Game/Gamestation officially in Administration as of Today!

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It is to be announced as of today with great sadness, that U.K video game specialist retailer Game Group plc has recently gone into administration.

It has also been announced that, a total of 277 stores across the U.K & Ireland have ceased trading, resulting in 2,104 job losses.



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List of Store Closures (MCV UK)
 

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Could someone please kindly delete the other thread, as my mobile was playing up and it accidentally posted it twice.
It's not your mobile, it happens on Safari/Firefox/Chrome also at the moment..

Sad to see them go. Not really that big a customer, but I could have been if they had any stores in my country..

ps. Now hit the online stores with bargains! I want a few games and I've been waiting for them to go on sale :P
 

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2 stores in Southampton closed ? Hmmm, big surprise - seeing as there's 3 Game stores and 1 gamestation all within spitting distance of each other. It's always seemed a bit daft, even when they were doing well.

I'm sorry for all the people that have lost their jobs though - big shame :(
 

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Pretty sure that Game and Game Station are two different chains. *ninja'd*
they are both owned by GAME Group plc.
Interesting! In the area where I lived for some time both were very competitive againts eachother. Wool over the customer's eyes?

No wool pulling, Game bought out Gamestation when they went through an expansion phase, but, due to bad management they didn’t close stores that were near to each other and ended up competing with themselves. Where I live they have two Game stores and a Game Station within a few minutes’ walk of each other.

One of the shops is right next to a CEX (Second hand hardware, phones, games and films) and their second hand games are usually half the price of those in Game, and they both buy them for roughly the same from the customers. Game and Gamestation also usually sell games at the RRP, not many other shops do now.

To be honest they were really badly managed as a company, the quote in the news from one of the people in charge was they were victims of how bad the games industry was doing at the moment, that was right next to a news article on how the games industry is currently doing better than the film industry, sounds like someone who doesn’t even know their own business.
 
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http://gbatemp.net/topic/323438-uk-retailer-game-goes-into-administration/
This was already posted. But I guess this time it's official.

EDIT: Re-opened. Decided to keep this open as it has some new bits on the story. But next time double-check the USN section throughly :P
 
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