Closed GAME stores could see UK games market lose £158 million

Thursday, 5th April 2012 10:18 GMT By Johnny Cullen

The closure of 277 stores from GAME two weeks ago when it was in administration could cost the UK games industry at least £158 million, according to new data from firm Kantar Worldpanel. It says the number could be reduced if other retailers and neighbouring GAME shops attract impulse buyers, adding that 65 percent of consumers buy at the retailer, making up for 6% of the industry’s yearly value in 2011.

GAME exited administration last weekend thanks to an OpCapita buyout. Via MCV.



  1. GrimRita

    The market did fine when GAME wasnt stocking any triple A titles. Unless GAME changes its formula and fast, their outdated model wont keep them in business much longer

    #1 3 years ago
  2. aseddon130

    they’ll stay around just for the fact that they are the one-stop place for buying games for people who don’t know any better.

    I never bought my Games from GAME but more Gamestation because they offered better trade in values, especially when price matching trade-ins from CeX, now i can’t do that anymore i may just be a bit more selective with my purchases and buy them online, which tend to be cheaper anyway. Managed to get Max Payne 3 on the 360 for £29 which is a good £10 cheaper than GAME will sell it.

    #2 3 years ago

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