The aforementioned Nintendo and Namco Bandai share their spots in the Asian gaming hall of fame with many others, including developers such as Sony and Capcom. Capcom, the Japanese video game developer and publisher, was founded in 1983 and is responsible for introducing gamers to popular franchises such as Resident Evil and Street Fighter. In 2017, Capcom reported its net sales to be 87.17 billion yen. As of June 2015, Resident Evil, with 99 titles under its belt, was Capcom’s bestselling game series, with over 65 million units sold worldwide.
Nintendo, which is also based in Japan, is perhaps the most popular of the Asian video game companies and certainly the largest. However, in spite of the respect its name encourages, this has not always translated into the loyalty of consumers, especially in terms of hardware sales, both handheld and home console, as sales of these products have been in decline since 2011. This decline goes far beyond Nintendo and is symptomatic of the evolving video game market in general, whereby mobile gaming is slowly driving out conventional gaming methods. Mobile games revenue in Asia is expected to reach 13.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2017, an increase of nearly two billion U.S. dollars over 2015.