Publishers EA and Nintendo have confirmed rumours that Mass Effect 3 and Mario Party 9 will not be stocked by GAME or Gamestation.
Though neither has officially commented specifically on the GAME situation, both have omitted the retailers from their list of supported stockists.
The Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector's Edition will now be available at the following retailers: Amazon.co.uk, Play.com, Zavvi.com and ShopTo.net,” an EA statement read.
For customers who have pre-ordered the N7 Collector's Edition please re-order your copies through these retailers. For further information regarding the Mass Effect 3 Standard Edition with the N7 Warfare Gear in-game weapons pack, please check this page later today.
If you have placed a deposit for a pre-order or are uncertain that your existing pre-order will be guaranteed, please contact your local retailer. Your local retailer is doing everything possible to make this process as smooth as possible to ensure you get your copy on launch day.”
Retailer Blockbuster will also be stocking the game.
Nintendo added of its release: Mario Party 9 is available to buy on the high street via Argos, Asda, Tesco, Dixons Stores Group, GameStop, Sainsburys, Smyths Toys, Toys R Us, HMV, Blockbuster or online at Amazon, The Hut, Play.com, zavvi.co.uk, johnlewis.com and Littlewoods.com, as well as most good games retailers.”