Bandai Namco Games Opens Doors in March
The operation is complete.
by Anoop Gantayat
January 11, 2006 - Starting March 31, you'll be buying games published by Bandai Namco Games rather than just Bandai or Namco. Bandai Namco Holdings, a holding company formed to take care of all the details regarding the planned merger between Bandai and Namco, announced today the formation of Bandai Namco Games, which will oversee all game content-related operations of the Bandai Namco Group. The company, which is officially considered a successor to Namco, will open its doors on 3/31.
Bandai Namco Games is comprised of five former divisions: Bandai's videogame contents division, Namco's home game contents division (known formally as CT Company), Namco's arcade game contents division (AM Company), Namco's Mobile Contents division (CX Company) and elements of Namco's Incubation Center, a division devoted to exploring new fields. The company will house a total of 1,705 employees, with 55 coming from Bandai and 1,650 coming from Namco. Namco chairman Masaya Nakamura will serve as chairman of the new firm with current Namco vice president Shukuo Ishikawa serving as president.The standard Namco name will carry on. Namco's ET Company, which managed Namco's amusement facilities, and the remaining elements of Namco's Incubation Center will form a new company carrying the Namco name. This firm will also have Nakamura as chairman.