Leading High Street retailer GAME is refusing to stock copies of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the PlayStation 3.
The title, developed by Bethesda.
How strange... do they have a riff with the publisher?
Something must be going on.
Why just this PS3 title?
Maybe they hate sony? well i don't know
seems shady... not sure why they wouldn't want to sell a proven 'best seller' for another console unless like 1 & 2 said they may have a beef with someone..
strange, could be sumit to do with its a year old and on another console, if that was the case then thats F UP, would be interesting to find out the reason
aren't they a top retailer? Must be something with the publisher..
I smell Bill's wallet behind this one......
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Isn't GAME partly owned by MS? Just what I've heard elsewhere. Not that it should matters, but....your mind starts to wonder eh?
The reason is is that the publisher is asking for too much money, and GAME don't see much of a profit in it. It'll change when the publisher change their mind.
Gates isn’t that powerful, I think what you smell is that bull sh!t on your upper lip.
You need to quit. Bill Gates has nothing to do with this at all. But he is the CEO of the company that is showing Sony how do next gen games development and consumer acceptance.
The developers took the risk to make this game for for Sony fans out there like you and the other fanatics but not enough of you guys are buying it and GAME dose not want to hurt there reputation for selling the game for more than the 360 version or taking a loss so the publisher can recoup.
How can they refuse the better version, must be jealous.
Stupidity reaching new highs.
Now I can understand a person or couple of persons (or PS3 fans) being jealous but not an entire retail chain.
Who ever is mad enough to buy there overpriced games in the first place must be mad anyway!!!
I get huge discounts with my reward card. The hardware pays for the games in my case.
It was in the display cabenet in Southampton last night :S.
Probably can't get the deal they want from Ubisost !
The only reason I can see, is they don't think there profit margin will be big enough
probably something up with Ubisoft since it's publishing it. GAME from past news reports has been very friendly to the ps3 so if anything it's probably the publishing.
Don't they like money. What's there Beef. I pity the fool!
The Playstation 3 version of Oblivion is the best looking but when it comes to content the Xbox 360 and the PC version are better.
Shame on the UK for not stocking Oblivion for the PS3!
Edit:Who the f*ck disagreed?,you know it's true!!!!!LOL:)
This game kicks arse on the 3.
Better graphics (slightly) and includes the expansion pack wheres the problem.
But i've noticed that people that dont own the 3 are jealous of the 3. I seen retailers talk people out of buying the 3 sayin its a waste of money but 9.5 out of 10 people have no problems with it once they own it.
The problem here is simply that with a library of few games (compared to other systems) the PS3 is straggling. There refusal of this game just gives bad press to the PS3. It shows consumers that the PS3 is doing so terribly that major retail chains are starting to refuse to carry games. HOWEVER we here no pretty much that its only one game.
But with rumors one game becames two, etc etc.
Unless there is a reason why (could be anything really maybe the game is faulty on the PAL version, maybe the recent shivering Isle's bugs that were on the pc , no news yet on the 360 however there is a patch for both, or too expensive to import, doubt that one really.)
This is VERY bad news on the PS3 camp.
Me personally I do not like the ps3 im an Xbot. However even I have reason.
And destroying one console is bad for business on all fronts.
Competition keeps improvements and breakthroughs coming.
Hopefully this gets resolved and soon.
...and more retailers should rebel like this, IMO.
When a game is ported from another platform, and it's over a YEAR LATER, retailers know the buzz, hype, and interest is largely over with. The majority of gamers who really wanted to play that game, likely already has. Couple that with the fact that the PS3 version still won't have a confirmation of all the other downloadable content for several months, and there's really not much that will sell this game, like on the 360/PC.
Games like FNR3, F.E.A.R., OBLIVION, Saint's Row, etc. should be $40-$50 titles, if publishers expect to sell what amounts to "reheated leftovers" from other platforms.
TWHIP...that was probably the worst thought out comment I've read today and that says a lot considering all the fanboys "PoS3 SUCKS!!" and "360 is a brick" commments on this site.
Why would they pull a game, for a DIFFERENT console, off the shelf because its a year old? With that logic they shouldn't even release Ninja Gaiden for the PS3 and any other ports because its old!
Heck they shouldn't sell half the PS2 games because that system is old. Why sell Halo 2 for Windows Vista, that's an old game.
I'm not going to make fun of you because it's not appropriate but that argument makes ZERO sense. If PS3 owners never played it then there may be a large demand to actually "buy" the game. All those PS3's sold in Europe should provide demand for that game. The game even got good reviews so it's not like its a bad game.
Game is not worried about the downloadable content for all the games it sells!
Seriously...worst comment I've read.
Yeah, if they are not selling the Game I'm sure there is a "logical" reason....which most likely has something to do with the publisher or availability. Why people start to make up stupid conspiracy theories no matter which console they prefer is just silly.....but I guess some people will always believe that old Bill had something to do with all those "alien abductions" too.
THWIP: winner of the "Dumbass Comment of the Month Award"
congrats and thanks for playing
stupid business practice not stocking a popular game if you must buy from a high street, supermarkets seem to be the cheapest outlets these day's but everyone here has the net so get it online cheaper.
Game just aren't worth bothering with even full price on nearly everything no matter what your system of choice is
need to stop giving their opinions.
why should retailers stop giving there opinions? Hell I say let them. I just wont shop there anymore. Ive stopped shopping at Gamestop because of it.
Its the consumers fault. People who shop at places like this let it continue.
Its like the PS3 vs XBox fanboy arguement. If you ignore them they get louder and then they just go away cause no one cares.
they should stop because.........
they have personal interest with what`s hot right now(360).
so alot of them diss the ps3 cause they don`t know anything about the industry or they want to jump on what ever ban wagon the consumers are riding at the time.
If a store stopped sellin 360 stuff because they liked the ps3 better they would go out of business cause there is 10 million or so 360 owners(i don`t know if that includes broken ones)and 2.5 million(i think) ps3 owners.
If they want to stay open they MUST ride the ban wagon.
It`s the same w/ most of the video game websites and magazines.
They have to like what`s currently popular or they lose out.
I understand where your coming from. If it was a 360 game i would be probably upset as well. Then again I game fly my games.
However it still stands. Let them do this and do not shop there. By the game somewhere else. SO when they see that Oblivion is a huge hit on the PS3 as well (im not to sure if its a huge hit on the Ps3 here btw please correct me. By huge hit im talking sales I dont care if it looks prettier or not i want numbers)
They will see that they done F'd up and in the future will not make the same mistake.
However keep in mind that we do not know what goes on at the top. They may know something we do not.
We see console sales at the end of the month or when reported. We do not have access to the day by day information they do. Maybe the PS3 in UK isnt as successful as people believe.
However again it breaks down to if you do not like the store for there business practice do not shop there.
If people want Oblivion for the PS3 so bad they will get it somewhere else.
is GAME the only video game retailer in the UK? if not, people will just bring their business elsewhere if they want Oblivion for PS3
GAME is the largest UK VG retailer.
They show the game for the PS3 Out of Stock.
makes no sense to me. they will just lose out on some buisness.
is it possible that this is not true? that they could be wrong...does the company have a web site like Gamestop does? we could check and see online if they indeed are not selling it. that is just weird if they are not.
so I am very surprised at this move realy. This is so unmotivated even IF MS is standing behind the counter. They want to have my $s as much as anybody else, so what gives? Anybody know about the motives?
 somebody (who?) even mentioned it seen at GAME...sniffing a flamer here...[/edit]
what haters they are...hahaha
You see what you PS3 haters have done, you're spreading SONY hate all over the net.
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I just googled GAME and could not find an online address for them. i did see a story on how GAME also canceled the PS3 midnight release at their store.
maybe they are just not to keen on ps3 for some dumb reason.
also kind of dumb to miss out on those sales...i would like to see their reason.
"Please note: Due to supply issues we are not currently expecting to receive stock of this title."
Can it be for all GAME stores or just the webshop? Seems more like that...then again, maybe that is what the article was referring to...who knows. Give two pissholes in the snow about that anyways. I have GAME and EB Game 20 minutes walk from here.
good find andy...well that explains it. they are not refusing to sale oblivion. just low supply
GAME says Oblivion PS3 on its way
Major UK retailer GAME has been hit by distribution problems with the PS3 version of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which released on these shores today.
Staff at the Oxford Street branch of the chain told CVG this afternoon that it had no units in stock, adding that a number of its stores are in the same position. They said that they expect to have copies in next week, possibly Monday.
When contacted about the shortage, an Ubisoft spokesperson told us, "As demand for Oblivion has been so high there may be some supply problems with Game and Gameplay, which is why it's temporarily unavailable. However, it still is available elsewhere. Rest assured, Oblivion on PS3 is definitely out today in online and high street retailers."
http://www.computerandvideo... Both HMV, Oxford Circus, and Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street confirmed they have plenty of copies of Oblivion on PS3 in store
Demand for this game has been SO HIGH
Well, so this whole story basically has been skewed with a simple twisted MART-style FUD headline? That is pretty mis-leading, LOL! It sounds like GAME wished they COULD stock the game not that they refused to stock it. If that's not a giant f-up in reporting, I don't know what is.
I dont blame the retailer....
Im a ps3 owner and I dont very give a shiiit about this game cause it is old....
and $99au is fuk....
developer is just trying to cash in on the ps3!!!!
I dont mind waitng for some more new titles coming to the ps3....come Christmas it is on for the ps3 like donky kong lol
same go for Rainbow Vegas or fear etc....not gonna bother....play it all on my mate xbox360...cant be fuk buying any of these games.....
gear is a great game....but if gear ever come to the ps3 I dont think it is gonna sale million$ cause anything that is 1 year old is old :-)
it's on their website but have you seen how expensive GAME games are?? they are real rip-off merchants.. just an example of how rip-off they can be i went into a store today and they were charging 35 pounds (70 dollars) for a PRE-OWNED motorstorm. their website is generally cheaper but i asked them if they price-match with their own website and they said they don't - how bad is that?? they don't even price-match with themselves!!!! lol rip-off merchants are we is GAME.
why would they price match their own site? The reason things are cheaper on the internet is because they cut out retail stores.
Not many companies price match anymore. If you want it slightly cheaper then buy off the net and wait 3 days.
EB is more expensive at my place, but GAME are'nt cheap either.
its in my GAME store -.-
if they want to make a statement they should not sell the ps3,
let the flaming begin
All the PS fanboys think MS is paying someone off?
cause we love it....
because its soooooo true
To call this version of Oblivion better is foolish considering that the PC,360 version will get the same graphical overhaul by way of a patch.
Now performance wise i heard that the PS3 version chuggs alot indoors and in the caves, something by the way that wasnt visible on the 360 and PC versions so i fail to see its supiriority!
Either they arent too fond of the ps3 or they are just smart enough not to support it. I guess they dont want their store flooded with unbought PS3 just like Bestbuy and everyother store across the USA.
Oblivion in england, is doing tremendously well for some reason. It is most likely sold out and is being sold by these consumers. I just doubt that Bethsheda knew how well the game will do in uk.
why wouldn't the game do good in england.
Its a great game.
But as for this retailer, its stupid that they did that.
Christ people...the article is BOGUS. If you want to continue following the other sheep then don't click the link below.
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This seriously warrants a story update. FUD should not be spread through a major reporting f-up.
it makes sense why this would be bogus, but it looks like they have the same thing on kotaku.
WTF? I suppose GAME does not like money?
...and the x-kiddies look stupid again, but really thats just another day here on ole N4G.
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GAME is going to carry the game. deadeyes....dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.....people who read entire articles smart smart smart smart smart
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Or any other game for that matter
never fail to have my wang in your mouth. Good job lame.
Game aren't stocking it because after adding their mark-up to the price, they still can't compete with the likes of Woolworths, Morrisons, or just about anyone else for that matter!
So who in their right mind would go to a Game store to buy any current title, anyway?