Entries in 'christmas' (155)

Pachter predicts Wii Xmas victory

Pachter predicts Wii Xmas victory

Despite the sharp drop in sales that Wii has endured throughout 2010, US analyst Michael Pachter still expects Nintendo’s machine to be the best selling home console over the crucial ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2010 at 11:27AM in News
Nintendo hires civilians, not celebs, for winter push

Nintendo hires civilians, not celebs, for winter push

Forget superstar endorsements – Nintendo has made real consumers the star of its latest ad campaign.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2010 at 10:58AM in News
Gran Turismo 5 delayed

Gran Turismo 5 delayed

Sony has shocked the industry by announcing that long-awaited racer Gran Turismo 5 will miss its proposed November 3rd release date in Europe. It has also been delayed in North ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 13th 2010 at 5:12PM in News
Busting the Q4 new IP myth

Busting the Q4 new IP myth

Christmas can be a dark time for games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 12th 2010 at 4:27PM in News

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Q4 failure will spell ‘trouble’ for Wii

Q4 failure will spell ‘trouble’ for Wii

In a frank statement to investors, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has admitted that Wii really has to perform in the marketplace this Christmas if the platform holder is to emerge ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 8th 2010 at 4:29PM in News
Nintendo reveals star-studded marketing push

Nintendo reveals star-studded marketing push

Platform holder Nintendo has lined up a string of family-friendly faces to promote its wares in the UK this Q4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 4th 2010 at 1:02AM in News
Jedward marketing campaign for Nintendo?

Jedward marketing campaign for Nintendo?

Jedward could star in a £250,000 marketing campaign for Nintendo this Christmas.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 10th 2010 at 7:19PM in News
HMV hurt by weak games market

HMV hurt by weak games market

Slow sales of video games and aggressive competitor discounting has seen HMV’s profits slow for the 19 week period ending September 4th.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 9th 2010 at 10:43AM in News

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HMV targeting 20 new Xmas stores

HMV targeting 20 new Xmas stores

Multiple temporary HMV outlets will be established in the coming months across the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 6th 2010 at 3:39PM in News
Sony: Q1 “as robust” as Q4

Sony: Q1 “as robust” as Q4

The days of cramming all your key releases into the lucrative Q4 release window are over, according to SCEA boss Jack Tretton.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2010 at 12:40PM in News
Xmas release beckons for GT5

Xmas release beckons for GT5

Less than a month after fresh hints that Gran Turismo 5 was likely to miss its expected (but not confirmed) spring release window, Sony’s much anticipated racing simulator seems to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2010 at 9:55AM in News
1C sees $1m digital Christmas sales

1C sees $1m digital Christmas sales

Russian publisher 1C made $1m in revenue from digital sales over Christmas, the firm has told MCV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2010 at 12:36PM in News

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Online retail explodes over Xmas

Online retail explodes over Xmas

The Christmas break may be a time to focus on family and loved ones, but it now seems that it has become the prime opportunity for online shopping – and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2010 at 3:31PM in News
Record Xmas for HMV

Record Xmas for HMV

HMV group has reported a 14.6 per cent year-on-year increase in its UK and Ireland stores for the five weeks ending January 2nd 2010. For the ten weeks ending on ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2010 at 10:49AM in News
GameStop Xmas sales remain flat

GameStop Xmas sales remain flat

International video games retailer GameStop has reported sales of $2.86bn for the nine weeks ending January 2nd – more or less spot on the $2.85bn it reported in the same ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2010 at 2:37PM in News
The Hut enjoys festive boom

The Hut enjoys festive boom

Rapidly growing UK retailer The Hut has revealed that its network of websites saw a 188 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of orders it received in the six ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2010 at 3:54PM in News

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UK CHARTS: MW2 stays top

UK CHARTS: MW2 stays top

2009 may be already be fading into the distance but the arrival of a brand new decade has not bought with it a change of fortunes for all those hoping ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2010 at 10:26AM in News
A Decade of Christmas Number Ones

A Decade of Christmas Number Ones

2009 is nearly at an end and with it comes the end of the games industry’s most successful ever decade. While each year brings with it a myriad of titles ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2009 at 9:00AM in News
Ladbrokes tipping MW2 for Xmas no.1

Ladbrokes tipping MW2 for Xmas no.1

With fellow bookie Paddy Power having already paid out on what it believes is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s victory in this year’s battle for the Christmas number one ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2009 at 12:04PM in News
Paddy Power paying out on MW2

Paddy Power paying out on MW2

Though the Christmas number one won’t be announced for another couple of weeks, betting agency Paddy Power has announced that it is paying out on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2009 at 3:44PM in News
Xbox repairs Xmas deadline dated

Xbox repairs Xmas deadline dated

With two members of the MCV team having used Microsoft’s Xbox 360 repair service in the last couple of months alone, we know all too well the pain of being ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2009 at 11:55AM in News
GAME details Xmas marketing assault

GAME details Xmas marketing assault

Retail giant GAME has detailed a huge TV, cinema and print pre-Christmas marketing campaign for its two chains.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2009 at 12:02PM in News
UK games industry spends £97m on Xmas

UK games industry spends £97m on Xmas

The UK games industry has slashed a third off its Q4 marketing spend for this year – as the economic slowdown wounds the trade in its most crucial period.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 3rd 2009 at 9:33AM in News
Xbox 360 ‘outselling PS3 3-to-1’

Xbox 360 ‘outselling PS3 3-to-1’

Discount shopping network MyVoucherCodes.co.uk reckons that data obtained from the browsing habits of its 9m monthly users suggest that Xbox 360 is on track to outsell Sony’s rival PS3 console ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2009 at 3:48PM in News
Wii sales leap as Xmas factor kicks in

Wii sales leap as Xmas factor kicks in

Wii hardware sales jumped 60 per cent last week – as the black version of the console helped stimulate fresh interest in time for Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2009 at 10:57AM in News