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CFO Mark Gifford to leave GAME in March

GAME chief financial officer Mark Gifford resigned earlier today, the High Street retailer announced. Gifford will leave the company at the end of March 2018 to “ensure a smooth transition,” the official announcement said. It added that Gifford was leaving to “focus on his other business and personal interests” and …

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Craig Fletcher to leave GAME Digital at end of 2017

GAME Digital has announced Monday that Craig Fletcher will be leaving the company at the end of 2017. Fletcher joined GAME back in 2015 when they company acquired Multiplay, which Fletcher founded, for £20m. Multiplay itself was founded in May 1997, and Craig was the boss there until 2016, when …

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GAME sells Multiplay Digital to Unity

Unity has acquired GAME’s Multiplay Digital business for £19m, the High Street retailer announced this morning, with an initial transaction of £17.1m and £1.9m in escrow for 19 months. GAME initially acquired Multiplay in March 2015 for £20m. The company runs Insomnia and GAME’s Belong arenas, with Multiplay Digital being …

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GAME posts £10m loss

Retailer GAME has reported a pre-tax loss of £10m for the year ending July 2017. In contrast, in the previous year it posted a £1.1m profit. Revenue was down 3.6 per cent year-on-year at £782.9m, while gross profit fell 5.7 per cent to £205.1m. As always, a “challenging” market was …

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GAME drops Switch price to £259 to celebrate National Video Games Day

By some strange decree, September 12th (today) has been named National Video Games Day, and to celebrate, retailer GAME has dropped the price of the Nintendo Switch to 259 for one day only, making it a great time to pick up the console if you haven’t already done so. That’s …

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GAME sales up nearly 7% year-on-year

Retailer GAME just published its financial results for the year period ending July 29th 2017 and has seen some growth following the positive impact of the Switch launch, the report said. Sales at the High Street retailer in the UK were up 6.8 per cent year-on-year and 8.8 per cent …

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Physical game sales fell by 20% last quarter, says Kantar

Physical game sales have fallen 20 per cent year-on-year, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s latest quarterly entertainment barometer report, with the limited number of new releases also affecting GAME’s share of the overall physical entertainment market. GAME’s market share fell by 2.5 per cent year-on-year, according to Kantar’s figures, which is …

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Craig Fletcher, Multiplay’s founder, on how the company is upping its GAME

Craig Fletcher is a UK esports veteran, having clocked up 20 years in the industry. He is now working for GAME as ‘Multiplay founder & SVP esports and competitive gaming strategy at GAME’ – phew.  Multiplay’s impact on GAME has been obvious, with the company expanding rapidly into competitive gaming …

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