MCV AWARDS 2014: Argos beats Amazon to Mainstream Retailer award

Argos took home the Mainstream Retailer prize from last night’s MCV Awards.

In 2013 the catalogue retailer shot to the forefront of games retail with its flexible buying options, and also fulfilled what would have been otherwise lost PS4 and Xbox One pre-orders made at doomed rival Blockbuster. It also produced the new Game Flyer magazine.

The firm is the biggest High Street games retailer, with 737 stores across the country.

It beat last year’s winner Amazon – showing that brick and mortar retail can still thrive in a digital era – as well as a number of supermarkets.

Argos was one of 15 winners at the MCV Awards last night.

The full list of winnerscan be found here.

Now entering its eleventh year, the MCV Awards recognise the UK video games industry’s finest and celebrate achievements across all its sectors, from retail, publishing and development, to distribution, media and service providers.

This year’s event is supported by bar and disco partner Xbite, trade launch partner EA, gold partner Future and Kotaku UK, event partners Curse, Green Man Gaming, GamesGrabr, Gamescom, Simply Games, Intergi, An.x and Think Tank, award partners Razer, IGN and OnLive, plus tablet gift partners OPM and Orb.

For further coverage of the MCV Awards 2014,click here.

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