Gamestation Games ''property of Sony''

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  • INSOMANiAC 22 Feb 2012 17:50:42 3,829 posts
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    Just bought two vita games from gamestation, one was unsealed the other says on a sticker on the back of the sellophane 'property of Sony computer entertainment
    not to be removed until point of purchase by consumer'


    Certainly never seen that on a game before. Looks like Game/Gamestation got their vita games 'on tick' so as to ensure the vita launch wasn't a flop, but Sony doesn't trust them as far as they can throw them.

    The end is nigh

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  • Deleted user 22 February 2012 17:54:35
    Good news.
  • Trowel 22 Feb 2012 17:55:25 17,751 posts
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    Same here in Game, with the memory card and the Vita itself too. The stickers aren't on the two games I got through Amazon. An interesting development.

    They did have Ubisoft games in my store though.

    Edited by Trowel at 17:55:41 22-02-2012
  • INSOMANiAC 22 Feb 2012 18:02:32 3,829 posts
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    Just noticed the memory card had one on the back as well.



    Edited by INSOMANiAC at 18:03:01 22-02-2012

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  • Deleted user 22 February 2012 18:08:43
    Billy_Sastard wrote:
    Hmm interesting, what could this mean?
    That Game can't run on credit anymore so they've had to enter special deals with Sony in order to purchase stock, this labeling presumably being a term of said deal. That's about it, really.
  • INSOMANiAC 22 Feb 2012 18:13:07 3,829 posts
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    It means theyve got them on credit, and Sony want them back, unopened when GAME inevitably cant pay for them

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  • Pinky_Floyd 22 Feb 2012 18:19:48 7,896 posts
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    Be nice to get a sealed game from these guys, instead of the usual pube infested trade in they pass off as a new game.
  • cowell 22 Feb 2012 18:36:04 695 posts
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    It probably relates to something called "Retention of title". Essentially this means that Sony has an agreement with GAME/station to ensure that if they go into administration, any stock that is unsold (that hasnt been paid for) remains the property of Sony and they can reclaim the stock.

    Loads of publishers got stung massively when EUK/Woolworths went into admin. EUK had loads of stock they hadn't pay for that publishers couldnt get back.

    If anything its a good thing. If Sony can keep supplying GAME under these more secure conditions, its good got both parties.
  • Psychotext 22 Feb 2012 19:01:50 54,187 posts
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    Wow... that's crazy. Things must be really, really bad at Game.

    I was under the impression they had refinanced their debt so should be ok but it doesn't seem like it.
  • chasejamie 22 Feb 2012 19:12:20 816 posts
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    My Vita from HMV had the same sticker on the box.
  • Oh-Bollox 22 Feb 2012 19:15:28 5,246 posts
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    If it means we actually get to buy games that are sealed from them, this can only be a good thing.
  • Whizzo 22 Feb 2012 19:16:36 43,124 posts
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    chasejamie wrote:
    My Vita from HMV had the same sticker on the box.
    HMV isn't particularly healthy either.

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  • Deleted user 22 February 2012 19:17:12
    Exact same at HMV, thought it was a bit unusual.
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