The Witcher 2 360 'Dark Edition' sells out in UK

Collector's Edition remains a GAME exclusive.

Struggling UK retailer GAME has some good news to celebrate after its recent stocking problems - publisher Namco Bandai intends for The Witcher 2, due out on 17th April, to be available to buy in its stores.

The pre-order version of the collector's 'Dark Edition' of The Witcher 2 on 360 (exclusive to the high-street chain) has now sold out, while pre-order boxes for the standard release 'Enhanced Edition' of the upcoming PC port will enter stores this week.

Speaking to Eurogamer, publisher Namco Bandai confirmed the supply situation.

"The Dark Edition pre-orders have gone better than expected and are now sold out in the UK," a spokesperson said.

"We have pre-order activity going into GAME this week, so we are planning to release the title across all channels at this time."

The Enhanced Edition features the game spanning two DVDs, a quest handbook, world map, game manual and a CD of the soundtrack. On top of all that, the Dark Edition also includes stickers, a medallion, artbook, and a making-of DVD - all wrapped up in a nifty cardboard box.

Namco Bandai's commitment to have The Witcher 2 in GAME comes at a time when it is struggling to stock new titles.

The biggest game of the year so far, Mass Effect 3, will not be on GAME or Gamestation store shelves tomorrow - a situation that could cost the retailer over Ł2.5 million in profit.

EA's other March games: FIFA Street, Tiger Woods 13 and The Sims 3 Showtime, and Capcom's Street Fighter x Tekken and Asura's Wrath, will not be sold by GAME either.

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