The Warehouse have made the decision that they will no longer stock and sell R18 video games and movies to New Zealand entertainment consumers.
The Warehouse say that the decision was made from community feedback and internal reviews.
But apparently another reason for the complete removal of anything rated R18 has been the recent release of the Next-Gen version of GTA V on PS4 and Xbox One.
GTA V has recently been under media attention for the depiction of sex in the all new First Person camera angle.
The Warehouse say this did have an impact on the final decision.
While the decision has angered some gamers and movie collectors, it isn’t really much of a surprise as The Warehouse want to try and keep their “family friendly” values intact.
This will also affect Noel Leeming, with all R18 games in DVD’s being pulled from those shelves as well.
For gamers in particular, this news shouldn’t be reacted to with much controversy.
There is simply so many options out there for purchasing as the gaming market is now more popular than ever. The Warehouse also see that they cannot compete with the likes of Mighty Ape and EB Games, and this decision shouldn’t harm the brand at all.