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1989–1991 1991–1995 1995–1998 1998–2000
1989–1991 1991–1995 1995–1998 1998–2000

CSG Imagesoft

1989–1991

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CSG Imagesoft was established in January 1989 in Los Angeles, California as a video game subsidiary of the Japanese record label CBS/Sony Group (CSG). The company originally produced games for Nintendo and Sega consoles.

Sony Imagesoft

1991–1995

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With the takeover of the CBS half of the company by Sony in January 1991, CSG became Sony Music Japan. In April 1991, CSG Imagesoft was renamed Sony Imagesoft and became part of a new North American division called Sony Electronic Publishing.

Sony Interactive Studios

1995–1998

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In July 1995, Sony Imagesoft was merged into Sony Computer Entertainment and renamed Sony Interactive Studios. From this point the studio developed games for Sony's own newly-launched PlayStation console. Sports games were released under the Sony Interactive Sports brand.

989 Studios

1998–2000

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Sony Interactive Studios was renamed in April 1998 to 989 Studios. The name came from the street address of the building the studio was housed in the time (989 East Hillsdale Boulevard). 989 Studios' sports brand was also renamed to 989 Sports and continued to be used until 2005. The 989 Studios itself would be shut down in 2000.

989 Studios
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