Sega development studios

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This is a list of development studios owned by Sega, a multinational videogame developer and publisher based out of Tokyo, Japan.

Privately held, subsidiary
Industry Computer and video games
Key people
Yuji Naka, Rikiya Nakagawa, Noriyoshi Oba, Hisao Oguchi, Yu Suzuki, Toshihiro Nagoshi,
Products Video games
Parent Sega
Website sega.com
sega.jp

1983–1990[edit]

Arcade development division[edit]

Department Headed By Notabele Titles
Sega R&D1[1] Rikiya Nakagawa, Makoto Uchida
Sega R&D2[2] Yu Suzuki

Consumer development division[edit]

Department Headed By Titles
Sega CD[3] Mamoru Shigeta, Minoru Kanari

1990–1999[edit]

Arcade development division[edit]

Team list[edit]

Department Members From Headed By Titles
Sega AM1[4][5] Sega R&D1 Rikiya Nakagawa
Sega AM2[2][5] Sega R&D2 Yu Suzuki
Sega AM3[7][5] New Hisao Oguchi
Sega AM4 R&D New Toshihiro Nagoshi
Sega AM5 R&D New Tetsuya Mizuguchi

Consumer development division[edit]

Department Members From Headed By Titles
Sega CD Sega CD Makoto Oshitani
Sega CS1/AM6 R&D[9][5] Sega CD Noriyoshi Oba
Sega CS2/AM7 R&D[9][5] Sega CD Noriyoshi Oba
Sonic Team (CS3/AM8 R&D)[9][5] Sega CD Yuji Naka

1999–2004[edit]

Studio list[edit]

Department Members From Headed By Titles
WOW Entertainment[10] Sega AM1 R&D R&D Rikiya Nakagawa
Sega AM2[10] same as before Yu Suzuki
Hitmaker[10] Sega AM3 R&D Mie Kumagai
Amusement Vision[10] Sega AM4 R&D Toshihiro Nagoshi
Sega Rosso[10] Sega AM5 R&D Kenji Sasaki
Smilebit[10] Sega AM6 R&D Shun Arai
Overworks[10] Sega AM7 R&D Noriyoshi Oba
Sonic Team[10] same as before Yuji Naka
Sonc Team USA Sonic Team Takashi Iizuka
United Game Artists[10] AM5 + AM6 + AM8 Tetsuya Mizuguchi
Wave Master[10] New Studio Yukifimi Makino

2005–2009[edit]

Global Entertainment division[edit]

Department Members From Headed by Titles
GE1 R&D[24][25][26] Sonic Team + United Game Artists Akinori Nishiyama, Takao Miyoshi
GE2 R&D[27][28] Overworks Akira Nishino
Sega Studio USA Sonic Team USA Takashi Iizuka

New Entertainment division[edit]

Department Members From Headed by Titles
[NE R&D[29][30] Amusement Vision + Smilebit Toshihiro Nagoshi
Sports R&D[31][32] Amusement Vision + Smilebit Takaya Segawa

Arcade development division[edit]

Department Members From Headed by Titles
Sega AM1[33][34] WOW Entertainment Yasuhiro Nishiyama
SEGA AM2 Sega-AM2 Hiroshi Kataoka
Sega AM3[39][40] Hitmaker Mie Kumagai
Family Entertainment R&D[44] New Studio Hiroshi Uemera

2009–present[edit]

Consumer development division[edit]

Department Members From Headed by Titles
CS1 R&D[45][46][47] NE R&D + Sports R&D Toshihiro Nagoshi
CS2 R&D[48][49][50][51][52][53][54][55] GE1 R&D + Sega Studio USA + Sports R&D Takashi Iizuka, Osamu Ohashi
CS3 R&D[56]Official interview, mentions division[57][58] GE2 R&D Akira Nishino
Online R&D[59] GE1 R&D Takaya Segawa

Arcade development division[edit]

Department Members From Headed by Titles
Sega AM1[59] AM1 + AM3 Yasuhiro Nishiyama
SEGA AM2 AM2 + AM3 Hiroshi Kataoka

Mobile development division[edit]

Department Headed by Year of purchase/founding Titles
Sega Networks [65] Sega of Japan 2012
[71]
Hardlight Studio Sega Europe 2012
Demiurge Studios Sega of America 2015
Ignited Artists Sega of America 2014

Acquired/founded studios[edit]

Department Division Year of purchase/founding Notable titles
Sega Technical Institute Sega of America 1990
SegaSoft Sega of America 1995 (Dissolved)
Visual Concepts Sega of America 1999 (Sold to Take Two Interactive)
No Cliché Sega Europe 1999 (Dissolved)
Sega Studios Australia Sega Europe 2006 (Dissolved)
Creative Assembly Sega Europe 2005
Sports Interactive Sega Europe 2006
Three Rings Design Sega of America 2011
Relic Entertainment Sega of America 2013
Atlus Sega Holdings 2013
Amplitude Studios Sega Europe 2016

Contracted studios[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Studio Titles
Alfa System
Ancient
Arc System Works
Aspect Co.
Chime
Chunsoft
Climax Entertainment
Compile
Coreland
Crypton Future Media
D3 Publisher
Dimps
Flight-Plan
French Bread
From Software
Game Freak
Genki
Givro
Imageepoch
J Force
M2
Media.Vision
Microcabin
Neverland
PlatinumGames
Prope
Shade
RED Entertainment
Sonic! Software Planning
Studio Forefront
Syn Sophia
System Sacom
Tabot Inc.
Technosoft
Vic Tokai
Treasure
Tri-Ace
Vivarium Inc.
Westone Bit Entertainment

Western[edit]

Studio Titles
Access Games
Amuze
Appaloosa Interactive
Arkedo Studio
Avalanche Studios
Backbone Entertainment
Big Red Button Entertainment
Bizarre Creations
BlueSky Software
Christian Whitehead
Double Fine Productions
EA Black Box
Gearbox Software
Griptonite Games
Infogrames
Kuju Entertainment
Monolith Productions
Obsidian Entertainment
Petroglyph Games
Planet Moon Studios
PlaySport Games
Pseudo Interactive
Realtime Associates
Sanzaru Games
Shiny Entertainment
Sumo Digital
ToeJam & Earl Productions
Totally Games
Traveller's Tales
Visual Concepts
Zono

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