Nexon Downsizes, Making Cuts To US Branch

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor February 2, 2018
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GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that Nexon "has laid off an undisclosed number of employees," which one of its sources characterizes as up to a fifth of its workforce in the United States.

Despite the seemingly large number of people left without a job, a spokesperson for Nexon told GI.biz:

"Unfortunately, this means we had to let some people go, but the numbers do not represent any significance to our overall workforce."

And they might be right. As we've always seen in Nexon's financial statements, North America represents a very, very small part of its overall revenue stream -- just 4% in last quarter's reports. So while it certainly would seem like doomsday for Nexon America, it probably isn't significant to Nexon's overall workforce, as the spokesperson indicated.

LawBreakers' poor performance is an easy, high-profile scapegoat for the layoffs. The Nexon spokesperson denies that, and I tend to agree. Again, Nexon America only accounts for a tiny portion of the company's overall revenue, so it might simply be a prudent decision by corporate to downsize a workforce that isn't providing much of a return on investment -- something that's been the case for much longer than LawBreakers has been around.

Oh, and Nexon's Q4 financial report comes out on Thursday. It should be an interesting read.

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (9)

Deathloche 3 years ago
Poor Lawbreakers. What could have been but will never be. May you rest in peace soon

Manipulator 3 years ago
the Quote, is harsh tho I get it

Derick 3 years ago
Considering a majority of Nexon's assets are targeted in Korea i'm not exactly surprised. Sigh- just give us a good game for once.

rickshaw 3 years ago
Just puppets on a string.
Note to MmoBomb:
Heads up. i noticed your website changed slightly a few days ago, what happens is your article title pics run over your article text titles and further below onto writers name on the front page rolls, this followers downward to all articles just after your review scroll pic links thingy

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J.E. 3 years ago
Perhaps if Nexon NA didn't needlessly censor games from the original version and if they didn't blantantly milk the customers with P2W microtransactions AND didn't have abysmal customer service they might actually gain some traction over here... A few of the games they get their greedy fingers on are actually pretty good but I for one just can't justify spend my time/money on them because Nexon itself.

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