Does anything really matter until you're personally affected by it? It's easy enough to ignore financial reports and credit warnings and gloomy editorials - but try ignoring an empty shelf. Try ignoring GAME, the UK's largest specialist video game shop chain, being unable to to stock Ubisoft's PlayStation Vita games (until today), Wii role-playing game The Last Story and Tekken 3DS.
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GAME will stock Ubisoft's Vita launch titles from Tuesday, 28th February.
The high street specialist confirmed the introduction of the stock in a short statement issued this afternoon to VG247.
"To confirm, the Vita Ubisoft titles will be available in all of GAME's channels from tomorrow."
Struggling retailer GAME has admitted it is unable to stock all new titles.
GAME has confirmed it will not stock Ubisoft's Vita launch games.
Lumines, Michael Jackson, Rayman Origins, Asphalt Injection and Dungeon Hunter Alliance will not be available to buy from GAME stores across the nation when Sony's PSP successor launches at midnight tonight.
"All customers affected by this decision have been made aware of the situation and we will continue to communicate any updates to customers through our Twitter and Facebook feeds," GAME said in a statement issued to VG247.
Rayman Origins, Lumines, Michael Jackson: The Experience, Asphalt and Dungeon Hunter Alliance will all be available from the Vita's 22nd February launch, publisher Ubisoft has announced.
A new release schedule sent out today includes one other Vita game - an undefined Assassin's Creed title marked for "calendar 2012".
Elsewhere on the publisher's revised slate, the 3DS version of Rayman Origins is down for 16th March, while PC and console versions of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier arrive some time the same month.
Nintendo may have done its best to spoil Sony's party by announcing that Monster Hunter would be coming to the 3DS, but the air of celebration continues around the Vita. 31 games for the handheld made an appearance at the Tokyo Game Show, and - Monster Hunter aside - it was the biggest pull of the event.
With no firm word of a release date outside of Japan and no region locking for the console's software, there is of course a huge temptation to import Sony's Vita when it comes out in the East on 17th December. 26 games launching alongside the handheld ensure that, unlike this year's 3DS launch, there will be a wealth of options when it comes to picking up games.
Sony's first-party games provide the obvious highlights - and Uncharted: Golden Abyss is as close to an essential purchase as there is for the Vita, both a technical marvel that's perfect for showcasing the console's power as well as an extension of one of this generation's best-loved series.
Pretty big spiders, even on a handheld.
UPDATE: Dark Quest is actually the Japanese name for Dungeon Hunter Alliance, Ubisoft has told Eurogamer.
Ubisoft role-player set for PS Vita.
Gamers with second-hand copies of the PlayStation 3 version of Fear 3 now have the ability to access all the game's multiplayer modes.
This week's EU PSN Store update adds Fear 3's multiplayer unlock code, priced £3.19.
Fresh versions of the game come with the code included. Those with used copies must pay to play online options 'F**king Run!' and 'Soul Survivor'.