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Established: 1955

1955 Namco began operations with the installation of two rocking horse rides on a department store rooftop. Increasing popularity of arcade video games fueled growth in the 60's and 70's. The Pac-Man game was a huge hit in the 80's. Leading each era by taking the concept of "play" in a variety of directions, Namco has actively pursued the creation of people's dreams.

In the 90's, Namco opened the theme parks Namco Wonder Eggs and Namco Namja Town.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Namco's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1982 title, "Xevious" (C64).

The company has been involved titles released on the PC, Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, DS/DSi, PS2, PSP, Xbox, GameCube, GBA, PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Arcade, Dreamcast, N64, Wonderswan, TurboGrafx 16, Sega Megadrive, SNES, 3DO, NEC PC Engine, Sega MegaCD, NES, C64, Spectrum 48K and Amstrad CPC. Of these, "Tekken: Dark Resurrection" (PSP), "Tekken 3" (PlayStation), "Tekken Tag Tournament" (PS2), "SoulCalibur 2" (PS2), "SoulCalibur 2" (Xbox) has been a best selling title.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2009 release "Tekken 6" (PSP).

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