Sega will close down a number of its offices globally this weekend, in a bid to switch its business to digital content while focusing on select, stronger IPs.
The company said it will shut down offices in France, Germany, Spain, Australia and the Netherlands from July 1, with outside distributors taking over sales in those areas. The company's UK headquarters will remain open.
Koch Media and Level03 Distribution will deal with Sega's distribution in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and other European countries, while 5 Star Games will help with distribution in Australia.
London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will be the last retail game that Sega has direct distribution duties over in those areas.
Jurgen Post, COO of Sega Europe, said that the company will be focusing on strong IPs like Sonic the Hedgehog, Total War, Football Manager and the Aliens franchise in the future.