Revealed sponsored by GameStop EB Games It will be closing 19 of the 300 stores and across Australia by the end of January.
In a statement provided to Kotaku Australia, the national video retailer described how it "regularly evaluates its assets" and "after careful thought" has decided to close more "unprofitable" stores. Employees at these selected stores will be given the opportunity to move to nearby stores.
Despite these closures, the statement has begun to clarify how the Aussie video retailer will continue to open "major stores" that include both EB Games and Zing Pop Culture – a retailer that started in 2014 and is a division of EB games.
These integrated stores, combined with our strong supply of omni-channel, 6 million loyal members and 300+ locations across Australia, will see EB Games continue to be one of Australia's largest retailers.
You can see the full list of affected stores above Kotaku. As part of the process, all the shops affected by these items sell groceries – the discounted products range from 20 percent to 60 percent. There is reportedly one shop that has already closed and converted into an EB hybrid shop.
Last September, GameStop revealed that it would close 180-200 "underperforming" stores worldwide by the end of the current financial year.