Entries in 'Retail' (819)

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

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Target Australia enforces plain packaging for R18+ games

Target Australia enforces plain packaging for R18+ games

An Australian retailer has taken steps to reduce the appeal of games designed for those aged 18 and above.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2016 at 10:19AM in News
Retail listing says Battlefield 5 is a World War 1 shooter

Retail listing says Battlefield 5 is a World War 1 shooter

A listing for the as-of-yet unannounced Battlefield 5 has turned up online, complete with a very surprising detail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2016 at 2:27PM in News
Retail release confirmed for Tales from the Borderlands

Retail release confirmed for Tales from the Borderlands

UPDATE: 2K has told MCV that in the UK the physical game is not coming to PS3, Xbox 360 or PC, and that the PS4 and Xbox One versions ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2016 at 1:52PM in News
GAME creates a robotic mascot to promote trade-ins

GAME creates a robotic mascot to promote trade-ins

Retailer GAME is hoping to promote a fresh boost to its trade-in program with the creation of a new character.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2016 at 1:12PM in News

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GameStop CEO says PlayStation VR will launch in the autumn

GameStop CEO says PlayStation VR will launch in the autumn

The boss of a leading games retailer has suggested that Sony’s PlayStation VR might arrive as late as autumn of this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2016 at 12:54PM in News
GAME buys Spanish eSports platform SocialNAT

GAME buys Spanish eSports platform SocialNAT

Retailer GAME has made another big eSports purchase, this time in Spain.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2016 at 10:22AM in News
Digital points cards hit £160m

Digital points cards hit £160m

Sales of digital points cards in stores rose slightly from £158m in 2014 to £160m last year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 12th 2016 at 3:00PM in News
Goat Simulator: The Bundle getting physical release on Xbox One

Goat Simulator: The Bundle getting physical release on Xbox One

The surprise phenomenon that is Goat Simulator is to receive a boxed console release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 11:56AM in News

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Apple to let owners trade-in damaged iPhones

Apple to let owners trade-in damaged iPhones

Customers with defective iOS handsets are to be given the option of trading them toward a newer model, it has been claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 1:07PM in News
Opinion: PC game makers should relish High Street interest

Opinion: PC game makers should relish High Street interest

‘UK games stores made a major mistake ditching PC games.’

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 29th 2016 at 1:51PM in News
Sony drops pricing info from its PlayStation Blog updates

Sony drops pricing info from its PlayStation Blog updates

Readers of the PlayStation Blog are used to posts highlighting new deals and quoting prices in pounds and euros. That, however, is now a thing of the past.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2016 at 2:59PM in News
Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Kantar’s latest Entertainment Barometer report paints a picture of decline for physical games retail – although it’s faring better than the wider entertainment market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 10:46AM in News

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Retail dismayed by £500 Oculus Rift

Retail dismayed by £500 Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is too expensive and lacking in must-have games, UK stores have warned.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
GameStop reports Christmas growth

GameStop reports Christmas growth

Global video games retailer GameStop has said that like-for-like store sales for the nine weeks ending January 2nd were up 4.4 per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 2:04PM in News
Amazon rolls out Prime Now to new cities

Amazon rolls out Prime Now to new cities

Retailer Amazon has introduced its one-hour delivery service to three new cities.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 11:07AM in News
GAME's share price crashes after troubled trading update

GAME's share price crashes after troubled trading update

Over a third of the value of retailer GAME has been wiped this morning after it revealed the extent of its trading struggles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 9:39AM in News
GAME revenues dip sharply in Xmas run-in, warns of 'challenging' trading conditions

GAME revenues dip sharply in Xmas run-in, warns of 'challenging' trading conditions

Retailer GAME needs a big couple of days before Christmas to help reverse what has been a poor pre-Christmas spell for the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 9:12AM in News
Publishers bemoan Black Friday bundle 'lunacy'

Publishers bemoan Black Friday bundle 'lunacy'

Leading UK games publishers says the ‘obsession’ around PS4 and Xbox One bundles over Black Friday will harm game sales.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 21st 2015 at 10:26AM in News
Fallout 4 was retail's Game of the Year

Fallout 4 was retail's Game of the Year

Bethesda's Fallout 4 was UK games retail's favourite release this year. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 11th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Over half of stores think VR is not going to take off in 2016

Over half of stores think VR is not going to take off in 2016

Virtual reality is finally being released, but over half of UK games stores think that it is not going to take off in 2016. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 11th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
70% of UK stores think PS4 will rule next year

70% of UK stores think PS4 will rule next year

Nearly three quarters of UK games stores believe that PlayStation 4 will be the dominant platform in 2016. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 11th 2015 at 10:30AM in News