From Sega Retro

Fast facts on Smilebit
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], 2005-05-01 (as Division)
Merged into: Sega Sports Design R&D Dept.
Headquarters: Japan

Smilebit (スマイルビット) was a research and development division within Sega. It is best seen as a logical continuation of Sega Software R&D Dept. 6 (formerly known as Sega CS1).

Smilebit was formed of developers from CS1 and CS2, as well as members from PC Software R&D. Over time, Smilebit became the de facto studio for sports games (although it also diversified into other genres).




Magazine articles

Main article: Smilebit/Magazine articles.

External links


  1. File:IR EN 2003-07-30.pdf, page 4
  2. File:IR EN 2004-05-18.pdf
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