Occupying the number one slot is no surprise really with the steadfast success of World of Warcraft bolstering their annual revenues to an eye-watering $1.34 billion.  According to Develop 100 the ranking is based on sales figures, critical success and their standing within the industry and with all these considered Blizzard outdo Nintendo Japan, Rockstar North (Grand Theft Auto), EA Canada (Need for Speed amongst their successes).  They have four more games in production (Starcraft II, Diablo III, unannounced MMO and a top secret squirrel title they’re saying nothing about) so they have every chance of holding onto that distinction.

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