Gaming in Russia: One Year Later

Gaming in Russia: One Year Later

In the eighteen months since the invasion of Ukraine began, Russia’s economy has weathered profound shocks as it evolves into something altogether different. The country’s large gaming sector has been exposed to the effects of the war in ways that are transforming one of the world’s most important games ecosystems.  Russia is Europe’s biggest games…

Bandai Namco’s Winning Formula

Bandai Namco’s Winning Formula

Bandai Namco, one of the largest game publishers in Japan, has trounced its Western gaming counterparts in recent years. Over the five-year period ending September 8th 2023, its Tokyo listing returned 157.5% (20.8% annualized), more than tripling the return of the Nikkei 225, Japan’s stock benchmark. Peers Konami and Nintendo have fared worse, but still…