Entries in 'HMV' (339)

More midnight openings for Halo Reach

More midnight openings for Halo Reach

Entertainment retailer HMV has confirmed that it will be opening 70 of its largest stores at midnight on the evening of Monday September 13th for fans wishing to buy Halo: ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2010 at 9:15PM 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
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
Activision predicts Prestige Edition hit

Activision predicts Prestige Edition hit

Publisher Activision believes it has a big hit on its hands with the Prestige Edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops. The SKU will retail exclusively at HMV, GAME and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2010 at 5:10PM in News

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Black Ops Prestige Edition impresses

Black Ops Prestige Edition impresses

Activision has at last revealed what treats await those willing to pay out for the Collector’s Edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops – and once again, it’s brilliant.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2010 at 5:21PM in News
HMV and Waterstone’s marketing teams merge

HMV and Waterstone’s marketing teams merge

HMV Group has consolidated the marketing divisions for HMV and Waterstone’s.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 9th 2010 at 5:58PM in News
HMV debuts festival shop

HMV debuts festival shop

NEW on-site festival shops appeared at Lovebox last weekend courtesy of HMV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2010 at 6:38PM in News
HMV seeks in-house digital games service

HMV seeks in-house digital games service

HMV has told MCV it is hoping to develop an in-house digital distribution service for games.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 26th 2010 at 11:00AM in News

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HMV launches online music portal

HMV launches online music portal

Growing retail force HMV’s grand plans to become a ‘superbrand’ in the entertainment sector have taken a big step forward today with the launch of a brand new digital music ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 26th 2010 at 1:01AM in News
OPINION: HMV's game ambitions

OPINION: HMV's game ambitions

Writing about HMV is a welcome change to all the doom and gloom surrounding retail at the moment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2010 at 3:30PM in News
Games central to HMV’s ‘superbrand’ push

Games central to HMV’s ‘superbrand’ push

Video games will play a major part in HMV’s ambition to become an ‘entertainment superbrand.’

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2010 at 3:15PM in News
VAT rise won’t affect online

VAT rise won’t affect online

Online retailers with distribution facilities off the UK mainland are safe from the VAT hike.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2010 at 3:05PM in News

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Pre-owned drives HMV games growth

Pre-owned drives HMV games growth

HMV has stated that despite what it describes as “a very challenging year” for the video games market that saw it decline 25 per cent year-on-year, the retailer has gained ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2010 at 10:51AM in News
Mario Galaxy 2 sparks price battle

Mario Galaxy 2 sparks price battle

It’s got a great chance of being one of the biggest releases on 2010, so perhaps it’s no surprise that two High Street retailers are focusing very heavily on Nintendo’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2010 at 1:53PM in News
Execs shuffle at HMV

Execs shuffle at HMV

Former HMV commercial director Gary Warren (picture, left) has become the new managing director of content and talent at the HMV-owned events-based MAMA Group.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2010 at 1:33PM in News
OPINION: Best Buy means business

OPINION: Best Buy means business

Best Buy’s arrival in the UK comes at an ideal moment.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Apr 30th 2010 at 10:13AM in News

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Sales up at HMV

Sales up at HMV

HMV’s group sales are up 1.8 per cent per cent for its financial year ending April 24th, the firm revealed in a pre-close statement.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 29th 2010 at 10:39AM in News
MCV AWARDS 2010: HMV leads retail winners

MCV AWARDS 2010: HMV leads retail winners

HMV was the big retail winner at last night's MCV Industry Excellence Awards.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Apr 23rd 2010 at 1:16PM in News
HMV selling games insurance

HMV selling games insurance

Gamers are now being offered the chance to insure their purchases at the checkout in some select HMV stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2010 at 2:04PM in News
HMV signs up to Eurogamer Expo

HMV signs up to Eurogamer Expo

This year’s Eurogamer Expo will once again welcome entertainment chain HMV as a key sponsor and retail partner for the upcoming event, scheduled to take place at Earls Court between ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2010 at 12:26PM in News
HMV pushes games in Easter ad campaign

HMV pushes games in Easter ad campaign

Video games are to play a key role in HMV’s upcoming Easter campaign, which will promote a wide range of entertainment products.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2010 at 4:15PM in News
HMV and Orange form mobile games store

HMV and Orange form mobile games store

Entertainment giant HMV has teamed up with Orange to form a mobile download portal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 19th 2010 at 1:01PM in News
Blu-ray gains High Street momentum

Blu-ray gains High Street momentum

HMV has announced that 40 per cent of sales of The Hurt Locker have been on Blu-ray, suggesting that the appetite for the HD format is reaching a new high.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 11th 2010 at 2:53PM in News
Games key in new HMV ‘superstore’

Games key in new HMV ‘superstore’

WHsmith’s loss could be HMV’s gain: the entertainment specialist has launched a new superstore concept this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 12:40PM in News
HMV gets FFXIII official launch event

HMV gets FFXIII official launch event

Square Enix has announced that the official UK launch event for Final Fantasy XIII in the UK will take place at HMV’s flagship Oxford Street store in London on the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2010 at 12:53PM in News