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Fox praises GAME’s digital strategy

HMV CEO Simon Fox has hailed GAME’s digital plans, telling MCV that the specialist is absolutely doing the right things”. He said HMV is looking closely at GAME’s strategy, whilst also evolving its own 7digital music service to include games and film. What GAME is doing makes total sense and …

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HMV: This is our turning point

HMV is back from the brink after months of turmoil, CEO Simon Fox has told MCV. The entertainment retailer hit difficulties earlier this year after issuing multiple profit warnings on the back of falling sales. But now Fox says that the 53m sale of its Waterstone’s chain will help the company …

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Retail cuts Wii to below £100

As predicted by MCV, games retail has cut the price of Wii to under 100. GAME, Gamestation and Asda are the first retailers to stock the new Mario Kart bundle (and the existing Wii Sports Resort bundle) for just 99.99. This applies to both in-store and online. HMV has the …

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HMV sells Waterstone’s for £53m

HMV has sold its Waterstone’s business for 53m. It’s significantly more than the 35m mooted by the national press earlier this week. The book store has been sold to major HMV shareholder Alexander Mamut’s company – A&NN Capital Fund Management. It’s a major move for HMV, which is trying to …

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HMV clarifies Brink/LA Noire deal

HMV has clarified the confusion around its Brink trade-in deal. As reported all day, the firm had been advertising the offer alongside LA Noire. The deal said that if consumers traded-in Brink they will get Rockstar’s upcoming title for just 4.99. The firm then later reneged on this deal and …

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HMV’s LA Noire offer – on or off?

At the time of writing MCV is unable to confirm whether or not HMV is to press ahead with plans to offer LA Noire for just 4.99 to anyone who trades in a copy of Brink. The offer was advertised in stores throughout the weekend, appeared in at least one …

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Trade-in, get LA Noire for £4.99

UPDATE 1: HMV has been in contact with MCV to say that it has "no such deal available". MCV is expecting to receive confirmation of other offers from a key UK retailer shortly. UPDATE 2: Since publishing the first update we have had three readers contact us to confirm that …

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HMV to sell used games online

HMV will sell second-hand games online as a part of a renewed push around pre-owned. It follows the launch of the firm’s new iPhone and Android app, which lets users scan a game’s barcode to find out how much credit HMV will give them for it. HMV RePlay manager Martin …

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Tesco: ‘Forget the specialists, we can grow games’

Tesco’s new games boss says the grocer goliath can expand the market in ways HMV and GAME cannot. In an interview with MCV, senior buying manager Sarah Kaye insisted a ‘level playing field’ between specialists and supermarkets can help grow the games market in the face of a tough economy. …

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HMV launches games trade-in app

HMV has launched a new Android and iPhone app that tells gamers how much their games are worth. Players can scan the barcode of their game (or in-put the details manually) and they app will come back with the most up-to-date price the gamer can expect to receive if they …

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