Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. (セガサミーホールディングス株式会社 Sega Samī Hōrudingusu Kabushiki Gaisha, TYO: 6460) is a Japanese holding company formed from a merger of Sega and Sammy. They were both very involved in the arcade business (Sega with video games, Sammy with Pachinko), and Sega's fame also comes from their console systems.
In 2004, Sammy acquired noted game company Sega under a new company called Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
In 2005, Sammy Golf Entertainment Inc. was renamed Sega Sammy Golf Entertainment Inc.
On March 7, 2005, Sammy Studios, Inc. broke away from Sammy and renamed itself High Moon Studios.
On February 29, 2008, Sammy Europe, Ltd. broke away from Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
On March 31, 2008, Sega Korea, Ltd. broke away from Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
Affiliated Companies (not part of the corporation but known to work with it or are under partial ownership)Edit
- Red Entertainment Co., Ltd.
- Dimps Corporation (Sega and Sammy are major shareholders, along with Sony Computer Entertainment and Namco Bandai)
- Sanrio Co., Ltd. (13.9%)
- SI Electronics Ltd.