Entries in 'Retail' (641)

Digital Far Cry 4 copies bought from key resellers being deleted from Uplay, report claims

Digital Far Cry 4 copies bought from key resellers being deleted from Uplay, report claims

Some users who purchased digital copies of Far Cry 4 from certain key resellers are logging in to Uplay to discover that their game has been deleted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 10:44AM in News
Amazon claimed a quarter of all Christmas games, music and video sales

Amazon claimed a quarter of all Christmas games, music and video sales

Kantar Worldpanel data has revealed the extent of Amazon’s dominance of the UK Christmas entertainment market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 10:04AM in News
Sony to close Canadian shops

Sony to close Canadian shops

Sony has detailed plans to close all of its Canadian retail stores within the next two months.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 5:11AM in News
Bloodborne and The Order: 1886 kick off GAME's 2015 lock-ins

Bloodborne and The Order: 1886 kick off GAME's 2015 lock-ins

Sony is the partner for the first GAME lock-ins of 2015 which will offer gamers the chance to try upcoming PS4 title Bloodborne and The Order: 1886.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2015 at 12:41PM in News

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Xbox and PlayStation digital games now available in HMV

Xbox and PlayStation digital games now available in HMV

HMV has launched digital Xbox and PlayStation titles in all of its stores, the retailer has told MCV.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 16th 2015 at 1:15PM in News
Euro Commission thinks Amazon's tax arrangements could be illegal

Euro Commission thinks Amazon's tax arrangements could be illegal

The antitrust regulators investigating Amazon’s tax agreements with Luxembourg believe the decade-long arrangement may be incompatible with free market rules.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 10:37AM in News
Majora's Mask 3DS sells out in the US, but still can't be ordered in the UK

Majora's Mask 3DS sells out in the US, but still can't be ordered in the UK

Despite the excitement surrounding its launch yesterday, there’s still no way for UK gamers to pre-order the Majora’s Mask Limited Edition New 3DS XL in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2015 at 9:38AM in News

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GameStop enjoys bumper Christmas but expects Q4 sales to fall

GameStop enjoys bumper Christmas but expects Q4 sales to fall

Like-for-like sales in December grew 4.4 per cent at retailer GameStop, although total numbers for the nine weeks ending January 3rd were down year-on-year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2015 at 9:57AM in News
REMINDER: Two days left to enter the 2015 MCV Awards

REMINDER: Two days left to enter the 2015 MCV Awards

A mere two days remain to get your lobbying in for the 2015 MCV Awards.

on Jan 14th 2015 at 9:28AM in News
'Intense competition' leads to GAME profit warning

'Intense competition' leads to GAME profit warning

Significant hardware bundle discounts have led to GAME warning investors that full year earnings will not meet expectations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 10:59PM in News
GameStop teams with Microsoft for interactive Azure content

GameStop teams with Microsoft for interactive Azure content

Retailer GameStop will use Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing network to power a number of new interactive content offerings.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2015 at 2:11PM in News

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Grand Theft Auto V retakes UK charts top spot

Grand Theft Auto V retakes UK charts top spot

Rockstar’s latest has once again become the UK’s biggest-selling game, despite sales more than halving last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 12th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Tesco to close 43 stores, scraps plans for 49 new stores

Tesco to close 43 stores, scraps plans for 49 new stores

Britain’s largest retailer Tesco is to close 43 stores amidst a number of restructuring plans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2015 at 11:01AM in News
Sainsbury's warns of challenging year ahead as Christmas sales fall

Sainsbury's warns of challenging year ahead as Christmas sales fall

Sales for the 14 weeks ending January 3rd were down 1.7 per cent like-for-like at Sainsbury’s.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 1:40PM in News
New 3DS Ambassador Edition already being flogged on Ebay

New 3DS Ambassador Edition already being flogged on Ebay

Still not received your New 3DS Ambassador Edition invite from Nintendo? There may still be hope.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 2:02PM in News

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PS4 was the UK's best-selling console in 2014

PS4 was the UK's best-selling console in 2014

Sony has added to its global PS4 sales info by confirming the console’s UK success in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 9:26AM in News
Sequels and re-releases shape Christmas game trade-in charts

Sequels and re-releases shape Christmas game trade-in charts

Call of Duty: Ghosts and Grand Theft Auto V were the “most unwanted games” of Christmas this year according to one pre-owned specialist.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 4:13PM in News
Star Citizen has 'no final finish line like traditional retail games'

Star Citizen has 'no final finish line like traditional retail games'

Crowdfunding record-breaker Star Citizen represents a change not only to how games are funded but also how they are handled post-release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 10:02AM in News
UK retail demands more games in 2015

UK retail demands more games in 2015

Of all the things that retailers want in 2015, their number one desire is for more games.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 19th 2014 at 9:45AM in News
GAME is selling Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker from Monday

GAME is selling Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker from Monday

UPDATE 1: A branch of GAME in the South East has just confirmed to MCV that the game will "soft launch" in stores on Monday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 18th 2014 at 2:58PM in News
ANALYSIS: Christmas cheer for UK retail

ANALYSIS: Christmas cheer for UK retail

Now that the new consoles have become more mainstream, Andy Saxton, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, examines how it will make this Christmas different, and how retailers can boost ...

on Dec 17th 2014 at 11:34AM in News
Amazon sellers hit by 1p sales glitch

Amazon sellers hit by 1p sales glitch

A glitch on Friday saw a number of items being sold by Amazon sellers sold to customers for just 1p.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2014 at 2:47PM in News
Two developers sign up to Green Man Loaded

Two developers sign up to Green Man Loaded

Green Man Gaming’s new publishing arm has named its first two development partners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2014 at 11:24AM in News
20th Anniversary PS4s selling for thousands on Ebay

20th Anniversary PS4s selling for thousands on Ebay

£6,800 – that was the return one punter saw on their £19.94 investment as the rush to get hold of Sony’s 20th Anniversary PS4 sweeps Ebay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2014 at 11:54AM in News