Entries in 'Retail' (606)

EU wants to end regional digital pricing, enforce Digital Single Market

EU wants to end regional digital pricing, enforce Digital Single Market

The European Commission has announced plans that, if passed, will turn the digital video games market on its head.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2015 at 2:03PM in News
GameStop annual sales show slight increase in 2014

GameStop annual sales show slight increase in 2014

GameStop has released its annual financial results for its past fiscal year, with the specialty chain reporting revenue of $9.3bn for the period.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 29th 2015 at 9:07PM in News
GAME: Black Friday is going nowhere

GAME: Black Friday is going nowhere

The price war that erupted in the games market before Christmas may have hurt GAME’s bottom line, but the retailer says it won’t be backing away from Black Friday.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:55AM in News
Pokémon retail promotion to offer GAME customers a free Shiny Charizard

Pokémon retail promotion to offer GAME customers a free Shiny Charizard

A new promotion surrounding the last four Pokémon titles is to kick off next Friday at GAME.

by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 26th 2015 at 9:43AM in News

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Bankrupt RadioShack selling off personal details of 117m customers

Bankrupt RadioShack selling off personal details of 117m customers

The commoditisation of consumers has been perfectly illustrated by disturbing news concerning the bankruptcy of RadioShack in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2015 at 1:52PM in News
GAME and 2K team up for in-store Borderlands competition

GAME and 2K team up for in-store Borderlands competition

Four GAME customers will this Friday have the chance to win a remote control Claptrap and other Borderlands: The Handsome Collection related goodies.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2015 at 4:11PM in News
GAME CFO steps down as profits dip

GAME CFO steps down as profits dip

The honeymoon period for the new GAME shows no sign of returning with a drop in profit and the news that the retailer’s CFO is stepping down.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2015 at 9:20AM in News
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will arrive over a week later on disc

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will arrive over a week later on disc

Bethesda has chosen not to release the digital and physical versions of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood at the same time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 3:46PM in News

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One retailer is already taking pre-orders for the Nintendo NX

One retailer is already taking pre-orders for the Nintendo NX

Gamers in Australia are already able to pre-order Nintendo’s new NX console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 11:43AM in News
Steam will now refund purchases made in EU for 14 days

Steam will now refund purchases made in EU for 14 days

EU residents are now able to obtain refunds on their digital Steam purchases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 9:36AM in News
The GAME Marketplace has officially launched

The GAME Marketplace has officially launched

Having soft launched it last month, GAME has now officially launched its new Marketplace initiative online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 1:24PM in News
PS4 gamer gets their hands on early copy of Bloodborne

PS4 gamer gets their hands on early copy of Bloodborne

It’s not out until next week, but PS4 exclusive Bloodborne has already made it into the hands of one lucky console owner.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 1:04PM in News

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Boxed games prices reach new high in 2014

Boxed games prices reach new high in 2014

The average selling price of a game rose last year to over £31. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:40AM in News
GameStop will support Apple Pay

GameStop will support Apple Pay

The US arm of games retailer GameStop is to begin accepting Apple Pay in its 4,200 stores later this month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2015 at 4:04PM in News
Microsoft cuts Sunset Overdrive Xbox One bundle to £279.99

Microsoft cuts Sunset Overdrive Xbox One bundle to £279.99

A 500GB white Xbox One with Sunset Overdrive can now be had £279.99 directly from Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 12:06PM in News

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GAME acquires Multiplay for £20m

GAME acquires Multiplay for £20m

Retailer GAME has made a big move into the eSports and events space by acquiring Multiplay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 9:07AM in News
Canadians suffer video game RRP increase

Canadians suffer video game RRP increase

The price of new video games appears to have been hiked in Canada.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 4:10PM in News
EA and GAME team up for in-store Reward Points giveaway

EA and GAME team up for in-store Reward Points giveaway

A new Battlefield: Hardline promotion has kicked off today in the UK’s GAME stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:23PM in News
Mario Gold Amiibos selling for bucket loads on eBay

Mario Gold Amiibos selling for bucket loads on eBay

The Walmart-only Gold Mario Amiibo is selling for over seven times its RRP on eBay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:14AM in News
'Better resolution' named as main reason buyers opt for PS4 in US

'Better resolution' named as main reason buyers opt for PS4 in US

A survey of US console owners has found that the main reason PS4 buyers opted for Sony’s console is “better resolution”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 9:46AM in News
God Eater 2 bursts New 3DS' bubble in Japan, as PS4 and Vita take hardware chart top spots

God Eater 2 bursts New 3DS' bubble in Japan, as PS4 and Vita take hardware chart top spots

The release of the next entry in Bandai Namco’s God Eater franchise has shaken up the Japanese retail charts.

by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 25th 2015 at 4:01PM in News
New 3DS getting additional cover plate options in April

New 3DS getting additional cover plate options in April

Nintendo has confirmed that it will release a selection of eight new cover plates for the New 3DS in early.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 1:43PM in News
The Order: 1886 tops UK retail charts as Evolve falls to No.3

The Order: 1886 tops UK retail charts as Evolve falls to No.3

Sony’s PS4-exclusive cinematic shooter The Order: 1886 has debuted at the top of the UK retail charts, according to the latest Ukie Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.

by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 10:10AM in News