Deathwatch: No Mass Effect 3 or Mario Party 9 at Game and Gamestation
Word is spreading like wildfire about possible bother at GAME and Gamestation, after it was revealed that the retailer won’t be stocking any EA games past SSX in March, with nothing confirmed about the future. This means that they won’t be stocking Mass Effect 3, something which is sure to spell trouble for the already-beleaguered chain. We’ve received this statement from GAME, via our good friends at Dealspwn…
We currently have a supply issue with regards to Mass Effect 3, which means that GAME and gamestation will not be able to fulfil orders for Mass Effect 3 at this time. We want to give customers as much notice about this as possible and provide them with a range of options ahead of launch.
We appreciate that this is disappointing for our customers, and we apologise sincerely for the inconvenience that this will cause. We value the loyalty of our customers very highly and as a gesture…
* Customers who have pre-ordered in store*, will have the opportunity to add £5 worth of Reward points to their card if they visit us from 1st March through to 16th March 2012
∗ Customers who have placed a deposit for the title* will receive a refund as well as the £5 worth of Reward points between 1st - 16th March 2012
∗ Customers who have pre-ordered online, will be provided with an online voucher to the value of £5 to be spent on any purchase on our sites
For more information we would advise customers to visit EA on how to get hold of Mass Effect 3.
*All customer must be able provide valid proof that they have placed a pre-order or deposit
The memo that has been sent to GAME stores has been leaked and can be seen here. Additionally, it has emerged that GAME and Gamestation won’t be stocking the forthcoming Wii game Mario Party 9, following on from Nintendo-affiliated games The Last Story and Tekken 3DS, both of which were GAME-absentees.
It remains to be seen whether the retailer is heading towards oblivion but the signs certainly aren’t encouraging. Keep an eye on Dealspwn for further developments as they happen.