GAME to Open Two Secondhand Video Game Shops

New shops won't be called GameStation

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GAME to Open Two Secondhand Video Game Shops
The UK's GAME group is to look back at the old days of GameStation, which it bought and closed, by re-fitting two existing GAME shops to buy and only secondhand (pre-owned) video games.

This news comes after a US hedge fund called Elliott Advisors which has taken a 99% stake in the company ahead of its expected share floatation. As for the secondhand shops:

MCV reports that, "The new outlets will go under a new name: Gametronics, and are refitted versions of pre-existing GAME stores. The retailer says it will primarily target cities that have two or more GAME outlets, and the first cities to feature the new outlets are Lincoln and Cambridge."

It's not just about games though. "Along with games, the outlets will place increased emphasis on all forms of tech: tablets, MP3 players,TVs, sat-navs, smartphones and more, akin to big second-hand rival CEX."

Financial Times


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