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GTA V PC pre-orders could start Friday

It would appear the biggest game of 2013 is finally landing on PC. Gamereactor Sweden reports Nordic retailer Elgiganten, which is owned by UK electronics giant Dixons Retail, is expected to begin accepting Grand Theft Auto V PC pre-orders from Friday, January 21st. The claim was made by an anonymous …

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ANALYSIS: Publishers must ‘Follow Friday’

Top retail bosses have urged publishers to stick with Friday releases, despite growing demand for more global game launches. This year, 18 games have been released outside of the usual Friday slot to mirror US activity, where titles tend to launch on Tuesdays. These include Just Dance 4, Resident Evil …

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OPINION: Will we miss the Friday release day?

Some will say the likely death of Friday as the main release day for games is dispensation of a long irrelevant tradition. Others will cite it as more evidence of video games’ globalisation. The truth falls in between. Global Tuesday deployments or united Wednesday launches are borne of necessity, not …

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SPECIAL REPORT: Unfollow Friday

Traditional Friday game launches are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Publishers are ditching end-of-week releases as pressure mounts to make each and every game a global super-hit. Big Call of Duty-sized blockbusters have often arrived on Tuesdays to coincide with their US launches. But that’s now expanding to …

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Sales boost for GameStop UK

US giant GameStop is already making waves in the UK with its local estore after a hugely successful day of Black Friday deals. The online specialist kicked off its day of promotions by selling Uncharted 3 for 22.97, which caused the site to crash almost immediately. But the firm managed …

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Walmart Black Friday sale descends into pepper-spray frenzy

If you’re one of those people who thinks that queuing up outside a shop in the middle of a night to ensure you’re first in line for a sale the next morning is mental, then try this one for size. Scenes of chaos gripped a US branch of Walmart on …

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Friday’s Five Second Facts

Read and remember these stats so you can sound clever at the next Monday morning meeting. 3.2mWorldwide sales of FIFA 12, with over 1m sold in the UK. The iOS app has also been downloaded 879,000 times in its first week.Read more: 1 week, 3.2m sales –FIFA 12 is a …

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iPad 2 on track for Mega Friday

iPad 2 platform holder Apple has insisted that the UK launch of the new tablet Mac will take places this Friday (March 25th) as planned. The confirmation rounds off what should be an incredible day for technology and games retailers that could well bring about a record-breaking week of sales. …

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US: Wii boasts record Black Friday

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that sales of his firm’s Wii console this Black Friday were double that enjoyed by the machine in the same period in 2007. Though he was not exact about the timeframe, he did state that the sales were measured over a week-long period that …

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Wii dominates eBay sales tables

Nintendo’s Wii has managed to trump all contenders in the annual eBay Black Friday race by becoming the most searched for product across all categories on the US arm of the popular online auction site. To see all the stats, including the average Wii sales price and a look at …

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