Entries in 'christmas' (155)

UPDATE: PS3 dropping to £125 in GAME's Christmas sale

UPDATE: PS3 dropping to £125 in GAME's Christmas sale

MCV can reveal that Sony's PS3 will drop tantalisingly close to the magic £100 mark in GAME's Christmas sale, which starts on Boxing Day.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 24th 2012 at 10:30AM in News
Digital vs Physical - the REAL Christmas No.1

Digital vs Physical - the REAL Christmas No.1

Think this year’s Xmas No.1 in games will be Call of Duty or FIFA? It is more likely to be Angry Birds or Minecraft.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 14th 2012 at 9:25AM in News
iPad tops US kids' Christmas wishlists

iPad tops US kids' Christmas wishlists

Apple’s range of iDevices dominate the Christmas lists of kids aged 6-12 in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2012 at 10:11AM in News
Call of Duty is bookies' favourite for Christmas No.1

Call of Duty is bookies' favourite for Christmas No.1

Fancy a flutter on a Friday afternoon? Bookies Paddy Power and Ladbrokes have revealed to MCV their contenders for the best-selling game this Christmas.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 9th 2012 at 4:48PM in News

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Asda criticised over "sexist" Christmas TV ad

Asda criticised over "sexist" Christmas TV ad

UK supermarket chain Asda has come in for criticism over its Christmas TV campaign.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2012 at 10:24AM in News
GAME kicks off Christmas marketing campaign

GAME kicks off Christmas marketing campaign

New owner Game Retail Limited has kicked off its first major GAME marketing initiative since taking ownership of the retailer earlier this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 2nd 2012 at 1:37PM in News
Pokemon to be a major player for Nintendo this Christmas

Pokemon to be a major player for Nintendo this Christmas

Pokémon is playing a huge part in Nintendo’s Christmas campaign for 3DS XL.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 24th 2012 at 12:39PM in News
Far Cry 3 unfazed by Call of Duty threat

Far Cry 3 unfazed by Call of Duty threat

Ubisoft is feeling confident about its upcoming open-world shooter Far Cry 3 – even though it launches just after Activision’s powerhouse franchise, Call of Duty.

Lauren Wainwright
by Lauren Wainwright
on Oct 22nd 2012 at 11:00AM in News

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'Hitman is something to fear this Christmas', warns Square

'Hitman is something to fear this Christmas', warns Square

All eyes may be on Call of Duty, but Square Enix says it’s Hitman that will be the ‘last big game of the year’.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 18th 2012 at 2:10PM in News
Amazon recruiting 10,000 extra Christmas staff

Amazon recruiting 10,000 extra Christmas staff

Despite the struggles of the High Street, online retailer Amazon is expecting record business this Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2012 at 10:16AM in News
Can FIFA, Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed save Vita?

Can FIFA, Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed save Vita?

In the wake of E3 in June serious questions were being asked about PlayStation Vita.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 30th 2012 at 12:43PM in News
It's the six months of Christmas for UK games retail

It's the six months of Christmas for UK games retail

Retailers have praised publishers for daring to release titles outside of the traditional Q4 sales bonanza.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 30th 2012 at 11:06AM in News

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ReVITAlised: Sony spending more on Xmas marketing than at launch

ReVITAlised: Sony spending more on Xmas marketing than at launch

Sony used its Gamescom press conference to effectively relaunch its Vita handheld for Christmas.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 16th 2012 at 10:18AM in News
The 20 games that will save Xmas 2012

The 20 games that will save Xmas 2012

UK games buyers have chosen the 20 games they think will be the biggest blockbusters this Christmas.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 6th 2012 at 2:09PM in News
Far Cry 3 guns for Christmas hit

Far Cry 3 guns for Christmas hit

The manic Christmas sales period will blast off with Far Cry 3 on September 7th.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 15th 2012 at 1:33PM in News
Take-Two enthusiasm points to GTA V Xmas release

Take-Two enthusiasm points to GTA V Xmas release

Take-Two reckons its financial 2013 will be one of its ‘best year ever’, hinting at a Christmas release for Grand Theft Auto V.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 3rd 2012 at 10:27AM in News

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The biggest Christmas 2011 games TV ad campaigns

The biggest Christmas 2011 games TV ad campaigns

Games and consoles TV advertising focused heavily on the broader family market in the week leading up to Christmas, as demonstrated by these Top Ten campaigns.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 13th 2012 at 4:06PM in News
Tesco's LFL UK sales fall 2.3%

Tesco's LFL UK sales fall 2.3%

The UK’s largest retailer, Tesco, has reported a 2.3 per cent like-for-like drop in sales in the UK for the seven weeks ending January 7th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2012 at 9:20AM in News
Ubisoft posts record Christmas sales

Ubisoft posts record Christmas sales

Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft has raised its sales projections for its fiscal Q3 by €50m after achieving record Christmas sales.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 10th 2012 at 5:01PM in News
Sony shifts 6.5m PlayStation consoles over Christmas

Sony shifts 6.5m PlayStation consoles over Christmas

In excess of 6.5m PlayStation consoles were sold worldwide in the period between November 18th to December 31st, Sony has estimated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2012 at 2:00AM in News
Christmas sales climb 10% at GameStop

Christmas sales climb 10% at GameStop

GameStop has defied the odds by posting an impressive increase in sales of new games for the Christmas period – showing up retailers in the UK who failed to do ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2012 at 2:05PM in News
Angry Birds scores 6.5m Xmas downloads

Angry Birds scores 6.5m Xmas downloads

Rovio’s world-conquering casual games phenomenon Angry Birds was downloaded an amazing 6.5m times on Christmas day alone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2012 at 11:46AM in News
Xmas day app downloads hit 242m

Xmas day app downloads hit 242m

Research from Flurry confirmed that Christmas 2011 was dominated by smartphones and tablets, with the result that 242m apps were downloaded on the big day and 1.2bn across the holiday ...

Tim Green
by Tim Green
on Jan 3rd 2012 at 1:50PM in News