Game not stocking Ubisoft Vita titles

UK retailer Game Group's fortunes have taken another turn for the worse after it admitted it will not be stocking Ubisoft-published PS Vita titles when the new handheld launches tomorrow.

A spokesperson told VG247 that the company, the largest specialist videogame retailer in the UK, will not be selling Lumines: Electronic Symphony, Michael Jackson: The Experience HD, Rayman Origins, Asphalt Injection or Dungeon Hunter Alliance.

"All customers affected by this decision have been made aware of the situation," the spokesperson said, "and we will continue to communicate any updates through our Twitter and Facebook feeds."

It's awful stuff for Game, given that throughout its recent woes it has pegged its hopes of revival on the year's new hardware launches, Vita and Wii U, and has been taking deposits from customers interested in Vita and its games.

This latest development presumably stems from Game's loss earlier this month of its credit insurance, which affected its ability to source new stock. Last Friday it emerged that stores had not received stock of 3DS fighter Tekken 3D Prime Edition.