What company has made the most significant contribution to video games?

In the fine world of video games, many companies have come and gone, some even making significant contributions before drifting into the aether. With all these developers and manufactures coming and going, what company you feel has made the most influential contribution to the gaming industry, and why.

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skeletonss2490d ago

Sony If anyone says Different than they are idiots!

( if I said anything different I would get my last 3 bubbles taken)

Reborn2490d ago

That must've been quick since you only got 2.

ronin4life2490d ago

If you speak your opinion honestly and without slandering others or being to hyper active, you'll be just fine.
Most people respond in a negative way to annoying attitudes more so than differing opinions.
On topic, I think Ninendo has contributed the most to gaming among the biggest companies.

Kos-Mos2490d ago

.... and ..... once more ....

IM_A_NINJA2490d ago

Nintendo without a doubt. If it wasn't for Nintendo there wouldn't be a video game market as we know it today. They brought us out of the video game crash of the 1980's and it's thanks to their way of reinventing of themselves that we have so many interesting products. They aren't afraid to take risks.

XabiDaChosenOne2490d ago

Correction: there wouldn't be a north american console market as we know it today. Because it was only the North american console market that was suffering at the time.

ronin4life2490d ago

Japanese home gaming was almost non-existent before the Famicom, as the arcade was the gaming mecca of Japan.
So, in a way, by introducing a popular home console, they contributed greatly to Japans video game market as well.

IM_A_NINJA2490d ago

Considering the North American market makes up the majority, I'd say it doesn't matter what it saved. Bottom line people were afraid to buy anything video game related. Nintendo made games okay to play again.

Having it called the Nintendo Entertainment System instead of having "video game" in the description was pure genius.

XabiDaChosenOne2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

@ronin4life Non existent=/= suffering.
@IM_A_Ninja North America is not the majority, we are just the biggest market when comparing to other markets individually.

Alos882490d ago

Microsoft and Sony may be big players today, but back in the 80's it was Nintendo alone that kept gaming alive after the gaming crash. So no Nintendo, no games industry.

Peaceful_Jelly2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

Nintendo didn't invent gaming though. It all started with the Magnavox Odyssey and that was for a time when nobody even had the slightest idea if video games could be viable market.

So tell me who had the most guts now. Nintendo saving it from the crash was just sheer luck just like the Wii. Beside, the crash was only on the West because in Japan the market was pretty healthy and the PC Engine (TurboGrafx) was way ahead of Nintendo (NES) when it came to sales, popularity, graphics, you name it. It was the pop-culture of America what gave the edge to Nintendo because of all the advertisements it had on movies, TV and stuff. The exposure was insane just like the X360 now...

mendicant2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )


"Nintendo saving it from the crash was just sheer luck just like the Wii"

So what about the Gameboy, DS, SNES, N64 and the characters and serord they've created. Is that all "luck?"

I don't believe in luck personally. Everything happens for a reason. There is a reason Nintendo has been around so long-and they still create great games and hardware-and it's not "luck."

ronin4life2490d ago

Magnavox may have started gaming, but what else have they done?
Nintendo saving the game industry was no fluke. They simply provided a quality product. The game crash came from crappy games and crappy systems. What Nintendo made was actually GOOD.
If it was a fluke, then how did they manage it multiple times, through over 25 years and millions (probably billions) in profits?

LightofDarkness2490d ago

Obviously Nintendo. Proper platforming in both 2D and 3D, revived the industry in the 80s, SNES possibly has the greatest lineup of classic games ever, introduced D-Pad and analog controls, Zelda: OOT, introduced motion controls (love them or loathe them, they've had a significant impact), the DS and Gameboy ushered in casuals for decades now...

They really have made the most significant impact out of all.

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