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John Cheng, SoA president and COO revealed that SEGA of America (SoA) will be relocating from their San Francisco base to Southern California.

He explained the move as “crucial” to keep the company moving forward throughout the region to allow SEGA to continue offering content across gaming, TV, and merchandising. While they haven’t yet confirmed how many employees will be affected by the move, the company says the amount of positions reduced will be part of an effort to “streamline operations.”

In Japan, the company already said around 300 SEGA employees will be offered voluntary retirement as part of the restructuring plan.

“Voluntary retirement will be solicited in the aforementioned businesses to be withdrawn or consolidated and downsized,” reads the press release, “while at the same time personnel will be repositioned in Digital Games and growth areas of Group mainly as development personnel, in order to establish a structure which can constantly generate profits. The purpose of these measures is to improve the business efficiency of the Group.”

  • Its weird that so many Japanese companies are all “in trouble.” I thought their economy was weaker where our dollar goes. So one of our dollars goes a lot further. The only problem is probably shipping discs from Japan.

  • Maybe they will do better after moving out of their previous location, Up Their Own Ass.

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