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Gamestop Planning UK Assault Via Woolworth's Buyout

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US megachain Gamestop have never had much of a foothold here in the UK - they have a couple of shops but are tiddlers compared to big fish GAME. This may change.

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Former high street kings Woolworths (no longer connected to the American company F.W. Woolworth) have fallen on hard times and gone into adminstration - Gamestop have spotted an opportunity and are reportedly set to bid for half of Woolworths' 815 UK outlets. This will instantly make them the UK's biggest games retailer,

A source told MCV, "GAME frustrated GameStop when it bought GameStation. Bosses at GameStop had pretty much given up on launching a UK assault – but now, thanks to Woolies, that door is open again."

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This is a real shame as I have been going to Woolies ever since I was little. If this deal does go through and the UK is riddled with with Gamestops and GAME alike, then it shall be a very sad day.

Also, if they're trying to become big in the game market here they are trying to out do the wrong people - Asda is one to beat when it comes to game sales. And good luck with that one chaps.