Retailer GAME has denied claims of an ongoing rift with publisher Activision that gossip says has lead to the chain refusing to stock recent releases Singularity and Transformers: War for Cybertron in large numbers.
Talk of a dispute between GAME and Activision first emerged earlier this month amidst claims that the chain had refused to stock the expected numbers of Bizarre Creations high-octane racer Blur.
On Friday many GAME and Gamestation outlets were carrying a limited amount of both games. Today GfK Chart-Track's latest UK Top 40 saw Transformers enter at number eight and Singularity just scrape into the listings in 38th position.
The sales were all the more surprising considering the strong reception received by both High Moon Studios' licensed robot battler and Raven Software's FPS – indeed, the Twitter chatter amongst game journalists this morning was one of incredulity at Singularity's poor performance.
However, GAME trading director Adam Davis told MCV:
We always purchase products based on what we believe to be their sell-through potential. We have sufficient stock of both titles to meet current demand and we are replenishing stock to stores as required.”