Entries in 'Retail' (521)

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
Game4u to hold Battlefield 4 midnight launch

Game4u to hold Battlefield 4 midnight launch

Game4u will hold a midnight launch for Battlefield 4 at three of its stores.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Oct 25th 2013 at 3:32AM in News
Assassin's Creed 4 midnight launch confirmed

Assassin's Creed 4 midnight launch confirmed

Games The Shop will hold a midnight launch for Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag in Mumbai.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Oct 25th 2013 at 2:39AM in News

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Injustice: Gods Among Us joins PS3-PS4 upgrade scheme

Injustice: Gods Among Us joins PS3-PS4 upgrade scheme

Warner Bros’ Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition has joined Sony’s next-gen trade-up scheme.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2013 at 10:35AM in News
UK retail's back-up plan as postal strike threatens Call of Duty launch

UK retail's back-up plan as postal strike threatens Call of Duty launch

The UK’s biggest online games retailers will make sure customers receive Call of Duty: Ghosts on launch day, despite a proposed postal strike.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 24th 2013 at 10:19AM in News
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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
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