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Pre-owned claims 25% of GAMEs sales

Retailer GAME has stated that second-hand will account for 25 per cent of its sales this financial year. That’s up from 21 per cent in 2009. The news comes as part of the firm’s interim statement, which revealed that GAME’s sales are down 8.8 per cent for the 44 weeks …

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Price war hits GAME profits

GAME has warned that its profit margins will fall more than expected this financial year as it cuts prices in the face of increased retail competition. The firm also revealed that for the 44 weeks ending December 4th, 2010, like-for-like group sales were down 8.8 per cent, while UK sales …

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GAME boosts hardware trade-in deals

Both GAME and Gamestation are offering customers and extra 20 per cent on their normal trade-in price for anyone who hands over their old hardware between today (November 26th) and Thursday December 9th. As an example, the retailers will now offer 180 for a 160GB PS3 – until today it …

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GT5 midnight openings announced

High Street stores are holding special midnight openings for Sony’s long-awaited Gran Turismo 5 tonight. Around 125 GAME shops will open shortly before midnight across the UK as will 38 Gamestation stores. The latter is offering one lucky buyer per store the chance to buy the GT5 Signature Edition for …

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GAME and Gamestation Xmas ad blitz

The GAME Group has launched two mammoth Christmas campaigns that aim to attract all possible types of gamer. The marketing plan for GAME is one of the chain’s broadest to date, focusing on the central tagline of ‘Every kind of deal for every kind of gamer’. Ads are already running …

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GAME selling Black Ops for £24.99

MCV can reveal that leading UK games retailer GAME will be selling Call of Duty: Black Ops on day one for 24.99. The price will be available to anyone who buys the game in conjunction with any other in-store chart title on either Xbox 360 or PS3. In addition, the …

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Gamestation Elite loyalty card revealed

UK retail group GAME has lifted the lid on a very targeted new loyalty scheme that it has launched in its Gamestation stores today. Called Gamestation Elite, the offer includes what GAME is calling Accolades, which are very similar in design to Xbox Achievement points. Varying amounts of XP (a …

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GAME lists FIFA 11 midnight openings

It’s one of the most important releases of the year in the European video games market, and GAME will once again throw open the doors of many of its stores to welcome the arrival of EA’s FIFA 11. Happening on the night of September 30th, each branch will open at …

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Pre-owned margins fall at GAME

GAME Group has stated that it suffered a dip in its pre-owned margins in the 26 weeks ending July 30th. Our pre-owned offer remains the most competitive and widespread on the high street,” chairman Peter Lewis stated. Margins in pre-owned were down by 250 basis points as a result of …

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85 GAME stores to be closed by 2013

GAME Group today confirmed that it plans to shave down its store count even further over the next three years. Currently, the firm runs 635 stores across its two brands, GAME and Gamestation – after earlier this year closing 15 stores and 27 concessions. But the firm expects to slim …

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