Game ME3 preorders being cancelled.

    • Level   7

    I can see where Az is coming form, although not totally right. EA will keep all pre-orders that they had with Game and Gamestation, all that will have happened is the pre-orders being transferred to other outlets - and some people who had secured a copy of the collector's edition will have lost them and those who were too late and didn't have one now have managed to snag those people's.

    Where I can see Az is coming from however, is when I worked in Gamestation we managed to get a lot of sales through conversion. I managed to get a lot of sales by just passionately talking about games, particularly Mass effect and Skyrim, and as a result managed to sell them to gamers who either didn't know about them or weren't completely decided. Where I think Az is coming from is that although it is true EA will still have all they had with pre-sales before GAME refusing to stock, a lot of sales that add up through the conversion and spontaneous purchases will be lost to them as there is simply nothing that the internet can offer in terms of what a specialist retail has in terms of conversion and spontaneous purchase on the customer's behalf.

                   
    • Level   6

    More info coming in. Both Game Group stores have lost credit insurance so no companies will sell to them on credit due to the potential loss. Also More rumours that Ubisoft have also been considering pulling support too

    • Level   5

    links would be good

    Yes I am a criminal. My Crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for.

    • Level   7

    No idea what to spend my £50 GAME gift card on now. Mass Effect 3 was the only game I was buying this year, that is on the radar of this years releases, and thought I may as well have gone for the collectors edition with an extra £20 thrown in.

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    • Level   5

    The Resistance

    No idea what to spend my £50 GAME gift card on now. Mass Effect 3 was the only game I was buying this year, that is on the radar of this years releases, and thought I may as well have gone for the collectors edition with an extra £20 thrown in.

    If you dont want it just post it my way haha :p

    • Level   3

    Microsoft points is what I got with the code they gave us plus my reward points. Only normal thing of value that atm I'd fork out for, no games out that I want to buy from them.


    InfoCone aka Michael. Need help, just ask.

    • Level   5

    I'm in a similar situation, £60 on a gift card + reward card with nothing that I really want. I suppose I could buy SSX.

    Amazon have nothing on their site about the preorder warfare pack, I know other retailers have got it so looks like I'll be missing out on that but getting the CE is all that really matters to me.

    PSN: Inapplicable - pretty much over there now.
    #88

    • Level   4

    Same as, MS points are the only thing I'd buy from game at the moment.

    Xbox LIVE Beta Tester 2002
    11 years on Xbox LIVE, serving more T-Bags than PG Tips. Old school gamer
    • Level   5

    Stole this from the BSN. Mass Effect 3 loss could cost GAME two million pounds

    Went into my store this morning to get my refund for my preorder and bought SSX, the glass cabinet they have behind the counter had about 15-20 copies of SSX for both formats and a couple of Playstation Vitas and that was it, they had next to no new stock. The staff looked dejected, I felt sorry for them. I hope someone buys them out otherwise I can't see them lasting.

    PSN: Inapplicable - pretty much over there now.
    #88

    • Level   4

    Anyone who's ordered from Blockbuster may end up disappointed again.

    • Level   5

    glad i ordered mine from wilkinsons!

    I share a Love Hate Hate Relationship with FIFA and Assassins Creed Is My Favourite Series.
    XBOX ONE DAY ONE

    • Level   4

    It looks like play have had a restock, they're showing the N7 edition for preorder again and it comes with the preorder pack.

    Xbox LIVE Beta Tester 2002
    11 years on Xbox LIVE, serving more T-Bags than PG Tips. Old school gamer
    • Level   4

    Ive used the last of my GAME and Gamestation store credit/gift cards so I wont be shopping there again unless they somehow turn this all around.

    Ive got two N7 editions of ME3 coming, one for me and one for my mates 30th bday. Happy days