NEWS - Tuesday, May 3, 2005


Namco And Bandai Announce Merger

Namco and Bandai announce intention to merge Japanese media and videogames firms Namco and Bandai have announced their intention to merge this September, in a move which will create the third-largest videogames company in the region. In an unexpected announcement, the two companies revealed that they intend to create a new holding company, Namco Bandai Holdings Inc, with each existing Bandai share being swapped for 1.5 shares of the new firm, while each Namco share will be swapped directly for one new share. Bandai president Takeo Takasu will become the president of the new holding company, while Namco’s vice-chairman Kyushiro Takagi will act as chairman. The deal is expected to close on September 29th. Namco is one of the longest-established Japanese videogame companies, and has created titles ranging from Pac-Man to Ridge Racer and Tekken, while Bandai is the owner of many of the region’s most valuable media properties - including such enormous game, TV and toy franchises as Gundam and Dragonball. The merger of the two companies will create the third largest videogames company in Japan, ranking just behind Nintendo and Sega Sammy Holdings - another example of the recent trend towards consolidation among Japan’s games companies.
Source: http://gameindustry.biz

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 51,877
Forum Posts: 725,928
Xbox One Titles: 3,461
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 586
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 2,141
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 16,006
Screenshots: 34,960
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

2021: XBA is still here
Post by shrew king
2 Replies, 10070 Views

Watch Dogs: Legion
Post by Nato King
0 Replies, 27452 Views

Xbox Series X or S
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 35317 Views

Spellbreak Grand Magus Pack (3) and Starter Pack (7) Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 27759 Views

I pay $ 1000! I search the Element 54 Canadian launch Team signaturen Faceplate
Post by Smill
0 Replies, 27146 Views

Xbox one no signal
Post by debrartin
0 Replies, 50728 Views

do you remember?
Post by SnoochyBoochy
3 Replies, 52716 Views

i haz xbox
Post by SnoochyBoochy
0 Replies, 46898 Views

Claiming the first thread of 2020
Post by Kraft
7 Replies, 75584 Views

Important! I pay $ 1000! I search the Sweden launch and the Element 54 Faceplate
Post by Smill
3 Replies, 34695 Views

Squad Up
Post by samslophead
0 Replies, 77040 Views

TERA Skinned Xbox One X Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 59583 Views

Starfield Release expectations?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 115451 Views

Issue with Xbox live on Xbox home
Post by rcmpayne
0 Replies, 82762 Views

Happy Birthday, Me.
Post by SnoochyBoochy
4 Replies, 100776 Views

© 2000-2021 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics