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£99.99 for Wii at Best Buy

£99.99 for Wii at Best Buy

Best Buy arrives in the UK this Friday with the grand opening of its Thurrock store – and it has been confirmed that the retailer will be selling the black ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 6:34PM in News
Best Buy UK will sell pre-owned games

Best Buy UK will sell pre-owned games

Best Buy is the latest UK retailer to enter the used games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 4:47PM in News
Best Buy planning up to 150 UK stores

Best Buy planning up to 150 UK stores

Ahead of the opening of its debut UK store in Thurrock this Friday, Best Buy has said that it is targeting between 60-150 outlets in the country.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 1:13PM in News
Best Buy brings UK debut forward

Best Buy brings UK debut forward

Best Buy has advanced its launch date, and will officially open on April 30th, instead of the planned date in May.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2010 at 2:33PM in News

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NPD: New high for Final Fantasy

NPD: New high for Final Fantasy

First it was Modern Warfare 2 echoing its UK achievements in the US market, and now Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII is getting in on the act.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2010 at 12:20PM in News
NPD: Modern Warfare breaks new record

NPD: Modern Warfare breaks new record

Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has now officially cemented its position as the second best selling game of all time in the US, NPD has confirmed, with only Nintendo’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2010 at 12:17PM in News
Best Buy preparing DSGi swoop?

Best Buy preparing DSGi swoop?

Best Buy is looking to buy out rival electronics retail group DSGi, reports suggest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2010 at 4:58PM in News
MW2 is 2009’s entertainment champ

MW2 is 2009’s entertainment champ

Having shattered most the game industry’s records upon its release last year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has also emerged as the overall UK entertainment champ of 2009.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2010 at 12:01PM in News

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Best Buy posts 24.5% profit rise

Best Buy posts 24.5% profit rise

Electronic retailer Best Buy has announced a 24.5 per cent increase in gross profit of $12.2bn for its fiscal year ending February 27.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 26th 2010 at 11:40AM in News
MW2 becomes UK’s second best seller

MW2 becomes UK’s second best seller

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has added another notable notch to its bedpost with news that it is now the second best selling game ever in the UK video ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2010 at 12:36PM in News
US: DS breaks Feb records too

US: DS breaks Feb records too

Hot on the heels of news that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 enjoyed its best ever February in the US last month, Nintendo has announced that its twin-screened portable has managed the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2010 at 2:05PM in News
US: 360 enjoys biggest ever Feb

US: 360 enjoys biggest ever Feb

Despite having reached what traditionally would have been regarded as retirement age in console years, Xbox 360 has just enjoyed its best ever February in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2010 at 10:40AM in News

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Best Buy to open fourth store in Aintree

Best Buy to open fourth store in Aintree

Retail giant Best Buy has announced plans to open its fourth outlet in the UK in Aintree, near Liverpool.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 24th 2010 at 4:10PM in News
XBLA revenues hit $100m in ‘09

XBLA revenues hit $100m in ‘09

An annual report from Forecasting and Analysing Digital Entertainment (FADE) claims that Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade download service generated revenues in excess of $100m in 2009 – a new record ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2010 at 12:38PM in News
Best of music genre “yet to come”

Best of music genre “yet to come”

The creators of market rivals Guitar Hero and Rock Band have insisted that the future is bright for the music games genre, with the rising prominence of user-created content driving ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2010 at 11:30AM in News
Pocket God sells 2m on iPhone

Pocket God sells 2m on iPhone

Popular 59p app Pocket God has now sold over 2m copies on the Apple App store, becoming the first paid app ever to reach the milestone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2010 at 11:22AM in News

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US: Wii Play tops all-time list

US: Wii Play tops all-time list

Nintendo’s Wii Play, a collection of minigames that comes bundled with the stand-alone Wii Remote, has been named as the best selling non-PC game of all time in the US, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2010 at 9:54AM in News
DJ Hero best new IP of ‘09

DJ Hero best new IP of ‘09

Though commentators would have you believe that the music game genre is in a savage state of decline, new numbers from NPD Group claim that DJ Hero was in revenue ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2010 at 1:36PM in News
NPD: MW2 claims 2009 crown

NPD: MW2 claims 2009 crown

Much like its dominance in the hardware sector, Nintendo has also emerged as the big victor in 2009’s American software charts according to the latest data from NPD – though ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2010 at 10:52AM in News
Best Buy opens UK website

Best Buy opens UK website

Best Buy has launched a UK website ahead of its move in to the British market, scheduled for this spring.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2010 at 1:45PM in News
US: Record month for PSN

US: Record month for PSN

SCEA’s communicatiosn director Patrick Seybold has stated that in December Sony’s PlayStation Network enjoyed its “single highest revenue month” in North America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2010 at 11:27AM in News
Record Xmas for HMV

Record Xmas for HMV

HMV group has reported a 14.6 per cent year-on-year increase in its UK and Ireland stores for the five weeks ending January 2nd 2010. For the ten weeks ending on ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2010 at 10:49AM in News
MW2 tops 2009 UK chart

MW2 tops 2009 UK chart

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been named as the best selling game of 2009 in the UK – despite not hitting the market until mid-November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2010 at 12:51PM in News
MW2 aiming for all-time UK record

MW2 aiming for all-time UK record

As Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 spends its ninth week at the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 this week, it has been revealed that the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2010 at 12:46PM in News
US: MW2 tops 2009 best-sellers list

US: MW2 tops 2009 best-sellers list

Sales tracker NPD has released its 2009 software sales chart for North America and, unsurprisingly, it’s Activision Blizzard’s world-conquering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that tops the pile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2009 at 1:41PM in News