Overview

  • Key dates

    Bigben group - Key dates

    • 1981: Creation of Bigben Interactive (watches production and sales)
    • 1993: Manufacture of the first video game accessory
    • 1995: Launch of the Sony PlayStation® in Europe
    • 1999:
      • French leader in the market of accessories for video game consoles
      • IPO on the Paris Stock Exchange
      • Opening of the Benelux’s branch
      • Arrival of ADSL in France
      • Arrival of Wifi
    • 2000:
      • Opening of the branches in the United Kingdom and Germany
      • Creation of the Research & Development office in Hong-Kong
      • Launch of the Sony PlayStation® 2 in Europe
      • Arrival of 3G
    • 2001: Exclusive distribution of Sega’s Dreamcast
    • 2002:
      • Launch of the Nintendo® Gamecube in Europe
      • Launch of the Microsoft® Xbox in Europe
    • 2005:
      • Launch of the Nintendo® DS in Europe
      • Launch of the Microsoft® Xbox 360
    • 2006:
      • Capital subscription by MI29
      • Launch of the Nintendo® Wii™
      • Apparition du Bluetooth® 2.0
    • 2007:
      • Launch of the Sony PlayStation® 3 in Europe
      • Launch of the first Apple iPhone®
    • 2009: Capital subscription by Bolloré Group
    • 2011:
      • Acquisition of the “smartphone accessories” branch o ModeLabs, French leader in mobile phone accessories, now Bigben Connected
      • Release of the Nintendo® 3DS in Europe
    • 2012:
      • Arrival of Smart TV’s
      • Launch of the Nintendo® Wii U™
    • 2013:
      • Opening of the branch in Spain and creation of the joint venture in the USA
      • Launch of the Sony PlayStation® 4
      • Launch of the Microsoft® Xbox One
      • Arrival of 4G
    • 2014:
      • Opening of the branch in Italy
      • Voice Control System launched with Amazon Alexa
    •  2016:
      • Google Home launch
    • 2017:
      • Release of the Nintendo® Switch
      • Launch of the first gaming headset with Dolby Atmos™ technology integrated
    •  2018-2019:
      • Creation of digital independent video game platforms: Epic, Origin, Humble Bundle, Stadia, Tencent WeGame, Gog.com…
    •  2019:
      • Creation of NACON company & subsidiaries: France, Spain, Hong-Kong
      • Release of the Nintendo® Switch Lite
    •  2020:
      •  Nacon IPO the Paris Stock Exchange
      • Acquisition of RIG, Gaming Headset Brand from Poly USA
      • Start of 5G deployment in Europe
      • Wider deployment of DAB + planned for the end of 2020 in France