Tesco expands own-brand software roll-out

The roll-out of Tesco’s own-brand software has stepped up a pace this week, with more than 200 new stores set to have product on shelves by the end of this week. The Tesco Software range was launched in October last year and introduced to around 150 of the supermarket giant’s …

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Pokemon Diamond tops Australian charts

Pokemon Diamond on the DS has risen to the top of the Australian All Format Charts this week, with Pokemon Pearl close on its tail at number three, according to GfK’s chart results . Transformers on the PS2 is sandwiched between the DS titles at number two, no doubt popularised …

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Rivalling the online super-powers

In less than three months we have grown tgrav.com into a retail business that is attracting interest from major publishers and manufacturers. We are developing new routes to market quicker than our major competitors and this is ensuring we stand firmly on the map ready for the Christmas explosion. The …

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The US should learn from the UK

I believe the BBFC was absolutely right in refusing to classify Manhunt 2. And in effect the game has been banned globally by Sony and Nintendo because they won’t allow an adults only game on their platforms – and of course it had an adults only rating over here. So …

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UK is Virgin soil once again

Virgin has confirmed that it is to return to the UK industry as a major market player after an absence of eight years. Spanish publisher-cum-distributor Virgin Play is plotting to open its first London office – marking the first time that the Virgin games brand has had a presence on …

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UK retailers price Xbox 360 Elite

A host of UK retailers including the likes of GAME, Play and HMV have priced Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Elite – and all agree that the machine will launch for 329.99. Due to arrive on August 24th, the revised console offers a 100GB hard drive size increase, an additional HDMI video …

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PS3 passes 1m mark in Japan

Enterbrain, the publisher of Japanese games bible Famitsu, has revealed that Sony’s PlayStation 3 has passed the one million sales mark in Japan – eight months since its launch on November 11th. However, the pace falls significantly short of that boasted by rival Nintendo, whose Wii console reached the one …

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