GAME: “We can’t stock absolutely everything”

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:19 GMT By Johnny Cullen

GAME has said in no uncertain terms it “cant stock” every game, but insisted the games that are currently unavailable to buy could end up on shelves eventually at the chain.

The retailer confirmed to VG247 yesterday evening it wouldn’t be stocking Ubisoft’s Vita launch lineup, including Rayman Origins, Michael Jackson: The Experience and Lumines.

Its also switched pre-orders of the special edition for Mistwalker Wii RPG The Last Story to standard editions ahead of its release in the UK on Friday.

It follows ongoing issues for the company which has effected it buying stock.

GAME marketing boss Anna-Marie Mason told Eurogamer at last night’s London launch for PlayStation Vita that recent events regarding Last Story, the Ubi Vita line-up and the lack of a release of Tekken Prime for 3DS from the retailer were “the exception, not the rule”.

“We know our customers really well,” said Mason.

“Most of them have a really long history with us, and they know as a business we are absolutely committed to giving the best possible range as much of the time as we possibly can.”

On the lack of Ubisoft Vita games, she added the situation “may change” as time goes on

“With regard to the customers we have in both brands and whether they’re online or in store customers, we’ve spoken to them all and apologised that that isn’t something we’re in a position to offer them right now.

“But for the guys who really want those games, we’ve got a download option for them, so they’re not missing out on the game perhaps they wanted as part of their launch experience.”

Mason spoke to Alex Donaldson for VG247 last night at the Vita launch. Get her comments and more here.