Top 5 Most Trusted Game Makers


A ranking of the most trusted game companies in Japan yields some findings which prove rather damning for Sony and Microsoft, who do not appear at all…

The ranking, based on the results of a survey of Japanese men in their twenties:

1. Nintendo (50.8%)

2. Square Enix (27.1%)

3. Capcom (22.5%)

4. Namco (18%)

5. Sega (18%)

Perhaps the real surprise (the omission of Sony and Microsoft somehow seems strangely unsurprising) here is just how well Square Enix did, despite it having come in for significant amounts of criticism in recent years.

Interestingly, the same question was also posed to women gamers:

1. Nintendo (59.5%)

2. Bandai (22%)

3. Sega (21.5)

4. Namco (20.3%)

5. Square Enix (15.4)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:33 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    1. kojima pro
    2. platinum/clover
    3. nintendo
    4. valve
    5. atlus

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:43 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I expected Konami because of the MGS series and it seems no one did care about it, d'awww

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:31 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Microsoft's number one!!! and their xbox 360 slim rocks!!!
    Nintendo can suck it!!!(I'm being sarcastic)

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Capcom is whitewashed
    Square sucks
    Saga doesn't give a damn
    Namco hates America lol

    Nintendo..........they still ok

    Atlus is were it's at

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    Comment by jr2nd
    18:36 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    nintendo hates america also it canned fatal frame 4 from going to the US/UK

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:32 08/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No they dont hate you, they just wont bother releasing it. Because they know no one will buy it there anyway.

    Xenoblade though has a lot of interest in America. So thats why they are going to release it there. But its already out in the rest of the world. Lol

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    Comment by jr2nd
    09:47 09/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually there's a huge fan base in the UK/US for it

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:36 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's funny how Nintendo is the most trustworthy, after screwing every single gamer over with their so called console Wii. I guess most people answering are casuals joining the scene because of Wii or something?

    Also Blizzard at least was the best, now I'm starting to have doubts because of B.Net 2.0 (as in no channels and only 5 maps) and so on, but they're still great when it comes to making complete games.

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    Comment by sherrynd
    21:38 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Valve should be here.
    Yes, I was a CSfag back in my days

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:27 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    To the several comments wondering why Blizzard isn't on the list: That would be because they have near zero market presence here. There is no local release of Starcraft, World of Warcraft or anything else. There was an attempt to introduce Diablo 2 over here which was made by Capcom, but it's doubtful it was very successful given the horrifyingly small PC gaming market (made worse by the actions of the likes of Square Enix who go out of their way to ensure PC gaming will never become popular outside of ero-gaming).

    As for Square Enix being on the list, the only thing I'd trust them to do, is to shaft PC gamers in Japan such as myself whenever they get the chance. And wouldn't touch any of their over priced console version of games either. Those in the US who think $60 is overpriced, would most certainly have a heart attack if they saw the pricing here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:25 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    proof that the japanese know nothing about the vidya

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Booooo for no Atlus :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:11 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't really understand why Falcom isn't in this top 5. They're one of the most consistent companies in the entire industry.

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    Comment by tingle
    21:24 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nintendo is the correct for number 1 but the other choices seem bad seeing as how bad Square and Sega games have been recently. Ubisoft has really pulled some awesome out of their ass recently

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ummm Sony and Microsoft don't make games, they acquire devs as 1st party subsidiaries.

    Fail artcle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm surprised they still want to trust Square after FXIII...:/

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:34 08/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It had good ratings there, and kept everyone happy. Even here it was well recieved, but every FF fan knows that it wasnt the best JRPG there. :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:45 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you take it more international, Blizzard would be on the list too. and Square Enix made really god games. But the final Fantasy series dropped after ff 10
    (not including ff 11)

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:04 17/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dropped after 12, the only bad FF's were 13 and 14.

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    Comment by holy_
    15:34 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Namco and Bandai different? Although they merged

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:49 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't believe Namco is that high. Especially after there fiasco with the Tales of Vesperia PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:27 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where's id I wonder

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:13 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Konami? No Treasure? Suprising list indeed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:38 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not activision?

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    Comment by Myballz
    16:45 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not even Atari.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:51 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the fuck? Konami not in the top 5?
    and what the hell is sega doing there?

    japan... i am dissapoint...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:57 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not surprise
    Since when Jap trust Sony anyway?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:20 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think the most trusted is BLIZZARD

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:44 05/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Square-Enix is second? evidence that 98% of Japan has never played Valve games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:28 01/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't take a list like this seriously for several reasons:

    Why are Bandai and Namco listed seperately? Why are they, the ones responsible for such atrocities as the recent Tales games (among many other mistakes) on the list at all?

    I can definitely see Sega making (if not topping) this list, but it's been a while since Squenix put out a decent game.

    And until this very most recent E3, Nintendo's been screwing over gamers left and right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:09 30/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm still suprised that Sega's up there. Sure, I love Sega as much as Nintendo, but I thought there was going to be some other Japanese video game company there, instead.

    Maybe I've been hanging around the wrong people too much...

    Square Enix is known for making JRPGs, and those games are huge in Japan(duh). So I can understand why Square Enix made the Top 5 here.

    Nintendo's placing is understandable, too. They're just that good, even with the Wii.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:06 30/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Square Enix second place really?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:35 07/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Atlus has never let me down. Where are they?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:45 24/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, persona is truly a jrpg.

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    Comment by jr2nd
    20:52 08/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    dont trust nintendo after they shafted us with Fatal Frame 4.

    hated nintendo/square for stoping us brits get final fantasy 3!

    hated namco for not giving us hairy barbarians Tales of Vesperia.

    im happy with atlus upto a point because of cathrine but not because the persona remakes are on the shitty vita when they should be on the ps3 also

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 05/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least we know where all the "women" are now, time to get a bouquet of rose...err, some Mario plushies and do my thing on my knees In order to be accepted. My Wii has been gathering dust, now I have a new reason to play it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:16 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Atlus is the only company that deserves to be on this list, tbh.

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    Comment by jr2nd
    09:22 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lost faith in namco when they decided to act like an ass and stop tales of vesperia coming to an english release :/

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    Comment by Neko
    13:19 01/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gtfo Nintedo your days are numbered we will soon have the rise of Atlas.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:40 30/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where's Bioware???? come on people agree with me

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:01 01/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bioware sucks

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:30 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is from a non-eurocentric, non-japan-bashing point of view:

    Nintendo - Mario, Link, tons of quality casual games

    Square Enix - Dragon Quest(biggest draw), Final Fantasy, and a whole host of other average/above average titles

    Capcom - Mega Man, Street Fighter, Gears of War(publisher), Devil May Cry, Grand Theft Auto(publisher)

    Note: Japanese don't give a damn about Resident Evil/BioHazard... even GoW is more popular and that series is only released on the Xbox360. Also note how Capcom publishes mainly male-oriented games and how high they are on the list for males.

    Namco - IdolMaster, SoulCalibur, Tekken, Tales Series, tons of quality casual games

    Sega - Yakuza(biggest draw), Valkyrie Profile, Phantasy Star, Sonic, tons of quality casual games

    Bandai - Tons and tons of manga-related games and casual games... note how high they are on the list for women

    Blizzard, Valve, and BioWare do not release games in Japan because they're predominately PC developers. PC gaming is non-existent in Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 29/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I meant to list Valkyria Chronicles and not Valkyrie Profile as a brand seller for Sega.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:42 30/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You also missed Monster Hunter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 30/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't trust nintendo given the bad performance and quality in the gameplay for the wii..

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 30/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's actually a really obvious reason why Nintendo are on top of the list while Sony and Microsoft aren't on it at all- Sony and Microsoft aren't GAME companies. The PS3 and Xbox 360 are merely products developed by the gaming divisions of massive multinational electronics and software corporations, which are much harder to trust.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:33 01/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They also make games, you know...


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    Comment by TheBeast
    07:51 30/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuck square enix, they ain't made a good game since ff7. maybe they are still riding the waves of the #1 fluke. but that is just one man's opinion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 30/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As soon as I read Square Enix I lost all hope in this list. Closing the tab now, bye.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:17 30/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sega and square, wow, what a joke of a list.

    I'd expect valve or bioware to be there but wait, its japan, only nippon corporations allowed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:01 30/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nintendo I can see why it's at the top since they do churn out good stuff more often than not. Capcom been doing well also, just look at monster hunter and lost planet. Outside of sonic, sega does their share of decent shit as well with phantasy star portable 2 being a prime example. Now as far as square and namco are concerned, they're complete shadows of their former selves. Square has churned out mostly shit since the merger with enix and namco has completely lost face (most with the west) after the whole ps3 vesperia nonsense and also churning less than satisfactory produce. all in all I'd go with:

    namco bandai
    square enix

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:36 01/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd put the Top-5 list as:

    1) Sega
    2) Capcom
    3) Nippon Ichi
    4) Nintendo
    5) Arc System Works

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