Economic fears hit retailer stock orders

GI.Biz writes: "The global economic slowdown is applying more pressure on videogames publishers as retailers in the US slash their stock orders.

In a bid to limit any risk of piling up unwanted inventory - if consumers stop buying games - all five key retail chains in the territory have started to cut their day one orders, causing growing concern among the publishing community.

That's according to Sega Europe president Mike Hayes, who told that although Europe isn't quite in the same position, it's another headache for the industry to have to deal with. "

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