Entries in 'Retail' (354)

IHS: Activision-King deal provides short-term boost, less beneficial in the long run

IHS: Activision-King deal provides short-term boost, less beneficial in the long run

Market analyst IHS Technology has questioned the long-term benefits of Activision Blizzard’s acquisition of Candy Crush firm King.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 10:42AM in News
Amazon will deliver Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at midnight

Amazon will deliver Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at midnight

Online retail is trying to muscle its way into the midnight launch market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 9:52AM in News
GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

It's been a busy 12 months for GAME, following the High Street retailer's acquisition of eSports specialist Multiplay, hectic Black Friday last year and return to the PC space.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 28th 2015 at 9:22AM in News
'Halo 5 is the biggest Xbox launch to date'

'Halo 5 is the biggest Xbox launch to date'

You know a company plans to go big with a game when it starts the marketing for it almost a year in advance.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 27th 2015 at 9:30AM in News

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Harmonix admits its staff posted positive Rock Band 4 reviews on Amazon

Harmonix admits its staff posted positive Rock Band 4 reviews on Amazon

Developer Harmonix has admitted that a number of its employees left positive reviews for its recent release Rock Band 4 on Amazon’s website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 1:44PM in News
'Stop grey imports and retail street date breaks or risk chaos,' says ERA

'Stop grey imports and retail street date breaks or risk chaos,' says ERA

The Entertainment Retailers Association is reaching out to UKIE and calling on games publishers to help stop grey importing and street date breaks.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 10:38AM in News
GAME: VR needs us to succeed

GAME: VR needs us to succeed

If virtual reality is going to change the world of video games, then it will need the High Street.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 9:45AM in News
Mario Maker down to second in Japanese charts as FIFA vanishes from Top Ten

Mario Maker down to second in Japanese charts as FIFA vanishes from Top Ten

RPG 7th Dragon III Code: VFD has shot to the top of the Japanese software charts in its first week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 21st 2015 at 2:34PM in News

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Soon you'll be able to stuff a Pikachu at Build-A-Bear stores

Soon you'll be able to stuff a Pikachu at Build-A-Bear stores

The Pokemon Company has announced that its mascot Pikachu will be added to the licensed collection of toys available at Build-A-bear Workshop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2015 at 12:25PM in News
PS4 price cut confirmed, kicks in today

PS4 price cut confirmed, kicks in today

Sony has confirmed that £50 is being lopped off the price of PS4 in the UK today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2015 at 9:01AM in News
European PS4 price cut rumoured for this week

European PS4 price cut rumoured for this week

The PS4 could see its price cut in Europe and the UK as soon as this week, if rumours online are to be believed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2015 at 4:03PM in News
Amazon sues over 1,000 fake reviewers

Amazon sues over 1,000 fake reviewers

US retail giant Amazon has issued a lawsuit against 1,114 people accused of posting fake product reviews on its website.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 19th 2015 at 9:05AM in News

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Retail: Are you ready for the busiest five weeks of the year?

Retail: Are you ready for the busiest five weeks of the year?

If you work in games retail, you might want to take a deep breath before looking at the release schedule for the next month.

on Oct 16th 2015 at 12:53PM in News
Adjusted profits slip at GAME but new stores on the way

Adjusted profits slip at GAME but new stores on the way

GAME saw a 4.5 per cent dip in pre-tax adjusted profit in the last financial year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2015 at 9:56AM in News
FIFA 16 debuts in third in Japanese retail charts as Mario Maker returns to top

FIFA 16 debuts in third in Japanese retail charts as Mario Maker returns to top

Wii U exclusive Super Mario Maker is riding high once again in Japan, as it fought off competition from Uncharted and FIFA to take the chart top spot.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 14th 2015 at 2:09PM in News
'Overly ambitious' expansion leads Humble Bundle to cut a fifth of staff

'Overly ambitious' expansion leads Humble Bundle to cut a fifth of staff

Digital retailer Humble Bundle has been forced to let 12 of its staff members go, after the firm’s CEO admitted it had attempted to grow too quickly.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 13th 2015 at 9:33AM in News

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PS3 version of PES 2016 outsells PS4 in Japan during debut week

PS3 version of PES 2016 outsells PS4 in Japan during debut week

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016’s Japanese launch has highlighted the huge number of gamers still playing on older consoles.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 7th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Riot asks League of Legends teams to pull G2A branding

Riot asks League of Legends teams to pull G2A branding

League of Legends developer Riot appears to be going to war with online key seller G2A.com.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 7th 2015 at 10:36AM in News
Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon Wii U Premium bundle due out this month, costs £240

Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon Wii U Premium bundle due out this month, costs £240

A new Wii U SKU will include two of the platform’s most popular multiplayer games.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 7th 2015 at 10:18AM in News
Humble Bundle launches monthly subscription service

Humble Bundle launches monthly subscription service

Charity retailer Humble Bundle is now offering monthly games bundles to those who sign up for a subscription.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2015 at 10:02AM in News
Publishers now legally obliged to refund faulty digital goods

Publishers now legally obliged to refund faulty digital goods

A new set of consumer rights laws comes into effect today that give buyers the right to a full refund on any faulty digital purchase for 30 days.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2015 at 11:57AM in News
Pachter: Yes, disc based games and consoles have a long future ahead

Pachter: Yes, disc based games and consoles have a long future ahead

Retail can continue to happily sell disc-based physical video games for at least another 20 years, according to one leading analyst.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2015 at 3:15PM in News
GAME is taking pre-orders on a £49.99 Merge VR headset

GAME is taking pre-orders on a £49.99 Merge VR headset

A cut-price virtual reality headset will go on sale exclusively at GAME next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2015 at 11:51AM in News
GameStop: Disc-based games will be around forever

GameStop: Disc-based games will be around forever

Digital is here, and digital is growing, but there is no scenario where disc-based video games will disappear from the market, according to GameStop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2015 at 11:03AM in News
Amazon wants to pay customers to deliver parcels

Amazon wants to pay customers to deliver parcels

Retailer Amazon has announced a new scheme that will see people earning between $18-$25 an hour to deliver parcels to customers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2015 at 2:31PM in News