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Which region makes the best games

Europe 95 23.57%
 
Japan 227 56.33%
 
North America 81 20.10%
 
Total:403

Europe, because Grand Theft Auto, Battlefield, Minecraft, Euro Truck Simulator and countless niche games you can't find anywhere else.

2nd is Japan, because Nintendo.

USA is last for me. They push out a hell lot of games over there, but imo lack quality in comparison with japan and europe.



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Excluding handhelds it's quite close, but I think Japan still makes the best games.



captain carot said:

Some swedish devs are Mojang, Avalanche, DICE, Starbreeze.

When I saw that I thought `hey I`ve heard of them` then I was like `nope, I`m just thinking of the dudes from FF7`



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North America, almost exclusively due to Canada.

Bioware
Eidos Montreal
The Coalition
Capcom Vancouver
EA Canada
Relic Entertainment
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Quebec

etc.



Mnementh said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Ubisoft may be French, but most of their games come from Ubisoft Montreal so aren`t made in Europe

 I wouldn't say most. Montreal has Assassins Creed. Also I see after Ubisoft bought Farcry from Crytek who made the first entry was going to Ubi Montreal. Besides that: Rayman, Rabbids, Beyond Good and Evil (Montpellier, France), Just Dance (Paris, France), Anno (BlueByte, Germany), ZombiU (Bucharest, Rumania). And many, many of the other games come from different Ubisoft studios. Montreal can't do all, but two big series is something already. Everything Michel Ancel develops basically stays in France.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Ancel

Actually most of Ubisoft's big hitters are from Canada.

AC, Far Cry, Rainbow Six, Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia.
Not all of them started there, but the last few games in their series are all from there.

Out of the big ones, Just Dance is basically the only one not from Canada.



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Barozi said:

Actually most of Ubisoft's big hitters are from Canada.

AC, Far Cry, Rainbow Six, Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia.
Not all of them started there, but the last few games in their series are all from there.

Out of the big ones, Just Dance is basically the only one not from Canada.

You forgot Rayman, The Crew and The Division and a few others that I would considerto be  big hitters but yea Ubisoft Montreal is a monster in the video game industry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubisoft_Montreal



Japan >>> Europe > North America



Hands down North American region ...

For a long time I thought Japanese games used to be the leaders in terms of quality but that has dramatically changed and not in a good way since there's hardly any viable AAA Japanese game franchises left aside from the shrinking players left ...

Most of the startups have straight up disappeared from the scene, went defunct, and are no longer making games anymore ...

There are very few recognizable Japanese game developers left, Sega, Capcom, Nintendo, Koei Tecmo, Bandai Namco, Square Enix, Konami and about half of them have their futures at stake in the next decade ...

Many of the once great figures like Miyamoto, Sakaguchi, Kojima are long past their primes and it's going to be hard to replace them ... (I wonder if we're even going to get a new renaissance in Japanese gaming as it would be a shame that a once affluent gaming culture falls under.)



Minecraft was made in Sweden.



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If I should decide based on my tastes and what catered best for them, I'd say USA and Japan during the first generations and coin-op times, then, since Doom, Ultima Underworld, Syndicate, Gobliiins and Lemmings (to name the oldest greatest ones I can remember I used to play when I started gaming on PC when I didn't even own one) times, Europe and USA. I guess for those that stayed on consoles Japan kept a higher ranking longer and could still keep it.

Edit: the whole North America and not just USA makes the region stronger also for my tastes, but it doesn't change my rankings, since Europe became strong in game development it had some sad SW house deaths through the years, but it remained very strong.



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