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News: Boost in GAME Retail Sales Suggest a Potential Stock Market Return

Boost in GAME Retail Sales Suggest a Potential Stock Market Return

Specialist retailer back in the, erm, game

GAME, the UK retailer with some limited presence in Europe, has reported that sales in its stores for last year increased by 90%, with its online sales jumping 213%. There was also, predictably, a major boost in the closing weeks of last year with the arrival of PS4 and Xbox One, while major contributors on...

News: GAME Expands Its Range of 3DS eShop Codes to Include Virtual Console and Download-Only Games

GAME Expands Its Range of 3DS eShop Codes to Include Virtual Console and Download-Only Games

A useful alternative

Earlier in the year we reported that the GAME retail group had exclusive European rights on eShop download codes, making it the go-to retailer for those that wanted to get their download games by paying with cash or keen to accumulate further loyalty points for the stores. The initial range covered Wii U and 3DS eShop retail...

News: Nintendo Games Back in Force at Game Stores

Nintendo Games Back in Force at Game Stores

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

News: Nintendo Back in the GAME with Pandora's Tower

Nintendo Back in the GAME with Pandora's Tower

Back to business

Pandora's Tower is the first Nintendo-published game to come back to the newly reformed GAME. The Wii action RPG is available online for £49.99, with GAME claiming it's "very limited and the last print run." GAME hasn't stocked a Nintendo-published or distributed title since Resident Evil Revelations way back in January,...

News: GAME Getting Back On Its Feet After Takeover

GAME Getting Back On Its Feet After Takeover

Reward cards and trade-in deals return

In recent weeks we've reported on the troubles at UK retailer GAME Group, with a number of high profile titles on Nintendo systems not being stocked and the company eventually going into administration, with over 2000 jobs lost. While our thoughts and best wishes are with those staff, there was positive news...

News: Baker and OpCapita Deal Saves GAME

Baker and OpCapita Deal Saves GAME

Better late than never

GAME has left administration after less than a week. Investment firm OpCapita negotiated a sale of the company's UK assets to Baker Acquisitions Limited, bringing GAME Group out of administration and providing it with the necessary capital to continue trading over the near future. Baker has confirmed there are no more plans...

News: GAME Enters Administration, Closes 277 Stores

GAME Enters Administration, Closes 277 Stores

Over 2,000 jobs lost

GAME Group plc. has entered administration. The retailer filed for administration last week but, having been unable to find a buyer over the weekend, was officially placed into administration yesterday morning. Administrators PwC made an immediate impact on reducing the company's store portfolio, closing 277 stores with the loss...

News: GAME Group Files for Administration

GAME Group Files for Administration

But still open for business

GAME Group plc. has submitted an application to enter administration. The troubled chain has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks, with a string of high-profile releases missing from its shelves due to an inability to secure credit agreements with suppliers and publishers. Neither GAME nor...

News: GAME Not Selling Mario Party 9

GAME Not Selling Mario Party 9

Not available online either

It's emerged today that UK retailer GAME will not be stocking Mario Party 9 when it's released this coming Friday. In a Nintendo statement GAME and Gamestation, which are both part of GAME Group plc., were omitted from a list of retailers where the title will be available. At the current time the retail group doesn't have...

News: Now GAME Pulls The Last Story Completely

Now GAME Pulls The Last Story Completely

No stock at all

Yesterday we reported that GAME won't stock The Last Story limited edition but now it's dropped the game completely. A Nintendo Life reader received this email about his pre-order: Unfortunately we are no longer stocking The Last Story on Wii. If you return to the store they will be happy to refund your £5.00 deposit. I apologise...

News: GAME Drops The Last Story Limited Edition

GAME Drops The Last Story Limited Edition

Pre-orders are out of luck

For UK gamers planning to pick up the special edition of The Last Story from retailer GAME, there's been some disappointing news as their orders have been cancelled. As reported by Eurogamer, emails were sent to affected customers earlier this week, giving only a few days notice before the title launches on 24th February...

News: GAME Not Stocking Tekken 3D Prime Edition

GAME Not Stocking Tekken 3D Prime Edition

Punched out

Today's big 3DS release, Tekken 3D Prime Edition, hasn't made it to the shelves of the UK's biggest specialist games retailer. GAME confirmed to Eurogamer.net that it won't be selling the game in-store or online, citing a delay in Nintendo's distribution as the reason. The chain has apologised to affected customers. While you can't find...

Rumour: GAME User Accounts Compromised

GAME User Accounts Compromised

Update: Not really

Update: GAME has responded with the following statement: At GAME we guard our customers' details very carefully. We have thoroughly investigated the hacking claims made today by the website Pastebin, and can confirm that they are entirely false. The published email addresses are not registered users of GAME.co.uk, and there has been no breach of our database security. We would..

News: 20 GAME Stores Gear Up for Mario Kart 7 Launch Contest

20 GAME Stores Gear Up for Mario Kart 7 Launch Contest

Have you got what it takes?

With Mario Kart 7 ready to speed off from the 3DS starting grid this week, Nintendo and GAME have teamed up to bring a contest to you this week. This Saturday, 20 GAME stores across the UK will offer an official fastest lap competition. The fastest player in each store at the day's end will win £25 to spend in GAME —...

News: GAME and Rising Star Team Up for Artwork Giveaway

GAME and Rising Star Team Up for Artwork Giveaway

Become a cropper

The limited edition Harvest Moon artwork giveaway announced last week was, let's face it, rather confusing. Now we have the full picture on how you'll be able to get three sets of PAL-exclusive, limited edition Harvest Moon-themed artwork. The first set of art cards will be included with every copy of Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar. The second set will be available to customers who..

News: Meet Charles Martinet at the Super Mario Galaxy 2 UK Launch Event

Meet Charles Martinet at the Super Mario Galaxy 2 UK Launch Event

Dress up as Mario and you'll get a goody bag too!

As Nintendo gets ready for the UK launch of the highly-anticipated Super Mario Galaxy 2, gamers better sharpen their costume-making skills as the company announces a special launch event to be hosted at GAME, Oxford Street in London. As well as being the first people in Europe to play and get their hands on a copy of the critically acclaimed..

News: Zelda Tin Switches Tracks to GAME

Zelda Tin Switches Tracks to GAME

Limited preorder bonus still available

You may remember a few weeks ago we reported that Gamestation was stocking a limited edition figurine and tin set for Zelda: Spirit Tracks, but that they quickly sold out. Well, it seems they sold out because all the rest of the stock went to their parent company GAME. Yes, the pink-hued retailer are offering the figurines of Link and the Phantom as well as..