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Digital Republic Media Group acquires leading game portal - Gamesrocket

- Based in Germany, the network plans to create the largest ecommerce store for digital games in Europe -

Halle, Germany, April 5th 2017The Digital Republic Media Group GmbH has today confirmed that it has acquired the business operations of  Gamesrocket – one of the leading portals for the digital distribution of video games. With stores across the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the USA, the Gamesrocket team and the operational management, headed by Martin Wortmann, will remain unchanged.

From today, the business will be operated by United Games GmbH, a subsidiary company of Digital Republic Media Group GmbH. Experienced in the games marketplace, United Games already operates McGame.com – one of the leading German ecommerce shops for games and is the ‘go to’ destination for gamers across Germany and the DACH region. Together McGame.com and Gamesrocket form the largest German online store for digital game sales and distribution, providing over 1.5 million customers with games for PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo.

When asked about the strategy behind the takeover. Helmut Schmitz, CEO of Digital Republic Media Group GmbH said, “With a large and constantly growing customer base, United Games GmbH reaches a large and commercially strong gaming audience. The product ranges of both stores as well as the partner relationships of United Games GmbH and Gamesrocket complement each other perfectly. With the Gamesrocket acquisition we can achieve a lot of synergies and increase our competence within the gaming industry”.

Martin Wortmann, CEO Gamesrocket added, “There’s so much potential for Gamesrocket following this acquisition. We’re delighted to have such a strong partner at our side, with whom we can continue to grow and expand.”

About Digital Media Group GmbH.

Headquartered in Halle, (Saale), Germany, Digital Republic Media Group specialises in the development and marketing of interactive online services as well as the distribution and trade of digital media products and consumer goods.

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