GAME has responded to the Which? sting that revealed the retailer’s Harrow, Middlesex store sold an 18-rated game to a 15-year old girl.
As reported on MCV earlier today, the consumer watchdog’s investigation revealed that Woolworths and Maplin stores in the area also sold the underage girl adult video games.
In a statement to MCV, GAME said:
‘GAME is a responsible retailer and takes its legal obligations exceptionally seriously. GAME enforces both BBFC and PEGI age ratings on video games equally.
‘At GAME we want to sell the right games to the right customers. To ensure that this happens our store teams receive extensive and regular training about their responsibilities and our procedures to uphold the law, but this is only one element of our comprehensive systems.
‘We are very disappointed that this incident occurred. A full investigation has been conducted, and we have taken appropriate action to ensure that it does not happen again.’