GamesBeat, who confirmed the news with a Sega spokesperson, believes the number of those laid off is "small."
"As the gaming industry continues to evolve," Sega told GamesBeat, "Companies must adapt and adjust in order to compete and succeed in an ever-changing environment. As a result of this, Sega of America has recently undergone a restructure that will enable the company to focus efficiently on developing new and existing content across digital platforms as well as continuing to focus on key brands for packaged goods."
Sega Sammy purchased Atlus parent company Index Holdings recently for around $141 million, after posting $331 million in fiscal net profit in May. However, over the last 18 months the company endured global closures and layoffs, seeking to drastically reduce operating costs in the face of decreased forecasts.