Days after UK’s largest online game retailer introduced that it’s contemplating shutting down as much as 40 shops throughout the nation, GameStop subsidiary EB Games introduced that it’s closing down 19 “unprofitable” shops throughout Australia.
EB Games workers tipped off Kotaku earlier this week, revealing that they’ll be out of a job by the tip of January. When the web site reached out to the corporate, it launched the next assertion:
Like all companies, we’re always evaluating our property portfolio to make sure that our shops combine is in-line with the ever altering retail panorama. After cautious consideration we can be closing 19 unprofitable shops on the finish of January. Where potential, employees have been provided the chance to work in surrounding shops.
In thrilling information, 2020 will see EB Games proceed to open extra giant format shops that mix the facility of each the EB Games and Zing Pop Culture. These hybrid shops, mixed with our robust omni-channel providing, 6 million loyalty members and 300+ places throughout Australia, will see EB Games proceed to be certainly one of Australia’s largest specialty retailers.
While the assertion ends on an optimistic notice, online game retail is visibly struggling in a number of areas. EB Games’ mother or father firm GameStop has been in a tough spot for a number of years now, and has seen its operations inside and outdoors the United States shrink significantly over time. UK retailer GAME has an identical story.
For our readers based mostly in Australia, right here’s a listing of shops which are set to shut:
Birkenhead Point EB Games NSW 2047
Blacktown EB Games NSW 2148
Bribie Island EB Games QLD 4507
Brickworks Marketplace EB Games SA 5031
City Cross EB Games SA 5000
Cleveland EB Games QLD 4163
Dandenong EB Games VIC 3175
Dianella EB Games WA 6059
Hallet Cove EB Games SA 5158
Hamilton EB Games VIC 3300
Harbourtown Adelaide EB Games SA 5950
Inala EB Games QLD 4077
Inverell EB Games NSW 236
Kalamunda EB Games WA 6076
Lutwyche EB Games QLD 4030
Majura Park EB Games ACT 2609
Rockdale EB Games NSW 2216
Underwood EB Games QLD 4119
Winston Hills EB Games NSW 2153
According to Kotaku, all of the aforementioned shops can be working a closing down sale, and can provide reductions of as much as 60 p.c.