Sega's Naoya Tsurumi promoted to lofty new position

The departure of Sega of America president and COO Simon Jeffery to the much happier-looking ngmoco:) has brought more changes to Sega's corporate Tower of Power. The company announced today that Naoya Tsurumi, former CEO of Sega of America, will now "assume worldwide responsibility for SEGA's Consumer Business, incorporating SEGA of Japan, SEGA of America and SEGA of Europe."

"This unified organization will better position SEGA for growth across these key markets," Tsurumi said in the press release announcing the promotion. It should be interesting to see how Tsurumi's new position will affect Sega's worldwide strategy, though we don't expect any change will be drastic enough for the company to just tell us what's going on with the Aliens games.

(Alternate joke for old-school Sega fans: we don't expect any change will be drastic enough for the company to bring Alex Kidd back to mascot duty.)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.