WOW Entertainment

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WOW Entertainment
Founded: 2000-04-21[1]
Defunct: 2003-10-01[2]
Merged with: Overworks (2004)
Headquarters:
Japan
2000-04-21
2003-10-01

WOW Entertainment (ワウ エンターテイメント) was a development company owned by Sega Corporation during 2000 to 2003.

WOW Entertainment is a continuation of Sega Software R&D Dept. 1[3], though as with other R&D divisions of Sega restructured around this time, it was classed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Sega as opposed to simply being a R&D division.

Not much has changed in terms of approach for the studio when it became WOW Entertainment. The studio provided a variety of different games to the arcades, as well as the Dreamcast. A very different venture for WOW was the attempt to rival Gran Turismo, with the Sega GT for Dreamcast and Sega GT 2002 for Xbox.

In October 2003, WOW Entertainment merged with Overworks to become Sega WOW (briefly "WOW Works")[2].


Softography

NAOMI

NAOMI GD-ROM

NAOMI 2

Chihiro

Triforce

Dreamcast

PlayStation 2

GameCube

Xbox

Game Boy Advance

Windows PC

i-mode 503i

J-Sky (50KB)

J-Sky (100KB)

Vodafone Live! (256KB)


Namco System 246

Chihiro

PC


List of staff

Magazine articles

Main article: WOW Entertainment/Magazine articles.

External links

References


Timeline of Sega of Japan research and development divisions