By Claire Reilly

Leading video game retailer Game Australia has issued a statement to essentially declaring that it is business as usual for the local chain despite the UK head office filing for administration.

"Game's businesses around the world are going through a challenging time,” said Game Australia managing director Paul Yardley.

“Regarding our business locally, Australia is a separate legal entity and business from the UK, with a separate management team.

“The choices that Game's UK entities are making don't necessarily impact us here.

“In case the UK entities do go into administration, the Australian management team and I are working hard on a number of viable alternative options for our business.

“We are fortunate that we have strong relationships with local publishers and continue to work closely with them.

“We will keep stocking the latest releases, as well as honouring all our pre-orders.

“Our aim, as always, is to ensure we remain as the destination of choice for our customers and continue to deliver great customer service and knowledge."