In the previous part, we knew two out of seven most successful video game companies namely Sony Computer Entertainment Sony Computer Entertainment and Nintendo.
Today, we will continue with two more names Mojang and EA.
There is a wide range of video game firms that made more money than Mojang. However, it is a few small ones that become popular with a single game. Mojang started with Persson, a Swedish video game programmer, and his personal project called Minecraft.
The initial version of Minecraft was released in 2009 and was so popular that Persson had to incorporate Mojang AB in the development of the game.
In the following year, Minecraft became one of the most famous video games with ten million registered accounts in two years. The game is so successful that they could afford to rewrite into C++ that could be ported to mobile and console systems.
In 2014, Persson decided to sell Mojang to Microsoft for $2.5 billion. Every employee received a bonus of $300,000 after taxes if they stayed at the company for the next six months.
After the sale, Persson left the company with a total worth of $1.6 billion. Minecraft has so far sold 179 million copies, becoming the second best-selling video game of all time behind Tetris.
Electronic Arts, known as EA, is one of the oldest software companies in the world that has remained a successful business. The firm was founded in 1982. It is best known for its sports representation in the annual games such as FIFA, NBA, and NFL.
At the moment, EA owns the Swedish games company DICE, which developed the Battlefield and Star Wars Battlefront series. EA is also the main distributor of Star Wars games, per a deal with Disney.
In 2018, the firm had a record high in revenue of $5.1 billion. This figure is close to Nintendo’s revenue, although EA only specialized in software. Now, EA’s total net worth reaches $22.9 billion.