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Nintendo Games Back in Force at Game Stores

Posted by James Newton

Back in One Piece

Nintendo-published games have returned to the shelves of UK retailers Game and Gamestation.

Tekken 3D Prime Edition was the first game to skip the retailer in February, but is now available to buy in store or online. It's joined by fellow 3DS outing One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP and DS sequel Inazuma Eleven 2, plus Pandora's Tower which arrived a few weeks ago.

Nintendo games have been all-but absent from Game shelves in the past few months as the retailer fell upon hard times, eventually entering administration in April. Now with new owners and new management, the chain can start doing what it does best: stocking games.

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User Comments (18)



KoiTenchi said:

I see what you did there with that subtitle...

I can't decide if that's an absolutely horrible pun or an amazing one.



mamp said:

so is like Game a major retailer in the UK is it like gamestop?



JustAnotherUser said:

@Linkstrikesback But at least the staff might be able to do their job this time.
talks to staff member
Me: Hi.
Staff: Hello.
Me: Do you have Kid Icarus: Uprising in stock?
Staff: No, but we have call of duty.
Me: No thanks. Do you have The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword?
Staff: Oh, that motion old-school game?
Me: Yeah.
Staff: Sorry, we don't sell GameCube games anymore.
Me: Oh.
Staff: Do you have Call of Duty? You should pick it. It's the best game second to plumbers don't wear ties.
Leaves store



dizzy_boy said:

i would rather see nintendo start bringing over their nintendo world stores to the UK. atleast that way we can actually get the games we want on release days,
actually, just getting a good choice of games overall would be nice rather than relying on the generic bland section at most game shops.
still, it`s good to see that GAME themselves are able to buy in more zumba dance party sing-a-long party games.



Mok said:

GAME is back into bad old habits I see. Well, they won't see my money there, that's for sure.



dizzy_boy said:

@Assaxsin87 it has to be seen to be believed on how dire the situation is.
it`s not just GAME and gamestation, it`s everywhere that sells games.
nintendo has always had the least amount of shelf space for games, and even then, we`re not guaranteed to get any new releases. so, yeah, don`t blame the buyer, blame the damn seller instead.



James said:

The official branding is no longer GAME — it's now Game, which makes headlines like this massively underwhelming at first glance.

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