The site of many midnight launches is to be abandoned next month as GAME make preparations to close their flagship Oxford Street store on September 8th. However, a spokesperson stated that this move was only due to the expiration of the lease on the property, refuting the rumours of more mass closures.
"We can confirm that we will be closing our Oxford Street store on 8th September 2012 due to the expiration of the lease," said a GAME spokesperson earlier today.
"Our West End customers can visit our concession in Hamleys on Regent Street, our flagship store in Westfield Stratford, or our websites at http://www.game.co.uk or http://www.gamestation.co.uk. We also have stores in Hammersmith, Surrey Quays, and Westfield White City."
The big purple retailer has said that it's "actively looking at other retail options in the West End", and for the moment the Oxford Street store staff have been temporarily relocated across the Greater London area. [via GI.biz]
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