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Top Ten Japanese Publishers Revealed

After data earlier this month revealed that Nintendo had regained its position as the largest publisher of video games software in Japan the full set of figures for all p...

David Jenkins

October 17, 2003

1 Min Read

After data earlier this month revealed that Nintendo had regained its position as the largest publisher of video games software in Japan the full set of figures for all publishers has been released. As can be seen, if the figures for Nintendo and subsidiary The Pokemon Company are combined the total market share exceeds 19% - well ahead of rivals Konami at 13.9%.

Publisher

Sales

Market Share

1

Nintendo

3,123,878

14.9%

2

Konami

2,911,932

13.9%

3

Square Enix

1,945,617

9.3%

4

Namco

1,373,736

6.5%

5

Bandai

1,328,391

6.3%

6

Sega

1,261,348

6.0%

7

Capcom

977,881

4.7%

8

Pokemon

884,836

4.2%

9

Banpresto

822,326

3.9%

10

Koei

772,180

3.7%

-

Others

5,599,239

26.7%

Total

-

21,001,364

100%

About the Author(s)

David Jenkins

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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