|Fast facts on Sega AM1|
|Merged into: WOW Entertainment|
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.
|Japanese Sega companies, studios and subsidiaries|
|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|
|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|