Entries in 'Retail' (392)

G2A heckled by developers at Reboot Develop

G2A heckled by developers at Reboot Develop

Beleaguered key seller G2A yesterday tried to rebuild some of the burnt bridges between itself and developers with a panel session at Reboot Develop – and it’s fair to say ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2017 at 10:08AM in News
Nintendo discontinues the NES Mini

Nintendo discontinues the NES Mini

In a surprise move, Nintendo has announced that it has ended production of the popular NES Classic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2017 at 10:10AM in News
Physical games sales grow in Q1

Physical games sales grow in Q1

Despite the decline in physical game sales causing problems for retailers such as GameStop, new data from Kantar Worldpanel shows a slight uptick in the sector in Q1 2017.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 1:09PM in News
G2A says it already meets Gearbox's demands

G2A says it already meets Gearbox's demands

The public spat between Gearbox and key reseller G2A has taken another twist.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2017 at 9:54AM in News

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GameStop admits to possible credit card data theft

GameStop admits to possible credit card data theft

Retailer GameStop is investigating claims that credit card and customer data from its website is up for sale on the black market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2017 at 10:06AM in News
Gearbox tries to fix G2A saga with list of demands

Gearbox tries to fix G2A saga with list of demands

Developer Gearbox has found itself at the centre of a storm over a decision to partner with online key seller G2A.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2017 at 9:17AM in News
Twitch launches game sales

Twitch launches game sales

Viewers of streaming video platform Twitch are now able to purchase PC game content directly through the platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
GameStop predicts Switch stock shortages throughout 2017

GameStop predicts Switch stock shortages throughout 2017

It might continue to be hard to find Switch consoles on the High Street for the rest of the year, retailer GameStop has predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2017 at 10:58AM in News

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GameStop Q4 revenues fall 13.6%

GameStop Q4 revenues fall 13.6%

Global games retailer GameStop has reported year-on-year drops in both revenue and income.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Miguel Paniagua

Tequila Works: not all indie games are a good fit for retail

Tequila Works, whose upcoming title Rime is coming to retail on PS4 and Xbox One on May 26th, has told MCV that a boxed release isn’t necessarily the best ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 24th 2017 at 10:06AM in News
GameStop: Switch could eclipse the Wii

GameStop: Switch could eclipse the Wii

The senior director of merchandising at retailer GameSpot has predicted an extremely bright future for Nintendo Switch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 10:57AM in News
Persona 5 mistake saw orders cancelled for being 'dangerous'

Persona 5 mistake saw orders cancelled for being 'dangerous'

Publisher Atlus has been forced to clarify that the Premium Edition of Persona 5 does not contain ‘dangerous materials’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 9:26AM in News

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DotEmu's online store is closing

DotEmu's online store is closing

The once popular DRM-free PC games store DotEmu has announced plans to close later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 11:06AM in News
Apple found guilty of Russian iPhone price fixing

Apple found guilty of Russian iPhone price fixing

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has found Apple guilty of fixing the price of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 in the country.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 11:52AM in News
Switch prompts online traffic boost for US retailers

Switch prompts online traffic boost for US retailers

The launch of the Nintendo Switch earlier this month saw all major US retailers enjoy a boost to their online traffic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 10:49AM in News
Switch manufacturing costs could be to blame for software price disparity

Switch manufacturing costs could be to blame for software price disparity

The additional costs of manufacturing a Switch game cartridge over a PS4 or Xbox One disc could see multiplatform releases costing more on Nintendo’s machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 11:01AM in News

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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con

Strong launch for Switch, but stock must continue to flow, says retail

The Nintendo Switch is finally out in the wild and retailers are reporting an excellent first weekend for the platform holder’s new console despite some stores experiencing delivery issues and ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:10AM in News
Late Shift

Wales Interactive open to limited retail release of new FMV title Late Shift

Wales Interactive has announced it's bringing new cinematic FMV adventure game Late Shift to PS4, Xbox One and Steam next month, with the possibility of a limited retail version coming ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 8th 2017 at 4:09PM in News
Warner to distribute Outlast Trinity physical edition

Warner to distribute Outlast Trinity physical edition

A disc version of Red Barrels’ Outlast Trinity is heading to retail worldwide courtesy of Warner Bros.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
Snipperclips bundle

Snipperclips Joy-Con bundle heading to retail on March 10th, arrives on eShop March 3rd

Indie puzzle game Snipperclips – Cut it Out Together will be coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop on March 3rd as well as part of a special Joy-Con bundle at ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 24th 2017 at 11:18AM in News
Nicolas Wegnez

Nintendo: No Day One shortage of Switch in the UK

Stock shortages seem to be part and parcel of every new console launch these days, but Nintendo’s UK general manager Nicolas Wegnez has assured MCV that the Switch will be ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 24th 2017 at 9:11AM in News
Dead Rising 4 PC

Dead Rising 4 PC version coming to retail and Steam in March

The PC version of Dead Rising 4 will be coming to European retail next month, alongside a global digital launch on Steam, Capcom has announced. Both versions of the game ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 22nd 2017 at 5:32PM in News
Overwatch

Bits and Pixels wants Overwatch merch in supermarkets

New video games-focused licensing agency Bits and Pixels says it is aiming to get Overwatch-licensed goods into supermarkets as well as specialist retail.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 17th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
Coins

Publishers report increased digital sales in 2016

It’s financial report season in the games industry, and several companies have revealed that digital sales are on the rise. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 10th 2017 at 12:19PM in News
A New Frontier retail

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier coming to retail on March 3rd

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier will be arriving at European retailers on March 3rd, Telltale announced today. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 9th 2017 at 4:25PM in News