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Namco Limited (Japanese: 株式会社ナムコ) was a Japanese video game and amusement center company headquartered in Ōta, Tokyo. Namco is currently a part of Bandai Namco Holdings, under the name of Bandai Namco Entertainment since 2006.

Nakamura Seisakusho/Nakamura Manufacturing Company[]


Nakamura Seisakusho logo

On June 1, 1955, Namco was founded by Masaya Nakamura as Nakamura Seisakusho (株式会社中村製作所). The company was reorganized to Nakamura Manufacturing Company in 1959.




Namco (1971)

In 1971, Nakamura Manufacturing introduced the name Namco, an abbreviation of Nakamura Manufacturing Company. In 1974, the company acquired Atari Japan.

1977–2006 (company); 1977–present (brand)[]

Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  custom-designed (based off of Corporate)
Launched:  Unknown

In 1977, Nakamura Manufacturing changed its corporate name to Namco.

Although it is not pictured, a variation of this logo with a T (Namcot) was used for the company's domestic home console business from 1984 to 1995 and on Namcot Collection on Nintendo Switch released in June 18, 2020.

On September 29, 2005, Namco was acquired by toy company Bandai to form Namco Bandai Holdings. On March 31, 2006, Namco and Bandai's video game operations were merged into Namco Bandai Games (now Bandai Namco Entertainment) while the amusement center operations moved to a new company under the Namco name. This logo is still used by Bandai Namco Amusement for their video arcades and other entertainment products, as well as on games until February 2014.

Nakamura Manufacturing Company
Atari Japan
Namco Limited
Namco Bandai Holdings
Namco Bandai Games (video game assets)
Namco (2006-2018) (other assets)