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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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    Sonic Team

    Video game, Video game industry

    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1988

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    37
    31

    Hudson Soft

    Video game, Video game industry

    Located in: Sapporo, Founded in: 1973

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    22
    20

    Syn Sophia

    Video game

    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1995

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    23
    22

    Nihon Bussan

    Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 1970

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    23
    22

    Banpresto

    Video game, Toy

    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1977

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    20
    21

    ArtePiazza

    Video game

    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1989

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    21
    23

    Located in: Kyoto, Founded in: 1979

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    23
    26

    Mistwalker

    Video game industry

    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2004

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    20
    24

    tri-Ace

    Video game industry

    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1995

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    38
    55

    Jaleco

    Video game, Telecommunications

    Located in: Shinagawa, Tokyo, Founded in: 2006

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    35
    56

    1-UP Studio

    Video game industry

    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2000

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    30
    51

    Active Gaming Media

    Located in: Osaka, Founded in: 1995

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    27
    49

    0verflow

    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1997

  • 39
    25
    47

    feelplus

    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1992

  • 40
    29
    53

    AQ Interactive

    Video game, Video game industry

    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2005

  • 41
    31
    59

    Artoon

    Video game, Video game industry

    Located in: Yokohama, Founded in: 1999

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    26
    57

    Q Entertainment

    Video game, Video game industry

    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2003

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    22
    51

    Mitchell Corporation

    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 1960

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    34
    74

    Marvelous Entertainment

    Located in: Shibuya, Tokyo, Founded in: 1997

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    29
    72

    Grasshopper Manufacture

    Video game, Video game industry

    Located in: Suginami, Tokyo, Founded in: 1998

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    22
    65

    Sora Ltd.

    Video game industry

    Located in: Tokyo, Founded in: 2005

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    28

    Pax Softnica

    Located in: Kanagawa, Founded in: 1983