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277 GAME stores shuttered, 2,104 jobs cut

Monday, 26th March 2012 23:43 GMT By Brenna Hillier

GAME’s administration has resulted in some serious bloodletting.

MCV has a full list of the 277 GAME and Gamestation stores closed during the first day of administration by PWC.

While the firm said earlier that it believes there is still room for a high street specialist chain, it made significant closures across the UK and Ireland; up to 300 outlets are expected to shutter.

2,104 former employees have already found themselves suddenly jobless. Our best wishes for all those affected.

Competing retailers have been quick to pick up the slack; Darkzero reports online retailer ShopTo offered newly registered customers a £3 discount on their first order when they turn in their now useless GAME loyalty cards.

The offer was met with cries of bad taste and has since vanished from the retailer’s front page.

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  1. LOLshock94

    lol

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DSB

    I bet all those people just clinging to their useless loyalty cards are so glad that Game will be remembered the way it deserves.

    By cockblocking any discount they might ever get from it, ever again.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. loveaya

    That’s weird because GAME France goes well for now. In my opinion, GAME deserves it. The employees in the shop always cheat on the foreigner customers and tell them what is not true. The price of every game is so high but the exchange of the used game is so low.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Hooded

    SO what happens to the other stores? Coventry has 3 GAME stores and a couple Gamestation stores. There is only one store on that MVC list… So are they staying open??

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dannybuoy

    Oh dear, not good news for the UK high street and gamers as a whole. Not a LOL moment now is it children…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. endgame

    “The offer was met with cries of bad taste..” Why!?

    @2 :D

    @5 Does it really matter really? People can just switch to online gaming stores. UK especially hast heir awesome Green Man Gaming. And then there are Steam and Origin. And soon the new gog.com. Which reminds me. I think they’ve just launched a new version of it an hour ago. Going to check it out. Cheers!

    edit: Of course. It’s down. :D

    #6 2 years ago
  7. jnms

    Spot on endgame. Times are changing.

    People see these economic problems, all the store closures…and they see job losses and all the rest of it.

    What they fail to realise is that we are going through one of the greatest shifts in history. Not just in regards to gaming, but in regards to the entire economy.

    What is coming next is going to make the industrial revolution and the computer revolution look like a picnic.

    #7 2 years ago