For my project I chose the gaming module. As I explained before I chose this module because games are one of my interest and one day I hope to be a part of the gaming industry. For this module I decided to look into the gaming world and see which companies were most successful this past year and even find out why. The first thing I did was determined what the most successful gaming companies were. I was able to find a list of the of the richest video game companies and used that to decide which companies I should look into.
According to the list, in 2016 Sony was the most successful gaming company fallowed by Microsoft and putting Nintendo in third. At first it did not make sense to me why Sony and Microsoft were so high on the list. Neither of the companies are know for making games but what they are known for, and why they are so successful, is making consoles to play games on. Once I figured out that it was the consoles that were pushing the companies to such heights, it was easy to rationalize why Sony was number one, PS4 (Sony’s main console) is the most popular out of the three main consolesused for gaming.
The next two companies to appear on this list were Sega and Activision/Blizzard. Seeing Sega was a shock because I thought it was a company that stopped making games back in 90s, but Sega was able to stay afloat and succeed the say way Activision and Blizzard did. All three companies teamed up with other companies to make something great. Saga teamed up with Nintendo to create old Sega classics for the new generations. Activision took its expertise with first person shooter, such as Call of Duty, and teamed up with the fantasy MMO producer Blizzard to create Overwatch, which ended up being one of the most popular games of 2016.
Square-Enix and Ubisoft were the last companies to appear on this list and it was not surprising to see these companies doing so well. Both companies can attribute their profits to their large and loyal fan base. These companies are both know for making video game series that have many installments, both main series and side games, that fans can not get enough of. Ubisoft are the creators of the Assassin’s Creed series, which has 17 games in the series, 9 in the main series and 8 in side games. Square-Enix’s is know for making the Final Fantasy series, which has 80 games in its series, 15 in the main series and 65 in side games.