To further back this up an official EA page asks players to preorder from a list of retailers that does not include GAME or Gamestation.
GAME told Eurogamer that they would not be stocking Mass Effect 3 because of a “supply issue”, and that customers who had preorders already should follow these steps to get a store credit refund.
- Customers who have pre-ordered in store, will have the opportunity to add £5 worth of Reward points to their card if they visit us from today through to 16 March 2012.
- Customers who have placed a deposit for the title will receive refund as well as the £5 worth of Reward points between 1 and 16 March 2012.
- Customers who have pre-ordered online, will be provided with an online voucher to the value of £5 to be spent on any purchase on our sites.
Interesting that GAME are so vague about why this is happening. Is it really a “supply issue”, or is it something more than that? Can’t say anything for certain but the vagueness of the response is certainly an odd decision.