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Native name
Kabushiki gaisha
Joint venture
IndustryVideo game industry
FoundedJune 3, 2007; 12 years ago (2007-06-03)
DefunctFebruary 29, 2012[1]
Key people
Ken Kutaragi (CEO)
OwnerBandai Namco Holdings
ParentBandai Namco Entertainment (51%)
Sony Interactive Entertainment (49%)

Cellius (株式会社セリウス Kabushiki-Gaisha Seriusu), located in Shibuya, Tokyo, was a computer game developer founded in 2007 as a venture between Sony and Bandai Namco Holdings. The aim of the company is to "help take share from Microsoft Corp. and Nintendo Co." [2] Sony hopes that the company will make up for the losses it made during quarter two of its financial year. 'Father of the PlayStation' Ken Kutaragi was announced as CEO.

Bandai Namco Holdings holds 51% of the company, and Sony holds 49%; the company plans to use Sony's Cell microprocessor, the heart of the PlayStation 3, for PlayStation 3 games and games for mobile phones and personal computers.

Their only project was a Ridge Racer game for the PlayStation Vita,[3][4] it was panned by critics.


  1. ^ http://www.bandainamco.co.jp/files/120401E59FB7E8A18CE5BDB9E593A1EFBCA7EFBCADE4BABAE4.pdf
  2. ^ "Sony, Namco Bandai Ally to Jointly Make Games for PlayStation 3". Bloomberg. January 24, 2007.
  3. ^ "The Strange Studio Born of Two Rival Companies".
  4. ^ "Ridge Racer Coming to PS Vita".

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