BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, a major manufacturer of toys and games, announced that it will withdraw from the game center business operated in the United States because it is expected to continue to be closed due to the influence of the new coronavirus and the severe situation is expected to continue in the future. Did.

BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc. announced that it will withdraw from its 35 directly-managed arcades operated by its US subsidiary by selling its business to three other companies at the end of this month.

The amount of the sale and the company to which it was sold are not disclosed.

Reasons for withdrawal The company is expected to continue to close many facilities in the United States due to the impact of the new coronavirus, and is expected to have an operating deficit of 1.3 billion yen this year, and the business environment is expected to continue to be severe. I am trying to do it.

BANDAI NAMCO Holdings is reviewing arcades in Japan and overseas, where the number of users is decreasing due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, etc., and will incur an extraordinary loss of 13 billion yen in the settlement of accounts this year as the cost of the review. It is expected to be recorded, and the spread of infection is also affecting game centers.