Blizzard is the world’s most bankable games studio

May 12th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 12 (ANI): Blizzard, the maker of World of Warcraft, has become the world’s most bankable games studio with the annual sales of 1.34 billion dollars.

Nintendo was at the second spot, while Rockstar North, makers of Grand Theft Auto, was third in a list compiled by Develop magazine.

Online game developer EA Canada and Capcom wrapped up the top five.

“World of Warcraft has… truly penetrated pop culture, inspiring everything from web memes to episodes of The Simpsons, showing Blizzard’s ability to not only create compelling experiences but also court user expectations,” the BBC quoted Develop’s editor-in-chief Michael French as saying.

The Top 10 gaming studios are:

1. Blizzard Entertainment

2. Nintendo

3. Rockstar North

4. EA Canada

5. Capcom

6. Ubisoft Montreal

7. Treyarch

8. Infinity Ward

9. Epic Games

10. Bethesda Softworks (ANI)

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