Thursday, November 04, 2010

Namco Bandai of America Lays off 90 Employees

Via ANN,

"The game company Namco Bandai of America is laying off 90 staff members and relocating a part of game development from San Jose, California to Japan. The cuts are a result of the merger between the company's mobile and online game businesses into a single division. "We are partnering with external development studios out there because that is where the game business is going," Namco Bandai Vice President of Marketing Carlson Choi said to the VentureBeat website. As the industry shifts away from traditional game consoles only to developing for phones and other devices, Choi added, "our goal is to move into digital games and broaden to different platforms."

The only thing that surprises me about this statement is that Namco Bandai (not directly related to Bandai USA (anime)) ever had 90 employees to lay off. I hope those folks are able to find new jobs quickly.

1 comment:

tenkenX6 said...

I feel sorry for those 90 workers. Right now is the worst time to lose you job, since the economy is in shambles.