From Sega Retro

Founded: 2000-04-21[1]
Defunct: 2004-07-01 (as Subsidiary)[2], 2005-05-01 (as Division)
Merged into: Sega Sports Design R&D Dept., New Entertainment R&D Dept.

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). It is largely different to CS1, with the majority of those developers leaving Sega to join the new start-ups Artoon and Land Ho!. Smilebit is largely based on Sega PC instead. Over time, Smilebit became the de facto studio for sports games, with the majority being aimed at Japan. Internationally, Smilebit was known for it's high-end Dreamcast and Xbox titles. Those developers ended up at largely at New Entertainment R&D Dept..





Magazine articles

Main article: Smilebit/Magazine articles.

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Domestic Sega studios
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CSK Sega Sammy Holdings
Sega Enterprises, Ltd. Sega Corporation Sega Games & Interactive
Sega R&D 1 Sega AM1 R&D #1 WOW Entertainment Sega WOW Sega AM1
Studio 128 Sega R&D 8 Sega AM2 R&D #2 AM2 of CRI Sega-AM2 Sega AM2
Sega AM11 R&D #4 Amusement Vision New Entertainment Sega CS1
Ryu ga Gotoku Studio
DigitalRex AM Plus
Sega AM3 R&D #3 Hitmaker Sega AM3
AM Annex R&D #5 Sega Rosso
Sega AM4 Sega Mechatro Product R&D
N. Pro. R&D
Sega AM5 Mirai R&D Family Entertainment
Sega AM6
Sega R&D 2 Sega CS Sega CS1 R&D #6 Smilebit Sega Sports Design
Megasoft Team Andromeda
Sega PC Online R&D
Sega CS2 R&D #7 Overworks GE2 Sega CS3
Sonic Team
Sega CS3 R&D #8 GE1 Sega CS2
R&D #9 United Game Artists
Sega Sound Team
Sega Digital Media Wave Master Wave Master (label)
Mobile Content R&D Sega Networks
Visual Entertainment Marza Animation Planet