In the UK, GAME is going through difficult times. It has suspended trading on the stock exchange and there are plans to close multiple stores. If GAME in the UK doesn't raise £180 million by the end of the week it risks going into administration. This has raised concerns about GAME in Australia — we now have a local response which claims GAME Australia is working on "viable alternative options'.
“GAME’s businesses around the world are going through a challenging time," reads the statement. "Regarding our business locally, Australia is a separate legal entity and business from the UK, with a separate management team. The choices that GAME’s UK entities are making don’t necessarily impact us here.
"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."
GAME is hoping that good working relationships with local publishers and distributors will help the company in the long term.
"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 pre-orders. Our aim, as always, is to ensure we remain as the destination of choice for our customers and continue to deliver great customer service and knowledge.”