Although it already started to sell PC-related products in 1975 it wasn't until 1984 when Hudson began to produce videogames for the Famicom (NES) that the company enjoyed notable success. Hudson's first Famicom title, Lode Runner, sold 12 million units. Hudson also made a joint venture with NEC to make the Turbografx-16 (North America) and PC Engine (Japan) family consoles, both of which failed. After a long history of producing games for Nintendo's consoles, Hudson teamed up with NCL and founded the joint venture Manegi Corporation in May of 1998.
Hudson's best-known game franchise to date is the Bomberman series, which has appeared on all major platforms. As of 2003, the company employed a staff of more than 400.