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Fast facts on Sega AM1
Founded: 1990
Defunct: 2000-04-21
Merged into: WOW Entertainment
Headquarters: Japan

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.

AM1 existed for most of the 1990s until May 1999 when it became Sega Software R&D Dept. 1, and later WOW Entertainment in 2000.Media:DCM_JP_19991119_1999-36.pdf[1]Media:DCM_JP_20000825_2000-28.pdf[2]

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References

  1. File:DCM_JP_19991119_1999-36.pdf, page 15
  2. File:DCM_JP_20000825_2000-28.pdf, page 93
Japanese Sega companies, studios and subsidiaries
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Service Games Sega Enterprises, Ltd. Gulf+Western CSK Sega-Sammy Holdings
Service Games, Japan Nihon Goraku Bussan Sega Enterprises, Ltd. Sega Corporation Sega Holdings
Nihon Kikai Seizou
R&D1 AM1 R&D Dept. #1 WOW Entertainment Sega WOW AM1 R&D1 Sega Interactive R&D1
AM2 R&D Dept. #2 Sega AM2 R&D2 Sega Interactive R&D2
AM3 R&D Dept. #3 Hitmaker AM3 Sega Interactive R&D3
AM4 Mechatronics R&D4 Sega Interactive Product R&D
AM5 Mirai R&D Family Entertainment N. Pro. R&D
AM6 DigitalRex AM Plus
AM Annex R&D Dept. #5 Sega Rosso
AM11 R&D Dept. #4 Amusement Vision New Entertainment R&D CS1 R&D3, Div. 1 Sega Games R&D1
CS1 R&D Dept. #6 Smilebit Sports Design R&D
Sega PC R&D
CS2 R&D Dept. #7 Overworks Global Entertainment R&D2 Sega CS3 R&D3, Div. 3 Sega Games R&D3
CS3 R&D Dept. #8 Sonic Team Global Entertainment R&D #1 Sega CS2 R&D3, Div. 2 Sega Games R&D2
R&D Dept. #9 United Game Artists
Sega Digital Studio Wave Master
Mobile Content R&D Sega Networks