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GAME Won't Be Stocking Street Fighter X Tekken / Asura's Wrath

Sigh.

Capcom has confirmed that both Asura’s Wrath and Street Fighter X Tekken will not be stocked in GAME and Gamestation outlets. Both titles are due to launch this week.

Speaking to MCV, a Capcom spokesperson had the following to say:

“Unfortunately Capcom must confirm that Street Fighter x Tekken for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and Asura’s Wrath, both scheduled for release on Friday March 9, will not be stocked by GAME or Gamestation either in their retail outlets or on their online stores operating in the UK and Ireland.”

Those who have placed a deposit with GAME/Gamestation are urged to contact them regarding a refund.

Source: MCV

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26 Comments
  1. Awayze
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    Wow. Poor GAME! They need change their business strategy quick.

    Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 17:57.
    • Jaffa-the-Cake
      Member
      Since: Oct 2010

      I fear it’s too late for that. Their business strategy has been flawed for many years and they seemed too slow to respond to the growth in online sales. Their exorbitant prices are a factor aswell. Survival of the fittest i’m afraid and they aren’t.

      Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 17:59.
    • Mike
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Just a quick thought – should the titles of these types of reports use the name GAME Group and not just GAME as this covers both GAME and Gamestation

      Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 18:04.
      • AG2297
        Community Manager
        Since: Feb 2009

        I guess at this stage people just (rightfully) assume GAME represents both GAME and Gamestation as the parent company.

        Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 18:15.
      • Mike
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        True. Although I do sometimes forget about Gamestation – old age :P

        Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 18:18.
  2. nofi
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    Time to stop the niceties, huh? GAME are quickly vanishing.

    Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 17:58.
  3. Sitorimon
    Member
    Since: Jul 2011

    Awaiting the next headline “Game will not be stocking games” within 72 hours.

    Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 17:59.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      …Unless they are pre-owned.

      Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 18:02.
  4. Carl
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    Probably be quicker and easier to do an article of upcoming games they ARE stocking

    Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 18:01.
    • yogdog
      Member
      Since: Feb 2010

      Haha touche!

      Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 18:29.
  5. Mike
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    The more bad headlines appear for GAME, the more I’m hoping they will pull through or will get bought out to save them.

    Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 18:02.
  6. yogdog
    Member
    Since: Feb 2010

    So, are they stocking *anything* at all?!

    Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 18:27.
  7. Muskyy
    Member
    Since: Dec 2011

    I’ve always hated GAME. I’ll be glad when they go bust. Their prices have always been ridiculous.

    Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 18:38.
    • Mike
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      You’ll be ‘glad’ to see them go? Really? I don’t think I dislike any high street company enough to see their demise.

      Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 18:59.
    • stage1
      Member
      Since: Feb 2012

      I hope they go as well.
      I would like to see a new company come in with a better strategy and competitive prices.

      Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 21:41.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Yeah, keep wishing – Let’s be honest, if this was a possibilty, someone would have done it a long time ago & swept the rug from under GAME’s feet whilst it was still profitable to do so.

        They haven’t as GAME cater to a market that no-one here will ever understand (& to be frank, i don’t think they ever understood fully either). GAME simply should have been peddling the service & expert knowledge & not just had people lying to make a quick sale & forcing additonal ‘services’ at the till.

        This kind of stance by people baffles me though – GAME going under (if that is what is eventually happening) is not good news for anyone.

        Comment posted on 06/03/2012 at 09:40.
    • Mundham
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      Sense of perspective guys, this is thousands of people’s livelihoods on the line. Food on the table and roof over their heads, you know.

      Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 22:11.
  8. bmg_123
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    GAME are going down then. Frankly, I saw this coming years ago. Why? Because I noticed one day in GAME that the price for Motorstorm: Arctic edge on PSP was £5 more instore than GAME’s OWN online store…and that was only one of many games with the same strategy.

    Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 19:07.
    • Mike
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      It’s not uncommon for stores to price higher instore than online due to extra overheads.

      With your great insight, can you tell me the lottery numbers for this week? ;)

      Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 19:27.
  9. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    well capcom are once again putting dlc on disc, with SF x T so if it costs them, good.

    be a shame if it affects game too badly though.
    though they’ll still be able to make money on preowned copies though, which wont be long coming when capcom release super SF x T within the year.

    Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 19:08.
  10. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Thats very odd as they had pre-order boxes for SFXT in GAME Oxford St at lunchtime.

    Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 19:40.
    • Mike
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      The online store is still allowing pre-orders of both games.

      Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 20:46.
    • OneShotWook
      Member
      Since: Jun 2010

      Still up on their webpage to.

      Comment posted on 05/03/2012 at 20:50.

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