Sony announced a restructuring of its Sony Electronics division, resulting in the closure of 20 Sony Stores across the United States. The restructuring will affect approximately 1,000 employees "across all sites," which Sony says will amount to a staff reduction of one-third by the end of the calendar year. Just 11 Sony Stores will remain open: five in California, three in New York, two in Florida and one in Texas.

The news follows Sony's decision to sell its Vaio PC brand earlier this month, announced among its third quarter fiscal 2013 results in which it saw a net profit of $257 million. At that time, Sony confirmed plans to cut a total of 5,000 jobs worldwide by the end of the 2014 fiscal year, 1,500 in Japan and 3,500 overseas. We added the list of the 20 Sony Store locations that are slated to close after the break.
  • Tysons, VA
  • University Village, WA
  • Galleria Dallas, TX
  • Forum Shops, NV
  • Pentagon, VA
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Menlo Park, NJ
  • Las Americas, CA
  • Camarillo, CA
  • Aurora, IL
  • Gilroy, CA
  • Wrentham, MA
  • Pleasant Prairie, WI
  • San Marcos, TX
  • Cherry Creek, CO
  • Dolphin, FL
  • Century City, CA
  • Valley Fair, CA
  • Comcast, PA
  • Central Valley, N.Y. (Woodbury Common Outlets)
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.