Those employees who won’t be staying with Nintendo’s marketing and sales teams better think again before they send their resumes to Sony. Reuters is reporting that there will be a few more people out of work in the video game industry soon. Sony is looking to cut jobs in the United States, and is even considering a restructuring in Japan!
According to the Reuters story Sony has not yet said how many of its roughly 1,500 employees in the United States would lose their job as part of the restructuring, but based on past figures we’re guessing it could be as high as 10%. In April, Sony Computer Entertainment announced that it planned to cut about 160 jobs, or 8 percent of its work force. Currently the game unit employs about 4,500 worldwide, but that number is only going to get a little smaller. See what happens when you don’t buy a PS3. People lose their jobs!