Entries in 'Retail' (174)

Microsoft explains Xbox One X's £449 price

Microsoft explains Xbox One X's £449 price

There has been much debate about Microsoft's decision to price the Xbox One X at £449 ($499 in the US).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2017 at 10:19AM in News
G2A claims Business Insider Innovation award

G2A claims Business Insider Innovation award

Business Insider has apparently handed its Innovation Initiator award to controversial key reseller G2A.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2017 at 10:41AM in News
The Escapists 2

The Escapists 2 to break into retail this summer thanks to Sold Out and Team17

Boxed specialist Sold Out is partnering with Team17 to bring The Escapists 2 to retail, the publisher has announced. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 8th 2017 at 2:25PM in News
Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 to hit retail this autumn

Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 to hit retail this autumn

Mojang and Telltale Games have announced the second season of Minecraft: Story Mode, with the first episode set to launch digitally on July 11th on Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 7th 2017 at 3:18PM in News

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Lost Sphear

Tokyo RPG Factory's Lost Sphear to receive exclusive physical edition on PS4 and Switch

I am Setsuna developer Tokyo RPG Factory has unveiled its next project. Entitled Lost Sphear, the title will be coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch and Steam in early 2018, with ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 31st 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Overwatch

Overwatch re-enters UK charts at No.2, Injustice 2 keeps No.1 spot

Hot off the back of the digital release of its Game of the Year edition, Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch climbed 16 places in the UK charts last week, claiming the No.2 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 30th 2017 at 9:32AM in News
Standalone Switch dock will cost £80

Standalone Switch dock will cost £80

Switch owners who want to add an additional dock to their household setup face a significant outlay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2017 at 10:48AM in News
GAME launches premium loyalty scheme

GAME launches premium loyalty scheme

Retailer GAME is hoping to convince consumers to spend £36 per year to sign up to a new customer loyalty scheme.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2017 at 11:11AM in News

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The Switch price for Rime has been reduced

The Switch price for Rime has been reduced

Rime will no longer cost more digitally on Switch than it does on other platforms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2017 at 11:04AM in News
1992 FMV game Night Trap is getting a re-release

1992 FMV game Night Trap is getting a re-release

A notoriously shoddy but undeniably appealingly quirky Sega CD game that uses Full Motion Video (FMV) is getting a surprise re-release on PS4 and Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2017 at 10:57AM in News
Elite Dangerous

Sold Out to bring Frontier's Planet Coaster and Elite Dangerous to retail

Sold Out is to partner with Frontier Developments to bring Planet Coaster and Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition to retail. The boxed version of Planet Coaster will launch on May 23rd, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 24th 2017 at 4:06PM in News
G2A heckled by developers at Reboot Develop

G2A heckled by developers at Reboot Develop

Beleaguered key seller G2A yesterday tried to rebuild some of the burnt bridges between itself and developers with a panel session at Reboot Develop – and it’s fair to say ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2017 at 10:08AM in News

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Nintendo discontinues the NES Mini

Nintendo discontinues the NES Mini

In a surprise move, Nintendo has announced that it has ended production of the popular NES Classic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2017 at 10:10AM in News
Physical games sales grow in Q1

Physical games sales grow in Q1

Despite the decline in physical game sales causing problems for retailers such as GameStop, new data from Kantar Worldpanel shows a slight uptick in the sector in Q1 2017.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 1:09PM in News
G2A says it already meets Gearbox's demands

G2A says it already meets Gearbox's demands

The public spat between Gearbox and key reseller G2A has taken another twist.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2017 at 9:54AM in News
GameStop admits to possible credit card data theft

GameStop admits to possible credit card data theft

Retailer GameStop is investigating claims that credit card and customer data from its website is up for sale on the black market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2017 at 10:06AM in News

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Gearbox tries to fix G2A saga with list of demands

Gearbox tries to fix G2A saga with list of demands

Developer Gearbox has found itself at the centre of a storm over a decision to partner with online key seller G2A.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2017 at 9:17AM in News
Twitch launches game sales

Twitch launches game sales

Viewers of streaming video platform Twitch are now able to purchase PC game content directly through the platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
GameStop predicts Switch stock shortages throughout 2017

GameStop predicts Switch stock shortages throughout 2017

It might continue to be hard to find Switch consoles on the High Street for the rest of the year, retailer GameStop has predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2017 at 10:58AM in News
GameStop Q4 revenues fall 13.6%

GameStop Q4 revenues fall 13.6%

Global games retailer GameStop has reported year-on-year drops in both revenue and income.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
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Tequila Works: not all indie games are a good fit for retail

Tequila Works, whose upcoming title Rime is coming to retail on PS4 and Xbox One on May 26th, has told MCV that a boxed release isn’t necessarily the best ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 24th 2017 at 10:06AM in News
GameStop: Switch could eclipse the Wii

GameStop: Switch could eclipse the Wii

The senior director of merchandising at retailer GameSpot has predicted an extremely bright future for Nintendo Switch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 10:57AM in News
Persona 5 mistake saw orders cancelled for being 'dangerous'

Persona 5 mistake saw orders cancelled for being 'dangerous'

Publisher Atlus has been forced to clarify that the Premium Edition of Persona 5 does not contain ‘dangerous materials’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 9:26AM in News
DotEmu's online store is closing

DotEmu's online store is closing

The once popular DRM-free PC games store DotEmu has announced plans to close later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 11:06AM in News
Apple found guilty of Russian iPhone price fixing

Apple found guilty of Russian iPhone price fixing

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has found Apple guilty of fixing the price of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 in the country.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 11:52AM in News