Entries in 'Retail' (782)

Apple to let owners trade-in damaged iPhones

Apple to let owners trade-in damaged iPhones

Customers with defective iOS handsets are to be given the option of trading them toward a newer model, it has been claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 1:07PM in News
Opinion: PC game makers should relish High Street interest

Opinion: PC game makers should relish High Street interest

‘UK games stores made a major mistake ditching PC games.’

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 29th 2016 at 1:51PM in News
Sony drops pricing info from its PlayStation Blog updates

Sony drops pricing info from its PlayStation Blog updates

Readers of the PlayStation Blog are used to posts highlighting new deals and quoting prices in pounds and euros. That, however, is now a thing of the past.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2016 at 2:59PM in News
Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Kantar’s latest Entertainment Barometer report paints a picture of decline for physical games retail – although it’s faring better than the wider entertainment market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 10:46AM in News

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Retail dismayed by £500 Oculus Rift

Retail dismayed by £500 Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is too expensive and lacking in must-have games, UK stores have warned.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
GameStop reports Christmas growth

GameStop reports Christmas growth

Global video games retailer GameStop has said that like-for-like store sales for the nine weeks ending January 2nd were up 4.4 per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 2:04PM in News
Amazon rolls out Prime Now to new cities

Amazon rolls out Prime Now to new cities

Retailer Amazon has introduced its one-hour delivery service to three new cities.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 11:07AM in News
GAME's share price crashes after troubled trading update

GAME's share price crashes after troubled trading update

Over a third of the value of retailer GAME has been wiped this morning after it revealed the extent of its trading struggles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 9:39AM in News

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GAME revenues dip sharply in Xmas run-in, warns of 'challenging' trading conditions

GAME revenues dip sharply in Xmas run-in, warns of 'challenging' trading conditions

Retailer GAME needs a big couple of days before Christmas to help reverse what has been a poor pre-Christmas spell for the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 9:12AM in News
Publishers bemoan Black Friday bundle 'lunacy'

Publishers bemoan Black Friday bundle 'lunacy'

Leading UK games publishers says the ‘obsession’ around PS4 and Xbox One bundles over Black Friday will harm game sales.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 21st 2015 at 10:26AM in News
Fallout 4 was retail's Game of the Year

Fallout 4 was retail's Game of the Year

Bethesda's Fallout 4 was UK games retail's favourite release this year. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 11th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Over half of stores think VR is not going to take off in 2016

Over half of stores think VR is not going to take off in 2016

Virtual reality is finally being released, but over half of UK games stores think that it is not going to take off in 2016. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 11th 2015 at 10:30AM in News

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70% of UK stores think PS4 will rule next year

70% of UK stores think PS4 will rule next year

Nearly three quarters of UK games stores believe that PlayStation 4 will be the dominant platform in 2016. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 11th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Street talk: MCV's 2015 Annual Retail Survey

Street talk: MCV's 2015 Annual Retail Survey

It's time for MCV's Annual Retail Survey – what was the biggest challenge facing UK games retail? Who was their favourite publisher? What game sold the best for them? 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 11th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
John Lewis has started stocking a VR headset

John Lewis has started stocking a VR headset

Straight-laced, stiff upper-lipped, very-sensible middle class British High Street retailer John Lewis has got all modern, like, by adding a virtual reality headset to its shelves.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2015 at 3:43PM in News
GAME and Overclockers team up

GAME and Overclockers team up

Retailers GAME and Overclockers have partnered up to offer gaming PCs and components in GAME stores and on its website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2015 at 11:22AM in News

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EA contests GameStop's Star Wars Battlefront fears

EA contests GameStop's Star Wars Battlefront fears

Peter Moore has questioned the uncertainties posed by GameStop about the performance of Star wars Battlefront.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 3:24PM in News
Rise of the Tomb Raider made Microsoft and Square Enix 'very happy', says dev

Rise of the Tomb Raider made Microsoft and Square Enix 'very happy', says dev

Lara Croft’s latest hasn’t been a disappointment for its publishers, developer Crystal Dynamics has insisted.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 1st 2015 at 10:04AM in News
PS4, Xbox One and Wii U prices slashed to under £230 in Black Friday showdown

PS4, Xbox One and Wii U prices slashed to under £230 in Black Friday showdown

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are going all-out in their approach to this year’s Black Friday.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 27th 2015 at 9:24AM in News
Boxed version of indie darling Fez announced

Boxed version of indie darling Fez announced

Critically-acclaimed indie hit Fez is coming to physical retail for the first time – three years after its launch.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 26th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Games retail braced for £70m Black Friday bonanza

Games retail braced for £70m Black Friday bonanza

This Friday could be the biggest sales day for games outside of a console launch.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 26th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Analysts dispute GameStop's Star Wars Battlefront and Halo 5 estimates

Analysts dispute GameStop's Star Wars Battlefront and Halo 5 estimates

GameStop’s assessment of both physical sales of Star Wars Battlefront and digital sales of Halo 5 are incorrect, analysts have argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2015 at 2:57PM in News
Retailer Play Asia labels Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 saga 'SJW nonsense'

Retailer Play Asia labels Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 saga 'SJW nonsense'

Import specialist Play Asia has chosen to use a pro-GamerGate anti-equality hashtag in its response to this morning’s Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2015 at 1:26PM in News
Dirt Rally could be coming to boxed retail

Dirt Rally could be coming to boxed retail

Codemaster’s Early Access racing title Dirt Rally may be set for a physical release early next month.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 25th 2015 at 11:19AM in News
PlayStation TV now slashed to $19.99 in US

PlayStation TV now slashed to $19.99 in US

The ignominious fall of the PlayStation TV has seen Sony’s streaming microconsole slashed to an all-time low in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2015 at 3:35PM in News