‘Game’ Over, Literally

The gaming industry “Game” has shut down 277 stores, and cutting down by 2,100 workers. Games remaining 333 shops, employing 2,814 people – including Gamestation – will continue trading while administrators PwC try and find a buyer. Across Wales, the Game stores, it is understood that the Llandudno store is closing, Rhyl remains open and Bangor are closing, but Wrexham has shut down. Everything will be going to Gamestation until they can find a buyer.

A Game spokesperson said: “This decision is taken after careful consideration and ceaseless interrogation of every possible alternative.”

“Unfortunately, this will inevitably lead to a number of job losses and 2,104 store employees will be made redundant this week,” added Mr Jervis.

“Our priority is to continue trading the business as normal while we continue to pursue a sale. The recent job losses are regrettable but will place the company in a stronger position while we explore opportunities to conclude a sale. My team and I will be doing all we can to help the affected employees at this difficult time.”

The retailer had a £21million rent bill and faces a £12m wage bill this weekend, although PwC is expected to honour any wages owed.

Will we ever have a good range of gaming shops, or will it just end?


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