It was founded on May 18, 1973. Initially, Hudson dealt with personal computer products, but has expanded to the development and publishing of video games, mobile content, and video game peripherals.
Prior to its absorption into Konami, Hudson often developed games for publishers other than Konami. It has developed games such as the Mario Party series, published by Nintendo, and Fuzion Frenzy 2, published by Microsoft. It also developed other renowned games such as Bomberman and Adventure Island.