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UPDATE: GAME blocked from stocking Star Wars Xbox 360 console

Ben Parfitt
UPDATE: GAME blocked from stocking Star Wars Xbox 360 console

The upcoming Limited Edition Star Wars themed Xbox 360 hardware SKU will not be stocked at GAME, MCV can reveal.

News broke just moments ago that both Microsoft and Activision have joined Sega, Capcom, Nintendo and Tecmo Koei in refusing to sell stock to GAME Group stores.

MCV has learned that this will also include the stylish R2-D2 themed Xbox 360 and Kinect hardware bundle, that is due for release in April. It's the first hardware to be withheld from GAME following the very successful launch of PlayStation Vita last month.

The SKU was up for pre-order at £349.99.

UPDATE 1: GAME has contacted MCV to assure readers that "the decision to not stock the Limited Edition Star Wars Xbox 360 consolehas not yet been made". Customers are still able to pre-order the SKU. No comment was offered on last night's various other claims.

UPDATE 2: VG247 has subsequently received confirmation from GAME that the Star Wars console WILL NOT be stocked.

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Tags: GAME , xbox 360 , kinect , edition , limited , star wars , special , console

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