Entries in 'Retail' (2204)

Intel's retail Haswell chips unable to match pre-production performance

Intel's retail Haswell chips unable to match pre-production performance

This week saw the arrival of Intel’s new breed of CPU, Haswell – and already the design has been dogged with controversy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2013 at 10:02AM in News
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition launches at US retail

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition launches at US retail

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is out today at US retail, with the disc version arriving in additional territories throughout the rest of the month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 5th 2013 at 8:15AM in News
Wikipad US launch set for next week

Wikipad US launch set for next week

Following an eight month delay, the Wikipad is ready for retail.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 5th 2013 at 7:40AM in News

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OPINION: Xbox 'backlash' will boost Microsoft

OPINION: Xbox 'backlash' will boost Microsoft

I recently labelled a specific element of Xbox One a PR gaffe.

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 31st 2013 at 12:03PM in News
OPINION: Farewell to His Master's Voice

OPINION: Farewell to His Master's Voice

These days it’s not the done thing for a journalist to praise a PR.

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 31st 2013 at 11:10AM in News
Take-Two's Zelnick wants a slice of Xbox One's pre-owned pie

Take-Two's Zelnick wants a slice of Xbox One's pre-owned pie

There are two important conclusions to draw from the following news story.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2013 at 8:45AM in News
Second listing for Mirror's Edge 2 on Xbox One spotted

Second listing for Mirror's Edge 2 on Xbox One spotted

EA could be set for a hugely fan-pleasing reveal at E3 next month – Mirror’s Edge 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 29th 2013 at 1:23PM in News

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UK Xbox One pre-orders ahead of PS4, although PS4 enjoys post Xbox spike

UK Xbox One pre-orders ahead of PS4, although PS4 enjoys post Xbox spike

MCV has received word from retail sources that pre-orders for the Xbox One are tracking ahead of PS4 in many UK stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 29th 2013 at 12:10PM in News
Gennaro Castaldo leaves HMV for BPI

Gennaro Castaldo leaves HMV for BPI

He has outlasted almost everyone in the games industry, but HMV is sadly saying goodbye to PR mastermind Gennaro Castaldo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 29th 2013 at 8:43AM in News
One gamer's impassioned plea to protect pre-owned

One gamer's impassioned plea to protect pre-owned

Consumer rights should be kept at the forefront of any proposed change to the pre-owned games model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2013 at 12:41PM in News
Xbox One breaks pre-order records at Blockbuster

Xbox One breaks pre-order records at Blockbuster

The internet may have spent the majority of last week shouting loudly at Microsoft, but it seems that the view of the average consumer is far more positive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2013 at 12:10PM in News

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Sony embraces #PS4NoDRM campaign

Sony embraces #PS4NoDRM campaign

A trio of Sony execs have reacted positively to the #PS4NoDRM campaign.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2013 at 11:34AM in News
UPDATED: Publishers to receive cut of Xbox One pre-owned sales at retail

UPDATED: Publishers to receive cut of Xbox One pre-owned sales at retail

Retailers will be free to charge whatever they wish for pre-owned Xbox One games, but both Microsoft and publishers will take a percentage cut of every sale.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2013 at 9:32PM in News
GameStop tight-lipped about Xbox One pre-owned plans

GameStop tight-lipped about Xbox One pre-owned plans

So tight is the secrecy surrounding Microsoft’s pre-owned ambitions for Xbox One that even GameStop has seemingly been sworn to silence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2013 at 1:41PM in News
Wii U sales boost following Xbox One reveal

Wii U sales boost following Xbox One reveal

Sales of the Wii U have rocketed on Amazon.co.uk in the days following Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2013 at 9:35AM in News

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Q1 sales down 6.7% at GameStop

Q1 sales down 6.7% at GameStop

Global games retailer GameStop has reported a like-for-like annual sales decrease of 6.7 per cent for the quarter ending May 4th 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2013 at 2:16PM in News
GameStop buoyant about Xbox One and PS4 pre-owned

GameStop buoyant about Xbox One and PS4 pre-owned

The president of global games retailer GameStop has played down fears that Xbox One will curtail the pre-owned market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2013 at 2:19PM in News
The fact about pre-owned on Xbox One

The fact about pre-owned on Xbox One

And no, that’s not us mixing up our plurals and our singulars.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2013 at 8:33AM in News
UPDATE: Confusion over Xbox One's pre-owned compatibility and internet requirements

UPDATE: Confusion over Xbox One's pre-owned compatibility and internet requirements

The new Xbox One WILL NOT require a constant internet connection. Sort of. But it WILL limit pre-owned. We think.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2013 at 10:30PM in News
Zavvi taking Xbox One pre-orders for £399.99

Zavvi taking Xbox One pre-orders for £399.99

Retailer Zavvi appears to be the first to have gone live with Xbox One pre-orders.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2013 at 9:33PM in News
New uniform for GAME staff designed by Insert Coin

New uniform for GAME staff designed by Insert Coin

Gaming clothes specialist Insert Coin has been named as the designer of the new staff uniform for retailer GAME.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 20th 2013 at 11:36AM in News
Green Man Gaming adds Telltale games to its line-up

Green Man Gaming adds Telltale games to its line-up

Customers will from today be able to buy Telltale developed games from digital retailer Green Man Gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2013 at 12:55PM in News
Online Retail vs Street Dates

Online Retail vs Street Dates

Day one delivery is crucial to online retailers. It drives pre-orders and secures sales that may otherwise have gone to High Street rivals.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 16th 2013 at 2:01PM in News
Download firms wary of UK digital consumer rights bill

Download firms wary of UK digital consumer rights bill

Download retailers have their doubts over a UK bill that will allow consumers to return ‘faulty’ digital content.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 16th 2013 at 11:35AM in News