|Fast facts on Sega AM1|
|Merged into: Sega AM3 (1990), WOW Entertainment (2000)|
Sega Amusement Machine Research and Development Department #1, (Sega AM R&D Dept. #1) was a division within Sega of Japan. It was formed in 1990 primarily to create arcade (or "amusement") games.
During its existence, this division was commonly referred to as Sega AM1, being the "first" of several R&D divisions within Sega's Japanese operations and was spun-off from R&D#1 which had existed prior. R&D#1 was specifically created in the eighties to develop arcade games. Many of the developers who made games moved into the AM3 department that formed in 1990.
Despite its initial intentions, found itself assisting with home console releases due to similarities between Sega Titan Video and Sega Saturn hardware (and later the NAOMI and Sega Dreamcast). This began with the release of Virtua Fighter Remix in 1995.
|Domestic Sega companies, studios and subsidiaries|
|CSK||Sega Sammy Holdings|
|Sega Enterprises, Ltd.||Sega Corporation||Sega Games & Interactive|
|R&D #1||Sega AM1||WOW Entertainment||Sega WOW||Sega AM1|
|Sega AM11||R&D #4||Amusement Vision||New Entertainment||Sega CS1|
|Ryu ga Gotoku Studio|
|Sega AM3||Hitmaker||Sega AM3|
|AM Annex||R&D #5||Sega Rosso|
|Sega AM4||Sega Mechatronics||Product R&D|
|N. Pro. R&D|
|Sega AM5||Mirai R&D||Family Entertainment|
|Sega R&D2||Sega CS||Sega CS1||R&D #6||Smilebit||Sega Sports Design|
|PC Software||PC Network Department||Online R&D|
|Sega CS2||R&D #7||Overworks||GE2||Sega CS3|
|R&D #9||United Game Artists|
|Sega Digital Studio||Wave Master||Wave Master (label)|
|Mobile Content R&D||Sega Networks|