Video game companies with side businesses

A discussion thread on 2chan about video game companies with side businesses (or vice versa) have brought to light some interesting information.

  • Sammy (major pachinko company) → SEGA
  • Nintendo  → Love hotels, taxi company, hanafuda playing cards
  • Capcom → bar
  • Square Enix → publication, bar
  • Atlus → print club
  • Nippon Ichi → amusement (crane games and prizes)
  • Sony → Sony Computer Entertainment

Times are tough, and many companies that are surviving today can attribute their success to not limiting their income sources to one facet.


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