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VAT increase sees games prices jump

Leading UK games retailer GAME has confirmed to MCV that it has increased the price on some of its products as a result of the VAT increase that came into effect in the UK overnight. However, the chain has pointed out to MCV that it still offers a market-leading price …

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‘Games lose value quicker than cars’

"Brand new video games can lose as much value in percentage terms in just three days as a car would over three years" – that’s the eye-catching introduction to a report into the pre-owned games market by leading consumer watchdog Which? It claims that a Ford Focus loses around 60 …

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Prices dropped for MCV Awards 2011

The biggest night on the trade calendar returns on April 7th, but will be cheaper to attend. Table prices have been cut by up to 200, whilst individual seats have also been cut by 20. The MCV Industry Excellence Awards moves into its ninth year in 2011 and will take …

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Games prices frozen despite VAT hike

Publishers must lower the cost of games, retailers have warned – or they will cut back buying new stock when VAT rises in 2011. Buyers and store bosses are fearful that they’ll have to swallow next year’s 2.5 per cent tax rise in order to remain competitive – and want …

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Black Ops price roundup

With just hours to go until Call of Duty: Black Ops is unleashed upon the world to potentially record-breaking sales, most of the major players in the UK entertainment retail sector have come clean with the deals that they hope will win them a big share of the game’s week …

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New Rock Band 3 instruments priced

Core music fans aren’t being left behind as MTV Games has priced its Rock Band 3 products for the UK. The latest entry in the series will be released on Friday, October 29th and will be accompanied by more than 10 official products from Mad Catz. These include a new …

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Cutting prices ‘won’t provide sales boost

Sony, HMV and THQ have hit back at the retailers calling for lower-priced video games. Key execs claim publishers risk devaluing their products if they were to give in to demands from companies such as Sainsbury’s. The supermarket chain told suppliers to slash the price of video games at its …

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Publisher boss lashes out at supermarkets

An MD of a major global publisher has told MCV of his dismay Sainsbury’s call for publisher’s to lower the price of games to better fit the discount expectations of consumers. Sainsbury’s non-food MD Luke Jensen told MCV earlier this month that: This is a journey we need to take …

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Average game price falls

The price of games is falling, says ELSPA/GfK Chart-Track. Following Sainsbury’s demands last week for prices of games to drop, the latest Chart-Track data reveals that Wii, DS, PSP and PS2 games have in fact gone down during the first half of 2010. The average price of Wii games for …

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OnLive pricing detailed

Following its official launch in the US last week, the first concrete details about OnLive’s pricing model are now available. Eurogamer reports that most titles are available to rent for three or five days or can be purchased on an ‘unlimited pass’ basis – though the service is only able …

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