Despite an apparently strong showing in 2005, Vivendi Universal subsidiary VU Games is shuffling the deck. In one brief statement, the company announced that it would be reorganizing its global sales operations to boost sales of Blizzard and Sierra titles, and that Phil O'Neil, president and COO of VU Games' North American business, has left the company "to explore opportunities outside of VU Games."
As part of the reorganization, VU Games Australia's former managing director, Pascal Brochier, is being made the executive vice president of global sales, a position based out of Los Angeles. Brochier will supervise the company's global sales team and its Asian retail business. Vivendi did not specify how its reorganization would specifically benefit its Blizzard and Sierra titles, nor did it announce an interim or permanent replacement for O'Neil.