THQ Let-Go 30 Staff Following uDraw Disaster

By Alastair Stevenson on December 12, 2011, 7:26AM EDT
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New reports have emerged suggesting, following poor sales of its uDraw game tablet, THQ has laid off 30 of its staff.

Games industry site Develop reported Monday that the cuts had been made to THQ's Agoura Hills, California Play development team. As well as the staff cuts Develop also reported business unit leader Martin Good as leaving the company to "pursue new opportunities".

Game Informer later issued its own report suggesting it had gained confirmation of the cuts. "Due to weaker than expected sales of the uDraw Game Tablet, we are taking a difficult but important step to reduce the number of employees that supported this brand," a THQ spokesperson reportedly told Game Informer.

"30 people will be leaving the company and business unit leader Martin Good will also be leaving to pursue new opportunities outside the company.

"This action will allow us to reduce costs, increase efficiency and increase the focus of our organisation."

Originally released on the Wii in November 2010, the uDraw tablet was released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 last month.

Source: Develop

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