Hudson Soft Company is a majority-owned subsidiary of Konami Corporationis a Japanese electronic entertainment publisher headquartered in the Midtown Tower in Tokyo Midtown, Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, Japan, with an additional office in the Hudson Building in Sapporo. It was founded on May 18, 1973. Initially,I Hudson dealt with personal computer products, but has expanded to the development and publishing of video games (like Mario Party games, mobile content, and video game peripherals. As of 2003, the company employs over 500 people, with offices in Sapporo, Tokyo, and California. Hudson Soft is owned by Konami Corporation. Despite being called "Hudson Soft," they are commonly referred to in interviews and references as "Hudson" without the word "Soft."