Sega was originally founded in 1940, before video games were even around. The Sega company was originally created to make Coin-op games for US Military Servicemen. By 1982, Sega's revenues hit $214 million. The company was growing strong, with the advent of video arcades, and growing demand for the home video game market. In early 2001, Sega cease production of Video Game Consoles and only develop software for other platforms.