GameStop exits Northern Ireland


Retailer GameStop has closed all of its Northern Irish stores and told staff that it has ceased trading in the region.

The three stores in question are now shuttered, with posters redirecting customers to the website.

"The recent store closures in Northern Ireland are part of our plan, announced six months ago, to exit the UK market from a brick and mortar perspective," commercial director Michael Finucane told MCV.

"We started this process last year closing our Birmingham, Stockport and Belfast locations.

"Correspondingly, we have experienced tremendous sales growth on our UK ecommerce site…Our go forward plan is to serve the UK market with enhanced digital and online offerings."

GameStop has stressed that none of its Republic of Ireland stores are affected at this time, and that it will honour all outstanding deposits and gift cards.