Rumour – Sony lay-offs to pass over gaming section

Monday, 23 April 2012 05:10 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The 10,000 job cuts Sony plans to make by the end of 2012 are not expected to affect its gaming division.

Develop doesn’t name any source for the reassuring news, but claims the majority of the cuts will be aimed at Sony’s television, marketing and chemicals departments, with the PlayStation business and development studios coming through unscathed.

BrandRepublic concurs, reporting that European cuts will affect marketing, sales and business support departments. 1,000 jobs are expected to be cut as SCEE reorganises ten regional arms into one unit.

The rumours and reports concur with Sony’s own strategy outline; the company intends to focus on gaming as one of three major business streams, cutting costs in other, less profitable areas.

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