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Fast facts on Hitmaker
Founded: 2000-04-21Media:IR EN 2003-07-30.pdf[1]
Defunct: 2004-07-01 (as Subsidiary)Media:IR EN 2004-05-18.pdf[2], 2005-04-01 (as Division)
Merged into: Sega AM3
Headquarters: Japan

Hitmaker (ヒットメーカー) is a former internal development studio owned by Sega. It was founded in 2000 largely on the remains of Sega Software R&D Dept. 3 (formerly Sega AM3), and was one of the 10 that was spun off during the 2000 restructure.

AM3 was a dominant force within Sega throughout the 1990s, however had been very much arcade-orientated by design. With Hitmaker, this focus shifted more towards home consoles, but as the arcade section did not go away, this led to Hitmaker producing a large chunk of Sega games during the 2000-2004 period.

In October 2003, Sega Rosso was merged back into the studioMedia:IR EN 2003-07-30.pdf[1].

Hitmaker even had their own record label, Hitmaker Records, for a short period.

Softography (arcade)

Softography (consumer)

Magazine articles

Main article: Hitmaker/Magazine articles.

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:IR EN 2003-07-30.pdf, page 3
  2. File:IR EN 2004-05-18.pdf
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