Game store closures begin


Game Group has begun the process of shutting down 35 of its 610 UK stores, and is notifying customers in writing that their local store is closing its doors.

A Eurogamer reader sent in a letter confirming the closure of Game in Bracknell, Berkshire, with the company pointing him towards his local Gamestation. Forum posts have also confirmed closures in Hull and Wrexham; thanks to Xabismission and GaidenZero in the comments below we can confirm that Gamestation branches in Southport and Southampton are also closing their doors.

The letter confirms that all outstanding pre-orders will be transferred to the customer's local Gamestation, but it appears remaining reward points will not be carried over because Gamestation runs its own loyalty scheme.

Game Group, which announced plans to close 35 stores and the Gameplay website last month, has said it will not release the full list of closures, and is instead notifying customers individually in writing. If you've received a similar letter, let us know in the comments below.