Could Game be saved by Comet's owners?
OpCapita are said to be in talks with Game’s lenders, RBS, with a view to buying up its debt and settling those troublesome bills with suppliers. However, any deal would probably mean the closure of a major chunk of the 600 UK Game stores.
Comet have recently seen store closures, cost-cuttings and all manner of changes in an attempt to keep the chain afloat and it looks certain that the same strategy would be applied to Game and Gamestation if OpCapita got their paws on the company. Although as Game are currently unable to stock top games from the likes of Electronic Arts (EA), Nintendo, Tecmo Koei and Capcom, anything would be better than nothing.
Elsewhere, it has been reported that Asda owner Walmart are showing an interest in snapping up the troubled company, although the American retail giant has so far refused to comment.