Retail

Amazon Japan opens doors to international game importing

The Japanese arm of Amazon has begun allowing international customers to buy video games. So what, you may ask? The move offers a brand new avenue for games importers, who until now have relied on import specialists, most of whom are typically more expensive. This will give potentially even more …

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Coleco cuts ties with Retro VGS manufacturer

The owner of the Coleco brand has said that it is no longer associated with the makers of a supposed retro console that was to carry its name. Retro VGS has decided that the work that they have created is not sufficient to demonstrate at this time,” the Coleco Facebook …

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Overwatch release date and beta are official

Blizzard has confirmed the rumours – Overwatch will be released on May 24th, with an open beta on PS4, Xbox One and PC kicking off on May 5th. Three versions of the game are available to pre-order – the standard SKU, the Origins Edition with extra skins and assorted cosmetic …

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Questions asked about legitimacy of Coleco Chameleon retro console

A retro console recently demoed at the New York Toy Fair could be little more than a hoax, it is being alleged. Nintendo Life reports that development of the Coleco Chameleon, itself a rebranded version of failed Kickstarter The Retro VGS, has been put on hold following a string of …

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15,000 HTC Vive headsets sold in ten minutes

HTC has revealed some very early sales data for its upcoming virtual reality headset the Vive. The company has said that it sold over 15,000 units in just the first ten minutes after pre-orders went live yesterday. At the US RRP of $800, that’s $12m of revenue – $1.2m per …

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Raspberry Pi becomes the best-selling British computer ever

With 8m units now shipped to retailers, the makers of the Raspberry Pi are now proclaiming that the machine can claim the crown of the best-selling British computer ever made. Sales of the unit should also pass the 8m figure this month, taking it past the current title holder – …

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HTC Vive virtual reality headset priced at £689 in the UK

A second VR headset now has an official UK price. HTC has announced how the $800 it is charging for Vive in the US will translate on this side of the pond. The number it has produced? 689. By today’s exchange rate $800 is worth about 576, so that’s a …

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Retail listing says Battlefield 5 is a World War 1 shooter

A listing for the as-of-yet unannounced Battlefield 5 has turned up online, complete with a very surprising detail. PCGamesN reports that an entry for Battlefield 5 has cropped up on the site of German retailer World of Games. As well as naming PS4, Xbox One and PC as the formats, …

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GAME creates a robotic mascot to promote trade-ins

Retailer GAME is hoping to promote a fresh boost to its trade-in program with the creation of a new character. He’s called TIM, which cunningly stands for Trade-In Machine. TIM is set to appear on GAME’s various online channels, as well as in-store. With unwanted Christmas gifts taking up valuable …

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