Namco Bandai tops Japan revenue list

Namco Bandai was the highest-grossing publisher in Japan in the six months to September 25, according to Japanese magazine Famitsu.

With companies across the game industry set to release their half-yearly fiscal results in the coming weeks, the magazine used Enterbrain sales data and found that Namco Bandai grossed ¥17.8 billion (£146 million), giving it market share of 18 per cent.

In second place was Nintendo, grossing ¥14.95 billion (£122.72 million) with a 15.2 per cent share, ahead of Konami, Capcom, and Square Enix. The highest-ranking western publisher was EA, in 16th place with a market share of 1.3 per cent.