Namco Ltd. is a Japanese corporation best known as a former video game developer and publisher. Following a merger with Bandai in September 2005, the two companies' game production assets were spun off into Namco Bandai Games on March 31, 2006. Namco was re-established to continue domestic operation of video arcades and amusement parks. Its headquarters are located in ta, Tokyo. Namco was a front-runner during the Golden age of arcade video games. Pac-Man, its arguably most famous title, went on to become the best-selling arcade game in history and an international popular culture icon. Masaya Nakamura founded the company as Nakamura Manufacturing in 1955. Based in Tokyo, the company started out by running children's rides on the roof of a department store in Yokohama. The business eventually expanded throughout the Tokyo area.
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