Retail

Green Man Gaming appoints McGregor as CMO

Ian McGregor has been named as the new chief marketing officer of digital retailer Green Man Gaming. McGregor’s career includes stints at Activision and EA, and he has previously worked on games including FIFA, The Sims and Call of Duty. GMG notes his involvement in launching the FIFA Interactive World …

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GAME CEO talks Call of Duty, Red Dead Redemption 2, and the trailing triple-A pack

Read our full interview with GAME CEO Martyn Gibbs. Although well aware of the need to diversify, UK games retail remains highly reliant upon the success of just a handful of the biggest franchises. And while last year’s big releases let down retailers, things are looking a bit rosier in …

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GAME CEO: Nintendo Switch in ‘constant supply’ but we’re yet to hit Christmas peak

Read our full interview with GAME CEO Martyn Gibbs. Speaking to MCV today, following on from GAME’s full-year results, CEO Martyn Gibbs commented on the stock situation of Switch this Christmas, something that will have a direct impact on the bottom-line not only for many big publishers but also for …

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GameStop suspends PowerPass pre-owned program

GameStop’s new pre-owned rental scheme has been abruptly paused and possibly abandoned altogether. Kotaku reports that the chain yesterday told employees to take down all PowerPass signage. The scheme only launched last week. In a worrying sign for users, those who had already registered are being asked to return their …

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GAME posts £10m loss

Retailer GAME has reported a pre-tax loss of £10m for the year ending July 2017. In contrast, in the previous year it posted a £1.1m profit. Revenue was down 3.6 per cent year-on-year at £782.9m, while gross profit fell 5.7 per cent to £205.1m. As always, a “challenging” market was …

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Exclusive: Xbox One X outsells PS4 Pro in week one sales says GfK

GfK has gone on the record to MCV to report on the success of the Xbox One X’s week one sales in the UK. Dorian Bloch, business group director, at the market research company, told MCV exclusively that Xbox One X unit sales last week amounted to the 10th best …

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Call of Duty: WWII knocks Mario Odyssey off the top of the Japanese charts

Activision’s Call of Duty: World War 2 (which is published by Sony on PS4 in Japan) has claimed the top spot in the Japanese charts. In doing so it knocks Nintendo’s Switch platformer, Super Mario Odyssey, from the top spot. Famitsu credits COD’s strong sell-though (89 per cent), and notes …

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Call of Duty: WWII is still No.1 as three new titles enter Top Ten

There’s no budging Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII from the top of the charts this week. Not only has the FPS clung onto its debut position, but it also posts the best week two sales for any game in the UK charts this year, beating previous record holder FIFA 18 …

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Call of Duty: WWII delivers massive physical sales gain as it grabs No.1

Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII is a hit, claiming a very firm UK No.1 on its debut week. The shooter bucked the trend of High Street declines by posting unit sales some 57 per cent higher than last year’s COD: Infinite Warfare. Revenue was up 21 per cent year-on-year. The …

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Sold Out adds two new Team 17 games to distribution range

Team 17 titles Yoku’s Island Express and Genesis: Alpha One will receive a physical release in the UK courtesy of Sold Out. Pinball title Yoku’s Island Express will be heading to PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch while procedurally generated space adventure Genesis: Alpha One will grace PS4 and Xbox …

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