Embattled entertainment retailer Game is to end its partnership with electricals retailer Comet as part of its ongoing strategy to reduce space.
The decision comes as Game struggles to obtain stock from its key suppliers after discussions over terms broke down.
Some key titles from gaming giants Nintendo, EA and Capcom will not be stocked in Game, prompting fears over the retailer’s future.
Game also aims to sell its overseas business. It is understood US giant GameStop met with Game adviser Rothschild last week to discuss acquiring the international business, although the underperforming Australian stores could prove a stumbling block to any sale.
Game will scrap its six Comet concessions later this year.
A Game spokesman declined to comment on the sale process or on its stock issues but confirmed plans to exit Comet.
The news came as the world’s largest video games retailer GameStop is understood to be interested in buying Game Group’s Spanish and Portuguese operations, according to The Independent. Both GameStop and Game declined to comment on this issue.
Game like-for-likes in the UK and Ireland fell 15.2% in the eight weeks to January 7. However, its banks backed it last month when they revised the terms of its banking facilities.