Entries in 'HMV' (339)

Number of High Street games stores drops, but still beats online and supermarkets

Number of High Street games stores drops, but still beats online and supermarkets

Online stores and supermarkets failed to capitalize on mass store closures in the UK last year, as High Street stores emerged as the biggest sellers of physical video games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 12th 2014 at 12:00AM in News
HMV slashes pre-owned games by 75%

HMV slashes pre-owned games by 75%

Pre-owned games are currently available for 75 per cent off at HMV stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2014 at 10:32AM in News
HMV's iconic Oxford Street store closes

HMV's iconic Oxford Street store closes

The retailer's flagship store closes its doors today for the last time after 30 years.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 13th 2014 at 5:09PM in News
REVIEW OF THE YEAR: The fall of Blockbuster

REVIEW OF THE YEAR: The fall of Blockbuster

Last week, the High Street told MCV it feels 2014 will be a good year for video games retailing.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 1st 2014 at 9:00AM in News

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HMV ramping down tech, stepping up games, music and film

HMV ramping down tech, stepping up games, music and film

HMV is reducing the amount of high-end technology it sells, the retailer has told MCV's sister site PCR.

by Laura Barnes
on Nov 29th 2013 at 1:18PM in News
HMV app returns to App Store - minus in-app downloads

HMV app returns to App Store - minus in-app downloads

The controversial HMV music download app is back on iOS although its key bit of functionality has been cut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 31st 2013 at 4:17PM in News
HMV re-launch is go

HMV re-launch is go

Entertainment giant HMV is relaunching itself ahead of Christmas.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 28th 2013 at 3:52PM in News
Discover the 30 under 30 in the latest MCV

Discover the 30 under 30 in the latest MCV

In the the latest edition of MCV, we reveal the rising superstars in the UK games industry.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 24th 2013 at 4:20PM in News

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Apple to pull HMV app by the end of the day

Apple to pull HMV app by the end of the day

HMV’s now-controversial iOS app will likely be gone by the end of the day.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2013 at 12:48PM in News
HMV refuses to remove new app from Apple App Store

HMV refuses to remove new app from Apple App Store

Apple has asked HMV to remove its new music downloading app from the iOS App Store – and the retailer has said no.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2013 at 3:20PM in News
HMV hosting F1 2013 launch event this Friday

HMV hosting F1 2013 launch event this Friday

A real-life F1 car will be the star attraction at the official F1 2013 launch event at HMV Oxford Street this Friday (October 4th).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2013 at 3:58PM in News
GTA V UK midnight launches balloon to almost 2,000

GTA V UK midnight launches balloon to almost 2,000

There will now be almost 2,000 stores opening on Monday night to herald the launch of Grand Theft Auto V.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 13th 2013 at 11:29AM in News

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HMV's 60 years of entertainment - but where are games?

HMV's 60 years of entertainment - but where are games?

Entertainment retailer HMV has been running a Six Decades of Entertainment promotion throughout the summer, but video games will not feature in it.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 28th 2013 at 2:27PM in News
Ubisoft and HMV veterans join Multiplay

Ubisoft and HMV veterans join Multiplay

Esports specialists Multiplay has hired two new members to its sales team.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Jul 10th 2013 at 2:50PM in News
HMV suffers severe market share drop; Tesco up

HMV suffers severe market share drop; Tesco up

The number of HMV shoppers have almost halved over the last 12 weeks, claims retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 10th 2013 at 12:40PM in News
Rebuilding HMV's games offer

Rebuilding HMV's games offer

Just six months ago, the games industry feared HMV would abandon video games.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 10th 2013 at 11:17AM in News

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HMV opens new Head Office in Blackfriars

HMV opens new Head Office in Blackfriars

Entertainment retailer HMV has relocated its UK headquarters to London's Blackfriars area.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 3rd 2013 at 12:56PM in News
Newcastle FC owner Mike Ashley buys HMV Oxford Street

Newcastle FC owner Mike Ashley buys HMV Oxford Street

Sports Direct owner and accomplished drinker Mike Ashley has purchased the lease for HMV Oxford Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2013 at 1:22PM in News
Read our big interview with EA Sports boss Andrew Wilson in the latest MCV

Read our big interview with EA Sports boss Andrew Wilson in the latest MCV

This week's issue of MCV features our big interview with the head of EA Sports, Andrew Wilson. Who tells MCV why the firm must not mess up the next generation.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 27th 2013 at 11:51AM in News
OPINION: Farewell to His Master's Voice

OPINION: Farewell to His Master's Voice

These days it’s not the done thing for a journalist to praise a PR.

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 31st 2013 at 11:10AM in News
HMV exodus continues as PR, marketing and games execs leave

HMV exodus continues as PR, marketing and games execs leave

Retail giant HMV is losing a number of high profile employees this week, including its games buyer and marketing boss.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 30th 2013 at 1:19PM in News
Gennaro Castaldo leaves HMV for BPI

Gennaro Castaldo leaves HMV for BPI

He has outlasted almost everyone in the games industry, but HMV is sadly saying goodbye to PR mastermind Gennaro Castaldo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 29th 2013 at 8:43AM in News
HMV Ireland could return

HMV Ireland could return

Hilco is in discussions with landlords about a possible return to Ireland for HMV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2013 at 3:35PM in News
Amazon boosts its entertainment market share as GAME drops 3%

Amazon boosts its entertainment market share as GAME drops 3%

Supermarkets and Amazon have boosted their entertainment market share at the expense of GAME and HMV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2013 at 1:49PM in News
MCV AWARDS 2013: HMV wins - "It's good to be back."

MCV AWARDS 2013: HMV wins - "It's good to be back."

HMV cemented its return from administration at the MCV Awards last night, picking up the award for Retail Concept.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 19th 2013 at 11:21AM in News