PlayStation reportedly lays off nearly 90 employees at North American offices due to ‘global transformation’

Sony PlayStation has reportedly laid off nearly 90 employees at its North American offices.

This message comes from Love News, which wrote that most of the job cuts were in the company’s sales and marketing departments. As for why, PlayStation leadership reportedly cited a “global transformation” in the company’s sales and business operations in the U.S. and elsewhere.

A laid-off employee told Axios that the layoffs that occurred last week were not publicly disclosed by Sony or its PlayStation division. More specifically, the documents show that Sony PlayStation is winding down its team of “marketers” in the U.S., which includes roles such as PlayStation representatives and more. These employees typically go to brick-and-mortar stores to sell PlayStation products and educate employees there about those products.

Multiple retail marketing jobs have also reportedly been cut Love NewsA laid-off worker told the publication they thought the company could have done more to find replacement jobs for laid-off employees. They also said they were disappointed that PlayStation did not notify affected departments earlier than they did.

[Source: Axios]