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PS4 and Xbox One help Argos smash festive records

PS4 and Xbox One help Argos smash festive records

Catalogue retailer Argos posted its best Christmas results in a decade with the help of video games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 29th 2014 at 10:38AM in News
GAME tops UK retail Christmas league table

GAME tops UK retail Christmas league table

OC&C Strategy Consultants’ Christmas 2013 league table has named GAME and the UK’s big High Street winner.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2014 at 2:43PM in News
GAME sales up 90% over Christmas

GAME sales up 90% over Christmas

Like-for-like sales at the UK’s leading video games retailer GAME grew 90 per cent year-on-year for the six weeks ending January 4th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2014 at 9:56AM in News
Multichannel sales surge as GameStop reports festive growth

Multichannel sales surge as GameStop reports festive growth

GameStop has reported like-for-like sales growth of 10.2 per cent for the nine weeks ending January 4th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2014 at 2:45PM in News

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It's not finished and had no marketing - yet DayZ wins Xmas sales race

It's not finished and had no marketing - yet DayZ wins Xmas sales race

The biggest game of Christmas was released on just one platform, had no marketing and it isn’t even finished yet.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 10th 2014 at 10:25AM in News
Nintendo dominates Japan's Christmas software sales

Nintendo dominates Japan's Christmas software sales

It was certainly a Merry Christmas for Nintendo in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2014 at 1:33PM in News
FIFA rules New Year and Christmas charts

FIFA rules New Year and Christmas charts

The FIFA 14 comeback is complete, as EA's football title is Christmas and New Year No.1.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 30th 2013 at 5:20PM in News
Grand Theft Auto V tops parental Christmas blacklist

Grand Theft Auto V tops parental Christmas blacklist

Rockstar’s phenomenally successful Grand Theft Auto V has been named as the game parents would least like their kids to receive this Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 19th 2013 at 9:58AM in News

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Play.com predicts Wii U dominance this Christmas

Play.com predicts Wii U dominance this Christmas

Play.com owner Rakuten has claimed that Nintendo’s Wii U has seen a 75 per cent sales spike in October.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 6th 2013 at 9:53AM in News
Everybody Plays launches The Game Finder

Everybody Plays launches The Game Finder

The UK family games site has launched a new tool to help parents find the games most suitable for their children.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 5th 2013 at 10:09AM in News
Sony kicks off PSN sale with 50% FIFA 14 discount

Sony kicks off PSN sale with 50% FIFA 14 discount

The PS3 and Vita versions of FIFA 14 can currently be had for half price on PSN.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2013 at 3:19PM in News

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GAME adds 12 new shops for Christmas

GAME adds 12 new shops for Christmas

UK retailer GAME has opened 12 new stores in the run-up to the Christmas trading period.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2013 at 1:06PM in News
Vita/PS4 'Ultimate' bundle in-bound this year

Vita/PS4 'Ultimate' bundle in-bound this year

It’s not all about PS4 this Christmas for Sony, with the firm throwing £2.5m behind Vita, too.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 22nd 2013 at 11:28AM in News
William Hill slashes odds on Call of Duty: Ghosts for Christmas No.1

William Hill slashes odds on Call of Duty: Ghosts for Christmas No.1

Call of Duty: Ghosts has been installed as the odds-on favourite to be this year’s UKIE GfK Chart-Track UK Christmas No.1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2013 at 12:17PM in News
GAME launches Christmas marketing campaign

GAME launches Christmas marketing campaign

GAME has announced its marketing campaign for the Christmas period.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 5th 2013 at 10:59AM in News

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eBay's Christmas video games opportunity

eBay's Christmas video games opportunity

Phuong Nguyen, the head of eBay Advertising in the UK, looks at the firm’s data and discusses festive shopping trends and the opportunities that this presents for the video game ...

on Oct 16th 2013 at 2:17PM in News
UK games industry spending £128m on Christmas advertising

UK games industry spending £128m on Christmas advertising

There may be fewer games on shelves from fewer publishers, but the UK boxed games industry will spend £128m on advertising this Q4 – £30m more than last year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 11th 2013 at 11:35AM in News
GameStop recruiting 17,000 extra staff for Christmas in US

GameStop recruiting 17,000 extra staff for Christmas in US

17,000 additional workers will be hired by GameStop in the US for work over the Christmas period.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2013 at 1:48PM in News
Dixons hiring 3,000 additional Xmas staff

Dixons hiring 3,000 additional Xmas staff

Dixons has created 3,000 temporary jobs for the lead up to Christmas in various roles across the UK.

by Laura Barnes
on Sep 30th 2013 at 1:12PM in News
William Hill makes Call of Duty: Ghosts Xmas No.1 favourite

William Hill makes Call of Duty: Ghosts Xmas No.1 favourite

Call of Duty: Ghosts has been installed as the favourite to claim the UK Christmas No.1 title by William Hill.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2013 at 12:15PM in News
Dixons predicts Xbox One over PS4 to take Christmas No. 1

Dixons predicts Xbox One over PS4 to take Christmas No. 1

High Street retail group Dixons has today published its Christmas best-sellers list and predicts the Xbox One to top the PlayStation 4.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jul 11th 2013 at 11:38AM in News