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HMV sales plummet 15.3%

HMV UK and Ireland sales have fallen 15.3 per cent for the 26 weeks ending October 23rd, 2010. The overall group sales – which includes book retailer Waterstones – are down 6 per cent to 749m, compared to the 797m posted in 2009. The loss after tax is at 30.5m, …

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Win a record deal with Def Jam Rapstar

Def Jam Rapstar is giving aspiring rappers the chance to release a single world-renowned music label Atlantic Records. A nationwide talent search from Britain’s next rapstar will begin on January 1st. Players will have one month to upload their best performance to www.defjamrapstar.com, where the public will be able to …

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HMV launches 3D GT5 competition

High Street retailer HMV is hosting a Gran Turismo 5 3D gaming tournament to celebrate the game’s release. Sony Bravia 3DTVs are being installed in stores across the UK allowing participants to try and become the UK champion. Heats will kick off on November 27th with the fastest two players …

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AC Brotherhood price roundup

The latest release in the Assassin’s Creed saga – which is doing brilliantly with critics – has sparked off yet another price war on the UK High Street. The headline price comes from HMV, which is selling the game for just 2.99 when customers trade-in a copy of last week’s …

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Gran Turismo 5 for £4.99

Entertainment retailer HMV is to sell Sony’s Gran Turismo 5 for just 4.99 next week to any customer happy to trade-in a copy of Codemasters’ F1 2010 for PS3. The deal will run between the game’s release on Wednesday November 24th and Friday November 26th. The offer echoes the trade-in …

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HMV hosts Black Ops launch event

Entertainment retailer HMV is supporting the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops with a special launch event in London tonight. HMV’s Oxford Street store is offering a free strategy guide to the first 200 customers in the queue who go on to purchase the game. The first 500 through …

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HMV kicks off Christmas campaign

It may be over a month and a half away, but HMV is already preparing to pull in extra customers in time for Christmas. The High Street and online retailer’s ‘Get Merry’ Christmas marketing campaign kicks off on November 5th, with in-store POS materials, posters, window creatives and bespoke carrier …

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HMV selling Black Ops for £7.99

With the industry waiting to see whether next week’s Call of Duty: Black Ops will spark off another round of supermarket price wars, HMV has become the first retailer to break cover and announce its headline-grabbing deal for the game. MCV understands that the chain will be selling either the …

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HMV: Black Ops could be biggest game ever

UK entertainment retailer has predicted that Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops could become the biggest selling video game of all time after it hits global retail shelves on November 9th. We’re seeing some exceptional interest for this title across its different formats,” HMV’s senior buyer James Brooks told Eurogamer. …

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HMV: Pre-owned supports new releases

One of the UK’s leading retail execs has claimed that the vast pre-owned video games market is vital to the sale of new release titles. HMV’s UK & Ireland CEO and MD Simon Fox adds that while he understands the militant position some publishers have adopted toward the pre-owned market, …

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