Entries in 'high street' (72)

Retailers praise Vita price

Retailers praise Vita price

There may be be no word on a release date yet, but games retailers are already excited about PlayStation Vita. Speaking to MCV, online and High Street outlets have praised ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 8th 2011 at 9:29AM in News
OPINION: What hope for the High Street?

OPINION: What hope for the High Street?

Retail is in a pretty miserable state at the moment.
Putting aside the ‘challenging’ market for games, and looking at the broader High Street landscape is heart-wrenching.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2011 at 12:24PM in News
UK retail braced for summer of woe

UK retail braced for summer of woe


The number of specialist games retailers is in free fall as the crisis on the High Street deepens.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 30th 2011 at 10:46AM in News
Bee.com launches first High Street store

Bee.com launches first High Street store

Everyone thought Play.com or Amazon would do it first.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2011 at 9:38AM in News

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OnLive connects to retail this year

OnLive connects to retail this year

OnLive hopes to be selling its game system in UK stores when the service is launched this autumn – and insists the High Street shouldn’t see cloud gaming as “evil ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2011 at 11:00AM in News
‘Bricks and mortar to lead the way in digital’

‘Bricks and mortar to lead the way in digital’

Everyone’s talking about Steam, the App Store and Xbox Live, but one European publishing boss is convinced that physical retail will ‘win the war for digital’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 20th 2011 at 9:00AM in News
OPINION: PSN breach is bad for digital but good for High Street

OPINION: PSN breach is bad for digital but good for High Street

For all the headlines in recent years about digital destroying traditional retail, the recent PSN crisis sees us return to reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2011 at 10:12AM in News
UK retail suffers worst March sales fall

UK retail suffers worst March sales fall

March saw the worst decline in sales since 1996 across the High Street.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 12th 2011 at 11:42AM in News

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High Street retail sales dip 0.4%

High Street retail sales dip 0.4%

UK High Street retail sales stumbled 0.4 per cent in February in terms of value, the British Retail Consortium has announced.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 10th 2011 at 3:20PM in News
Sony wants to sell PSN games in shops

Sony wants to sell PSN games in shops

SCEE President Andrew House wants to sell PSN games on the High Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2011 at 8:00AM in News
Physical games market ‘will not recover’

Physical games market ‘will not recover’

The market boom that enveloped the video games market in 2008 will never again be recaptured, analyst Screen Digest has warned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2010 at 4:05PM in News
Halo gives High Street reason to cheer

Halo gives High Street reason to cheer

The blockbuster arrival of the latest Halo put the UK games market back on track.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2010 at 11:18AM in News

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Specialists losing ground to supermarkets

Specialists losing ground to supermarkets

Specialists may have driven the Halo: Reach launch excitement, but new research shows they are still losing ground to supermarkets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2010 at 11:04AM in News
GameStop WILL expand UK presence

GameStop WILL expand UK presence

For years, MCV has asked: Just when will global games giant GameStop finally, properly expand its chain into the UK?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2010 at 2:47PM in News
Games grow at HMV despite fewer releases

Games grow at HMV despite fewer releases

As part of its trading statement today HMV has offered further details on the success of its games category - reporting continued successes in areas like pre-owned in the face ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Dec 11th 2009 at 9:50AM in News
Sales up at HMV

Sales up at HMV

HMV has this morning reported a rise in sales for the 26 weeks up to October 24th, 2009, with reduced losses and larger market share.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Dec 11th 2009 at 9:49AM in News

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Woolies to make High Street return

Woolies to make High Street return

The Times has reported that the home shopping retailer, owned by Sir Frederick and Sir David Barclay, bought the name from the administrators and resurrected it online earlier this year. ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 23rd 2009 at 11:18AM in News
HMV like-for-like sales climb 1.9%

HMV like-for-like sales climb 1.9%

Entertainment chain HMV is projecting fiscal year profits will meet high-end  market expectations, as annual and quarterly sales saw encouraging gains.

by Rob Crossley
on Apr 29th 2009 at 10:20AM in News
Retail threatened by credit 'crisis'

Retail threatened by credit 'crisis'

The UK High Street is battling to prevent a nationwide games stock shortage – as credit insurers cut cover against the industry’s biggest retailers.

by Tim Ingham
on Jan 22nd 2009 at 3:40PM in News
Germany considering retail demo pod ban

Germany considering retail demo pod ban

The state minister for Hamburg will introduce anti-truancy measures to fellow politicians in Germany later this week – including a recommendation that games demo pods be switched off during school ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 14th 2008 at 1:29PM in News
US games retailer heads for UK

US games retailer heads for UK

After years of speculation, a major US games retailer has finally promised to take on GAME in the UK – and the shock news is it’s not GameStop.

by Tim Ingham
on Jan 31st 2008 at 11:13AM in News
Xmas shopping shows minimal footfall increase

Xmas shopping shows minimal footfall increase

Figures for the first week of Christmas retail have been released, and have shown that footfall only increased by 0.01 per cent year-on-year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 7th 2007 at 2:06PM in News