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Argos trials first Minute-Past-Midnight delivery for Xbox One X

Argos has announced a UK-first Fast Track delivery trial that guarantees its customers will be the first in the country to receive Microsoft’s Xbox One X. The ambitiously-named Minute-Past-Minute delivery option will be trialled across London Zones 1-5 and promises that customers will receive the console on their doorstep just …

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Xbox One S gets Storm Grey and Deep Blue hardware bundles

Microsoft has announced yet more Xbox One S hardware bundles for the UK, and this time they feature limited edition coloured versions of the machine. A 500GB FIFA 17 bundle in Storm Grey will be available for 249.99 exclusively at GAME, while a Deep Blue version will be exclusive to …

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Sainsbury’s offers £1.3bn for Argos parent company

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has made an offer of 1.3bn to purchase Argos owner Home Retail. According to The Guardian, the two companies were locked in talks last night. Sainsbury’s needs to make its offer official by 5pm today (Tuesday, February 2nd), though has the option to extend its deadline in …

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Retro Mega Drive console sales surge 400% at Argos

A quarter of a century after its release in the UK, the Mega Drive could be a star performer this Christmas. The Daily Mail reports that sales of AtGames’ Sega Mega Drive console have jumped 400 per cent at Argos in recent weeks”. This version of the machine includes two …

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Argos website issues irk angry customers

The Argos website has been rocked by problems over the past week, causing many customers to vent their frustrations online. The site originally went offline to all customers for "just over half a day" on Tuesday October 28th, following a site revamp, according to an Argos spokesperson as reported by …

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Argos opening 25 new digital concept stores

Argos will extend its digital store concept trial to open a further 25 stores by March 2015, in which the traditional shopping catalogues are replaced by tablets. The retailer openedsix digital concept storesduring the Christmas period featuring new developments and technology, including online prepayment, fast track product collection and a …

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MCV AWARDS 2014: Argos beats Amazon to Mainstream Retailer award

Argos took home the Mainstream Retailer prize from last night’s MCV Awards. In 2013 the catalogue retailer shot to the forefront of games retail with its flexible buying options, and also fulfilled what would have been otherwise lost PS4 and Xbox One pre-orders made at doomed rival Blockbuster. It also …

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PS4 and Xbox One help Argos smash festive records

Catalogue retailer Argos posted its best Christmas results in a decade with the help of video games. The retailer called out gaming – in particular Xbox One and PS4 – for helping it increase like-for-like sales by 3.6 per cent. Sales of tablets and white goods also improved significantly. The …

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Find out if you’re underpaid in the latest MCV magazine

Worried about Wii U? Excited by Alien: Isolation? Want to find out how much you’re worth? Then the latest edition of MCV is for you. We talk to Creative Assembly’s Alistair Hope about why the studio is taking the Alien franchise in a new direction from last year’s critically disappointing …

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Argos drops Wii U Premium to £180

Another console has seen its RRP significantly cut on the High Street. Argos is currently selling the Wii U Premium console along with a copy of Nintendo land for 179.99. That’s a 120 saving over the hardware’s RRP. The machine was available for as little as 200 from time to …

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