Entries in 'Retail' (354)

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
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

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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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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
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