GameStop snaps up indie games chain

The eight Gamesman stores will expand GameStop’s presence in New Zealand to a total of 38 stores, bringing the total store count to 308 in Australia and New Zealand.

We are very excited about the union of EB Games and Gamesman,” said managing director of EB Games New Zealand and Australia Stephen Wilson. Both companies and their staff have a passion for games and now we can bring together the best of both retailers to offer our customers the finest in service and products, both new and pre-owned.”

General manager at The Gamesman Phil McPhee added: We would like to thank our customers and staff for their support. This move will enhance the service and experience for customers, and our staff will benefit from the support structure and career opportunities available through GameStop.”

Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close in mid-July, 2008.

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