Sega Publishing Korea
From Sega Retro
Sega Publishing Korea is the South Korean arm of the Sega Corporation, based out of Seoul. The division was founded in 2003 to push Sega's expansion into the Korean market by Sega of Japan. The company is responsible for localizing and publishing Sega video games, including console systems, mobile phones, and PC, for the country. Additionally, they have introduced the Mushiking and Love & Berry card game franchises to Korea. In May 2008, SPK completed its break away from Sega Sammy Holdings and now operates as an independent vendor of Sega products.
In 2005, two SegaWorld locations were opened in the country: one in Gwonseon-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do in August and one in Jukjeon, Suji-gu, Yongin in September. The Suwon location closed in October 2006 and the Yongin location closed in May 2007. In June 2007, the company opened two Fun It locations in Incheon City and Seoul simultaneously. These two locations remain open to this day. Additionally, SPK owns 6 movie theatres in the country.