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SEGA closes many European studios as part of restructure

SEGA’s confirmed it will shut down offices in France, Germany, Spain, Australia and Benelux as it turns its attentions to digital product.

Part of this restructure will see Koch Media take over sales and distribution duties in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and Spain for packaged goods.

Two new companies, both formed by former Sega execs, Level03 Distribution and 5 Star Games, will assist with distribution across Benelux and Australia respectively.

The switch takes place from this weekend, July 1st 2012.

“Sega is entering a new and exciting phase that will position the company as a content led organisation maximising sales with strong and balanced IP such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Total War, Football Manager and the Aliens franchise”, commented Jurgen Post, COO of Sega Europe in the official statement about the shake-up.

“The company will benefit from a clear focus and realigned strategy for our digital business and packaged goods and we are confident that this will lead to a successful future.”

SEGA’s UK office is currently unaffected.


Edited On 28 Jun, 2012

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