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Top 25 game companies generate 65% of revenue, as industry grows 10%

A new report from research firm Newzoo shows China's Tencent coming out on top for 2014 -- it's the largest game company. EA leapfrogged its rival Activision, too, this year.

The global game market grew 10 percent in 2014, to a total size of $83.6 billion, says research firm Newzoo. The top 25 companies in the market generated $54.1 billion of that -- or 65 percent.

The company also ranked the top 10 game companies around the globe; China's Tencent handily took the number one spot over Sony, the number two, which in turn beat Microsoft. For the platform-holders, only game revenue is counted.

Of note is that EA and Activision switched places; the only two companies in the top 10 whose revenues went down from 2013 to 2014 are Activision and Nintendo. Mobile studio King beat out Nintendo for 8th place; according to Newzoo, if it were public, Supercell would rank at number 11.  

You can see Newzoo's full ranking below; if you want to know more about who ranked where and why, you can head over to Newzoo's blog. If you need more depth, there's the full, paid research report

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