After a world of issues in the UK, GAME Australia has followed suit and entered administration, placing the future of the company, it’s staff, and your pre-orders into a state of uncertainty.
A company that goes into administration means an independent body with a financial interest in the company, usually a bank, will step in to control the company and fix it’s issues to a point where it can be sold off to the highest bidder. This happened in the UK to GAME stores there and resulted in a downsizing of the amount of stores the company operated.
The news was broken after GAME staff reported that the stores wont be receiving copies of the highly anticipated Diablo III, which is due to be released tomorrow.
GAME has since reported on it’s Facebook page that customers who preordered the game online will receive the title in the usual way via post. Customers who pre-ordered Diablo III from a store will have to check with their local store for availability.
On the plus side, administrations usually mean massive sales to decrease the amount of stock on hand, raise what little revenue the company can and clear really old stuff to clean out the business. Of course, nothing has been set in stone, but we’ll keep you updated if anything changes!