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Sega layoffs hit publishing arm – 73 jobs lost

By on April 22, 2010

Sega has confirmed that it has made 73 staff redundant in its London and San Francisco offices.

Headcount has been reduced by 36 in San Francisco and 37 in London, representing about 12% of Sega West’s workforce.

The Sega layoffs were confirmed in an interview with IndustryGamers. Sega will be reorganising to drive all digital publishing out of San Francisco and all packaged goods out of London.

Bad news for European devs trying to pitch online projects.

These layoffs are in addition to the closure of Sega’s San Francisco development studio earlier in April.

Added to the Job Loss Tracker.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: