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GAME Not Stocking Mass Effect 3

Posted by Sammy Barker

Finishing the fight

The woes for UK retailer GAME continue, with reports circulating that the publisher will not be carrying Mass Effect 3 or any EA titles beyond this week’s SSX. reports that if you have a pre-order placed for Mass Effect 3 at a GAME store, you’ll be able to claim it back as in-store credit. Apparently the store will not be offering cash refunds for placed pre-orders.

IGN has a photo of the internal communication confirming it will not stock Mass Effect 3 or any of EA's March titles.

It’s bad news for GAME, who also failed to stock Ubisoft’s PlayStation Vita titles at launch last week. The situation was rectified earlier this week.

EA’s titles are some of the biggest sellers, with Mass Effect 3 expected to fly off the shelves next month. It's a worrying time for GAME.


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User Comments (8)



Dazza said:

The preorder cancellation is bad enough, but to only offer in-store credit rather than a full refund to the customer is an absolute kick in the teeth. As sad as this news is for the games industry, personally I wouldn't preorder again from GAME until they get all this sorted. It's a vicious circle I guess!



get2sammyb said:

@Dazza Yeah it's a shame. I believe GAME had an exclusive on the Mass Effect 3 Collector's Edition too, which means a lot of people will have pre-ordered from them. That's now showing up on other websites.



James said:

@seeafish Recently GAME's credit has become less reliable forcing it to pay cash up-front for stock. Obviously the bigger the game, the more stock it needs and the more cash it needs. It seems EA and GAME were unable to reach an agreement, so there won't be new EA games in GAME stores for the foreseeable future.



ShogunRok said:

So this goes for any online pre-orders too? To hell with it, I've just preordered from another site. Nice one, GAME.



Noire said:

I can almost see pulling something like the Last Story, but Mass Effect 3? That doesn't sound like it bodes well...



Knux said:

Holy eff. If GAME is pulling Mass Effect 3 off the shelves, then I wouldn't be surprised if GAME goes completely down during this year.



Zergling said:

Why does this company even open its doors? does it stock anything???? Everyday I get on here it is a new story about what they are not stocking

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