Bandai Namco, the third largest video game company in Japan, has consolidated its U.S. operations under one roof in Irvine.
The company publishes and develops several multimillion-dollar video game franchises, including Pac-Man, one of the highest-grossing games of all time.
“We’re excited to be a bigger presence in the Irvine business community and a responsible corporate citizen,” says Shuji Ohtsu, CEO and president of the company’s U.S. operations.
Bandai Namco also owns Dragon Ball, the most successful manga and anime series, and Naruto, the sixth-best selling manga series in history.
Pac-Man serves as the company’s official mascot.
Bandai Namco’s new 70,000-square-foot U.S. headquarters is at 23 Odyssey, near Sand Canyon Avenue and Irvine Center Drive.