The UK retailer GAME will not be stocking Mass Effect 3, and potentially no more EA games in March after SSX either.

A memo spotted by Eurogamer told employees of the chain, which also owns Gamestation, that the store would not be stocking Mass Effect 3, FIFA Street 3, Tiger Woods 13 or The Sims 3 Showtime.

To further back this up an official EA page asks players to preorder from a list of retailers that does not include GAME or Gamestation.

GAME told Eurogamer that they would not be stocking Mass Effect 3 because of a “supply issue”, and that customers who had preorders already should follow these steps to get a store credit refund.

  • Customers who have pre-ordered in store, will have the opportunity to add £5 worth of Reward points to their card if they visit us from today through to 16 March 2012.
  • Customers who have placed a deposit for the title will receive refund as well as the £5 worth of Reward points between 1 and 16 March 2012.
  • Customers who have pre-ordered online, will be provided with an online voucher to the value of £5 to be spent on any purchase on our sites.

Interesting that GAME are so vague about why this is happening. Is it really a “supply issue”, or is it something more than that? Can’t say anything for certain but the vagueness of the response is certainly an odd decision.