It seems that the bad news for UK retailer, GAME just keeps on getting worse and worse with news today that the UK’s biggest game retailer will not be stocking either Street Fighter x Tekken or Asura’s Wrath this Friday.
Recently the full fallout from the problems at GAME have been revealed when they announced that one of the biggest releases of 2012, Mass Effect 3 would not be available to buy in GAME or Gamestation. The list of titles that will not be available to pre-order or purchase through any GAME/Gamestation outlets on the high street or online is growing and includes other new and upcoming releases such as, Fifa Street, SSX, Mario Party 9 and Wii title, The Last Story to name but a few.
Capcom has released a statement below regarding Street Fighter x Tekken and Asura’s Wrath and wanted to reassure gamers of alternative options on pre-ordering and purchasing the game when its released this Friday;
“Unfortunately Capcom must confirm that Street Fighter x Tekken for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and Asura’s Wrath, both scheduled for release on Friday March 9, will not be stocked by GAME or gamestation either in their retail outlets or on their online stores operating in the UK and Ireland.”
“Capcom wants to reassure its consumers that both these titles, including the Special Edition of Street Fighter X Tekken, will be available at a wide variety of retailers across the UK and Ireland. For those consumers who have already placed a deposit for a pre-order for any of these titles then a full refund will be available – please contact your local GAME or Gamestation shop or visit the online stores.”
Capcom have also said that at present, no announcement on whether GAME will stock Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has been made, which is released on March 23rd.
Can GAME keep afloat with the problems that they are having? Or do you think they should cut their loses? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.