Today I received a very unwelcoming e-mail in my inbox for Game, explaining that they will no longer be providing Mass Effect 3 pre-orders. The e-mail doesn’t explain very much including the reasons why:
Thank you for preordering Mass Effect 3 from GAME.
We’re contacting you with news that, unfortunately we are not in a position to supply you with your copy of Mass Effect 3.
As dedicated gamers, we know how disappointing this will be for you, and we apologise sincerely for the inconvenience that this will cause.
We value you as a customer very highly and want to demonstrate that to you by giving you £5 worth of Reward Card points when you come into store between 1st – 16th March to claim it.
Obviously if you have placed a deposit we will also give you a full refund at the same time as transfering your points. We are very sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience this may have caused.
For more information about Mass Effect 3 please visit www.GAME.co.uk/masseffect
The Customer Service Team
After a bit of research on Joystiq’s website, I found out this situation wasn’t only involving mass Effect 3 but all EA games, and will be cancelling all pre-orders to FIFA Street, Tiger Woods 13 and Sims 3 Showtime.
“Last week we held an event for our publishers in the industry and explained the challenges we are facing in the short term – and we asked for their support,” Game channel director Tom Devine wrote. “We will not stock products if the terms are not right for our business – a position we believe is critical to our long term health as a business – we have taken the very difficult decision to not stock EA’s March releases, including Mass Effect 3.”
This obviously shows the ever-nearing end for Game, but what will it mean for GameStation, let us know what you think about this in he comments below.