Due to a poor sales and a move to keep up with the digital Joneses, Sega will close 5 global branches in order to focus on digital content and select IPs with a solid track record.
Gamasutra reported earlier today that Sega’s branches in France, Germany, Spain, Australia and the Netherlands will close this Sunday, July 1, but the UK headquarters will remain open to oversee the transition.
As outside distributors will handle sales from said closed branches, Gamasutra goes on to say that Koch Media and Level03 Distribution will handle Germany, Switzerland, Austria and other European countries while 5 Star Games will help with distribution in Australia.
Good luck, SEGA. We’ve already lost a great studio in Radical Entertainment; it would really SUCK to see you go, too.
Closings, SEGA, Sega Europe