CAPCOM is the latest publisher on the ‘no can do’ list for GAME. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is set for release Friday March 23rd but GAME have now officially announced that financial woes will prevent the store from stocking the survival horror shooter. This was obviously news to many GAME retailers who already had pre-order cases of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City on display in their stores (so many will need to be refunded).
Capcom’s official announcement also stated that Gamestation websites and retail stores, could also be without the new survival horror release. This could mean that Gamestation are actually in the same situation as GAME, despite their Gameplay.co.uk takeover very recently. A search for GAME’s missing releases on that Gamestation website, also proved that a recent takeover hasn’t allowed them free-rein as far as stock purchasing is concerned.
Although few publishers have refused Game and Gamestation new releases, many have supported the retailers through this tough time. One such company is Sony, who are reported to have still shipped the retail giant generous amounts of PS VITA units, despite their financial situation.
OpCapita (the new owners of 249 Comet stores) have showed great interest in buying GAME. Lets hope at least one of these major retailers can pull through.