GameFly lays off 15 percent of workforce

Rent-by-mail service GameFly has laid off 15 percent of its employees, the company revealed this week. Anonymous sources who spoke with Joystiq claimed that 35 employees were let go in total.

"We studied our business and determined that we could operate with a smaller team while continuing to provide the same high level of service to our customers," GameFly CEO Dave Hodess said in a statement. "Aside from a greater focus in our software development efforts, we're not making any significant changes in our console subscription or digital download businesses. GameFly remains profitable with a strong balance sheet."

The company acquired Direct2Drive in 2011, and has since rebranded its downloadable marketplace into a major subset of GameFly services.


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  • Sy87 - March 3, 2013 10:02 a.m.

    So in other words they are not in trouble and the heads want more money. Meaning they push the remaining to work harder. I don't know all about the company but it sounds like a push for more profit for heads. Than again those employees could have been doing nothing while getting paid. Just my thought.
  • ZenRobot - March 1, 2013 11:41 p.m.

    thank god i noticed this article, i keep forgetting to cancel my gamely account.

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