The initial casualty list for the GAME Group's administration has been released, with a grand total of 277 stores - largely Gamestation-brand - being closed in order to raise funds to save the remaining 332.

The store closures, which come as PriceWaterhouseCoopers manage GAME Group's administration, will result in 2,104 direct job losses. These figures do not count redundancies at third-party companies who work in partnership with GAME Group, and who will find their services in far smaller demand as a result.

The store closures are effective immediately, with hastily hand-drawn signs being applied to locked doors even before the list was confirmed by industry watcher Retail Week (paid subscription required.)

It is not currently known what is to happen to the stock at the closed stores, which have been locked with all items still visible on the shelves. It's possible the stock will be shuffled to still-open stores, or sold to rivals at wholesale in an attempt to clear older titles which are unlikely to sell well at retail.

News of the closures come as GAME management post a list of trading restrictions to the company's Facebook page which makes for sober reading for anyone who has a pre-order outstanding. In the announcement, GAME's management state that refunds or exchanges outside those mandated by statutory rights will not be accepted, refunds for pre-orders will not be given, GAME Reward Card points, gift cards and GAMEwallet balances cannot be redeemed, software trade ins will only be accepted in exchange for goods rather than cash, and pre-owned hardware will not be accepted for trade-in at all.

The full list of store closures is reproduced below. As expected, Gamestation is worst hit with PWC all but sacrificing the brand in order to save GAME. With 332 stores still open, expect further closures in the near future.

Abergavenny
Unit 3 Cibi Walk, Frogmore Street Accrington
29 Broadway
Aintree
Comet
Altrincham
97 George Street
Andover
49 High Street
Antrim
Unit 42, Junction One Outlet Centre
Ashford
18 County Square
Ashington
12 Station Road, Ashington Ashton
Unit 28, The Arcade
Athlone
Unit 44 Athlone Town Centre
Aylesbury
Units 36-37, Friars Sq. Shopping Centre
Ballymena
Unit 15 Fairhill Shopping Centre
Banbury
4B Castle Quay Shopping Centre
Bangor NI
9 Bloomfield Centre
Barking
Unit 17 Vicarage Fields Shopping
Barnet
Unit 10 The Spires Shopping Centre
Barnsley
32 Market Street
Barnstaple
30 High Street
Barrow In Furness
Unit 26, Portland Walk
Basildon
84 Town Square
Basingstoke
3 Mayfair House
Bath
SU7 St Lawrence Street, Southgate Centre
Beckton
19 Gallions Reach, 3 Armada Way
Belfast
Unit 55 Castle Court Shopping Centre, Belfast Belfast (Conns)
Unit 20, Connswater Centre
Belfast (Forestside)
Unit 12, Forestside Shopping Centre, Upper Galway
Birkenhead
35-37 Milton Pavement, Grange Precinct
Birmingham
Unit 52, The Pallasades
Birmingham
138 New Street
Birmingham Fort
Unit 3a The Fort Shopping Park
Bishop Auckland
59 Newgate Street
Blackburn
Unit 7 Victoria Court, The Mall
Blackpool
Unit 19, Houndshill Shopping Centre
Blanchardstown
Unit 112, Blanchardstown Town Centre
Bluewater
LO42 Lower Thames Walk, Bluewater
Bolton
37 Newport Street
Bootle
Unit 7, 63 Parkside, Strand Shopping Centre
Boston
23 Strait Bargate
Bournemouth
Unit 4, Avenue Centre, Commercial Road
Bournemouth
49 Commercial Street
Bracknell
39 Princess Square
Bradford
Unit 2, The Broadway
Bradford
4-6 Darley Street
Brent Cross
Unit B15, Brent Cross Shopping Centre
Bridgend
12/14 Adare Street
Bridlington
Unit 11 The Promenades
Brighton
69 Western Road
Bristol
SU16 Cabots Circus, Broadmead Bromley
68-68A High Street
Burnley
68/70 St James Street
Burton on Trent
7 Underhill Walk
Bury
20 Princess Parade
Buxton
Unit 13, Spring Gardens
Camden
124 Camden High Street
Cannock
6 Market Hall Street
Canterbury
14 High Street
Cardiff
92 Queen Street
Chatham
152 High Street
Cheltenham
100 High Street
Chester
39 Foregate Street
Chesterfield
22 Vicar Lane Shopping Centre (10 Vicar Lane)
Chiswick
350 High Road
Cirencester
26, Cricklade Street
Clacton on Sea
20-22 Station Road
Colchester
3 Shewell Walk, (Unit 13 The Culver Centre)
Coleraine
16 Kingsgate Street
Collierswood
Unit 9a Tandem Centre, Christchurch Road Congleton
45-47 High Street
Cork
6 Mahon Point, Cork
Cork
66 Patrick Street, , Cork, Eire,
Coventry
Unit 22, West Orchards Centre, Smithford Way
Cowley
107 Pound Way, Templars Square Shopping Centre Cramlington
4 Dudley Court
Crawley
Unit 8, County Mall
Crawley
10-12 The Martlets
Crewe
Unit 7, The Market Centre
Croydon
98/99 Whitgift Centre
Croydon (Purley Way)
Comet
Cumbernauld
Unit 29, Antonine Shopping Centre, Tryst Road Dewsbury
12 Longcauseway
Doncaster
43/44 Market Place
Dorchester
55 South Street
Dublin
2 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Eire,
Dublin
Unit 18, Ilac Centre, Dublin 1
Dublin (Dundrum)
Unit 10, Level 3, Dundrum Centre, Dublin
Dublin (Dundrum)
Hamleys Dundrum
Dublin (Liffey)
Unit 37, Liffey Valley Centre, Clondalkin, Dublin,
Dudley
7 Churchill Parade
Dudley (Merry Hill)
Unit L87, Merry Hill Shopping Centre
Dumbarton
77/79 High Street
Dundee
40 Murraygate
Dunstable
6-8 Nicholas Way, Quadrant Shopping Centre, Dunstable, LU6 1TD
Durham
Unit SU40, Land Of The Prince Bishops Shopping Centre
East Ham
111 High Street North
East Kilbride
5 The Olympia, Town Centre
Edinburgh
127 Princes Street
Edinburgh (Leith)
Unit RU4, Ocean Terminal
Ellesmere Port
18 Mercers Walk
Enfield
37 Church Street
Enniskillen
Unit 23, Erneside Shopping Centre
Evesham
Unit 16, Riverside Centre
Exeter
SU19 Princeshay
Falkirk
Unit 34, Howgate Centre
Fleet
16 Hart Centre
Gainsborough
Unit 13b, Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough Galashiels
Unit 8 Douglas Bridge, Galashiels Galway
5 Eglington Street
Glasgow
Unit L3/22 , Buchanan Galleries
Glasgow
Hamleys Glasgow
Glasgow
146 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
83 Sauchiehall Street
Glenrothes
42 Unicorn Way
Gloucester
16 Kings Walk
Grantham
53 High Street
Great Yarmouth
Unit 10 Market Gates Shopping Centre
Gretna
Unit 53, Gretna Outlet Village
Grimsby
24 Victoria Street West
Halesowen
38 Hagley Mall, Cornbow Centre, Halesowen Halifax
12 Woolshops
Hanley
Unit F, The Potteries, Hanley
Hanley
214-215 The Potteries
Harlow
8 Broad Walk, Harlow Harrogate
2D Cheltenham Parade
Harrow
68-70 St. Anns Road
Hartlepool
92 Middleton Grange Shopping Centre
Hastings
19 Queens Road
Hemel Hempstead
Unit 201, The Marlowes Shopping Centre
Hemel Hempstead
Unit 12, The Marlowes Shopping Centre
Hereford
56 Commercial Street
High Wycombe
16 Church Street
Hounslow
Unit 13, The Treaty Centre, High Street
Hull
Unit G46, Princes Quay
Huyton
Unit 5 Cavendish Walk, Derby Road, Huyton Hyde
8 The Square, Hyde
Ilford
172 - 174 High Road
Inverness
6-8 Ingliss Street
Jarrow
25 Viking Precinct, Jarrow Kensington
185 High Street
Kettering
27 Gold Street
Kidderminster
82 Worcester Street
Kingston
64-66 Clarence Street
Lakeside
Unit 282 Lakeside Shopping Centre
Lancaster
Unit 15, Ashton Walk, St. Nicholas Arcade
Leamington Spa
83 Parade
Leeds
50-52 Albion Street
Leeds
18 Kirkgate
Leeds (Birstall)
Unit 8b Birstall Shopping Park
Leeds (Crossgates)
58 Crossgates Shopping Centre Leeds (Crown Point)
Unit 5b Crown Point Retail park
Leicester
42 Granby Street
Lewisham
68 Lewisham Centre
Limmerick
Unit 11A, Cruises Street, Limerick, Eire,
Lincoln (Valentine)
Unit 2a Valentine Retail Park
Lisburn
6 Bow Street
Lisburn
Unit A10, Bow St. Mall
Liverpool
Unit 43/44 Clayton Square Shopping Centre
Liverpool
Unit 44, South John Street Llandudno
46 Mostyn Street
Llanelli
Unit 1, Llanelli Shopping Centre
Long Eaton
10 Market Place
Lowestoft
43 London Road North
Luton
142-144 Andale Centre
Luton
39 George Street
Macclesfield
25 Mill Street
Maidenhead
75 Queens Walk, The Nicholson Centre
Maidstone
351 Chequers Centre
Manchester
Unit L16 Arndale Centre
Manchester
Unit 59, Arndale Centre
Manchester (Trafford)
124 Peel Centre, Trafford Centre
Mansfield
38A Westgate
Meadowhall
Unit 29, High Street, Meadowhall Shopping Centre Meadowhall
Unit 52, High Street, Meadowhall Centre
Melton Mowbray
14-15 Market Place, Melton Mowbray Merthyr Tydfill
4 Graham Way, Tydfils Shopping Centre
Merthyr Tydfill
Unit 3 Beacons Place Shopping Centre
Metrocentre
Unit 112 Lower blue hall, Metro Centre
Middlesbrough
108 Linthorpe Road
Middleton
G14 Middleton Shopping Centre
Milton Keynes
Unit SU 10, Midsumer Place
Monaghan
Unit 27 Monaghan Shopping Centre
Newark
9 St Marks Place
Newbury
63A North Brook Street
Newcastle
8 High Friars, Eldon Square
Newcastle
Fenwicks Concession
Newcastle
78 Grainger Street
Newport
13 Commercial Street
Newport Isle Of Wight
63 High Street
Newry
Unit 12A, Buttercrane Shopping Centre
North Finchley
776 High Road
North Shields
Comet
Northampton
17 Abingdon Street
Norwich
17 St Stephens Street
Norwich
3-4 Castle Mall Shopping Centre
Nottingham
Unit 2, 33 Listergate
Nuneaton
2A Market Place
Oldham
Unit 18, The Spindles Shopping Centre
Omagh
Unit 5, Main Street Development
Orpington
79 - 81 The Walnuts, Orpington, BR6 0TW
Perth
9 Scott Street
Peterlee
21 Yoden Way
Plymouth
81/83 New George Street
Portadown
Unit 6, High Street Mall
Portsmouth
7 Meadow Walk, Cascades Shopping Centre
Preston
8 Fishergate Centre
Preston
172 Friargate
Putney
Unit 28, Exchange Shopping Centre
Ramsgate
30 High Street
Reading
Unit 17 Oracle Shopping Centre
Redcar
Unit 8, Regent Centre
Rhyl
64 High St
Rochdale
54 Market Way
Rugby
45-46 Clocktower Centre
Runcorn
48 Forest Walk, Halton Lea Shopping Centre
Salisbury
11 High Street
Scarborough
112B Westborough
Scunthorpe
58 High Street
Sheffield
Unit 22/24, Fargate
Sheffield
37/41 The Moor
Shrewsbury
3-4 Castle Street
Skelmersdale
UNIT 27 Upper Mall, The Concourse Shopping Centre
Slough
N21 Curzon Mall, Queensmere Centre
Solihull
Comet
South Shields
89/91 King Street
Southampton
Unit SU8, West Quay Centre
Southampton
82 Above Bar Street
Southport
203 Lord Street
Speke
Comet
St Albans
Unit 32, The Maltings
Stafford
21 Gaolgate Street
Staines
54 High Street
Stevenage
64 Queensway
Stevenage
54 Queensway
Stirling
Unit 24, The Thistle Centre
Stockport
Comet
Stockton-on-Tees
Unit SU32, Wellington Square
Stockton-on-Tees
134B High Street
Stratford
88 The Mall
Stratford upon Avon
13 Town Square Shopping Centre
Sunderland
251 High Street
Sunderland
27 Blandford Street
Sutton
192 High Street
Sutton Coldfield
Unit SU7, New Hall Walk, Lower Sutton Parade
Swansea
12 Union Street
Swindon
9 Havelock Square, Brunel Shopping Centre
Swindon
7 Regent Sreet
Tallaght
Unit 307, The Square Tamworth
Unit 18, Ankerside
Taunton
47 North Street
Telford
Unit 6, 159 New Mall, Telford Shopping Centre
Telford
32 Sherwood Street, Telford Shopping Centre
Torquay
5 Union House
Truro
Unit 2, 4/6 Pyder Street
Uxbridge
13 Market Square
Victoria
10 Victoria Place, Buckingham Palace Road
Wakefield
17 Kirkgate
Walsall
42 Old Square Shopping Centre
Walthamstow
Unit 11A, Selbourne Centre
Wandsworth
61 South Mall, Wandsworth Shopping Centre
Warrington
46 The Mall
Washington
Unit 30 Albany Mall, The Galleries
Washington
26 Albany Mall
Welwyn Garden City
21 The Howard Centre
Wembley
458 High Road
West Belfast
Unit 4 Park Centre, Donegall Road
Weston Super Mare
85 High Street
Weymouth
Unit 5, Bond Street Centre
Wigan
23 Market Place
Winchester
106A High Street
Windsor
21 King Edward Court
Woking
4 Middle Walk
Wolverhampton
27 Dudley Street
Wood Green
83 High Road
Woolwich
112 Powis Street
Wrexham
42-43 Hope Street
Wythenshawe
18 The Birtles, Wythenshawe Yeovil
13-15 Vicarage Walk, Quedam Shopping Centre
York
Unit3, 5 Spurriergate
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