Entries in 'Retail' (815)

'Nintendo just switched off Wii U's life support'

'Nintendo just switched off Wii U's life support'

The Wii U is finished, say leading games retailers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 6th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
GameStop: Wii U was disappointing to everyone

GameStop: Wii U was disappointing to everyone

The boss of GameStop has admitted that Wii U has fallen short of both its own expectations and those of its creator Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2016 at 1:25PM in News
Physical release planned for Salt and Sanctuary; PC date nears

Physical release planned for Salt and Sanctuary; PC date nears

Indie hit Salt and Sanctuary is to be subject to a physical release on PS4, developer Ska Studios has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2016 at 10:25AM in News
GameStop explains its trade-in programme... with goats

GameStop explains its trade-in programme... with goats

US retail giant GameStop has rolled out an… interesting marketing push to promote its trade-in scheme. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 29th 2016 at 3:00PM in News

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Huge Crate teams with GAME, announces Dirt Rally debut

Huge Crate teams with GAME, announces Dirt Rally debut

Loot boxes seem to be very much the thing right now, so it isn’t the biggest shock in the world to hear that another company is trying to muscle its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2016 at 12:15PM in News
UPDATE: Stolen games behind early UK arrival of Uncharted 4

UPDATE: Stolen games behind early UK arrival of Uncharted 4

UPDATE: All Uncharted 4 stock sold at CEX and on eBay was the result of a violent assault and theft, PlayStation has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 9:36AM in News
Uncharted 4 street date broken in UK, US and Germany

Uncharted 4 street date broken in UK, US and Germany

It’s not out until May 10th, but some people have already got their hands on upcoming PS4 shooter Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2016 at 12:11PM in News
Amazon locks video game purchases behind Prime paywall

Amazon locks video game purchases behind Prime paywall

Retailer Amazon has decided that it will only sell certain games to members of Amazon Prime.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 9:56AM in News

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GameStop talks digital pre-owned 'barriers', says new consoles 'imminent'

GameStop talks digital pre-owned 'barriers', says new consoles 'imminent'

Retail’s hope of integrating the digital games market into its pre-owned model looks less likely than ever.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2016 at 11:06AM in News
The Division and Far Cry Primal rescue March for retail

The Division and Far Cry Primal rescue March for retail

Ubisoft was the hero on the High Street last month, with The Division and Far Cry Primal topping the UK charts.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 15th 2016 at 10:24AM in News

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HTC acknowledges 'multiple issues' with Vive deliveries

HTC acknowledges 'multiple issues' with Vive deliveries

Tech company HTC has for the first acknowledged the issues that have been plaguing HTC Vive customers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2016 at 9:18AM in News
Oculus Rift and HTC Vive struggle with order problems

Oculus Rift and HTC Vive struggle with order problems

Both players in the upcoming clash of the VR titans have been plagued by pre-release supply problems.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2016 at 10:51AM in News
GAME's CEO on surviving the turbulent games industry

GAME's CEO on surviving the turbulent games industry

Just before Christmas GAME warned its shareholders that sales had been lower than expected.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 1st 2016 at 12:15PM in News

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GAME warns of potential VR stock shortages

GAME warns of potential VR stock shortages

Virtual reality headsets won’t be available in console-like numbers at launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2016 at 4:26PM in News
PlayStation VR sells out on Amazon US within minutes

PlayStation VR sells out on Amazon US within minutes

Sony’s PlayStation VR has sold out once again.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2016 at 3:29PM in News
Game downloads added to ONS inflation index

Game downloads added to ONS inflation index

The revenue generated by game downloads has officially become one of the measures by which the Office of National Statistics measures UK inflation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2016 at 11:40AM in News
Virtual reality demo stations coming to Currys PC World

Virtual reality demo stations coming to Currys PC World

Consumers are to be given the chance to try the HTC Vive VR experience at branches of Currys PC World.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2016 at 1:19PM in News
Hitman's physical release pushed back to 2017

Hitman's physical release pushed back to 2017

The physical version of Square Enix’s new Hitman won’t be released until next year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2016 at 2:54PM in News
Target Australia says it is not enforcing plain packaging for R18+ games

Target Australia says it is not enforcing plain packaging for R18+ games

Australian retailer Target has said that it has not begun packaging R18+ rating games in plain boxes in its stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2016 at 1:24PM in News
Amazon Japan opens doors to international game importing

Amazon Japan opens doors to international game importing

The Japanese arm of Amazon has begun allowing international customers to buy video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2016 at 10:18AM in News
Overwatch release date and beta are official

Overwatch release date and beta are official

Blizzard has confirmed the rumours – Overwatch will be released on May 24th, with an open beta on PS4, Xbox One and PC kicking off on May 5 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2016 at 10:24AM in News