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In a mark of the further decline for a once-formidable video game company, Sega announced the closure of several global offices, the relinquishment of distribution duties in the affected regions, and a stronger focus on digital content and established franchises.
Gamasutra reports Sega’s branches in France, Germany, Spain, Australia, and the Netherlands close July 1. Companies Level03 Distribution and Koch Media — Nintendo’s U.K. distributor, which is known as Deep Silver (the publisher Deep Silver) in North America — now handles European areas for Sega, and 5 Star Games manages Australia.
Sega’s U.K. offices stay open and are overseeing the transition.
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Sega Europe chief operating officer Jurgen Post said the Sonic the Hedgehog, Total War, Football Manager, and Aliens franchises round out the brands Sega will focus on.
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