Entries in 'Retail' (469)

A third of all console spending to be digital by 2017 - report

A third of all console spending to be digital by 2017 - report

IHS head of games Piers Harding-Rolls has predicted a dramatic swing to digital during the imminent console generation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2013 at 12:19PM in News
Activision hails 'astounding' retail for Call of Duty: Ghosts launch

Activision hails 'astounding' retail for Call of Duty: Ghosts launch

Publisher Activision has praised retail for their ‘first class’ support of Call of Duty: Ghosts, as over 2,000 stores opened at midnight last week.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 11th 2013 at 12:00PM in News
GAME selling 'Epic Adventure' gaming holiday

GAME selling 'Epic Adventure' gaming holiday

For £5,500 consumers can now buy an altogether different video gaming collectible from UK retail GAME.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2013 at 12:03PM in News
Breaking the Steam monopoly

Breaking the Steam monopoly

For many, the first word that comes to mind when discussing digital games is Steam.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 8th 2013 at 9:34AM in News

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$1bn worth of Call of Duty: Ghosts sold into retail on day one

$1bn worth of Call of Duty: Ghosts sold into retail on day one

Call of Duty: Ghosts has apparently ‘sold more than $1 billion of Call of Duty: Ghosts into retail stores worldwide as of day one’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2013 at 1:40PM in News
UK retailer offering ROM-based retro game cartridges

UK retailer offering ROM-based retro game cartridges

Funstock has announced a range of (legally dubious) retro games cartridges that work with original console hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2013 at 1:18PM in News
Nintendo to prioritise digital for new IP

Nintendo to prioritise digital for new IP

Nintendo says it will focus on digital releases for its new IP given the platform’s flexibility.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 6th 2013 at 10:57AM in News
VIDEO: Here's GAME's 2013 UK Christmas TV ad

VIDEO: Here's GAME's 2013 UK Christmas TV ad

This is the GAME Christmas TV ad that UK folk are going to be seeing on their sets this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2013 at 4:02PM in News

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Man stages Blockbuster megaphone protest to get PS4 refund

Man stages Blockbuster megaphone protest to get PS4 refund

One disgruntled Blockbuster customer took matters into his own hands when told he could not receive a refund for his PS4 pre-order.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2013 at 11:22AM in News
Head to GAME Stratford for your official Call of Duty: Ghosts launch event

Head to GAME Stratford for your official Call of Duty: Ghosts launch event

The official UK launch event for Call of Duty: Ghosts will take place at GAME’s Stratford store at Westfield tonight.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2013 at 10:42AM in News
HMV app returns to App Store - minus in-app downloads

HMV app returns to App Store - minus in-app downloads

The controversial HMV music download app is back on iOS although its key bit of functionality has been cut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 31st 2013 at 4:17PM in News
Exclusive: The UK PC download charts

Exclusive: The UK PC download charts

UKIE's digital charts project has taken huge strides this year, with more data than ever so that we now have a semi-accurate picture of the UK PC download market.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 31st 2013 at 11:53AM in News

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Asda confirms £39.97 price for COD: Ghosts; outlines midnight events + deals

Asda confirms £39.97 price for COD: Ghosts; outlines midnight events + deals

UK supermarket Asda will be selling Call of Duty: Ghosts for £39.97 from midnight on the evening of Monday November 4th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2013 at 1:22PM in News
GAME offers chance to pay for Xbox One and PS4 early, jump the queue on launch night

GAME offers chance to pay for Xbox One and PS4 early, jump the queue on launch night

Consumers are being offered the chance to jump straight to the front of the queue when buying either Xbox One or PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2013 at 10:54AM in News
Blockbuster promises next-gen console pre-order refunds

Blockbuster promises next-gen console pre-order refunds

Troubled UK retailer Blockbuster WILL refund customers who have paid for PS4 or Xbox One pre-orders.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2013 at 9:13AM in News
Borderlands 2 on pace to break 2K sales records

Borderlands 2 on pace to break 2K sales records

Borderlands 2 has shipped over 7.5m copies at retail, and is on track to become 2K Games' highest-selling title ever.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 30th 2013 at 7:34AM in News

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Blockbuster won't honour PS4 or Xbox One pre-orders

Blockbuster won't honour PS4 or Xbox One pre-orders

Troubled retailer Blockbuster has confirmed that it will not be honouring PS4 or Xbox One pre-orders.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2013 at 4:36PM in News
All 264 Blockbuster stores to continue trading as buyer is sought

All 264 Blockbuster stores to continue trading as buyer is sought

Blockbuster has said that all of its 264 UK stores will continue trading for the time being while a buyer for the chain is sought.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2013 at 1:48PM in News
IMAGES: Assassin's Creed 4 midnight launch in Mumbai

IMAGES: Assassin's Creed 4 midnight launch in Mumbai

Games The Shop held a midnight launch for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag in Mumbai last night.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Oct 29th 2013 at 1:46PM in News
Blockbuster to re-enter administration

Blockbuster to re-enter administration

Entertainment retailer Blockbuster is to enter administration for the second time in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2013 at 1:25PM in News
Analyst slams Take-Two for "heavy reliance on retail"

Analyst slams Take-Two for "heavy reliance on retail"

Take-Two needs to adapt its strategy to lessen its reliance on High Street retail, one analyst has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2013 at 11:49AM in News
HMV re-launch is go

HMV re-launch is go

Entertainment giant HMV is relaunching itself ahead of Christmas.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 28th 2013 at 3:52PM in News
Sainsbury's regains UK No.2 position in supermarket race

Sainsbury's regains UK No.2 position in supermarket race

Asda has fallen to third in the UK supermarket race.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2013 at 3:37PM in News
Who needs sleep? Trio of midnight launches on the way for GAME staff

Who needs sleep? Trio of midnight launches on the way for GAME staff

Spare a thought for the hard-working staff of UK retailer GAME who face a very busy eight days.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2013 at 10:53AM in News
UK retail: Watch Dogs loss won't slow next-gen launch

UK retail: Watch Dogs loss won't slow next-gen launch

The delays to Watch Dogs and DriveClub will not derail the launch of PS4 and Xbox One, UK High Street stores have said.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 25th 2013 at 2:07PM in News