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You can now negotiate with sellers on Amazon

You can now negotiate with sellers on Amazon

Amazon has added a ‘Make An Offer’ option to some items that allows potential buyers to haggle with sellers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2014 at 1:40PM in News
Tesco says profits will be almost £1bn lower than predicted

Tesco says profits will be almost £1bn lower than predicted

2014 has already been one to forget for Tesco, and the news just keeps getting worse.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2014 at 10:30AM in News
Amiibo prices hiked as talk of supply problems emerges

Amiibo prices hiked as talk of supply problems emerges

It appears that supply problems are hitting a range of Nintendo products, with retailers being forced to cancel some pre-orders and others increasing their prices.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 5th 2014 at 2:05PM in News
Legless Princess Peach Amiibo wants in on the Ebay auction action

Legless Princess Peach Amiibo wants in on the Ebay auction action

The rush to sell defective Amiibo figures for sky-high prices is on.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 4:35PM in News

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Now Kmart pulls Grand Theft Auto V from shelves

Now Kmart pulls Grand Theft Auto V from shelves

A second Australian retailer has pulled Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V from sale.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2014 at 8:22AM in News
GTA V tops GameStop customers' Christmas wish lists

GTA V tops GameStop customers' Christmas wish lists

A survey of GameStop PowerUp Rewards members in the US has found that Grand Theft Auto V features on more Christmas lists this year than any other game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 3:30PM in News
Target pulls GTA V from sale due to its 'depictions of violence against women'

Target pulls GTA V from sale due to its 'depictions of violence against women'

Australian retailer Target has pulled Grand Theft Auto V from its shelves due to what it says are concerns “about the game's depictions of violence against women”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 12:09PM in News
Defective Samus Aran Amiibo sells for $2,500 on Ebay

Defective Samus Aran Amiibo sells for $2,500 on Ebay

A defective version of Nintendo’s Samus Aran Amiibo figure has sold for an incredible amount on auction site Ebay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 10:48AM in News

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The Wii U Basic has had a price cut in the UK

The Wii U Basic has had a price cut in the UK

The trade price of the Wii U 8GB Basic console has been significantly cut in the UK, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 1:50PM in News
Driveclub sales explode by more than 999% following Black Friday PS4 bundle offers

Driveclub sales explode by more than 999% following Black Friday PS4 bundle offers

Offers on games and consoles during last week’s Black Friday sales have seen a number of titles shoot back up the UK retail chart.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 1st 2014 at 10:10AM in News
Xbox One dominated Black Friday in US, report says, while Xbox 360 beat Wii U

Xbox One dominated Black Friday in US, report says, while Xbox 360 beat Wii U

Microsoft’s Xbox One was the big winner in the US throughout last Friday’s Black Friday sales, a brand agency claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 9:47AM in News
Japanese games retail "could vanish in the next five years"

Japanese games retail "could vanish in the next five years"

Specialist game retailers may be dead in Japan by the end of the decade, it has been warned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2014 at 4:00PM in News

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Violence and broken websites highlight the dark side of Black Friday

Violence and broken websites highlight the dark side of Black Friday

Police were last night reportedly called to a number of incidents involving disturbances as people queued for Black Friday store openings.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 28th 2014 at 9:41AM in News
Now £299.99 DriveClub and Last of Us PS4 Black Friday bundle rumoured

Now £299.99 DriveClub and Last of Us PS4 Black Friday bundle rumoured

GAME has confirmed its £299.99 Xbox One hardware bundle for tonight’s Black Friday sale, and now it looks as if it might be joined by a PS4 one.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2014 at 2:26PM in News
UPDATE: £300 four game Xbox One console bundle in GAME's Black Friday sale

UPDATE: £300 four game Xbox One console bundle in GAME's Black Friday sale

An Xbox One with four games will apparently feature as part of GAME’s Black Friday sale kicking off tonight.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2014 at 12:22PM in News
GameStop hikes price of 3DS hack title Cubic Ninja in US

GameStop hikes price of 3DS hack title Cubic Ninja in US

US retailer has responded to the increased demand for 3DS title Cubic Ninja by ramping up the game’s price.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 3:03PM in News

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GAME announces midnight openings for Black Friday

GAME announces midnight openings for Black Friday

Leading UK retailer GAME is taking the unusual step of opening over 300 of its stores at midnight on the night of Thursday November 27th for Black Friday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2014 at 11:47AM in News
GameStop thinks that cheap digital games are a 'mistake'

GameStop thinks that cheap digital games are a 'mistake'

The president of GameStop has warned the games industry that it risks repeating the mistake of the music and film sectors by devaluing its main commodity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2014 at 10:23AM in News
GAME plans GAMEtronics bays and GAME Marketplace for 2015

GAME plans GAMEtronics bays and GAME Marketplace for 2015

A national rollout for GAMEtronics and a new online marketplace called GAME Marketplace are two of the initiatives planned for GAME in the coming year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 3:48PM in News
GameStop is closing its stores for Thanksgiving

GameStop is closing its stores for Thanksgiving

US High Street games retailer GameStop has confirmed that its stores will be closed on Thursday November 27th for Thanksgiving.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2014 at 9:02AM in News
How independent retailers can survive the industry transition

How independent retailers can survive the industry transition

While trying to grow our own business we continually look at our competitors, both large and small, to see which direction the industry is heading in. And as the market ...

on Nov 20th 2014 at 12:22PM in News
Gross revenue climbs as GAME's share price continues to soar

Gross revenue climbs as GAME's share price continues to soar

GAME Digital has reported a 17 per cent increase in group revenue for the quarter ending October 25th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2014 at 12:55PM in News
Argos website issues irk angry customers

Argos website issues irk angry customers

The Argos website has been rocked by problems over the past week, causing many customers to vent their frustrations online.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Nov 5th 2014 at 11:14AM in News
Next-gen price wars continue as GameStop drops PS4 below £300

Next-gen price wars continue as GameStop drops PS4 below £300

The somewhat surprising UK next-gen price war has intensified with one major retailer dropping the PS4 to below £300.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2014 at 11:02AM in News
GAME hands out £1.08m in Reward Points via Virtual Loyalty Shares

GAME hands out £1.08m in Reward Points via Virtual Loyalty Shares

Retailer GAME has over the weekend rewarded 8,000 customers with a big slice of free store credit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2014 at 11:29AM in News