The UK retailer GAME will no longer be stocking Mass Effect 3 or any other EA game in March after the release of SSX this Friday.
GAME have announced that people who pre-ordered will be given £5 of reward card points, but that is not going to satisfy the people who will not have to go a re-order the game through other retailers. Thankfully Amazon, Play.com, Zavvi.com and ShopTo.net have taken over from GAME and will now stock the previously exclusive Mass Effect 3 collectors edition.
And yes Gamestation will also not be stocking the game because it’s owned by GAME.
The news follows a string of bad press for the company after being unable to stock Ubisoft’s entire PS vita catalogue.
In a statement GAME have said:
We currently have a supply issue with regards to Mass Effect 3, which means that GAME and gamestation will not be able to fulfil orders for Mass Effect 3 at this time. We want to give customers as much notice about this as possible and provide them with a range of options ahead of launch.
We appreciate that this is disappointing for our customers, and we apologise sincerely for the inconvenience that this will cause. We value the loyalty of our customers very highly and as a gesture of goodwill we are providing the following:
- Customers who have pre-ordered in store, will have the opportunity to add £5 worth of Reward points to their card if they visit us from 1st March through to 16th March 2012
- Customers who have placed a deposit for the title will receive a refund as well as the £5 worth of Reward points between 1st – 16th March 2012
- Customers who have pre-ordered online, will be provided with an online voucher to the value of £5 to be spent on any purchase on our sites