UK govt investigates GameStation acquisition

The two biggest games retailers in the UK became one at the beginning of May when Game purchased GameStation for £74 million (approx $147 million). The deal brought the total number of shops operated by one company in the UK to 627, and 1,047 worldwide.

However, the UK's consumer and competition authority, the Office of Fair Trading, a government department that seeks to "promote and protect consumer interests" is now looking into the deal reports Gamespot. If the OFT finds that the acquisition will "create competition issues," it could be referred to the Competition Commission (formerly known as the Monopolies and Mergers Commission). A deadline of June 14 has been set for invitations to comment.

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sandip7874209d ago

ahhh i hope game dont acquire gamestation, game really rips you off!

gta_cb4209d ago

i know what you mean, i have only ever found 1 better deal at GAME. it was when i brought my Xbox 360. but everything else, always has been gamestation.