Game Group has said that trading since February has remained in line with expectations.

In the period from February 1 to June 13 it opened 23 stores, bringing its total store portfolio to 1,365.

Game expects that capital expenditure during the year will be between £30m and £35m, excluding costs related to the integration of Gamestation, which it acquired in May 2007.

Game added that the integration of Gamestation stores will be completed by September.

The specialist games retailer said that its net debt at May 30 was £86m and average net debt in the year to January 31, 2010, is expected to be around £60m.