Tag Archives: december

UK games market climbs again

Sales for the UK video games software market grew by 13 per cent this week to 3.4 million units, driving the sector’s value up by 11 per cent to 77.3 million. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 totted up a fifth consecutive week at the top of the charts, unaffected …

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NPD: Record December lead by blistering Nintendo hardware sales

The North American games market enjoyed a record month in December, with monthly overall revenue hitting $5.1bn – the first time any single month in the region has passed the $5bn mark and an increase of nine per cent compared to the same month in 2007, stats from NPD confirm. …

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UK economy suffering frightening deterioration

A survey conducted by The British Chambers of Commerce have found that the nations’ economy is in the midst of a frightening deterioration”, with December’s High Street numbers proving the worst since the body began monitoring them in 1989. The BCC went on to predict that official government figures set …

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Early December High Street stats positive

The latest UK High Street statistics from Synovate Retail Performance show that the number of non-food shopping trips made between November 30th and December 6th climbed by 10.1 per cent compared to the week before – though the number is still 4.1 per cent down on the same week in …

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Microsoft announces XBL Deals of the Week

Microsoft’s online mouthpiece Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hyrb has announced that the firm is to discount one item per week on its Xbox Live Marketplace throughout the month of December. The deal begins with the Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack, which from today will be available for 400 Microsoft points – …

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VAT cut cant stop poor December at retail

Retailers will need to use every tactic at their disposal” – that’s the message from a leading High Street analyst today as it predicts a gloomy December at retail despite Chancellor Alistair Darling announcement of a VAT drop yesterday. Synovate Retail Performance has claimed that it now expects non-food shopping …

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