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Sega Corporation (株式会社セガ, Kabushiki gaisha Sega), usually styled as SEGA, is a multinational video game software developer and an arcade software and hardware development company headquartered in Ōta, Tokyo, Japan, with various offices around the world.

Sega previously developed and manufactured its own brand of home video game consoles from 1983 to 2001, but a restructure was announced on January 31, 2001 that ceased continued production of its existing home console, effectively exiting the company from the home console business. While arcade development would continue unchanged, the restructure shifted the focus of the company's home video game software development to consoles developed by various third-party manufacturers. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on arcade industries in 2020, Sega sold most of its ownership in the division of Sega Entertainment to Genda Inc. on November 4, 2020, planning to be completely out of the arcade operation business by the end of 2020, though they will continue to produce arcade games.

They are responsible for famous video game franchises such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Virtua Fighter.

The first Dead or Alive was made on Sega's Model 2 arcade hardware, being one of the few non Sega projects made using that technology. Dead or Alive 2 later was also made using Sega's arcade hardware, in this case the Dreamcast based NAOMI. Tecmo used similar porting techniques to the ones by Sega's first party Model 2 fighters to port Dead or Alive to the Sega Saturn, with solid results despite the inferior hardware, to the point that it impressed Tomonobu Itagaki who considers it the best version of the game and chose it over the arcade original for Dead or Alive Ultimate, and later the nature of the Naomi made the transition of Dead or Alive 2 to the Dreamcast very straightforward. Years later, due to a partnership with Tecmo Koei, Sega published the European version of Dead or Alive 5.[1]. The arcade versions of Dead or Alive 5 ran on the RingEdge 2 hardware, and the arcade version of Dead or Alive 6 ran on the ALLS hardware.

Games Series[]

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Yakuza
  • The House of the Dead
  • Super Monkey Ball
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Virtua Tennis
  • Total War
  • Shinobi
  • Phantasy Star
  • Nights
  • Panzer Dragoon
  • Space Channel 5
  • Streets of Rage
  • Shenmue
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • Sakura Wars

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Personnel
Studios and Publishers
Koei TecmoTeam NinjaTecmo
Sega
Directors and Producers
Current Yosuke HayashiYohei Shimbori
Former Tomonobu Itagaki
Sound and Music
Current Makoto Hosoi
Former Kazuhiko InabaTakafumi InamoriRyo KoikeShigekiyo OkudaHideyuki Suzuki
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