Gaming company THQ cuts 30 jobs


Following poor sales of the uDraw tablet game for PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii thirty members of THQ staff have been laid off.

“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,” the spokesperson said.

“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.”

The layoffs are limited to the Play THQ department in Agoura Hills, California. The news comes after THQ posted a loss of more than $92 million for the quarter ending September 30, and was relying on the strong performance of its holiday releases to strengthen its full year results.

Source: The Gamers Hub