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Sony job cuts due to industry transition, says spokesperson

A Sony spokesperson has said that the company took the decision to cut jobs as a result of shifts in the games industry, such as the move towards digital distribution.

A Sony spokesperson has said that the company took the decision to cut jobs as a result of shifts in the games industry, such as the move towards digital distribution.

News emerged earlier this week that up to 160 SCEE employees could be made redundant as part of plans to reduce the company's cost base.

As reported by Reuters, SCE spokesperson Satoshi Fukuoka said the decision was unrelated to the number of PlayStation 3 units which have so far been sold.

He stated that the cuts are necessary due to new developments in the industry, including the growth of online software distribution.

Fukuoka also revealed that SCE's US and Japanese operations could be subject to streamlining. However, he added, no decisions have so far been made.

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