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Taito Corporation (株式会社タイトー, Kabushiki gaisha Taitō) is a Japanese video game developer and publisher of arcade hardware and mobile phones, and an operator of video arcades. It is also a former publisher of home video games. Taito is wholly owned by Square Enix Holdings. Despite being a subsidiary to Square Enix Holdings, the parent company has kept the branding of Taito distinct from Square Enix.

Taito is known for producing hit arcade games, such as Space Invaders, Bubble Bobble, and Arkanoid. It has produced arcade games all around the world, while also importing and distributing American coin-op video games in Japan. Taito owns several arcades in Japan known as Taito Stations or Game Taito Stations.

In the news

  • August 21, 2017 (2017-08-21) - Bust-A-Move Journey was announced for iOS.
  • August 9, 2017 (2017-08-09) - RayCrisis was ported over to Android.
  • May 17, 2017 (2017-05-17) - Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders was released.

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Did you know?

... that the enemy speed mechanic in Space Invaders is actually the result of a glitch?
... that Taito's Brazilian subsidiary was known for making bootlegs of other arcade games?
... that one of the earliest products from the company was vodka, and was in fact the first Japanese vodka producer?
... that Zero Wing was the source for the internet meme "All your base are belong to us?
... despite being a Japanese developer, Taito was actually founded by a Ukrainian Jewish business man?



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