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[HH] Blockbuster UK goes into administration, cancels all Xbox One and PS4 pre-orders

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It may be hard to believe but there are still some Blockbuster video and game rental stores operating in the U.S. and U.K. Indeed, the U.K. version started taking pre-orders for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles in late May. It later sent out a press release stating that its orders for the Xbox One console had broken all of its previous pre-order records in the 24-year history of the company.

But now it seems that those "record" pre-orders, along with any placed for the PS4, are apparently null and void. According to Reuters, Blockbuster UK announced today that it was entering into administration for the second time in less than a year. While the company claims it will continue to operate its 264 stores in the UK, it is also telling customers on their Twitter account that they will be unable to fulfil any pre-orders for the Xbox One or the PS4.

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The press release mentioned in the first paragraph even made it to the news reel here at OCN in June. What a turn of events.
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odd place to per order
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Who would preorder from Blockbuster?!
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Blockbuster still exists? Lol.
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There's zombie magic at work, a blockbuster is afoot.
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Blockbuster still exists? Lol.

This, they have all gone out of business around here.
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Still have one on the other side of the city, memories of Fighting Force everytime. Rented that game like crazy over and over.... From Breaking records to cancelling seems crazy though...
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