Entries in 'Retail' (782)

GameStop says Halo 5, Assassin's Creed and Star Wars fell short of expectations

GameStop says Halo 5, Assassin's Creed and Star Wars fell short of expectations

Retailer GameStop has said that a trio of this quarter’s big releases sold fewer units than it had anticipated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2015 at 11:56AM in News
GameStop income dips, at the low end of expectations

GameStop income dips, at the low end of expectations

Retailer GameStop has reported an annual fall in sales and profit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2015 at 1:50PM in News
Nintendo launches official eBay store

Nintendo launches official eBay store

Gamers looking for a cheaper Wii U or 3DS now have an official route to score a cheaper console.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 23rd 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Retro Mega Drive console sales surge 400% at Argos

Retro Mega Drive console sales surge 400% at Argos

A quarter of a century after its release in the UK, the Mega Drive could be a star performer this Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2015 at 11:56AM in News

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ASA won't take further action over Black Ops III Nuketown marketing mistake

ASA won't take further action over Black Ops III Nuketown marketing mistake

The Advertising Standards Authority has said that it won’t be pursuing further measures against Activision concerning a mistake made in the marketing for Call of Duty III pre-order content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2015 at 3:31PM in News
What's in a GAME? We go inside the retailer's Westfield Stratford store

What's in a GAME? We go inside the retailer's Westfield Stratford store

GAME CEO Martyn Gibbs takes MCV on a tour of the company’s flagship Westfield Stratford outlet, and reveals the latest innovations taking place in games retail 

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 19th 2015 at 10:47AM in News
Amazon expands one-hour delivery to third UK city

Amazon expands one-hour delivery to third UK city

The North-East is the latest UK region to gain Amazon’s Prime Now delivery service.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 19th 2015 at 10:12AM in News
Payout: Fallout 4 smashes 500,000 units in a week

Payout: Fallout 4 smashes 500,000 units in a week

Bethesda’s Fallout is one of just four IPs to have sold more than half a million units in a week in the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2015 at 10:09AM in News

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GMG to name the source of every key it sells

GMG to name the source of every key it sells

Retailer Green Man Gaming has announced a change in the way it does things in reaction to its recent scuffle with Reddit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2015 at 2:15PM in News
Green Man Gaming forced to defend itself against grey market key claims

Green Man Gaming forced to defend itself against grey market key claims

Retailer Green Man Gaming has questioned the motivations of a Reddit games deals thread after it made a string of what it believes are unfounded accusations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2015 at 11:57AM in News
1TB PS4 Players Mega Pack confirmed by GameStop

1TB PS4 Players Mega Pack confirmed by GameStop

A new PS4 bundle including three of Sony’s high-profile remasters is on the way later this month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2015 at 11:02AM in News
Fallout 4 claims UK charts crown with 2015's third-biggest launch

Fallout 4 claims UK charts crown with 2015's third-biggest launch

Fallout 4 has tripled the sales of its predecessor New Vegas, rocketing to number one in the UK retail rankings.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 16th 2015 at 9:24AM in News

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Excalibur cuts back on sims and eyes console business

Excalibur cuts back on sims and eyes console business

Publishing label Excalibur is considerably cutting back on its simulation business as it invests more into its own IP.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 13th 2015 at 10:12AM in News
Microsoft sees Xbox One controller sales spike in 2015

Microsoft sees Xbox One controller sales spike in 2015

Microsoft’s first-party controller revenue has shot up by two-thirds during 2015, according to GfK Chart-Track.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 13th 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Take-Two: 'GTA Online success won't change our strategy'

Take-Two: 'GTA Online success won't change our strategy'

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says the publisher will continue to launch multiple triple-A boxed games a year, despite the rapid growth of its digital business.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 13th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Over 40 indies braced for first London Gaming Market

Over 40 indies braced for first London Gaming Market

A market dedicated to selling retro games and merchandise takes place this weekend, and the organisers expect it to give a huge boost to retailers.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 13th 2015 at 9:56AM in News

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UK games retail banks on blockbusters as sales stumble

UK games retail banks on blockbusters as sales stumble

Call of Duty, Fallout and Star Wars Battlefront must deliver if UK games retail is to turn around a difficult 2015.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 13th 2015 at 9:50AM in News
Boxed release confirmed for Life Is Strange

Boxed release confirmed for Life Is Strange

Square Enix has announced a 2016 retail release for former digital-exclusive Life Is Strange.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2015 at 3:10PM in News
GAME insists Fallout 4 problems are not its fault

GAME insists Fallout 4 problems are not its fault

Retailer GAME has denied suggestions that its own systems are to blame for the Fallout 4 pre-order fracas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2015 at 12:55PM in News
GAME responds to spate of MGS5, Mario Maker and Fallout 4 pre-order problems

GAME responds to spate of MGS5, Mario Maker and Fallout 4 pre-order problems

It’s been a couple of rough months for GAME customers, to say the least.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 10th 2015 at 12:14PM in News
Asda: 'Customers don't want to be held hostage by Black Friday deals'

Asda: 'Customers don't want to be held hostage by Black Friday deals'

Asda has turned on Black Friday, signalling its desire to move away from the sales event it helped popularise in the UK.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 10th 2015 at 11:53AM in News
GAME admits some Fallout 4 orders not ready for launch

GAME admits some Fallout 4 orders not ready for launch

Many customers who have been unable to contact GAME’s customer services concerning their botched Fallout 4 orders will not be receiving the game today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2015 at 9:37AM in News
Koch Media on Kickstarter, indie retail and offering the best of both worlds

Koch Media on Kickstarter, indie retail and offering the best of both worlds

Craig McNicol, Northern Europe MD, and Paul Nicholls, sales and marketing director for Northern Europe, discuss Koch Media’s big changes during the last year, reveal the benefits of being both ...

on Nov 9th 2015 at 10:33AM in News
GAME is opening three new UK stores this month

GAME is opening three new UK stores this month

London, Manchester and Southampton will this month provide homes for three new stores from retailer GAME.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2015 at 11:19AM in News
Prime Now one-hour Amazon delivery arrives in UK

Prime Now one-hour Amazon delivery arrives in UK

Retailer Amazon has rolled out its new range of quick delivery options to some parts of the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2015 at 10:32AM in News