GAME’s run of missing titles upon their release has reached a new low with confirmation that it will not be stocking Mass Effect 3.
Furthermore, Eurogamer claims that SSX will be the last EA game to be stocked by the retailer when it is released this Friday. This sounds like a rather bewildering claim, and MCV is attempting to check its validity.
Regarding Mass Effect 3, GAME has said it will refund pre-orders in the form of store credit.
The previously GAME-only N7 Collector’s Edition of the SKU will now be made available via other retailers.
But there’s no denying that the news is a terrible blow for GAME. The retailer has regularly been missing release titles in recent weeks, but the loss of a triple-A RPG hit like Mass Effect eclipses the issues has with Tekken 3DS and Ubisoft’s Vita launch titles.
It’s hard not to view the apparent collapse of trade negotiations with EA as a very worrying sign, particularly as EA is one of the few publishers to speak publically about the importance of GAME to its business.
MCV understands that negotiations with Nintendo are under strain, though seemingly terms have become easier with Ubisoft.