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THQ Asia-Pacific to close Australia offices


MCV is reporting that THQ Asia-Pacific which is based in Melbourne, Australia is set close in the next few months.

 

THQ Asia Pacific's sales and distribution business will be transferred to All Interactive Entertainment

Ian Curran, EVP of Global Publishing at THQ, said: ?The evolution of our distribution model in the Asia Pacific region will allow us to increase our reach with a lower cost model. AIE is a trusted business partner with whom we have worked with for many years as our distributor in New Zealand."

Director of All Interactive Entertainment, Robert Kingston, was happy with his company's role in helping out THQ: ?We are delighted to broaden our relationship with a top publisher such as THQ. We look forward to bringing THQ?s highly-anticipated new video game releases and existing game portfolio to our retail network in the territory

Edited On 10 Oct, 2012

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Dead's avatar
Dead 4 years ago
Things aren't looking food for THQ, if they didn't have the WWE licence they would have gone under ages ago.
Shnoorum's avatar
Honestly, I cant really think of any other games they make just now. Poor fellas
Shnoorum 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Saints Row and red Faction, but I'm sure Volition wouldn't find it hard to get a new publisher.
Dead 4 years ago
Shnoorum's avatar
I hope not. Love Saints Row and I quite like the newer Red Factions. Nothing like smashing everything around you to bits with a sledgehammer
Shnoorum 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Guerilla was good, Armageddon was pretty awful though.
Dead 4 years ago
Shnoorum's avatar
I dont know. Guerilla was better but even with the terrible enemies in Armageddon I loved all the destruction. Its a game I can only play in short bursts but I liked it all the same
Shnoorum 4 years ago
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HappyNoodleBoy 4 years ago
THQ are hurting. Stock price plummeting, having to sell the UFC licence to EA. Do they have anything other than Saints Row and WWE to rely on?
Dead's avatar
Red Faction, but the last one was pretty crappy.
Dead 4 years ago
Bindiana's avatar
They also have darksiders as well as few others. The game that could make or break them is the South Park RPG. Basically the U draw on xbox and PS3 hurt them really bad.
Bindiana 4 years ago
Shnoorum's avatar
I should hope that saves them. No idea what they were thinking with the Udraw. Just didnt make sense to me at all
Shnoorum 4 years ago
Bindiana's avatar
I think the U draw did ok on the Wii then then tried to port it to xbox and PS3 and nobody bought it. I think I heard there sat on a couple million units of the tablet that they just cant shift
Bindiana 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
If the South Park game doesn't save them nothing will, that should sell bucket loads on the name alone. For some reason I always thought Udraw was a Ubisoft thing, must have been the U in the title.
Dead 4 years ago
Shnoorum's avatar
Whats great is that the South Park game is genuinely looking extremely fun. Its nice to know they're putting the effort into it and not relying on the name alone to sell them.
Shnoorum 4 years ago
Konakona's avatar
I'm buying the South Park game ^_^
Konakona 4 years ago
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Stabber 4 years ago
hope the dont go out of business, love their Warhammer 40k and saints row games and i loved the WWF SmackDown game when i was a kid
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creed95 4 years ago
maybe this is the reasn for so many of their games being on sale on steam all the time. it would be a big loss if they went bust as they make some pretty great games

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