OverviewThere were several small development division operating within the company:
It operated as Sega Sports Design R&D for about four years, after Smilebit was merged back into Sega on July 1, 2004. Most recently, the staff is spread across the various consumer R&D divisions at Sega. Former head of the studio Takayuki Kawagoe moved up to the position of overseeing the majority of Sega's output on consumer devices.
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