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SIE San Diego Studio (formerly SCE San Diego Studio) is an American Video Game developing company and a division of Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was established in 2001 and is best known for being behind the massively popular MLB: The Show series of baseball video games. The studio also occasionally ventures into collaborations with other first-party studios and other IPs.

San Diego Studio is a successor of 989 Studios, which was one of Sony's oldest development studios and its chief developer in the United States. 989 Studios worked on earlier MLB titles, as well as Twisted Metal and EverQuest. In 2000, 989 Studios was merged into Sony's American division in preparation for the then-upcoming PlayStation 2. The following year, Sony founded a successor studio to inherit 989's duties. That successor is San Diego Studio. 989 was briefly revived as a publisher for a few years until 2005, when it was absorbed into Sony for good.


San Diego is notably one of the few major development studios under Sony to focus nearly entirely on its flagship series, MLB: The Show. It shares this distinction with Polyphony Digital and SIE Santa Monica Studio. Outside of MLB: The Show, San Diego primarily focus on one-off titles and co-productions with both first- and third-party divisions, though it had historically produced internal project. The most notable of them is 2002's The Mark of Kri, which gained a Cult Classic status over time.

Beginning with 2021, San Diego Studio will begin to develop the MLB games for multiplayer platforms, including those by Xbox Game Studios and Nintendo, an unprecedented move as the result of a new contract between Sony and the MLB organization.


Video games developed by this company:

  • High Velocity Bowling
  • The Mark of Kri
  • Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest
  • MLB: The Show series
  • ModNation Racers (PSP version)
    • ModNation Racers: Road Trip
  • NBA series
  • Pain
  • Pinball Heroes
  • Sports Champions
  • Sports Champions 2
  • Warrior's Lair

Alternative Title(s): SCE San Diego Studio