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GAME Pulls The Last Story Listing Completely

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Matt Gardner
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GAME, JRPGs, Mistwalker, Nintendo, Sales, The Last Story, UK retail, Wii games

GAME Pulls The Last Story Listing Completely

Well this sucks.

It was reported yesterday that GAME wouldn't be stocking the limited edition copies of Mistwalker's upcoming RPG The Last Story, but today has yielded confirmation that the big purple retailer will be dropping the game completely ahead of release tomorrow, refunding all deposits given.

Nintendo Life received an email from the community, detailing a response given to a customer by GAME upon enquiring as to the state of affairs regarding their The Last Story pre-order.

"Unfortunately we are no longer stocking The last story on wii," came the response. "If you return to the store they will be happy to refund your £5.00 deposit.

"I apologise for any inconvenience cause."

This follows news that GAME wouldn't be stocking any of Ubisoft's Vita launch line-up, nor Namco Bandai's 3DS fighter Tekken 3D Prime Edition.

We can't help feeling a little bit for Mistwalker, and this latest stumble makes you think...if the most recognisable UK specialist retailer can't afford to stock niche titles, who will?

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montblanc  Feb. 23, 2012 at 16:21

Amazon, HMV, The Hut and Zavvi are still all selling The Last Story Limited Edition and I would have thought the type of person that even knows what that game is would be buying online for way cheaper than what GAME is charging for it instore anyway.

agstilo  Feb. 23, 2012 at 16:25

It's not just niche games - my local Game in Dundee has minimal new stock, and not huge amounts of pre-owned stuff either. I'm seriously concerned how long Game/Gamestation is going to last, and the only other retailer selling new non-chart games in the city centre are HMV....

Last edited by agstilo, Feb. 23, 2012 at 16:25
wildhodgie  Feb. 24, 2012 at 13:57

It seems the publishers want the money up front before they send any stock to Game.
They must be expecting them to fold.
So you cant blame them.

JonLester  Feb. 24, 2012 at 14:17

It seems the publishers want the money up front before they send any stock to Game.
They must be expecting them to fold.
So you cant blame them.


Basically, yes, it all comes down to credit insurance. But you'd have expected GAME to buy enough copies up front to fulfil their pre-orders!

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