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Fast facts on Sega AM3
Founded: 1990
Defunct: 2000-04-21
Merged into: Hitmaker
Headquarters: Japan

Sega Amusement Machine Research and Development Department #3, (Sega AM R&D Dept. #3) was a division within Sega Enterprises. It was formally established in April 1993, due to an internal reorganization of the arcade development sectionMedia:DCM_JP_20000922_2000-30.pdf[1], and existed primarily to create arcade (or "amusement") games. During its existence, this division was commonly referred to as Sega AM3, being the "third" of several R&D divisions within Sega's Japanese operations. From May 1993 onwards, Hisao Oguchi acted as AM3's general managerMedia:IR EN 2003-05-19.pdf[2]. AM3 existed for most of the 1990s until May 1999 when it became Sega Software R&D Dept. 3Media:DCM_JP_19991119_1999-36.pdf[3].

Like AM1 and AM2, AM3 brought it's own colour to Sega's amusememnt operations. Most notabe are rail shooters (Rail Chase, Gunblade NY, The Lost World: Jurassic Park), sports (Decathlete, Virtua Tennis) and games that simulate real life careers in Crazy Taxi, Jambo! Safari or Derby Owners Club. VR-1 and Dragon Ball Z V.R.V.S. are also notable for experimenting with virtual reality and motion controls.

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Magazine articles

Main article: Sega AM3/Magazine articles.

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References

  1. File:DCM_JP_20000922_2000-30.pdf, page 93
  2. File:IR EN 2003-05-19.pdf, page 2
  3. File:DCM_JP_19991119_1999-36.pdf, page 15
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