Retail

GameStop sees 283 per cent net earnings jump

Leading global games retail force GameStop has posted record financial results for the quarter ending November 3rd, with net earnings reaching $52 million – up a massive 283 per cent compared to the same period last year. Sales increased by 59.3 per cent to hit $1.6 billion, up from $1.0 …

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Play.com to launch huge consumer show at Wembley

Play.com is set to put the UK consumer games show back on the map – with an audacious new ‘entertainment lifestyle’ expo at Wembley Stadium. The retailer believes the two-day Play.com Live event will attract 40,000 consumers over the weekend of Saturday, March 15 – 16th next year. It stands …

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Zavvi completes Fastest ever re-branding today

The huge Zavvi roll-out that will once and for all see the Virgin Megastore name disappear from the UK’s High Streets has today completed, with the retailer calling it the fastest re-brand in entertainment retail history.” Stephen Lynn, senior PR and promotions manager at Zavvi Entertainment group told MCV last …

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INTERVIEW: Dr Tanya Byron

Dr. Tanya Byron, the author of the Government’s Review of violence in video games, has told MCV that the current system for rating games poses problems to both the industry and the consumer. When asked if the PEGI/BBFC rating process might have to change, she answered: It’s something I’m thinking …

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UK CHARTS: Pro Evo nets top spot

Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 has taken the number one spot in the ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 software chart after its first week on sale. The title makes it a football one-two-three, with EA’s FIFA 08 holding on to second spot for another week and Sega’s Football Manager 2008 …

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Games the priority at Zavvis mini E3 retail conference

Newly independent entertainment retail chain Zavvi has made a bold gesture of dedication to its games business by introducing a ‘mini E3′ at its annual Christmas conference. The six-hour event gave 125 Zavvi store managers and 30 games specialists the chance to sample a number of key forthcoming titles. THQ, …

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Games the priority at Zavvis mini E3 retail conference

Newly independent entertainment retail chain Zavvi has made a bold gesture of dedication to its games business by introducing a ‘mini E3′ at its annual Christmas conference. The six-hour event gave 125 Zavvi store managers and 30 games specialists the chance to sample a number of key forthcoming titles. THQ, …

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Gamestation investigation to cost GAME £4.5m

High street retailer GAME has forecast that it will lose 4.5 million ‘complying’ with the Competition Commission’s inquiry into its acquisition of Gamestation. The firm revealed the news today in its interim results for the six months ended July 31st, 2007, in which it also reported that it had already …

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Gamestation investigation to cost GAME £4.5m

High street retailer GAME has forecast that it will lose 4.5 million ‘complying’ with the Competition Commission’s inquiry into its acquisition of Gamestation. The firm revealed the news today in its interim results for the six months ended July 31st, 2007, in which it also reported that it had already …

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GAME sales climb 45 per cent

High Street games retailer GAME has credited the success of next-gen consoles for a strong performance in the first half of 2007 that has seen like-for-like sales climb 45.6 per cent and profits reach 6.2 million. In contrast, in the same period last year the chain reported a 5.6 million …

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