Immediate Downsizing Just Announced by SEGA of America, Office Relocated

The speed at which the news of SEGA of America came and went just might rival that of their own blue hedgehog


SEGA of America went public today with some unfortunate news; the company will begin downsizing starting right now, and lasting all the way until June. On top of that, the SoA headquarters are relocating from San Francisco to Southern California.

According a statement released by SEGA of America president and COO John Cheng, “This move was crucial to keep SEGA operations moving forward throughout North America and to provide our millions of fans a strong pipeline of content across gaming, TV, merchandising, and
more. We are confident that by relocating to Southern California we will be able to thrive, grow and become a stronger company because of it.”

Employees futures are a bit uncertain, with some being offered relocation and others getting entirely laid off. Nothing is certain for now, but SoA will have the numbers on affected employees in the months to come.

While SEGA of America’s downsizing and relocation have been made official, it is not yet known the exact reason behind this. It can be speculated, however, that this is an attempt made by the company to save some money.


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