GAME denies report that it is set to cease promoting bodily, er, video games, other than pre-orders

GAME denies report that it is set to cease promoting bodily, er, video games, other than pre-orders


UK retail chain GAME, someplace you’ve got in all probability purchased at the least one title from over time in case you stay in Unhappiness Island, has denied a report that it is set to maneuver away from really promoting bodily video games in-store.

The report in query, from Gfinity Esports, claimed that the transfer would see of us solely have the choice of choosing up bodily video games or {hardware} that they’ve already pre-ordered, or have purchased on-line by way of GAME’s web site and elected to have shipped to a close-by retailer.

Frasers Group, GAME’s present proprietor, has denied the report’s contents in a press release to VG247, saying: “This reporting is categorically not true. GAME continues to help the bodily gaming market, providing a wide-range of bodily video games, {hardware}, software program, equipment and digital present playing cards, in shops and on-line.”

Earlier this yr, GAME introduced an finish to its trade-in service for bodily video games, which means you possibly can not purchase or trade your pre-owned copies of titles, and it is since introduced that each the usual GAME Reward scheme and its Elite membership tier will probably be dropped at an finish on July 31, with any remaining reward factors left after in accounts after the closure date being rendered unusable. So, you will must get your factors spent earlier than then, or danger dropping them for nothing.

In April, Eurogamer additionally reported that GAME was chopping an unspecified variety of jobs, with employees saying they’d instructed to anticipate redundancies as the corporate moved most non-managerial staff to zero-hour contracts.

Frasers Group, based by Mike Ashley, acquired GAME again in 2019, in a deal price £52 million.



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