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HMV says "no agreement" to close Oxford Street store

Property Week has reported that HMV is to close its flagship store on Oxford Street after the building’s landlords have allegedly commenced negotiations to surrender the lease through agents at Savills. However, MCV has learned that there is "no agreement in place" to close the Oxford Street store, according to …

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Games outpace films and music as decline in UK physical entertainment market slows to 3%

The ensuing popularity of boxed video games has helped to slow the retraction of the UK’s physical goods market. The physical entertainment business (that’s games, films and music) shrank by three per cent during Q2 of 2015, ending July 5th, according to market tracker Kantar Worldpanel. That’s quite a significant …

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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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Xbox and PlayStation digital games now available in HMV

HMV has launched digital Xbox and PlayStation titles in all of its stores, the retailer has told MCV. The business started selling single SKU ESD products in its outlets in early December, and says stocking individual digital titles is ‘far easier for consumers to understand what they’re getting’ as opposed …

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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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HMV slashes pre-owned games by 75%

Pre-owned games are currently available for 75 per cent off at HMV stores. That’s according to pro discount spotting site FrugalGaming, which says that all UK stores have been told to offload all their second hand games ASAP. It adds that as of March 5th pre-owned games have been withdrawn …

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HMV’s iconic Oxford Street store closes

The retailer’s flagship store closes its doors today for the last time after 30 years. HMV’s 150 Oxford Street store had been the world’s biggest music store, but new owner Hilco has opted to close the site in favour of a smaller location, which will be based at 363 Oxford …

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