According to the latest report from research firm Newzoo, Tencent is once again at the top of the global game revenues ranking list for 2014, successfully defending its crown from 2013. The China giant has minimal influence in the West, but is the majority shareholder of successful game companies such as Riot Games (League of Legends) and Epic Games (Unreal Engine, Unreal Tournament).
Though Google is ranked at no.6, it saw an amazing Year-on-Year growth of 89%, according to estimates from Newzoo. The explosive growth of Android phones and Google Play must have given the company a gigantic push. Take-Two Interactive, owner of 2K Games, saw an amazing drop in revenues by 60%, but did well enough for a no.10 spot. King.com is the only new entrant in the top 25.