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Defunct: 2001
United States

Wico Corporation was a company which specialised in replacement parts for coin-operated machines during the second half of the twentieth century.

At its peak, it was the world's largest part manufacture for this industry, and also had its hands in other ventures, developing pinball tables in the late 1970s and later having a brief stint in arcade video games. Towards the end of the 1980s the company had scaled back its operations, merely distributing games in the US and producing accessories for home computers and consoles.

In 1983/1984 when Sega did not have a US branch, Wico distributed some of Sega's products around the country, including Champion Baseball, Champion Baseball II and Regulus, before a deal with struck with Bally Midway. It also produced the Command Control arcade stick for the Sega Master System.

Wico filed for bankruptcy in 2001.