EB Games to shutter 19 stores as digital competition bites
EB Games has announced it will close 19 unprofitable locations as digital competition bites the veteran specialty retailer.The Gamestop-owned chain confirmed the move after Kotaku Australia was made aware of pending closures earlier this week, saying the decision has come after “careful consideration”.
Chain shutting down unprofitable stores by end of January, but will open larger outlets later in the year. EB Games is in the process of closing more than a dozen stores across Australia . A total of 19 The retailer said: "Like all businesses, we are constantly evaluating our property portfolio to
GameStop's Australian gaming retailer ' EB Games ' closes down 19 stores . Australia 's biggest gaming retailer chain, EB Games According to Kotaku, EB Games has said that due to revenue margins not meeting the required marks, they will be closing down 19 of their stores across Australia .
The days of the massive sale, for some stores, are coming to an end. EB Games customers have received notices overnight that stores in the ACT, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, will be shutting down before the end of the month.
A Kotaku Australia reader got in touch earlier this week letting letting us know that staff had been told at four Adelaide stores would be closing down by the end of the month. The layoffs are much further, however, with OzBargain posters receiving emails from EB stores across Australia, letting them know their local joint was affected. Local sites Vooks and Press Start have gotten tip offs as well.
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Australian video game retailer EB Games announced 19 stores will shut . 'After careful consideration we will be closing 19 unprofitable stores at the end of January. Where possible, staff were offered the opportunity to work in surrounding stores ,' an EB Games spokesman told Daily Mail
At least 19 EB Games stores across the country will shut down within weeks after an email confirming the closures was sent to members of the popular video game chain. Many social media users believe EB Games is on borrowed time. Picture: AAP Image/Matt LoxtonSource:News Corp Australia .
Some of the stores are fairly large, including Blacktown in NSW and Docklands in Victoria. Kotaku Australia has reached out to EB Games for comment and clarification, and will update this story if they reply.
EB Games has provided the following comment to Kotaku Australia:
Like all businesses, we are constantly evaluating our property portfolio to ensure that our stores mix is in-line with the ever changing retail landscape. After careful consideration we will be closing 19 unprofitable stores at the end of January. Where possible, staff were offered the opportunity to work in surrounding stores.
In exciting news, 2020 will see EB Games continue to open more large format stores that combine the power of both the EB Games and Zing Pop Culture. These hybrid stores, combined with our strong omni-channel offering, 6 million loyalty members and 300+ locations across Australia, will see EB Games continue to be one of Australia’s largest specialty retailers.
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EB Games , Australia 's largest game chain store , is closing several locations around Australia . In a statement given to Kotaku Australia , the retailer has said that 19 unprofitable stores around the country are closing; however, 20 stores have disappeared from their online store locator.
Video game and electronic retailer EB Games has revealed to customers it will be closing around 19 stores across the country. The company sent emails out to loyal customers on Wednesday, informing of the store closures and massive discount offers. According to the emails, four locations could be
The full list of affected stores can be found by searching for your local store through the EB Games Store locator. At the time of writing, these stores have been removed:
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