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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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GAME tops UK retail Christmas league table

OC&C Strategy Consultants’ Christmas 2013 league table has named GAME and the UK’s big High Street winner. The chain apparently boasted the largest growth of any UK retailer not only in-store but also online, Retail Week reports. While OC&C did note that the success story is more generally about the …

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GAME sales up 90% over Christmas

Like-for-like sales at the UK’s leading video games retailer GAME grew 90 per cent year-on-year for the six weeks ending January 4th. Total sales jumped 83 per cent with online sales rocketing by 213 per cent. This strong overall performance for our second peak trading period was driven by our …

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Multichannel sales surge as GameStop reports festive growth

GameStop has reported like-for-like sales growth of 10.2 per cent for the nine weeks ending January 4th. That breaks down as 7.1 per cent growth in the US and 17.4 per cent internationally. The chain’s total global sales were up 9.3 per cent year-on-year at $3.15bn. New hardware sales, unsurprisingly, …

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It’s not finished and had no marketing – yet DayZ wins Xmas sales race

The biggest game of Christmas was released on just one platform, had no marketing and it isn’t even finished yet. While the official charts claim FIFA 14 and Cut The Rope 2 were the biggest games of Christmas, Dean Hall’s PC-only DayZ shifted nearly 1m units and made over 20m …

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Nintendo dominates Japan’s Christmas software sales

It was certainly a Merry Christmas for Nintendo in Japan. NintendoLife reports that Famitsu figures show that eight of the country’s Top Ten best selling games for the period between December 23rd and December 29th were games for Nintendo systems, with 3DS outing The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds …

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FIFA rules New Year and Christmas charts

The FIFA 14 comeback is complete, as EA’s football title is Christmas and New Year No.1. The game’s initial launch sales were lower than its predecessor – FIFA 13 – which remains the fastest-selling FIFA game to-date. But FIFA 14 has now overtaken it and is on track to become …

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Grand Theft Auto V tops parental Christmas blacklist

Rockstar’s phenomenally successful Grand Theft Auto V has been named as the game parents would least like their kids to receive this Christmas. WHICH IS WHY IT’S AN 18-RATED TITLE! But that momentary outburst of indignant fury aside, returning to the story in question a survey on Babies.co.uk suggested that …

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UK games industry records charity Christmas single; GAME pledges GamesAid support

The UK games industry is making a bid for Christmas No.1 Choir Games On Song has produced a Christmas single named Games for Good. The single features ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ and ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas.’ The single launches on December 18th and was produced by …

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