Video games retailers are having a really tough time on the UK high street at the moment and the latest to close is Scottish indie games chain Games Centre. The company has eight shops across the country and has been in operation for over twenty-five years, and has also won seven MCV Awards for Best Independent Retailer.
“Goodbye and thanks for the good times,” is the message on their website. “Unfortunately GamesCentre has ceased trading. We would like to thank all our customers both instore and online for your support over the last 25 years.We would like to say a special thank-you the people of Ayrshire for having us as part of your community.”
Earlier this year Grainger Games and Toys R Us shut down, and hardware retailer Maplin also went in to administration and closed. Unfortunately the retailers that are left – GAME, HMV, and the supermarket chains – have limited stock and usually charge the full RRP for games.