GameStop comments on NI store closings

GameStop has offered a statement regarding the recent closing of its Northern Ireland stores, reported on just yesterday. The gist of it: it’s all part of the plan.

“The recent store closures in Northern Ireland are part of our plan, announced six months ago, to exit the UK market from a brick and mortar perspective,” commercial director Michael Finucane tells MCV.

“We started this process last year closing our Birmingham, Stockport and Belfast locations. The stores in the Republic of Ireland are not affected at this time.”

The online side of the business is a different story, however, and on the rise, with Finucane saying they’ve “experienced tremendous sales growth on our UK ecommerce site.”

And that’s the future: “Our go forward plan is to serve the UK market with enhanced digital and online offerings.”