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‘We were not ready for Black Friday,’ admits UK retailers

UK stores said Black Friday was their biggest challenge of 2014. 32 per cent of stores surveyed said that the sales event proved difficult. Retailers felt they were unable to logistically cope with the sheer volume of customers. Physical stores were overwhelmed by footfall, while websites were unable to cope …

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Was Black Friday a good thing?

PlayStation UK and Ireland boss Fergal Gara discusses the recent pre-Christmas sales bonanza and the 20th anniversary of PlayStation… Well what an amazing couple of weeks for the games industry. It’s almost exactly one year since the launch of two new consoles and perhaps, all across the industry, we were …

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Has Black Friday damaged December sales?

November’s barnstorming Black Friday week was one of the busiest seven days of sales in UK games industry history. Almost 2m games were sold that generated around 62m in revenue. It was a huge week, with 240,000 Xbox Ones and PS4s shifted through stores. Yet amongst the commercial success, there …

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US digital revenue up in November thanks to Black Friday

November digital games sales surpassed $1bn in November, according to new research from Superdata. Games Industry reports the total for the period is a year-on-year increase of 23 per cent, and Superdata points to a spike in digital deals during Black Monday and Cyber Monday as a major driving force. …

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Black Friday boosts for Xbox One and PS4 in UK

Sales of both next-gen consoles were up sharply week-on-week in the UK last week as retailers offered some great Black Friday deals. Overall games hardware sales (both consoles and handhelds) soared past 300k units, a retail source has told MCV. Home console sales in the UK are at this point …

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Driveclub sales explode by more than 999% following Black Friday PS4 bundle offers

Offers on games and consoles during last week’s Black Friday sales have seen a number of titles shoot back up the UK retail chart. According to the latest Ukie Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare saw its sales more than double, rising 110 per cent. …

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Xbox One dominated Black Friday in US, report says, while Xbox 360 beat Wii U

Microsoft’s Xbox One was the big winner in the US throughout last Friday’s Black Friday sales, a brand agency claims. InfoScout reckons that Xbox One accounted for 62 per cent of games console hardware sales throughout the key shopping day. The news wasn’t all bad for PS4, however, whose 31 …

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Violence and broken websites highlight the dark side of Black Friday

Police were last night reportedly called to a number of incidents involving disturbances as people queued for Black Friday store openings. The BBC reports that Greater Manchester Police made at least two arrests” while one Trafford store was closed following some scuffles. Three London Asda stores had to call in …

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GAME announces £199.99 Wii U Black Friday bundle

The hat-trick of Black Friday hardware bundles at GAME has been completed with a Wii U deal that will be available from midnight. The 199.99 bundle includes a Basic 8GB console, copies of Super Smash Bros and New Super Mario Bros U and an Amiibo. Alternatively Amazon is offering the …

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Now £299.99 DriveClub and Last of Us PS4 Black Friday bundle rumoured

GAME has confirmed its 299.99 Xbox One hardware bundle for tonight’s Black Friday sale, and now it looks as if it might be joined by a PS4 one. HotUKDeals, which was first on the case with the Xbox One deal, reckons GAME’s Aberdeen store tweeted a picture of a 299.99 …

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