Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked Companies

Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked

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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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    Located in: Kyoto, Founded in: 1951

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1987

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2003

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2005

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    Located in: Ota, Tokyo, Founded in: 1951

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    Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 1979

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1986

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1986

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    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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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1969

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    Located in: Fukuoka, Founded in: 1998

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1986

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    Located in: Chiyoda, Founded in: 1980

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1999

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    Located in: Ashikaga, Tochigi, Founded in: 1978

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1998

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    Located in: Sapporo, Founded in: 1973

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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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    Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 1978

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1988

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    Located in: Yokohama, Founded in: 1988

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2004

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    Marvelous Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked

    Marvelous Entertainment Located in: Shibuya, Tokyo, Founded in: 1997

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1953

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    Located in: Suginami, Tokyo, Founded in: 1998

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1977

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    Nihon Falcom is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked

    Nihon Falcom Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1981

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    tri-Ace is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked

    tri-Ace 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. Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2005

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2000

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    Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 2000

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    Yuke's is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked

    Yuke's Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 1993

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    Located in: Shinagawa, Tokyo, Founded in: 2006

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2005

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    Climax Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked

    Climax Entertainment Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1990

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    Artoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked

    Artoon Located in: Yokohama, Founded in: 1999

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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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    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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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1995

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    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1989

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    0verflow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked

    0verflow Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1997

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    Nihon Bussan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked

    Nihon Bussan Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 1970

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    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

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