GAME Australia not 'necessarily' impacted by store's UK troubles

GAME Australia managing director Paul Yardley says the local business is working on "viable alternative options" following GAME UK's financial troubles earlier this week.

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Earlier this week, British games retailer GAME called for administrators to help with its increasingly dire financial situation, including the removal of its stock from the London Stock Exchange.

EA pulling Mass Effect 3 from GAME UK stores was widely seen as bad news for the company.
EA pulling Mass Effect 3 from GAME UK stores was widely seen as bad news for the company.

While GAME is an international retailer, with operations in 10 European countries as well as Australia, it is now understood that the Australian branch of the business will not "necessarily" be affected.

Managing director of GAME Australia, Paul Yardley, told GameSpot AU that the Australian business will not be affected for now. However, he revealed that he will begin looking for options, should the UK business go into administration.

"The choices that GAME UK entities are making don't necessarily impact us here," Yardley said. "In case the UK entities do go into administration, the Australian management team and I are working hard on a number of viable alternative options for our business. We are fortunate that we have strong relationships with local publishers, and continue to work closely with them. We will keep stocking the latest releases, as well as honouring all our preorders."

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