As if things weren’t bad enough for GAME at the moment, it looks like they might be losing support from major publishers left, right and center.
As I wrote yesterday; GAME are currently in a lot of financial trouble after a particularly bad holiday season, and are lacking funds to secure shipments of major games such as Mass Effect 3. Today it has been revealed that the problems don’t stop at EA.
Capcom have announced that GAME and Gamestation will not be stocking Resident Evil: Raccoon City, set to launch this month. This comes straight after news that GAME can’t stock Street Fighter x Tekken and Asura’s Wrath.
Straight after that, Tecmo Koei announce that Game and Gamestation also won’t be stocking Ninja Gaiden 3 or Warriors Orochi 3.
Losing 6 major releases in just 2 weeks; the future isn’t looking great for GAME. Capcom have issued a statement in order to re-assure British gamers:
“Capcom must confirm that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City scheduled for release on Friday March 23rd, will not be stocked by GAME or Gamestation either in their retail outlets or on their online stores operating in the UK and Ireland,” a Capcom statement issued to MCV reads.
“Capcom wants to reassure its consumers that this title will be available at a wide variety of retailers across the UK and Ireland. For those consumers who have already placed a deposit to pre-order of Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City then a full refund will be available – please contact your local GAME or Gamestation shop or visit the online stores.
“Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City is available for pre-order or to purchase on day of release from the following outlets: Blockbusters, HMV, Play.com, Amazon.co.uk, Shopto.net, The Hut and leading independent stockists as well as supermarket chains.”
Game in the meanwhile have advised customers who have placed orders or pre-orders with them to re-order from other suggested outlets and return to their local GAME or Gamestation for a refund.