the most money last year, something that could change this 2023 with final fantasy 16.
11. SEGA: $2.68 billion
Next on the list is SEGA with income very similar to that of Square Enix. The Japanese multinational continues to grow as a video game publisher and in 2022 we also find the return of the blue hedgehog with sonic frontiersin addition to with Total War: Warhammer 3, Football Manager 2023 and other video games that have made him stay on the verge of the TOP 10.
10. Embracer Group: $3.23 billion
Inaugurating what would be the TOP 10 video game companies that entered the most in 2022, we find ourselves with Embracer Group, a name that you will find more and more common because during the last few years they have bought or resurrected several large companies such as THQ Nordic, Plaion (formerly Koch Media), Gearbox or Saber Interactive managing to have control of many IPs. Last year some of his most popular releases were saints row and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.
9. Take-Two: $4.83 billion
In the ninth square we find ourselves at Take-Two that as many of you will remember is the owner of 2K and Rockstar which continues to drive a large part of the company’s revenue thanks to GTA V and gta onlinewith the first continuing to sell millions and millions of units and the second counting on succulent income thanks to micropayments, a source from which other titles such as NBA 2K23 by 2K Sports. In addition, this year its income has grown considerably thanks to the acquisition of Zynga, a developer of mobile video games.
8. Electronic Arts: $7.38 billion
EA is currently ranked eighth company with more income in the sector, something that is surely related to the good sales of FIFA 23 and its respective micropayments which are always a great source of income for this company that last year also launched other titles such as F1 22. The big question mark will be this 2023 when EA launches its first “non-FIFA” soccer game, EA Sports FC.
7. Activision Blizzard: $7.53 billion
This may be the last time we see Activision Blizzard in this ranking if its purchase by Microsoft ends up being closed (something that seems closer and closer). Starting last year managed to raise more than 7500 million dollars with pitches as powerful as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and others highly criticized such as *text muted*: Immortal which, despite everything, have been a good source of income for the company.
6. Bandai Namco: $7.56 billion
Probably one of the most spectacular rises in the ranking is that of Bandai Namco that it has surpassed large companies such as Talte-Two, EA and Activision Blizzard (although in this case we could talk about a technical tie) and that has grown a lot if we compare the revenues of 2022 with those of 2020, which were 2.2 billion. As for launches in 2022, the most important and the one that has boosted these figures a lot is, without a doubt, Elden Ring.
5. Nintendo: $12.6 billion
Now entering the tens of billions we find ourselves with Nintendo which also premieres the TOP 5 companies that raised the most money last year offering an incredible catalog for Nintendo Switch with Pokemon Arceus Legends, Mario Strikers: Battle League Football, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, splatoon 3and of course, Pokemon Scarlet and Purple. In addition, it must be taken into account that Nintendo’s fifth place is very commendable since its games are mainly for a single platform and in certain cases also for mobile devices.
4. NetEase: $14 billion
NetEase is one of the most dominant Chinese companies within the world of videogames and, in fact, lately it has been in the news after breaking its agreement with Blizzard since it distributed the titles of the American company in China, taking an amount that has helped boost its income from which some games are also responsible that you will know how Naraka: Bladepoint or various games for mobile devices such as Lords of the Rings: Rise to War either Eve Echoes It is obvious that they are capable of generating a lot of money with their micropayments.
3. Xbox: $15.6 billion
We entered the podium with Xbox. On this occasion, the income is estimated since the latest financial report is missing, but following the trail of the previous ones, it is estimated that the green brand has managed to pocket 15,600 million dollars thanks to launches such as As Dusk Falls, Grounded either penance besides everything that generate third party sales on the platform and of course the money from subscriptions to services like Game Passas well as the sale of Xbox consoles.
2. PlayStation: $24.4 billion
With the silver medal we have PlayStation that, as with Xbox, a good part of their income comes from what they generate from game sales from other companies on their platforms and also for different subscriptions like PlayStation+. Also in 2022 also we could see quite a few game releases on PC that have helped to fatten this figure and games like God of War Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7 and Horizon Forbidden West that came exclusively to Sony consoles.
1. Tencent: $25 billion
First of all, The video game company that generated the most in 2022 is, neither more nor less, than Tencentthe Chinese giant that repeats one more year as the company that has collected the most last year, something that should not surprise us since the Chinese company hangs its claws on large companies such as Platinum Games, DontNod, Epic Games, Ubisoft, Activision Blizzard, Supercell… which generates income from games such as League of Legends, freefire, pubg, clash royale, Path of Exile, Bayonetta 3 and many others, something that will surely continue to grow in the future since this company still does not seem to have tired of investing or buying shares in the most important video game studios in the world.