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Report: Namco Bandai laying off 90 in States


VentureBeat reports that Namco Bandai of America is letting 90 employees go. The layoffs are allegedly due to the recent reorganization of the company's mobile and online divisions, in which it squished the two into one. The company is also shifting, according to VentureBeat, a "considerable amount" of game development from San Jose, California, back to Japan.

Namco Bandai's VP of marketing, Carlson Choi, states that the details about the future of game development at the company are being "sorted out now," and that the publisher is "partnering with external development studios." Its goal is to move into "digital games" -- an unintuitive term that means digitally distributed games instead of $60 boxed products.

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