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June 1, 1955
March 31, 2006
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Namco was a Japanese video game company, founded on June 1, 1955 as Nakamura Seisakusho. Originally an amusement company, Namco was the distributor of Atari games in Japan. In the late 70's, Namco began developing their own video arcade games. Namco was the second third-party developer for the Family Computer, and were a very prolific developer for the system. Disputes over licensing contracts towards the end of the Famicom's life led Namco to shift development primarily towards non-Nintendo consoles such as the PC Engine. In 2005, the company merged with Bandai due to financial difficulties.


The Namcot logo.

Namcot was the name of Namco's Japanese home video game division. The subsidiary was established in 1984 with the intention on publishing games for the Family Computer. Namco would abandon the publishing label sometime in 1995.

List of software

Family Computer

Title Developer Publisher Release Date
Galaxian Namco Namcot September 7, 1984
Pac-Man Namco Namcot November 2, 1984
Xevious Namco Namcot November 8, 1984
Mappy Namco Namcot November 14, 1984
Galaga Namco Namcot February 15, 1985
Dig Dug Namco Namcot April 22, 1985
Warpman Namco Namcot July 12, 1985
Druaga no Tou Namco Namcot August 6, 1985
Battle City Namco Namcot September 9, 1985
Pac-Land Namco Namcot November 21, 1985
BurgerTime Data East Namcot November 27, 1985
Star Luster Namco Namcot December 6, 1985
Choujikuu Yousai Macross Namco Bandai, Namco December 10, 1985
Tag Team Pro Wrestling Namco Namcot April 2, 1986
Dig Dug II Namco Namcot April 18, 1986
Super Chinese Micro Academy Namcot June 20, 1986
Babel no Tou Namco Namcot July 18, 1986
Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu Namco Namcot August 1, 1986
Sky Kid Namco Namcot August 22, 1986
Super Xevious: GAMP no Nazo Namco Namcot September 19, 1986
Mappy-Land Namco Namcot November 26, 1986
Pro Yakyuu Family Stadium Namco Namcot December 10, 1986
Metro Cross Now Production Namcot December 16, 1986
Dragon Buster Tose Namcot January 7, 1987
Sanma no Meitantei Namco Namcot April 2, 1987
Family Jockey Namco Namcot April 24, 1987
Family Boxing Namco Namcot June 19, 1987
Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family Nihon Falcom Namcot July 17, 1987
Family Mahjong Nihon Bussan Namcot August 11, 1987
Digital Devil Monogatari: Megami Tensei Atlus Namcot September 11, 1987
Side Pocket Data East Namcot October 30, 1987
Lupin Sansei: Pandora No Isan Tose Namcot November 6, 1987
Jikuu Yuuden Debias Now Production Namcot November 27, 1987
Star Wars Piccari Games Namcot December 4, 1987
Family Tennis Namco Namcot December 11, 1987
Karnov Sakata Sas Namcot December 18, 1987
Pro Yakyuu Family Stadium '87 Namco Namcot December 22, 1987
Family Circuit Game Studio Namcot January 6, 1988
Dokuganryu Masamune Namco Namcot April 5, 1988

Super Famicom

Title Developer Publisher Release Date
Super Wagyan Land Nova Games Namcot December 13, 1991