- Namco (then called Nakamura Manufacturing Ltd.) founded by Masaya Nakamura in Tokyo, Japan.
- The beginning of using "Namco" as a brand name.
- Enters the coin-operated video game market through aquisition of Atari (Japan) Corp. from Atari Corp. of the U.S.
- Changes name to Namco Limited.
- Established Namco Enterprises Asia Limited in Hong Kong.
- Established Namco America Incorporated in California, United States.
- Established Namco Europe Limited in London, United Kingdom.
- Established Brent Leisure Limited in London, United Kingdom as European manufacturing base and as U.K. distributor of Namco products.
- Aquires Alladin Castle, Inc. Thus making Namco the largest arcade operator in the United States.
- Established Shanghai Namco Limited in Shanghai, China - a joint venture with Shanghai Municipial Bureau of Culture, to produce and sell amusement machines and to operate amusement arcades.
- Established Namco Operations Europe Limited in London, United Kingdom.
- Established Namco Holding Corporation in the United States.
- Established Namco Ireland Limited in Ireland.
- Established Dream Pictures Studion Incorporated, a joint venture with Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. and Polygon Pictures, Inc., to produce digital contents for computer graphic-based films and entertainment software.
Jul 30, 2003:
- Namco acquires the rights to make games based on the films Escape from New York and its sequel Escape from L.A.
Mar 18, 2004:
- Namco announces that they have signed a publishing agreement with Flagship Studios.
Apr 01, 2005:
- Shigeichi Ishimura (age 51), formerly head of Namco's mobile division, is to become the company's new president. Koichi Tashiro will now move into Ishimura-san's former role.
With the change, Namco's former president, Kyushiro Takagi (age 61), will step up to vice chairman of the company.
May 02, 2005: