Simon Jeffery

Sega promotes Naoya Tsurumi and Mike Hayes as Jeffery departs

Sega has announced that Naoya Tsurumi will assume worldwide responsibility for Sega’s Consumer Business, which includes Sega of America, Europe and Japan. In addition, Mike Hayes, the president of European operations, has been promoted to the newly created position of President & COO of both Sega of America and Sega of Europe, reporting directly to […]

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  • Sega America presidency goes to Hayes

    Sega Europe COO Mike Hayes has been promoted to president of Sega of America, GI reports. Simon Jeffery stepped down from the position yesterday, to take on a new role at iPhone publisher ngmoco.

  • Sega head: Wii is "great opportunity for hitting hardcore gamers"

    Speaking to VentureBeat, Sega US president Simon Jeffery has said he believes no one’s satisfying the Wii-owning hardcore. We have a hunch he may be right. “The Wii is a great opportunity for hitting hardcore gamers,” he said. “No one is doing that. “With “Mad World” from Platinum Games, we are trying to show that […]

  • SUZUKI GATE - He still works at Sega after all

    Following news earlier this week that Yu Suzuki hasn’t been working at Sega for ages, Sega US boss Simon Jeffery has retracted the statement – made in a Gamasutra interview – to say that he was essentially wrong. “I can safely say that Yu Suzuki is in fact still a Sega employee,” he said, adding […]

  • Yu Suzuki doesn't work for Sega any more

    Everyone else is running this and we don’t want to feel left out. In an interview with Gamasutra, Sega US boss Simon Jeffery has confirmed that Shenmue developer Yu Suzuki doesn’t work at Sega any more. Which is probably why you haven’t heard anything about anything he’s been doing at Sega for the past 3,000 […]

  • iPhone Monkey Ball sells 300,000 in 20 days

    The iPhone version of Super Monkey Ball’s sold 300,000 copies in just 20 days reports, The Wall Street Journal. “That’s a substantial business,” says Simon Jeffery, president of Sega’s US division. “It gives iPhone a justifiable claim to being a viable gaming platform.” Substantial indeed. According to Steve Jobs, if App Store sales continue at […]

  • Sega doesn’t want to be like Activision, does want to be “go-to publisher for every platform”

    You’d think that watching giants like EA and Activision lumber around would have Sega ambitiously planning to reach the same lofty heights. Not so, Sega of America president Simon Jeffery said in an interview with Forbes. “We don’t intend to be an Activision or an Electronic Arts–one of those juggernauts,” Jeffery emphasized. “We’re actually really […]

  • Sega: "E3 was like being in a hospital corridor"

    Speaking to MCV recently, Sega of America president Simon Jeffery commended the efforts of this year’s E3, but compared the atmosphere of the event itself to being in a hospital corridor. “E3 was a strange beast this year,” he said. “We had an extremely strong product showing, had some great meetings, and got our messaging […]