Newzoo, a games market research company, has just released their findings for 2014, of which publicly traded games companies made the most cash.
A whopping $54.1 Billion was brought in by these companies last year, which makes up for 65% of the total games market. This is a growth rate of 10% from the previous year.
So who’s on top you ask? Well it should come as no surprise that yet again Chinese company Tencent, the owner of Riot Games, is yet again sitting comfortably at the top of that list. Guess people really do love their League of Legends!
Trailing not too far behind is Sony & Microsoft, followed by EA, Activision, Apple, Google, King, Nintendo and Ubisoft.
Newzoo have also released their list of the top 25 companies by gaming revenue ranking, which you can see below.
How do Newzoo compile their data?
The data is based on analysis of annual and quarterly financial reports of a number of relevant publicly listed companies and includes various estimates and assumptions, which may or may not be indicated explicitly. Revenues (GAAP) are restated to reflect Calendar Years, therefore do not necessarily match reported Fiscal Year results of individual companies. Revenues exclude hardware sales and other non-game sales to the extent publicly available. Microsoft and Sony estimates represent all Xbox and PlayStation non-hardware platform revenues (including Xbox Live and PSN revenues respectively).