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Best Buy launching games mag

Having enjoyed a record-breaking start to its life in the UK, it is now being claimed that retailer Best Buy is to launch an official in-store games magazine across its chain of North American stores. The claims come from the Facebook account of Andy Eddy, as spotted by The Game …

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Wal-Mart planning pre-owned invasion

The monopoly once enjoyed by the likes of GAME and GameStop in the pre-owned market is under threat like never before, and now one analyst has predicted that Wal-Mart in the US will follow Best Buy UK’s lead in introducing a second hand offer in its stores. We had seen …

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Best Buy Thurrock sets records

Best Buy’s flagship UK store opened its doors last Friday, bringing the US retailer its biggest opening day sales ever. Today is on track to be the biggest ever opening day for a Best Buy store anywhere in the world by volume of sales,” said Best Buy’s CEO of branded …

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£99.99 for Wii at Best Buy

Best Buy arrives in the UK this Friday with the grand opening of its Thurrock store – and it has been confirmed that the retailer will be selling the black version of Nintendo’s Wii for just 99.99. The price will run from April 30th to May 3rd. Other offers include …

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Best Buy UK will sell pre-owned games

Best Buy is the latest UK retailer to enter the used games market. The firm has a range of pre-owned titles in-store already for all formats, and consumers can trade-in their games against anything in-store, such as a Blu-ray disc or a TV, and vice versa. Pre-owned is an important …

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Best Buy planning up to 150 UK stores

Ahead of the opening of its debut UK store in Thurrock this Friday, Best Buy has said that it is targeting between 60-150 outlets in the country. This is a blank sheet of paper,” chief executive Scott Wheway told The Wall Street Journal. It will be different. It will take …

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Pre-owned website buying unsold stock

New website tradeyourgames.co.uk, which buys and sells pre-owned titles, will roll out a business-to-business service so that independent video game retailers can sell excess stock. The site launched earlier this month and claims to offer consumers trade-in rates of up to 40 per cent more than High Street stores. It …

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News Corp acquires developer

Rupert Murdoch’s high-profile entry into the video games sector has been talked about for years, though whether the acquisition of Irata Labs is really the beginning of a new era for News Corp is certainly up for debate. The buyout of the three-man San Francisco studio does add a new …

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Best Buy preparing DSGi swoop?

Best Buy is looking to buy out rival electronics retail group DSGi, reports suggest. Best Buy’s financial advisors have reportedly compiled a list of potential acquisitions in a bid to gain dominance of the UK market, with the PC World owner topping the list. MCV’s sister site PCR has the …

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Best Buy posts 24.5% profit rise

Electronic retailer Best Buy has announced a 24.5 per cent increase in gross profit of $12.2bn for its fiscal year ending February 27. The retailer posted gross revenue for the year at $49.7bn – a ten per cent increase on last year’s figure. Online sales were also up 20 per …

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