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GAME ‘doesn’t foresee’ mass store closures

UK retailer GAME says it is not looking to close stores in reaction to its financial results yesterday. The firm revealed adjusted earnings of 33.1m for the first half of its financial year (up until January 23rd), a drop of almost 10m on the same period a year before. The …

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GAME warns of potential VR stock shortages

Virtual reality headsets won’t be available in console-like numbers at launch. That’s according to GAME, which said today that demand could well outstrip supply. "We are very well [versed in] dealing with products in high demand and low stock, and we would assume that virtual reality will fall into that …

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Pokémon merchandise bays coming to GAME to celebrate series’ 20th anniversary

High Street retailer GAME has partnered up with The Pokmon Company for the franchise’s 20th birthday. From Friday, March 25th, consumers will be able to pick up a limited edition Pikachu Pokmon card (pictured), marked with the Pokmon 20th branding. This is free with any Pokmon-related purchase in participating GAME …

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GAME: PS4 and Xbox One install base surpasses 5.1m in the UK

5.1 million PlayStation 4 and Xbox Ones have been sold in the UK. That’s according to High Street retailer GAME, which reported the figure in a presentation for its financials (as spotted by Videogamer). The firm cites GfK, IHS and IDG for these figures, which represent the install base of …

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GAME’s profit and revenue fall during H1

GAME’s earnings were down by almost 10m for the half-year until January 23rd, 2016. The firm cited the ‘challenging UK market’ for the slump in earnings, which totalled 33.1m. The figure is a slight improvement on the profit warning GAME issued in January, when it predicted that its half-year results …

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Over 1,300 new UK stores sold video games in 2015

The number of physical stores selling video games jumped up in 2015. 6,609 stores sold games in the UK last year, a rise of 1,337 over 2014. The data comes via GfK and retail trade body ERA. Every store type increased last year, including electrical chains (up by three stores), …

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GAME to close internal customer services department

UK retailer GAME says it will now offer a 24-hour customer service hotline by transferring it to an external partner. GAME currently handles customer services internally at its Basingstoke HQ, but can only be reached between 8am – 8pm (or 10am – 5pm on Sunday). According to employees at GAME’s …

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GAME Fest returns to Birmingham NEC just four weeks before EGX

GAME is bringing back its consumer expo between August 26th and 29th. That’s just four weeks before rival event EGX, and it is also taking place in the same venue – Birmingham NEC. However, unlike the last GAME Fest (which was also the first one) in 2011, this year’s event …

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GAME confirms Scottish store closures and mergers

High Street retailer GAME has revealed it is making some changes to its Scottish store portfolio. The company has confirmed to MCV that it is merging its two Livingston sites. It is also is closing its Hamilton store and merging it with the Motherwell branch. In addition, GAME is opening …

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GAME creates a robotic mascot to promote trade-ins

Retailer GAME is hoping to promote a fresh boost to its trade-in program with the creation of a new character. He’s called TIM, which cunningly stands for Trade-In Machine. TIM is set to appear on GAME’s various online channels, as well as in-store. With unwanted Christmas gifts taking up valuable …

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