WHSmith Stores Halt Game Sales

One of the UK’s oldest and most iconic retailers, WHSmith, has announced that it will no longer sell video games in any of its 550+ stores.

They have been reducing the number of stores that stocked video games for the past year but now they will only sell via their online business.

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Increasing competition from specialists like GAME and entertainment heavies like HMV have contributed to the move.

A spokesperson for the company told MCV:

Our withdrawal from the CD and games market is a natural step in the implementation of our strategy to reduce our presence in entertainment and focus instead on our core categories

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