Entries in 'Retail' (490)

Target makes up for PS4 pre-order fumble

Target makes up for PS4 pre-order fumble

Having told many gamers earlier this week that their PS4 pre-orders had been cancelled, Target has now made amends.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2013 at 11:21AM in News
Gem unveils new name - Exertis Gem

Gem unveils new name - Exertis Gem

The parent company of distributor Gem has rebranded itself and its subsidiaries.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2013 at 10:17AM in News
eBay acquires Shutl courier network

eBay acquires Shutl courier network

Online auction giant eBay has acquired UK courier business Shutl.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2013 at 4:08PM in News
2DS drops below £100 at UK retail

2DS drops below £100 at UK retail

Nintendo’s handheld console 2DS has dropped below the £100 barrier at several UK retailers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2013 at 2:03PM in News

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How retail made Skylanders

How retail made Skylanders

In his first interview as Activision’s UK MD, Roy Stackhouse speaks to MCV about the success of Skylanders, the launch of Swap Force and why the franchise will live on ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 22nd 2013 at 1:15PM in News
OPINION: Street date crisis says it all about retail's future

OPINION: Street date crisis says it all about retail's future

Worrying about broken street dates might seem like a very Old World problem to many.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 21st 2013 at 2:48PM in News
Toy retailers back Skylanders

Toy retailers back Skylanders

The Entertainer, WHSmith, and Toymaster are among the retailers who will be selling video games in the run up to Christmas this year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 21st 2013 at 2:40PM in News
US retailer Target cancels some PS4 console pre-orders

US retailer Target cancels some PS4 console pre-orders

The delays of Watch Dogs and DriveClub have had an unfortunate consequence for a handful of gamers in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2013 at 12:01PM in News

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HMV refuses to remove new app from Apple App Store

HMV refuses to remove new app from Apple App Store

Apple has asked HMV to remove its new music downloading app from the iOS App Store – and the retailer has said no.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2013 at 3:20PM in News
Zelda music box isn't a Link Between Worlds pre-order bonus after all

Zelda music box isn't a Link Between Worlds pre-order bonus after all

The collectible Zelda music box revealed by Nintendo earlier this week will not be a pre-order bonus after all.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2013 at 10:59AM in News
ShopTo resolves Call of Duty: Ghosts dispute, but will Royal Mail strike scupper plans?

ShopTo resolves Call of Duty: Ghosts dispute, but will Royal Mail strike scupper plans?

Call of Duty: Ghosts is now available from ShopTo.net after the retailer and Activision settled their differences regarding the title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 17th 2013 at 12:51PM in News
Amazon offering choice of PS4 bundles to replace Watch Dogs pre-orders

Amazon offering choice of PS4 bundles to replace Watch Dogs pre-orders

Customers who have pre-ordered the PS4 Watch Dogs bundle with Amazon have the option of reverting to a solus console SKU.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 17th 2013 at 11:29AM in News

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GAME dismayed by 'frequent' street date breaks

GAME dismayed by 'frequent' street date breaks

GAME says street date breaches are happening ‘frequently’ as it condemns its rivals for selling Pokémon X and Y early.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 17th 2013 at 9:41AM in News
A further 27,638 UK shops to close and 164 retail business to fold by 2018 - report

A further 27,638 UK shops to close and 164 retail business to fold by 2018 - report

Powa Technologies – an ecommerce provider, it should be noted – has issued a damning prediction for the future of the British High Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2013 at 3:44PM in News
GAME clarifies Watch Dogs PS4 bundle situation

GAME clarifies Watch Dogs PS4 bundle situation

Those who have ordered the PS4 Watch Dogs bundle from GAME have been told that their console pre-orders are secure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2013 at 2:36PM in News
eBay's Christmas video games opportunity

eBay's Christmas video games opportunity

Phuong Nguyen, the head of eBay Advertising in the UK, looks at the firm’s data and discusses festive shopping trends and the opportunities that this presents for the video game ...

on Oct 16th 2013 at 2:17PM in News

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Sony reassures gamers over PS4 Watch Dogs bundle pre-orders

Sony reassures gamers over PS4 Watch Dogs bundle pre-orders

If you’ve already pre-ordered one of Sony’s PS4 console and Watch Dogs bundles then the message is simple – don’t worry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2013 at 12:31PM in News
Retail moves to change PS4 Watch Dogs bundle pre-orders

Retail moves to change PS4 Watch Dogs bundle pre-orders

News of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs delay would likely have been greeted through gritted teeth by a large number of retail workers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2013 at 9:39AM in News
INTERVIEW: Anshu Mor, Microsoft India

INTERVIEW: Anshu Mor, Microsoft India

The Xbox One may still be a year away from finding its way to Indian store shelves, but Microsoft India has plenty in the works for the Xbox 360. We ...

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Oct 15th 2013 at 1:17PM in News
Harrison: Digital future is unstoppable but retail will live on

Harrison: Digital future is unstoppable but retail will live on

Last week was a big week for Xbox One in the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 14th 2013 at 2:41PM in News
GTA V has already beaten Black Ops II, Skyrim and FIFA 13's lifetime sales on Amazon

GTA V has already beaten Black Ops II, Skyrim and FIFA 13's lifetime sales on Amazon

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V continues to claim retail records.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2013 at 12:33PM in News
OPINION: Is this fuss over PS4 stock futile?

OPINION: Is this fuss over PS4 stock futile?

At this very moment, an armada of ships are heading to docks around the world.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 14th 2013 at 11:52AM in News
Retail begins offering PS4 upgrades to customers

Retail begins offering PS4 upgrades to customers

Many UK consumers who have pre-ordered a PS4 are now being offered the opportunity to upgrade to one of Sony’s bundles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 10th 2013 at 11:42AM in News
John Lewis expects Xbox One sales to outsell PS4

John Lewis expects Xbox One sales to outsell PS4

Department store giant John Lewis has predicted a next-gen win for Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 10th 2013 at 9:59AM in News
Get hands-on with Xbox One from October 14th in GAME's lock-ins

Get hands-on with Xbox One from October 14th in GAME's lock-ins

Consumers across the country will have the chance to try Xbox One at their local GAME store starting next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 9th 2013 at 1:29PM in News