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Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment Inc. (BNEI) is a Japanese video game development company and publisher. The company also releases videos, music, and other entertainment products related to its intellectual properties (IP). Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco
Namco
Holdings (BNHD) and specializes in management and sales of video games and other related entertainment products, while its Bandai
Bandai
Namco Studios subsidiaries specialize in the development of these products. It is the core company of Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Group's Content Strategic Business Unit (Content SBU).[3] Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment is the result of a merger in March 2006 between the video game operations of Namco
Namco
and Bandai. Originally referred to as Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Games, the company was renamed as Bandai Namco
Namco
Games in January 2014.[4] In April 2015, Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Holdings changed its gaming division name from Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Games to Bandai Namco
Namco
Entertainment. In addition to its core publisher operations in Japan, Bandai
Bandai
Namco Entertainment publishes content worldwide through different entities. Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Games America handles publishing across North America; Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Games Europe
Europe
handles publishing across Europe; Bandai Namco
Namco
Games Asia
Asia
handles publishing across Asia
Asia
(except Japan); Bandai Namco
Namco
Games Australia
Australia
and Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Games New Zealand
New Zealand
handle publishing in Oceania. The company has its headquarters in Shinagawa, Tokyo.[1]

Contents

1 History 2 Organization

2.1 Branches

2.1.1 Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment 2.1.2 Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Studios

2.2 Key people 2.3 Structure

3 Surge label 4 Games 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] In early 2005, Namco
Namco
Ltd. and Bandai
Bandai
Co. Ltd. announced plans to combine their operations.[5] The merger took effect on September 29 of that same year. For the first six months, both companies stayed intact under the umbrella of the newly created Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Holdings . On March 31, 2006, the video games division of Bandai
Bandai
was merged into Namco
Namco
which in turn became Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Games.[6][7] Namco
Namco
Hometek and Bandai
Bandai
Games had already merged on January 2, 2006 to form Namco Bandai
Bandai
Games America in the United States.[8][9] On April 1, 2008, Banpresto's video game operations were absorbed by Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Games.[10] On April 1, 2009, Bandai
Bandai
Networks, Namco Bandai's mobile phone business, was dissolved and absorbed into Namco Bandai
Bandai
Games.[11] In 2010, Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Games entered the Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records
for being the company that released the most TV commercials for the same product, a Nintendo DS
Nintendo DS
game called Solatorobo: Red the Hunter. They created 100 versions of the ad as the game consists of 100 chapters.[12] In early 2011, Namco
Namco
Networks was absorbed to Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Games America, effectively consolidating Namco
Namco
Bandai's American console, handheld and mobile video game development operations.[13] On April 2, 2012, Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Games spun off its development operations into a new company called Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Studios. The new company was spurred by Namco
Namco
Bandai's interest in faster development times and tighter cohesion between disparate development teams. It will comprise approximately 1,000 employees, who are already part of Namco
Namco
Bandai.[14] In March 2013, Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Games established two new game studios. The first, Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Studios Singapore, will be Namco
Namco
Bandai's "leading development center" in Asia
Asia
and develop game content for the Asia
Asia
Pacific. The second studio, Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Studios Vancouver, will work on online social games and game content development for North America and Europe, and will be established within The Center for Digital Media (CDM).[15] In July 2013, Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Partners (NBP), which used to oversee the PAL distribution network since September 2012, merged with Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Games Europe
Europe
(NBGE) in order to push distribution and publishing into one entity, Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Games Europe (NBGE).[16] On January 25, 2014, Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Games and Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Studios announced that the companies would be known worldwide as Bandai
Bandai
Namco Games and Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Studios, respectively. The change is intended to unify the brand internationally in order to increase the "value" and "appeal" of the name.[4] In December 2014, the company announced in a press release that the full company name will be changed to Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment on April 1, 2015.[17] Organization[edit] Branches[edit] Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment (BNEI), plays the role of expanding the content business, while Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Studios (BNSI) plays the role of creating content. Both companies cooperate to provide products and services around the world. Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment[edit]

Logo for Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Games

Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment (BNEI) is a core company of the Content Strategic Business Unit (Content SBU) of Bandai
Bandai
Namco, and is responsible for all aspects of Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Group’s content business, from creation to sales. However, Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment spun off its video games and related entertainment development to Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Studios in April 2012. As such, Bandai
Bandai
Namco Entertainment is currently responsible for managing, publishing, and marketing of already developed content, not only from Bandai
Bandai
Namco Studios but from third-party developers as well.[14] In addition to its core publisher operations in Japan, Bandai
Bandai
Namco Entertainment publishes content worldwide through different entities. Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment America manages operations and handles publishing across North America
North America
and oversees operations of Bandai Namco
Namco
Entertainment Brazil, which operates and handles publishing in Brazil. Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment Europe
Europe
manages and oversees operations and handles publishing across EMEA, and has branches in France, Italy, Greece, Romania, the Nordic countries, Portugal, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Bandai
Bandai
Namco Entertainment Asia
Asia
manages and oversees operations and handles publishing across Asia
Asia
(except Japan), and has branches in Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan
Taiwan
and Hong Kong. Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Studios[edit]

Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Studios

Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Studios (BNSI) functions as the core video game development studio of Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment. In addition to its video game development operations, Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Studios also work on other entertainment content such as video and music, related to its video game IPs. In addition to its core development studio in Tokyo, Japan, Bandai Namco
Namco
Studios has development operations in Singapore, which develops game content for the Asia
Asia
Pacific, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Canada
(established within The Center for Digital Media), which develops online social games for North America
North America
and Europe.[15] Key people[edit]

Satoshi Oshita, President, Representative Director[1] Shin Unozawa, Executive Vice President, Representative Director Kazuya Kiyoshima, Member of the Board, Managing Director Hitoshi Hagiwara, Member of the Board, Managing Director Fumiya Takeno, Member of the Board Koichi Honda, Member of the Board Makoto Asanuma, Member of the Board Masaaki Tsuji, Member of the Board (Part-time Managing Director) Masaya Nakamura, Founder Kevin Yanagihara, SVP Production & Development

Structure[edit]

Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment organizational chart[18]

Unit Group Division Department

Business Promotion Unit Production Group 1 Division 1 Production Department 1

Production Department 2

Production Department 3

Product Management Department 1

Division 2 Production Department 4

Production Department 5

Production Department 6

Product Management Department 2

Division 3 Production Department 7

Production Department 8

Production Department 9

C&P Management Department

Sales Department

Division 4 Global Relations Department

Production Administration Department

Production Group 2 Division 1 Production Department 1

Production Department 2

Production Department 3

Overseas Production Department

Division 2 Production Department 4

Production Strategy Department

Online Services Department

System Department

Sales Department

Promotion & Advertising Department

Production Administration Department

Amusement Machine Business Management Group AM Division AM Global Business Strategy Department

AM Sales Department 1

AM Sales Department 2

AM Customer Service & Logistics Department

AM Promotion Advertising Department

Manufacturing Department

P7 Division P7 Management Department

P7 Technology Department

Sales Planning Department

PC Strategic Planning Department

PS Strategic Planning Department

Business Management Unit Content Licensing Group Media Relation Department

Content Licensing Business Department

Office of the President Corporate Planning Department

New Business Department

Business Promotion Group Intellectual Property Department

Legal Services Department

Quality Assurance Department

Business Promotion Department

Administration Group General Affairs Department

Human Resources Department

Accounting and Finance Department

Information Systems Department

Surge label[edit] Just prior to the release of Afro Samurai at the end of 2008, the company announced the Surge publishing label.[19] The new label was an attempt at creating a separate identity for the company, aimed at a Western audience desiring more mature themes in game content, such as Naruto
Naruto
Uzumaki chronicles [20] Following Afro, early press materials indicated that Dead to Rights: Retribution and Splatterhouse
Splatterhouse
would also be released under the Surge label, but neither game ultimately did; both were released with a retro Namco
Namco
label instead to reflect the series' legacy. Games[edit]

Japan
Japan
portal Tokyo
Tokyo
portal Companies portal

List of Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
video games

References[edit]

^ a b c d "Corporate Overview". ' Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment. Retrieved July 10, 2017.  ^ "About". Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Studios. Retrieved 18 August 2017.  ^ "Strategic Business Units". Bandai
Bandai
Namco. Retrieved 2 February 2014.  ^ a b Goldfarb, Andrew. " Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Changing Name to Bandai
Bandai
Namco". IGN. Retrieved 2 February 2014.  ^ Feldman, Curt. "Bandai, Namco
Namco
to merge". GameSpot. Retrieved 2 February 2014.  ^ "株式会社バンダイナムコホールディングス 2005年度事業報告書" (PDF). Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Holdings. 2006. Retrieved August 6, 2017.  ^ Karlin, David. " Bandai
Bandai
and Namco
Namco
Finalize Merger Details". 1UP.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.  ^ Adams, David. "Namco, Bandai
Bandai
Complete North American Merger". IGN. Retrieved 2 February 2014.  ^ " Namco
Namco
and Bandai
Bandai
complete merger in North America". GameSpy. Retrieved 2 February 2014.  ^ " Banpresto
Banpresto
absorbed by Namco
Namco
Bandai". Siliconera. Retrieved 2 February 2014.  ^ KatanaXtreme.com – Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Games Inc. to Take Over Bandai Networks Co., Ltd. ^ "Most TV commercials for the same product (8 hrs) – regional/Free-to-air". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2 February 2014.  ^ " Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Games America/ Namco
Namco
Networks merger". Games Industry International. Retrieved 2 February 2014.  ^ a b Gilbert, Ben. " Namco
Namco
spins off internal dev studios into 'Namco Bandai
Bandai
Studio'". Joystiq. Retrieved 2 February 2014.  ^ a b Romano, Sal. " Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
opening Singapore
Singapore
and Vancouver studios". Gematsu. Retrieved 2 February 2014.  ^ Long, Niel. " Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
completes merger of publishing and distribution businesses". EDGE. Retrieved 2 February 2014.  ^ 2014-12-16, Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Games changing name to Bandai
Bandai
Namco Entertainment, Gematsu ^ "Organizational Chart". Bandai
Bandai
Namco
Namco
Entertainment. Retrieved 22 March 2016.  ^ McWhertor, Michael. " Namco
Namco
Bandai
Bandai
Needs Westerners, Plans "Surge"". Kotaku.  ^ Sheffield, Brandon. "Q&A: Namco
Namco
Bandai's Iwai Talks Tricky Topics In Western Markets". Gamasutra. 

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