The Sony Entertainment Network and Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan announced today that it will be closing some of its studios and shutting down a number of studios, including the PlayStation division, as part of a “strategic reorientation.”
The announcements come just days after the company said it would be cutting 2,500 jobs in the United States.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“Sony is a global company and we know that when we put our talent together, we have the best opportunity to deliver the best entertainment experiences,” said a statement from the company.
“Today, we are announcing that we will be restructuring our operations in Japan, which will be a major step in our effort to deliver our customers the best games and entertainment experiences, and will result in the elimination of about 2,400 jobs.”
The company said the “strategy will be to focus on creating more quality games for our customers and the development of new titles.
We will continue to support our existing employees and offer new opportunities for them to build new careers in the entertainment industry.”
In the past, the company has been hit hard by an influx of foreign-made games in the form of the likes of Monster Hunter, The Last Guardian, and The Witcher 3.
Earlier this year, Sony was forced to cut more than 500 jobs after the launch of The Last of Us: Remastered.