Report: Namco Bandai of America Laying off 90

The American arm of Namco Bandai is laying off ninety staff, VentureBeat reports, as the developer and publisher reorganises to focuse more on downloadable titles.

Namco Bandai of America is merging its mobile and online games units into one division and moving what VentureBeat calls "a considerable amount" of the development done in the California office back to the mother offices in Japan.

"We are partnering with external development studios out there because that is where the game business is going," said marketing VP Carlson Choi. "Our goal is to move into digital games and broaden to different platforms. The details are being sorted out now."