[UPDATE] A leaked internal GAME memo sent to members of staff has shed some light on the situation between EA and the GAME Group, and the latter’s decision to not stock EA’s March releases. The memo was leaked to IGN, and can be viewed here.
Original Story: EA have reportedly dealt GAME a further blow, with the announcement that it has pulled its titles from the shelves of both GAME and Gamestation, the upcoming SSX confirmed as the last EA game to be stocked by the GAME Group till further notice.
GI.biz reports that “Several branches of both chains have confirmed that pre-orders for EA titles, including BioWare’s Mass Effect 3, have been cancelled, with refunds only available as store credit rather than cash.” UK Customers looking to get a hold of the N7 Collector’s Edition of Mass Effect 3 have been urged to re-order with any of the following retailers – Zavvi, Play, Amazon or ShopTo.
“For customers who have pre-ordered the N7 Collector’s Edition please re-order your copies through these retailers. For further information regarding the Mass Effect 3 Standard Edition with the N7 Warfare Gear in-game weapons pack, please check this page later today.
If you have placed a deposit for a pre-order or are uncertain that your existing pre-order will be guaranteed, please contact your local retailer. Your local retailer is doing everything possible to make this process as smooth as possible to ensure you get your copy on launch day.”
We have approached both EA and the GAME Group for further comment, and will report if we receive any word.