Yesterday the UK’s biggest brick-and-mortar movie and video game rental store, BlockBuster, went into administration for the second time this year. We reported that the company won’t be honouring Xbox One and PlayStation 4 pre-orders and now according to our source familiar with the company, Blockbuster may not be getting stock for this years most anticipated titles and will offer in-store credit to customers who have pre-ordered.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Battlefield 4 are a few of the titles our source said that BlockBuster may no longer be stocking over the next few months. We’re being told that those who have pre-ordered the titles mentioned will be given the equivalent amount returned as in-store credit. This information is subject to change, but it’s looking very likely that this is an accurate report.

We’ll keep you posted on any developments.

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It hurts to see Blockbuster struggling. As a kid I used to go to our local store with my dad, as a grown up I used to trade games there. It's there own fault though. Why didn't they just embrace the digital age? They're a recognised brand, if they went into streaming and post/return rentals at the same time as LoveFilm and Netflix they'd be doing fine. The last time I was in there the clerk was trying to sell me on their 'premium rental scheme'. It sounded great, right up until he mentioned late fees and that I'd have… Read more »


yep they just phoned me im furious have all the money on a pre order for cod ghosts and they cant honour it and i cant get cash back have to use the in store credit for something else! now have to find another £40 to go else where!