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A list of the best Japanese game developers. These are video game developers currently headquartered in Japan. Video game development is a specialized type of software development focusing on games. These games can be for any type of computer whether it be game consoles such as Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo, mobile platforms such as the iPhone or iPad, or traditional computers such as PC and Macintosh. Developers often further specialize into a specific type of genre, whether it be RPG's, FPS's, or RTS's.

What are the best Japanese developers of video games? Unlike regular software development, game development can also trek into the territory of Hollywood, requiring work from writers, artists, and actors to complete their projects. Vote on the best Japanese developer of video games or Japanese video game companies. If there are Japanese game developers who haven't made the list, please add them.

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Nintendo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Nintendo Consumer electronics, Video game, Interactive entertainment - Located in: Kyoto, Founded in: 1951

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Sony Computer Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Sony Computer Entertainment Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1987

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Square Enix is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Square Enix Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2003

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Capcom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Capcom Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 1979

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Sega is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Sega Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Ota, Tokyo, Founded in: 1951

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Bandai Namco Holdings is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Bandai Namco Holdings Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2005

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Atlus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Atlus Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1986

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From Software is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
From Software Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1986

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Game Freak is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Game Freak Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1989

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Tecmo Koei is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Tecmo Koei Located in: Yokohama, Founded in: 2009

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HAL Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
HAL Laboratory Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Chiyoda, Founded in: 1980

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Konami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Konami Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1969

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Level-5 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Level-5 Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Fukuoka, Founded in: 1998

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Monolith Soft is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Monolith Soft Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1999

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Koei is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Koei Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Ashikaga, Tochigi, Founded in: 1978

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Intelligent Systems is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Intelligent Systems Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1986

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SNK Playmore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
SNK Playmore Video game, Video game industry, Game - Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 1978

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Polyphony Digital is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Polyphony Digital Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1998

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Natsume is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Natsume Located in: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Founded in: 1987

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Hudson Soft is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Hudson Soft Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Sapporo, Founded in: 1973

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Sonic Team is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Sonic Team Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1988

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Arc System Works is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Arc System Works Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Yokohama, Founded in: 1988

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Mistwalker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Mistwalker Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2004

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Taito Corporation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Taito Corporation Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1953

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Marvelous Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Marvelous Entertainment Located in: Shibuya, Tokyo, Founded in: 1997

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Grasshopper Manufacture is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Grasshopper Manufacture Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Suginami, Tokyo, Founded in: 1998

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Nihon Falcom is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Nihon Falcom Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1981

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Banpresto is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Banpresto Video game, Toy - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1977

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tri-Ace is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
tri-Ace Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1995

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Active Gaming Media is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Active Gaming Media Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 1995

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Sora Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Sora Ltd. Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2005

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1-UP Studio is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
1-UP Studio Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2000

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Artoon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Artoon Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Yokohama, Founded in: 1999

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Dimps is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Dimps Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 2000

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Yuke's is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Yuke's Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 1993

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Jaleco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Jaleco Video game, Telecommunications - Located in: Shinagawa, Tokyo, Founded in: 2006

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AQ Interactive is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
AQ Interactive Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2005

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Climax Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Climax Entertainment Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1990

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feelplus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
feelplus Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1992

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Q Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Q Entertainment Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2003

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Mitchell Corporation is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Mitchell Corporation Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1960

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Syn Sophia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Syn Sophia Video game - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1995

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ArtePiazza is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
ArtePiazza Video game - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1989

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Nihon Bussan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Nihon Bussan Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 1970

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0verflow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
0verflow Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1997

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Tose Co., Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Tose Co., Ltd. Located in: Kyoto, Founded in: 1979

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Pax Softnica is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Pax Softnica Located in: Kanagawa, Founded in: 1983