Sony says further job cuts could happen

Staff layoffs at Sony may not end with the recent jobs cut at its European operation. Reuters reports that the US and Japanese arms of the company could see redundancies, although SCE spokesperson Satoshi Fukuoka said nothing has been decided in this regard yet.

It's reckoned PS3 sales have been slower than expected, but Fukuoka said any job cuts occurring at Sony America and/or Sony Japan would be due to changes in how the games industry works - e.g. changes in software distribution from traditional retail to online - rather than sales performance of the new console.

Recently news broke that 160 jobs were to be axed throughout Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

April 26, 2007