Namco

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Namco
TypeBrand of Bandai Namco Holdings
FoundedJune 1, 1955 (Nakamura Seisakusho)
1959 (Nakamura Manufacturing Company)
1973 (Atari Japan)
1977 (Namco)
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Key peopleMasaya Nakamura, founder
Industryvideo games
ProductsVideo games
Employeesnot disclosed
Websitehttp://www.namcofunscape.com/

Namco is a brand owned by Bandai Namco Holdings. Two divisions under Bandai Namco Holdings still retain the Namco name, Namco UK and Namco Enterprises Asia.

Nakamura Works

Nakamura Works (中村製作所, "Nakamura Seisakusho") was formed on June 1, 1955. by Masaya Nakamura.

Nakamura Manufacturing Company

It was renamed Nakamura Manufacturing Company (株式会社中村製作所) in 1959. In 1971, it began releasing games under the Namco label, an acronym of Nakamura Manufacturing Company.

Atari Japan acquisition

Nolan Bushnell founded an Atari division named Atari Japan in 1973. In 1974, Nakamura purchased Atari Japan for $500,000 USD and Nakamura Manufacturing Company became the sole distributor of Atari products in Japan.

Namco

In 1977, Nakamura Manufacturing Company was renamed Namco Limited.

Bandai Namco Holdings

In February 2005, Namco merged with Bandai forming Bandai Namco Holdings. The two companies operated independently under the holding company until March 31, 2006, when the development divisions of the two companies were merged into Namco Bandai Games.

The arcade divisions in the United Kingdom and Asia are the only divisions to retain the Namco name.

Physical Namco games owned by WEC Museum

Title Year System Added to museum Notes
Namco Museum Vol. 1 1996 PlayStation April 23, 2022 Includes Bosconian, Galaga, New Rally-X, Pac-Man, Pole Position, Rally-X, and Toy Pop.
Namco Museum Vol. 2 1996 PlayStation May 1, 2022 Includes Bomb Bee, Cutie Q, Dragon Buster, Gaplus, Grobda, Mappy, and Xevious.
Namco Museum Vol. 3 1997 PlayStation May 2, 2022 Includes Dig Dug, Galaxian, Ms. Pac-Man, Phozon, Pole Position II, Phozon, The Tower of Druaga.
Pac-Man 1987 NES November 3, 2020 WEC Museum owns the licensed Tengen cart, box and manual.

Digital Namco games owned by WEC Museum

Title Year System Added to museum Notes
Baraduke 1985 Arcade Xbox 360: December 25, 2008 The arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
Battle City 1985 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020 The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Windows.
Bomb Bee 1979 PlayStation PlayStation: May 1, 2022 A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 2 for PS1.
Bosconian 1981 Arcade
PlayStation
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
PlayStation: April 22, 2022
The arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 1 for PS1.
Burning Force 1990 Genesis Evercade: May 1, 2021 The Genesis version is in the Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
Cutie Q 1979 PlayStation PlayStation: May 1, 2022 A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 2 for PS1.
Dig Dug 1982 Arcade
Famicom
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
Windows: November 2, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Windows.
The Famicom version is in the Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
Dig Dug II 1985 Arcade
Famicom
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
Windows: November 2, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Windows.
The Famicom version is in the Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
Dig Dug Arrangement 1996 Xbox Xbox: March 7, 2022 A port of the game is in the Namco Museum for Xbox.
Dig Dug Arrangement 2005 Xbox 360 Xbox 360: December 25, 2008 A port of the game is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
Dragon Buster 1985 Arcade
Famicom
PlayStation
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
Windows: November 2, 2020
PlayStation: May 1, 2022
The arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Windows.
A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 2 for PS1.
Dragon Buster II 1989 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020 The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Windows.
Dragon Spirit 1987 Arcade
Famicom
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
Windows: November 2, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Windows.
The Famicom version is in the Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
Galaga 1981 Arcade
NES/Famicom
PlayStation
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
NES Classic: June 22, 2017
Famicom Mini: August 10, 2017
Windows: November 2, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
PlayStation: April 23, 2022
The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
The NES version is in the NES Classic Edition.
The Famicom version is in the Famicom Mini.
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Windows.
The Famicom version is in the Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 1 for PS1.
Galaga Arrangement 1995 Xbox Xbox: March 7, 2022 A port of the game is in the Namco Museum for Xbox.
Galaga Arrangement 2005 Xbox 360 Xbox 360: December 25, 2008 A port of the game is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
Galaga '88 1987 Arcade Xbox 360: December 25, 2008 The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
Galaxian 1979 Arcade
Famicom
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
Windows: November 2, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Windows.
The NES version is in the Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
Libble Rabble 1994 Super Famicom Evercade: May 1, 2021 The Super Famicom version is in the Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
Gaplus 1984 Arcade
NES
PlayStation
Windows: November 2, 2020
The NES version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Windows.
A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 2 for PS1.
Grobda 1984 Arcade
PlayStation
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
PlayStation: May 1, 2022
The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 2 for PS1.
Katamari Damacy 2004 PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3: May 22, 2015 The PlayStation 2 version is in the PlayStation 3.
King & Balloon 1980 Arcade Xbox 360: December 25, 2008 The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
Libble Rabble 1983 SNES Evercade: May 1, 2021 The SNES version is in the Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
Mappy 1983 Arcade
Famicom
PlayStation
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
Windows: November 2, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
PlayStation: May 1, 2022
The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Windows.
The NES version is in the Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 2 for PS1.
Mappy Kids 1989 Famicom Evercade: May 1, 2021 The Famicom version is in the Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
Mappy-Land 1987 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020 The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Windows.
Metal Marines 1993 SNES Evercade: May 1, 2021 The SNES version is in the Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
Metro-Cross 1985 Arcade Xbox 360: December 25, 2008 The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
Motos 1985 Arcade Xbox 360: December 25, 2008 The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
Mr. Driller 2000 PlayStation PS Classic: December 3, 2018 The PlayStation version is in the PlayStation Classic.
Ms. Pac-Man 1981 Arcade Xbox: March 7, 2022
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
The Arcade version is in Namco Museum for Xbox.
The Arcade version is in Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
New Rally X 1981 Arcade
PlayStation
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
PlayStation: April 23, 2022
The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 1 for PS1.
Pac & Pal 1983 Arcade Xbox 360: December 25, 2008 The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
Pac-Land 1985 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020 The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Windows.
Pac-Man 1980 Arcade
NES/Famicom
PlayStation
NES Classic: June 22, 2017
Famicom Mini: August 10, 2017
Arcade1Up: July 10, 2019
Windows: November 2, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
PlayStation: April 23, 2022
The NES version is in the NES Classic Edition.
The Famicom version is in the Famicom Mini.
The arcade version is in the Pac-Man Arcade1Up.
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Windows.
The NES version is in the Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 1 for PS1.
Pac-Man Arrangement 1996 Xbox Xbox: March 7, 2022 A port of the game is in the Namco Museum for Xbox.
Pac-Man Arrangement 2005 Xbox 360 Xbox 360: December 25, 2008 A port of the game is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
Pac-Man Plus 1982 Arcade Arcade1Up: July 10, 2019 The arcade version is in the Pac-Man Arcade1Up.
Pac-Mania 1987 Arcade Xbox 360: December 25, 2008 The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
Phelios 1989 Genesis Evercade: May 1, 2021 The Genesis version is in the Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
Pole Position 1982 Arcade
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
PlayStation: April 23, 2022
The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 1 for PS1.
Pole Position II 1983 Arcade Xbox 360: December 25, 2008 The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
Quad Challenge 1989 Genesis Evercade: May 1, 2021 The Genesis version is in the Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 1999 PlayStation PS Classic: December 3, 2018 The PlayStation version is in the PlayStation Classic.
Rally-X 1980 Arcade
PlayStation
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
PlayStation: April 23, 2022
The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 1 for PS1.
Rolling Thunder 1986 Arcade
Famicom
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
Windows: November 2, 2020
The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Windows.
Sky Kid 1985 Arcade
Famicom
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
Windows: November 2, 2020
The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Windows.
Sky Kid Deluxe 1986 Arcade Xbox 360: December 25, 2008 The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
Star Luster 1985 Famicom Evercade: May 1, 2021 The Famicom version is in the Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
Super Pac-Man 1982 Arcade
PlayStation
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
PlayStation: May 1, 2022
The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 2 for PS1.
Super Xevious 1986 Famicom Windows: November 2, 2020 The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Windows.
Tekken 2 1996 PlayStation PlayStation 3: May 22, 2015 The PlayStation version is in the PlayStation 3.
Tekken 3 1998 PlayStation PS Classic: December 3, 2018 The PlayStation version is in the PlayStation Classic.
The Tower of Druaga 1984 Arcade
Famicom
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
Windows: November 2, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
The Famicom version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 for Windows.
The Famicom version is in the Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
Toy Pop 1986 PlayStation PlayStation: April 23, 2022 A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 1 for PS1.
Wagan Land 1989 Famicom Switch: October 30, 2020 The Famicom version is in Namcot Collection for Switch.
Warpman 1985 Famicom Evercade: May 1, 2021 The Famicom version is in the Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
Weapon Lord 1995 SNES Evercade: May 1, 2021 The SNES version is in the Namco Museum Collection 2 for Evercade.
Xevious 1982 Arcade
NES
PlayStation
Xbox 360: December 25, 2008
Windows: November 2, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
PlayStation: May 1, 2022
The Arcade version is in the Namco Museum for Xbox 360.
The NES version is in Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 for Windows.
The NES version is in the Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.
A conversion of the arcade version is in Namco Museum Vol. 2 for PS1.
Libble Rabble 1994 SNES Evercade: May 1, 2021 The SNES version is in the Namco Museum Collection 1 for Evercade.