Entries in 'play.com' (51)

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
Video games escape UK's latest retail crisis

Video games escape UK's latest retail crisis

The collapse of HMV and Blockbuster is unlikely to have a massive impact upon the video games market.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 24th 2013 at 4:30PM in News
What went wrong at Play.com?

What went wrong at Play.com?

It was early 2009 when Play.com was at the height of its power.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 18th 2013 at 9:42AM in News
In this week's MCV: Disney vs Activision as toy war heats up

In this week's MCV: Disney vs Activision as toy war heats up

This week's MCV is now available to view online – and it features Disney vs Activision as the battle for video game toys begins.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 17th 2013 at 11:36AM in News

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Play.com to shut down retail business

Play.com to shut down retail business

The closure of the Jersey tax loophole last year has been blamed for the end of Play.com as we know it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2013 at 11:35AM in News
Nintendo 3DS XL is out tomorrow: Where's cheapest?

Nintendo 3DS XL is out tomorrow: Where's cheapest?

With a 90 per cent bigger screen, more grown-up design and refined controls, 3DS XL is an attractive new device. But who has the best deal?

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 27th 2012 at 12:29PM in News
Play.com considering payment on delivery option

Play.com considering payment on delivery option

Online retailer Play.com is considering the introduction of a payment-on-delivery offer for its customers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2012 at 1:39PM in News
Uncharted Vita RRP listed at £44.99

Uncharted Vita RRP listed at £44.99

Several online retailers have priced PlayStation Vita’s launch titles, while listing Uncharted: Golden Abyss with a £44.99 RRP.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 19th 2011 at 1:29PM in News

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Channel Island VAT loophole closed

Channel Island VAT loophole closed

Low Value Consignment Relief will no longer apply to goods sent to the UK from the Channel Islands, the Government has announced.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 9th 2011 at 12:01AM in News
Play.com sold for £25m

Play.com sold for £25m

Online entertainment retail giant Play.com has agreed to sell itself to Japanese company Rakuten.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2011 at 11:22AM in News
Redesigned Play.com goes live

Redesigned Play.com goes live

Online retail giant Play.com has had a makeover, with an emphasis on smoother navigation and tidier pages.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 16th 2011 at 6:18PM in News
Games Retail Guide 2011

Games Retail Guide 2011

MCV's annual High Street directory provides an overview of every buying team for each key UK video games retailer, as well as up-to-date store counts, company profiles and contact details.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 11th 2011 at 12:38PM in News

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Play.com selling Gears of War gun

Play.com selling Gears of War gun

Gears of War 3 fans can order a replica gold Lancer gun model exclusively from Play.com.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 27th 2011 at 5:45PM in News
Play.com gets Lazard backing for Euro growth

Play.com gets Lazard backing for Euro growth

UK online retailer Play.com has hired Lazard Ltd to help it finance future growth.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 11th 2011 at 1:09PM in News
Play.com calms security fears

Play.com calms security fears

The CEO of online retail Play.com has moved to clam any worried customers following the recent security breach that has hit the firm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2011 at 11:27AM in News
Play.com suffers security breach

Play.com suffers security breach

Online retail giant Play.com has suffered an unspecified security failure that has lead to the loss of some customer information including names and email addresses.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2011 at 8:38AM in News

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Brink pre-order deals revealed

Brink pre-order deals revealed

Bethesda has announced retail partnerships that will drive pre-orders for Splash Damage’s upcoming sci-fi shooter Brink.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 16th 2011 at 11:15AM in News
UK Xmas shoppers spend £17.4bn online

UK Xmas shoppers spend £17.4bn online

Online retail group IMRG expects UK consumers to spend £17.4bn online this Christmas, up from the £15bn spent in 2009.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 3rd 2010 at 2:02PM in News
Vanquish pre-orders get free Bayonetta

Vanquish pre-orders get free Bayonetta

Gamers who pre-order Sega’s Vanquish from Play.com will receive a free copy of Bayonetta.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 30th 2010 at 11:55AM 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
GAME reduces Move price

GAME reduces Move price

GAME has already reduced its price point for Sony’s PlayStation Move, despite the device not being due until September.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 24th 2010 at 2:38PM in News
Play.com launches E3 zone

Play.com launches E3 zone

Games and entertainment retailer Play.com has introduced a dedicated E3 section to its website where consumers can buy newly announced games.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 14th 2010 at 6:33PM in News
Retail reveals Split/Second DLC

Retail reveals Split/Second DLC

Disney’s Split/Second: Velocity hasn’t even hit shelves yet but word of digital add-ons has already emerged through pre-order initiatives.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 9th 2010 at 12:07PM in News
Play.com appoints new CEO

Play.com appoints new CEO

Apple’s former senior director of Northern and Southern Europe John Perkins is to become the new CEO of online retailer Play.com, according to a report from Cue Entertainment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2010 at 3:05PM in News
Gian Luzio leaves The Hut

Gian Luzio leaves The Hut

The Hut product director Gian Luzio has left the retailer after less than a year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 2nd 2009 at 5:02PM in News