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Call of Duty WW2 sales analysis: new title storms UK retail

What a difference a year makes. Call of Duty WW2 has braved the artillery fire of franchise fatigue. Stormed the machine gun nests of digital shift and put a Churchill-like two fingers up to the loot crate furore. Some had written off the franchise after last year’s less-than-stellar sci-fi outing, …

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GAME’s Gibbs on its new Belong arena stores and the retailer’s future

Since its escape from financial trouble and subsequent relaunch in 2012, GAME has been putting a lot of effort into evolving its business. This became very apparent when the High Street retailer forked out 20m for eSports and events firm Multiplay. But the launch of its brand new arena stores …

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Doom holds No.1 in UK charts, Rocket League speeds into No.6

Doom is No.1 for the second week in a row, but it was an overall poor week for games retail. The combined sales of the Top 10 video games came to 65,000 units, one of the lowest ever totals for a Top Ten. Note, all of this data is physical …

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Rakuten.co.uk faces closure

Updated: Rakuten.co.uk may be closed by the end of August, the marketplace has told sellers. The retail marketplace, which was formed in 2014 after Rakuten acquired Play.com, informed those that utilise the service that they are talking to employees about the closure of the entire operation and the Cambridge office. …

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GAME: ‘VR is the games industry’s next big thing’

Virtual reality will have as big an impact on video games as motion controls, says GAME The statement follows last week’s GDC, which was filled with VR products including Sony’s Project Morpheus and Valve’s Vive headset. VR is the next big thing in the industry and as much of a …

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Games The Shop expands online retail business

Having expanded its retail presence across India, Games The Shop is turning its attention towards its online business with the relaunch of its gamestheshop.com. While the website only earlier listed a few blockbuster titles, the new store features an expansive catalogue of games, hardware and accessories. Games The Shop plans …

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UK games retail’s top 12 titles of 2013

The votes are in. The UK’s most influential games retailers have picked their 12 hottest titles to stock at Christmas 2014. And here they are:1: Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar) Absolutely no surprise to see GTA V top the list. The biggest launch in games industry history was followed by …

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Download our free guide to games retail

MCV has compiled its annual rundown of the all-important buying teams at the UK’s biggest video games retailers – and you can download it now for free. The guide is designed to give games firms everything they need to know about the teams handling hardware, software and accessories at every …

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UK consumers spent £2.9bn on games in 2012

Don’t believe the doom-mongers – our latest research shows the games market is doing better than you think. Our annual look at the total size of the games market taking into account all revenue streams shows that 2.892bn was spent on video games software, hardware and accessories in 2012. The …

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Opinion: PwC last week suggested UK games retail halved – but that isn’t true

Last week PricewaterhouseCoopers published what seems to be an inappropriate attack on games retail. ’20 stores a day are closing,’ screams a press release from the accounting giant, issued last Thursday. "High Street chain store closures soar," cried the BBC as it frantically rewrote the announcement. You can read the …

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