January 2, 2006, BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc. of Tokyo, Japan formed U.S. holding company, BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc. (BNHU)*. The move was pursuant to an announcement made back in September 2005 that NAMCO, a video game developer and publisher, and Bandai, a manufacturer of character merchandise such as toys, children's entertainment and trading cards, will establish a joint holding company to compete more effectively in the fast-changing global industry and to generate new synergies across the various group divisions and regions.
The various business divisions managed under BNHU include Bandai America Inc. (toys), BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. (video games software, mobile games), NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC. (amusement facilities), and BANDAI NAMCO Amusement America Inc. (arcade game machines).
Combining their respective strengths, BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc.'s goal is to create new forms of entertainment in character merchandising, technologies and entertainment locations that offer unparalleled Dreams, Fun and Inspiration to consumers.
BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA Inc.
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* BNHU is formerly known as NAMCO BANDAI Holdings USA Inc. ("NBHU") pursuant to its corporate name change effective as of April 1, 2014.