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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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259 50
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

2
192 42
Square Enix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Square Enix Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2003

3
188 46
Sony Computer Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 3 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

4
122 31
Bandai Namco Holdings is listed (or ranked) 4 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

5
145 44
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

6
139 43
Capcom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Capcom Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 1979

7
119 34
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

8
86 28
Game Freak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Game Freak Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1989

9
81 27
From Software is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
From Software Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1986

10
54 16
HAL Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
HAL Laboratory Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Chiyoda, Founded in: 1980

11
48 12
Monolith Soft is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Monolith Soft Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1999

12
69 28
Tecmo Koei is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Tecmo Koei Located in: Yokohama, Founded in: 2009

13
59 25
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

14
115 72
Konami is listed (or ranked) 14 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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15
46 20
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

16
37 13
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

17
29 14
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

18
30 17
Hudson Soft is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Hudson Soft Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Sapporo, Founded in: 1973

19
32 19
Natsume is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Natsume Located in: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Founded in: 1987

20
33 20
Arc System Works is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Arc System Works Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Yokohama, Founded in: 1988

21
45 32
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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22
27 15
Polyphony Digital is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Polyphony Digital Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1998

23
20 12
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

24
26 18
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

25
21 14
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

26
20 15
Nihon Falcom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Nihon Falcom Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1981

27
21 17
Grasshopper Manufacture is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Grasshopper Manufacture Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Suginami, Tokyo, Founded in: 1998

28
16 14
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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29
13 14
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

30
10 12
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

31
12 17
Dimps is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Dimps Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 2000

32
10 15
Jaleco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Jaleco Video game, Telecommunications - Located in: Shinagawa, Tokyo, Founded in: 2006

33
10 15
Sora Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Sora Ltd. Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2005

34
9 14
1-UP Studio is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
1-UP Studio Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2000

35
8 13
Artoon is listed (or ranked) 35 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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36
8 14
AQ Interactive is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
AQ Interactive Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2005

37
7 13
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

38
10 17
Yuke's is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Yuke's Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 1993

39
6 13
0verflow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
0verflow Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1997

40
5 12
feelplus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
feelplus Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1992

41
8 16
Q Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Q Entertainment Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2003

42
6 14
Mitchell Corporation is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Mitchell Corporation Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1960

43
6 15
Syn Sophia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
Syn Sophia Video game - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1995

44
5 14
ArtePiazza is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Current 20+ Top Japanese Game Developers, Ranked
ArtePiazza Video game - Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1989

45
4 13
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

46
5 16
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

47
3 13
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