Sega of America Moves Out of San Francisco, Downsizes the Business and Cuts Workforce

January 30, 2015

Sega of America announced today with a press release that the North American branch of the house of Sonic is moving out of its current offices in San Francisco to a new home in Southern California due to a move aimed to downsize the business.

SOA President and Chief Operating officer John Cheng accompanied the press release with a statement.

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.

We are sad to say goodbye to some of the best people in the business and are indebted to them for their hard work and dedication through the years.

The announcement also mentions that a number of employees are being offered relocation packages, but there will be layoffs within the the company to streamline operations. The total number of employees affected will be finalized early this summer.

Sega also clarified that the publisher’s release schedule will remain unaffected by the business’ downsizing and move.


It’s always sad to see people lose their job, but we can only hope that those affected will soon manage to find a new place within the industry to call home.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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