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Market facts > Publisher revenue
Publisher revenue - how much and where do they make it?
 

In the table below you will find financial details for 32 of the top stock market listed game developers, publishers and hardware manufacturers. The information was compiled in March/April 2005 from the most recent annual reports available at that time. An update with the 2005 figures, more publishers and more detail will be posted here in September 2005. The analysis was undertaken to determine what territories were the source of revenue for the publishers listed below.

Company   Year
$ (millions)
North America
%
Europe
%
Japan
%
Asia Pacific / ROW
%
International %
Sony Corporation - Games Division JP 2004 7502.00 28.3 23.6 29.6   18.5
Nintendo Co., Ltd. JP 2004 4701.70 48.65 23.35 26.68 1.32  
Electronic Arts US 2004 2957.14 54.43 39.91 2.39 3.27  
Microsoft Corporation - Home And Entertainment Division US 2004 2876.00          
Konami Corporation JP 2004 2586.92 19.63 13 64.52 2.85  
SEGA Corporation JP 2004 1809.61 8.88 5.38 85.74    
Namco Limited JP 2004 1577.51 21.9 7.89 69.4 0.81  
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. US 2003 1033.69 72.07       27.93
Activision Inc. US 2004 947.66 47.15 50.57   2.28  
Infogrames Entertainment S.A. FR 2004 939.22 55 38   7  
Taito JP 2004 758.68          
THQ, Inc. US 2004 640.85 70.75 25.26   3.99  
Ubi Soft Entertainment FR 2004 619.53 46.54 49.18   4.28  
Vivendi Universal Games FR 2004 578.79 56 34   10  
Square Enix Co.,Ltd. JP 2004 577.67 24.71 3.36 70.39 1.54  
Capcom Co. Ltd. JP 2004 481.39 14.93 9.68 74.33 1.06  
Atari, Inc. US 2004 468.94 100        
Koei Co., Ltd. JP 2004 253.25 13.58 2 80.88 3.54  
Eidos Interactive UK 2004 245.22 31.75 59.92   8.33  
NCsoft, Inc. KR 2004 237.17  1.37    2

96.6

 
Midway Games, Inc. US 2004 161.60 81.73       18.27
Majesco Holdings Inc US 2004 120.98          
SCi Entertainment Group PLC UK 2004 56.69 24.84 68.61   6.55  
Empire Interactive UK 2003 55.74 44.24 53.8   1.96  
Webzen KR 2004 49.05       100  
Emme Group FR 2004 39.81 8 77.5   14.5  
Jamdat Mobile Inc. US 2004 36.57 85       15
Jo Wood AUS 2003 27.81   89.14     10.86
Big Ben Interactive FR 2004 22.66          
CDV Software Entertainment AG DE 2003 18.86   72     28
Kuju PLC UK 2004 8.91          

$ (millions) - the total net revenue as supplied in the latest annual report from each company.
Year - The majority of accounts are for 2003-2004, click the year to link to the report.
Percentage split between territories - this is a calculation of the percentage of net revenue that is derived from each of the main world territories. In some cases the annual reports only gave information on domestic sales and export sales, in such cases this is reflected in the category "International".

Additional Notes

Every effort was made to ensure the figures above are accurate and represent revenue derived from games (hardware and software). In cases where the company is also involved in other businesses the segment information in the annual report was used to isolate the game related revenue (this applies to Sony, Microsoft and Vivendi).

Figures for the the main console manufacturers listed above include both hardware and software sales. Some companies, particularly Japanese businesses, also have an arcade businesses (hardware and facilities), the figures above include revenues from these activities.

Some companies did not supply any information on sales by geographic region. Microsoft gave a figure for all their activities of 68% in the US and 32% from international sales, but this is not an accurate reflection of sales from the Home and Entertainment division.

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