Entries in 'trade' (61)

DRM could become legally enforceable

DRM could become legally enforceable

The European Commission has revealed details of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which is designed to help combat piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2010 at 10:46AM in News
Best Buy UK will sell pre-owned games

Best Buy UK will sell pre-owned games

Best Buy is the latest UK retailer to enter the used games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 4:47PM in News
Sony announces scrappage scheme

Sony announces scrappage scheme

Consumers could get up to £150 the asking price of a new Sony HDTV thanks to a brand new ‘scrappage scheme’ that has been announced by the tech giant and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 12:26PM in News
Pre-owned website buying unsold stock

Pre-owned website buying unsold stock

New website tradeyourgames.co.uk, which buys and sells pre-owned titles, will roll out a business-to-business service so that independent video game retailers can sell excess stock.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2010 at 2:22PM in News

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Argos trials trade-in at 27 stores

Argos trials trade-in at 27 stores

As predicted by MCV last week, Argos has begun to trial a pre-owned games service across select stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2010 at 2:05PM in News
INTERVIEW: Green Man Gaming

INTERVIEW: Green Man Gaming

It hasn’t even gone live yet, but Green Man Gaming has already got the games industry talking.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2010 at 3:38PM in News
Games RRP increase on the cards?

Games RRP increase on the cards?

Gamers could face an unwelcome price hike at some stage this year as the price of procuring polycarbonate – a key material in the disc manufacturing process – continues to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 1st 2010 at 2:06PM in News
Trade faces 'premium' DSi XL price

Trade faces 'premium' DSi XL price

The DSi XL will carry a slightly higher trade price than its predecessor DSi, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2010 at 6:00AM in News

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2009 Review - Q4

2009 Review - Q4

2009 drew to a close with the first ever console hardware launch not to support physical media – the PSPgo. Meanwhile, outlets who rely on physical media raged an astonishing ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 31st 2009 at 10:00AM in News
Riccitiello compares piracy to pre-owned

Riccitiello compares piracy to pre-owned

John Riccitiello has stated that the emerging force that is post-release downloadable content is the key tool in battling both the pre-owned market and piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2009 at 10:21AM in News
Livingstone: Pre-owned threatens boxed market

Livingstone: Pre-owned threatens boxed market

UK development legend Ian Livingstone has raised concerns over the growth in pre-owned sales on the High Street – suggesting the practice may force publishers and studios to bypass traditional ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2009 at 9:15AM in News
Black Wii sparks price war

Black Wii sparks price war

Whilst we’re used to aggressive price battles in the software market, hardware prices are typically resilient – which makes the current price war surrounding the upcoming Black Wii all ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2009 at 1:47PM in News

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Nintendo price protects Wii stock

Nintendo price protects Wii stock

Following this morning’s news of a drop in the trade price of Wii in the UK – which was broken exclusively by MCV – Nintendo has reassured retailers that it ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2009 at 10:40AM in News
GMA Trade Tickets go on sale

GMA Trade Tickets go on sale

A limited number of Trade Tickets for this year’s Games Media Awards are now on sale.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2009 at 4:45PM in News
Gamescom wows 240,000 visitors

Gamescom wows 240,000 visitors

New German games expo Gamescom welcomed 240,000 visitors through its doors last week, with its success leading to organisers Koelnmesse to hail it as the world’s largest games trade event.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2009 at 12:47PM in News
No stock means PS3 price cut

No stock means PS3 price cut

Rumours and speculation have been rife for many weeks now, but MCV can reveal that Sony is clearing PS3 hardware stock from the channel ahead of what is expected to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2009 at 2:25PM in News

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US: Amazon ups pre-owned offer

US: Amazon ups pre-owned offer

The North American arm of Amazon has increased the momentum behind its controversial trade-in strategy by offering an extra cash incentive to those willing to send their old games to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2009 at 12:06PM in News
Kotick could “raise prices even further”

Kotick could “raise prices even further”

With retail and consumers alike still getting to grips with the prospect of shelling out £54.99 for November’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has admitted ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2009 at 12:27PM in News
US: Wal-Mart enters pre-owned market

US: Wal-Mart enters pre-owned market

North American retail giant Wal-Mart has quietly entered the pre-owned games market over the weekend with the surprise introduction of trade-in vending machines in some of its stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2009 at 11:42AM in News
New look for PCR online

New look for PCR online

MCV's sister site PC Retail has undergone a radical transformation, with its new look now online and available for all to see.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2009 at 5:25PM in News
Motion Plus price still a mystery

Motion Plus price still a mystery

Following the announcement that Nintendo will launch the Wii Motion Plus add-on on Friday June 12th, and UK retailers have finally been contacted regarding trade prices and availability.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2009 at 12:46PM in News
US: Warner launches HD-DVD for Blu-ray trade deal

US: Warner launches HD-DVD for Blu-ray trade deal

Disgruntled HD-DVD customers in the US are being offered the chance to modernise their film collection thanks to Warner and a new scheme entitled Red2Blu, Home Cinema Choice reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2009 at 2:40PM in News
GAME on why consumers value pre-owned

GAME on why consumers value pre-owned

GAME COO Terry Scicluna has told MCV that the games industry must accept pre-owned games as ‘something customers love’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2009 at 3:13PM in News
Nintendo powerless to up Wii street price

Nintendo powerless to up Wii street price

Wii platform holder Nintendo has told MCV that it is powerless to up the street price of the Nintendo Wii – adding to the concerns of many of the nation’s ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2009 at 2:09PM in News