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Old 03-01-2012, 08:11 AM
The plot thickens.....

GAME Australia "intends" to stock Mass Effect 3

By Laura Parker, GameSpot AU
Posted Feb 29, 2012 4:12 pm PT

The retailer says that Australian operations have not been affected by GAME UK's decision to no longer stock EA titles.

GAME Australia has confirmed that it still intends to stock Mass Effect 3, following news overnight that GAME UK and its subsidiary Gamestation would not be stocking any new EA games after the release of SSX.

According to UK industry news site, GAME UK cited not being able to get "the right credit terms" from EA as the reason for no longer stocking the publisher's titles.

The Mass Effect 3 Collector's Edition.

The Mass Effect 3 Collector's Edition.

GAME Australia told GameSpot AU today that it is in talks with EA Australia about the situation.

"In light of the news over in Europe between GAME and EA around Mass Effect 3, we're discussing the situation with EA here in Australia this morning," managing director of GAME Australia Paul Yardley told GameSpot AU.

"Our intention is, as it has always been, to stock Mass Effect 3 for our customers. Each GAME territory acts independently, and we're not compelled to act in the same light as our European counterparts."

GAME Australia said it would reveal any changes or updates to this decision if and when they occur.

GameSpot AU has contacted EA for comment and will update this story as news comes in.
Well it seems the Aussies are still going to get the game, which is good. I was wondering though what the market share is like in the UK or Australia for gaming store? Are these Game and Gamestation stores the only real place to buy games? In North America we have Gamestop and EB Games but most retail stores and several electronics stores also sell lots of games.

I guess what i'm wondering is what is it These stores are trying to accomplish aside from alienating their customers buy not giving a cash refund for a product the store chose to not stock?
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