“Sony Owes GAME A Lot"
A new report suggests that GAME may finally some some good news to brighten up a worryingly gloomy few weeks. MCV's insider info states that nearly 50% of all Vitas bought at launch were purchased in a GAME or Gamestation store, possibly due to the peace of mind and aftercare you'll receive from a high street retailer as opposed to an online vendor. An unnamed publishing executive informed the trade mag that "as much as the world wants to bash GAME at the moment, you can’t escape the fact that if you’re launching new hardware or a big game there’s no better launch partner." MCV's source also suggests that Sony owes a lot to GAME for making the Vita launch a success, and reckons that "other publishers would do well to recognise this."
Having said that, we still don't know exactly how many Vita consoles were actually sold at launch (current unverified analyst projections hover around the 45,500-61,000 level), so we're not sure how much of a financial boost it will be in the long run.