GAME has confirmed it plans to shut 40 stores throughout the UK, leaving hundreds of jobs at risk.

Some 13 sites have already had notice served on them - including branches in Mansfield, Canterbury, Watford, Glasgow Fort and Leicester.

Yesterday another 14 locations joined them - including sites in Derby, Norwich Chapelfield, Lakeside, Bexleyheath and Carmarthen.

GAME intends to serve notice on 13 more sites in the near future.

A GAME spokesperson said: “We are working closely with landlords throughout the UK to ensure that we do not have to vacate the 40 locations which could lead to a number of job losses.

"However, we are facing a challenging retail market and GAME with its extensive retail footprint, needs to restructure and landlords need to work with us in setting realistic, fair rents.”

Fans queue outside the GAME store in Westfield Stratford City for the midnight launch of FIFA 17