Report: GameStop to close its stores in Portugal

Wednesday, 25 January 2012 09:15 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Following the closure of its stores in Northern Ireland earlier this week, Eurogamer Spain‘s reporting that GameStop is set to do the same in Portugal.

The retailer has 13 stores set up around the country, but those will close as of February 7, according to its official website.

GameStop announced yesterday it would close its three stores in Northern Ireland in Belfast, Derry and Newry, but the latest development could suggest something bigger might be in play.

We were told in a tweet yesterday that GameStop is apparently set to pull out of Europe entirely in brick and mortar form at least. Its biggest presence is currently in the Republic of Ireland.

GameStop UK commercial director Michael Finucane said overnight stores that are south of the Northern Irish border are safe for now at least.