Namco recently surprised us with the news that not only is the entertainment giant looking to expand its operations within the country, but they are also doing it with a new name. The video game, game center, and theme park focused company released a statement at this year’s IAAPA expo under the new name Pac-Man Entertainment, a reference to the company’s popular title and long-time mascot.
Throughout their long and prestigious history, Namco has divided its operations into several major departments, all of which operate under similar names. For example, Bandai Namco focuses on home console video games; Bandai Namco Amusements handles the research and development of arcade & VR games games; Bandai Namco Technica handles technical support of their content; Namco Cybertainment operates their family center consulting and arcade business locations; and so on. The names have changed several times, which does make for some of the confusion out there, on top of all of the divisions. Either way, this is one company that has it all figured out when it comes to arcade game operations, which is why it can do so with success across the entire globe.