Following a reference from the Office of Fair Trading, the Competition Commission (CC) is currently carrying out an investigation into the Game/Gamestation merger. According to a recent issues statement, it is currently looking at whether there are separate markets for software and hardware and at the impact on online and offline gaming and for the separate consoles. In addition, the CC will investigate the effect upon the relevant markets of a concentration in market power following the merger on 2 May 2007.