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MCV AWARDS: Amazon beats supermarkets

Amazon defeated the supermarkets to be crowned best general retail at the MCV Awards last night. The firm was the only online company in this new category. The specialist retail prize was scooped by GAME, having missed out on winning any awards last year. Meanwhile, star store was awarded to …

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Nintendo, GAME and HMV refute 3DS claims

Nintendo has branded claims about 3DS refunds and dizziness made in The Sun this morning as "incorrect". In addition, both GAME and HMV have denied issuing refunds to customers. The paper this morning claimed that "thousands" of users have suffered either dizziness or headaches after using the device and that …

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HMV issues third profit warning of 2011

UK entertainment retailer HMV has issued its third profit warning of the year so far. The chain warned, four weeks ahead of the end of the financial year, that annual profits before tax would now be around 30m. When it issued its second profit warning last month it predicted that …

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3DS Midnight Openings: In Pictures

Eager gamers were queuing down Oxford Street last night in the hopes of being among the first to purchase a Nintendo 3DS. The official midnight opening was held at HMV, where the stars of the 3DS Launch Party – including Plan B, Parade and Street Fighter creator Yoshinori Ono – …

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Thousands attend HMV midnight launches

Retailer HMV, who was the host of Nintendo’s official launch party, has hailed last night’s late night arrival of the 3DS in the UK and an overwhelming success.. "I want to congratulate Nintendo on a wonderful VIP event and official retail launch at HMV, and for delivering a truly fantastic …

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SSFIV producer heads to 3DS launch

The producer of Super Street Fighter IV Yoshinori Ono will be present at the official 3DS launch at HMV Oxford Street tomorrow night. Ono will take part in Street Fighter battles on stage and conduct an exclusive signing to mark the launch of Nintendo’s new 3DS handheld. It goes on …

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Comet man joins HMV as tech chief

HMV has recruited Ewan Pinder as head of technology. Pinder joins from Comet where he was head of merchandising and store development. He boasts over 20 years experience in the electricals industry. Pinder will report to commercial director Gary Warren and head up of a team consisting of technology manager …

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HMV offers £200 3DS trade-in guarantee

Retailer HMV is going all out to win as much market share as it possibly can on Nintendo’s 3DS console. Echoing GAME’s remarkable Play/Trade deal on the device, HMV will offer a guaranteed trade-in price of 200 on any 3DS customers return to stores by April 7th. Those looking to …

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HMV to host official 3DS launch

The official 3DS launch will take place at HMV’s flagship Oxford Street store at midnight on March 25th. Nintendo has partnered with the High Street entertainment retailer to open a total of 100 stores at midnight, while a separate VIP event – complete with a HMV pop-up shop – will …

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HMV to renovate London shops

Entertainment giant HMV will refurbish its 150 Oxford Street and Trocadero stores this year. The firm will use some of the 13.7m it has generated from the sale of its 360 Oxford Street to pay for the refit and upgrades. 360 Oxford Street was opened in 2000, but HMV – …

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