Entries in 'christmas' (155)

Xmas games sales are lagging, forcing price cuts

Xmas games sales are lagging, forcing price cuts

Some of the biggest brands in games are not selling fast enough, forcing retail to slash 50 per cent off new releases.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 15th 2011 at 8:25AM in News
Nintendo: '3DS is approaching 3m sales in Japan'

Nintendo: '3DS is approaching 3m sales in Japan'

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata believes the 3DS is about to cross the 3m sales mark in Japan and will reach a 4m milestone by April.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 7th 2011 at 10:21AM in News
Asda introduces £98 HD TV

Asda introduces £98 HD TV

UK supermarket chain Asda is selling a 19-inch HD-ready TV for under £100 this Christmas.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 2nd 2011 at 2:58PM in News
Which game won the battle of the TV ads?

Which game won the battle of the TV ads?

We reveal what TV viewers liked most about some of this season’s biggest games advertisements, including those for Skyrim, FIFA 12 and Modern Warfare 3.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 2nd 2011 at 11:34AM in News

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Downloads CAN go under the Xmas tree

Downloads CAN go under the Xmas tree

Who says you can’t wrap up a download? GAME has come up with a solution to the biggest digital dilemma – how to make a download look good under a ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 2nd 2011 at 8:19AM in News
Gamestation presents games-themed "21st century nativity"

Gamestation presents games-themed "21st century nativity"

Always keen to teeter on the brink of risqué, retailer Gamestation has unleashed the latest element of its Christmas marketing drive – the “21st century gaming nativity”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2011 at 9:46AM in News
iPad tops US Christmas wish lists

iPad tops US Christmas wish lists

Apple has seemingly conquered the hearts and minds of US consumers this Christmas ahead of the games industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2011 at 10:31AM in News

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OPINION: Reasons to believe... 3DS will have a strong Xmas

OPINION: Reasons to believe... 3DS will have a strong Xmas

The Nintendo 3DS had a tough start to life, but the handheld’s story has barely begun with its biggest blockbusters still to come. MCV looks at why the much talked ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 14th 2011 at 1:31PM in News
HMV turns on its Christmas Lights

HMV turns on its Christmas Lights

Entertainment specialist HMV will launch its Christmas campaign next week.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 9th 2011 at 2:20PM in News
Paddy Power paying out on Xmas No.1 betting

Paddy Power paying out on Xmas No.1 betting

We’re used to the absurd PR merry-go-round that is the betting for Christmas No.1, but even by those standards this is a bit odd.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2011 at 11:51AM in News
MCV/Xbox Xmas Quiz - just two places left!

MCV/Xbox Xmas Quiz - just two places left!

Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft and Gem are among the companies already signed up to this year's MCV/Xbox Xmas Quiz, taking place on December 1st at London's Sway Bar.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 3rd 2011 at 12:42PM in News

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Xmas No.1: Date decision disqualifies Star Wars: The Old Republic

Xmas No.1: Date decision disqualifies Star Wars: The Old Republic

Sales of December’s Star Wars: The Old Republic won’t be counted towards the Christmas No.1.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 20th 2011 at 8:29AM in News
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FEATURE: Christmas marketing

With so many massive titles due out between now and Christmas, publishers will be calling out to gamers and gifters through some equally gargantuan campaigns. MCV provides a complete rundown ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 18th 2011 at 2:36PM in News
OPINION: Spending money to make money

OPINION: Spending money to make money

Big money being pledged on Q4 drive; Bethesda is reaching the mainstream

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 14th 2011 at 8:57AM in News

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£165m marketing bonanza to cheer up Christmas

£165m marketing bonanza to cheer up Christmas

The UK games industry is digging deep in a bid to turn around a difficult year for boxed sales.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 14th 2011 at 8:22AM in News
GAME: 40% of annual revenue to come from next 10 weeks

GAME: 40% of annual revenue to come from next 10 weeks

Nearly half of game retail’s annual revenues will come from just one fifth of the calendar year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2011 at 9:07AM in News
BioWare admits SWTOR could slip to 2012

BioWare admits SWTOR could slip to 2012

EA CFO Eric Brown has told investors that the company is unlikely to announce a release date for BioWare MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic until the end of October.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2011 at 10:21AM in News
Sonic Generations Collector's Edition confirmed

Sonic Generations Collector's Edition confirmed

Sega has announced a limited edition Sonic Generations game will come packed with a plethora of Sonic goodies when it arrives later this year.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 8th 2011 at 10:27AM in News
Abba dancing game announced

Abba dancing game announced

Mamma Mia – here they go again. Ubisoft has just confirmed it's added an Abba dancing game to its roster of licensed music titles. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 17th 2011 at 2:29PM in News