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HMV acquires Gamerbase

HMV has acquired Gamerbase in a move that will see many more of the firm’s multiplayer gaming offerings rolled out in conjunction with the High Street giant. Gamerbase first opened its doors within HMV’s Trocadero store in London last December on a concession basis, and has since flourished. HMV now …

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HMV joins the British Retail Consortium

HMV Group is to join the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The announcement will be made at the BRC’s Annual Retail Industry Dinner tonight. British Retail Consortium director general Stephen Robertson said: "At a time when retailers are scrutinising all their costs, HMV’s decision to join us is clear evidence of …

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Games overtaking music at HMV

Video games are set to become more lucrative category than music for HMV. Britain’s leading CD retailer has predicted that music will soon account for a quarter of its sales – down from the 30 per cent it enjoys at present. HMV CEO Simon Fox told The Sun: Within the …

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HMV sales up 4.3 per cent

HMV has revealed details of its latest 18 week trading period ending August 30th 2008, seeing total sales growth of 8.6 per cent for HMV UK and Ireland. Like-for-like sales growth reached 4.3 per cent, driven by strategic moves to increase its presence in the games and technology markets. In …

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Will Wright coming to HMV Oxford Street

Will Wright will be touching down at HMV Oxford Street at 12.30pm on Wednesday September 3rd for a Q&A session ahead of Spore’s release on Friday (September 5th). The event will be restricted to 200 fans, who can pick up a wristband for the event from 9.00am on the morning …

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HMV, Woolies swerve VAT on in-store goods

HMV and Woolworths are both installing special kiosks in-store that allow consumers to purchase goods under 18 without VAT. The vending areas allow consumers to order goods directly from the Channel Islands – a method usually reserved for websites. Woolworths already has 40 ordering kiosks in its UK stores, whilst …

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HMV to introduce pre-owned games

Following a strong set of financial results from retailer HMV, the chain has confirmed that it will unleash its long-anticipated push into the pre-owned market this year – as predicted by MCV last month. A statement accompanying the firm’s financial results read: We embarked on successful trials of a ‘next …

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Games push HMV profit up 25%

HMV has enjoyed more than 25 per cent year-on-year growth in profit, thanks to surging sales of video games. The Group’s pre-tax profit increased 25.2 percent to 56.6 million for the year to April 26th, with the retailer ahead of plan after one year of its three-year turnaround strategy. HMV …

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Summer sales madness grips UK

Major retailers Play, Zavvi and HMV have slashed the prices on leading game software and hardware in time for the summer. HMV has slashed 70 per cent off certain titles, with 360 title Lost on sale for 17.99 and the Wii edition of Speed Racer on offer for 14.99. Play.com …

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Play.com slashes £40 off Rock Band

Play.com have given UK Rock Band fans something to smile about – by cutting the total cost for Rock Band and all the game’s instruments by 40. According to MTV and EA, the suggested UK retail price of the ‘Band In a Box’ SKU of Rock Band – which includes …

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