| Fast facts on Smilebit
| Founded: 2000-04-21
| Defunct: 2004-07-01 (as Subsidiary), 2005-05-01 (as Division)
| Merged into: Sega Sports Design R&D Dept.
| Headquarters: Japan
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).
Smilebit was formed of developers from CS1 and CS2, as well as members from PC Software R&D. Over time, Smilebit became the de facto studio for sports games (although it also diversified into other genres).
- Main article: Smilebit/Magazine articles.
- ↑ File:IR EN 2003-07-30.pdf, page 4
- ↑ File:IR EN 2004-05-18.pdf