SEGA Cuts 300 Jobs in Company Restructure

By Jorge Ba-oh 30.01.2015 6

SEGA Cuts 300 Jobs in Company Restructure on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

SEGA have made headlines today as 300 jobs have been cut in a bid to move onto mobile and online titles.

"Voluntary retirement will be solicited in the aforementioned businesses to be withdrawn or consolidated and downsized," confirmed the company in a statement today, with some team members repositioned in the digital games sector, an area that's shown significant growth.

Merchandising, Sonic the Hedgehog, mobile and online PC titles are the receipe for the once prosperous game maker.

Our thoughts go out to those affected by the move.

Do you think SEGA has a healthy future ahead?

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SEGA's buisiness decisions baffle me sometimes, I would like to think that SEGA could probably launch an official Retro console themselves, put out a SEGA product similar to the Ouya and have their classics on it plus any new mobile developed games. I know I'd buy a smaller console for around £100 with SEGA's name on it! 

If they're not going to do anything great with their IPs then they should just sell them. Sega are becoming more irrelevant each year. A shame really as I grew up on their consoles and still play a large number of their classics every year.

Exactly, they have tonnes of characters and half baked ideas. I thought Nintendo fans had it bad based on not having a new Metroid in a few years or Fzero in 10 but imagine knowing that games like Shenmue 3 are finished. Sonic practically died with the Dreamcast and had a slight resurrection with Rush and Colours. Imagine being an Alex the Kidd fan, Ristar, etc. 

First and formost Sega is a great company with great ips. I feel what they could do is bring in some new blood. Bring in young developers with new ideas to take the ips in different directions. Thats what i feel Nintendo is doing to stay in the game plus its starting to pay off. Also if all else fails Nintendo could buy Sega. In doing that mabey we could see more Dreamcast games ,Sega Saturn games ,and other retro titles come to Wii U.
SHENMUE any one or mabey SONIC CD IN HD on Wii U Smilie

I do sincerely hope they do not pull Atlus with them into this.. I still want Atlus games on real systems and not smartphones. Smartphones are fine for 5 min experiences, but not bigger titles like Etrian Odyssey titles.

The difference between illusion and reality is vague to the one who suffers from the former and questionable for the one suffering form the later.

@curtiscdragon - I think Nintendo would buy Sonic off them but leave the rest of the franchises to be auctioned off. However even if Nintendo were to buy SEGA you'd be in dreamland thinking that they'd put SEGA's back catalogue up on the VC, they hardly put their own flaming games on there Smilie

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