According to a Gamasutra report troubled UK games retailer GAME has chosen 35 stores and one of its main online sites that it will be shut down as part of a strategic plan to cut costs. The move follows a rescue of the company by stakeholders and lenders. As part of its restructuring plan, Game must operate its business "within lower limits" than it has in the past and shut down 60 of its stores in the UK by 2013.
A spokesperson for the company told MCV employees have been notified that 35 stores are set to close and that staff will be relocated to other stores if possible. Game was forced to lay off around 46 employees from its central support center in Basingstoke, England earlier this month, as part of its restructuring plan.