The popular video game retailer GameStop is closing down its Galway branch as the company announces its Irish operations are ending.
The chain announced earlier back in March that a number of services would be ending, such as pre-orders, buying gift wards, and trading devices.
In a statement on Thursday GameStop Ireland said that they are closing, simultaneously saying that stock was being discounted in a final sale.
“We are disappointed to announce that GameStop Ireland will be closing. But while we’re here, we’ve got a range of discounts across hundreds of items. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.”
The chain currently has 35 branches across Ireland, including one in Corbett Court Shopping Centre in Galway City.
Back in early 2021 GameStop made global headlines after a ‘short squeeze’ saw its stock price jump by 1,500% over two weeks.
This was mainly the result of people on the subreddit r/wallstreetbets on the social news website Reddit buying the stock, which some argued was undervalued, though the large scale action was also attributed to anger at Wall Street hedge funds.