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You can try and pre-order HTC Vive in Harrods from today

HTC continues its push into the High Street with the announcement that its Vive VR headset will be sold in Harrods. As of today (Tuesday, April 5th), the department store will have hands-on demos, as well as the option to pre-order the new tech. This is the third High Street …

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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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Opinion: PC game makers should relish High Street interest

‘UK games stores made a major mistake ditching PC games.’ I’ve heard that said a few times, typically by smart PC developers who have made their fortune selling fun, affordable indie games on Steam. The numbers back up their assertion. Depending on which data supplier you believe, between 550m and …

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Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Kantar’s latest Entertainment Barometer report paints a picture of decline for physical games retail – although it’s faring better than the wider entertainment market. The analyst says that sales of physical games fell 3.5 per cent year-on-year for the 12 weeks ending December 20th. However, that compares favourably with the …

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High Street entertainment market share up year-on-year, says Kantar

New data from Kantar Worldpanel indicates that the market share of GAME, HMV and Argos has increased on the year before. The firm’s new research – for the 12 weeks ending September 27th 2015 – shows that HMV was the strongest performer, with its share of the entertainment retail market …

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Minecraft fan fiction is HMV best-seller

HMV has started selling a range of Minecraft fan fiction. The Battle for the Nether and Invasion of the Overworld from the Gameknight999 Adventureseries by Mark Cheverton were first stocked by the retailer in October after they were published in September. And they were amongst the Minecraft products that helped …

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Berkley rejoins HMV as head of games

Gerry Berkley has returned to HMV as head of games. He previously worked at the High Street retailer between 1992 and 1998 as computer games manager. Since then Berkley has had held roles at a number of other retailers, including Woolworths, Blockbuster and Virgin. He also worked at CentreSoft. Recently …

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Number of High Street games stores drops, but still beats online and supermarkets

Online stores and supermarkets failed to capitalize on mass store closures in the UK last year, as High Street stores emerged as the biggest sellers of physical video games. The latest figures – released by ERA based on Chart-Track figures – show that the likes of GAME, Argos and HMV …

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