Retail

First half sales boost for DSGi

DSGi has posted a six per cent increase in overall revenues for the 16 weeks leading to August 18th. According to the firm, the rise in takings is largely down to flat panel sales. The group said 11 per cent group sales were good, yet it is too early to …

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UK CHARTS: Bioshock is the Daddy

Bioshock has lived up to the hype at retail this week, storming in at number one and becoming the second fastest-selling 360 game after Gears of War. 2K’s triple-A title outstrips chart stalwart Transformers, which drops one place to two, just ahead of Nintendo’s two Brain Training titles for DS …

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Xbox: Our cut-price console will steal consumers from PS3

Microsoft has shrugged off any fear that its Core Xbox 360 will struggle for prominence in the Christmas market – and told MCV that its price drop will tempt customers away from PS3. The Core console’s price point falls to just 179.99 today – the same as Nintendo’s Wii – …

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UK CHARTS: No disguising Transformers success

Nintendo’s stunning summer performance also rumbles on this week, as the platform holder boasts seven format exclusives across DS and Wii in the top ten, with a notable mention for the ever-popular Wii Play, which rises to take second place. THQ has this week’s highest climber with DS release Purr …

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Play.com gets exclusive Commodore Gaming rights

Online retail giant Play.com has signed a one month exclusive deal with Commodore Gaming for its latest high-end gaming PC, reported Digital Spy . The CommodoreG gaming rig, loaded with an Intel Core 2 quad processor and 2GB of RAM, will only be available to purchase from Play.com during this …

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Gem and Nyko join forces

Peripheral firm Nyko has partnered with Gem to extend its presence into the UK. Among the products available through Gem is the Nyko Charging Station – a charging dock with 2 rechargeable batteries for Nintendo Wii – with a suggested retail price of 29.99. Nyko has always been committed to …

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HMV denies MGS4 for 360

After a listing on its site created a bit of a stir amongst Xbox gamers keen to grab a piece of Solid Snake’s latest outing, retailer HMV has now stated that a dated release for a 360 version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was a mistake. …

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Pokemon duo rule supreme in Europe

Next-gen.biz reports that both the DS SKUs have the market all sewn up in central Europe, with a dominant Nintendo also scoring major success with its range of brain training titles. While DS, Wii, PS2 and PSP games domninate, there’s no sign of PS3 or Xbox 360 in the latest …

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