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‘Black Friday is the worst thing to happen to retail’

The Black Friday sales event has had a deeply negative effect on games retail. That’s according to sources speaking to MCV, who say that the period is ‘the worst thing’ to happen to shops. Retailers say that Black Friday is a major factor in the UK software market being down, …

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Pokemon Sun and Moon pre-orders set five-year high for GameStop

GameStop has said that Pokemon Sun and Moon has been its best performing game of 2016. The RPG, which came out last week in the US and is out in the UK today, also attracted the highest pre-order numbers the retailer has seen for five years, GameSpot reports. This bodes …

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eBay promoting NES Classic scalping in the US

Online auction giant eBay is encouraging owners of Nintendo’s NES Classic to sell the machine on its site for a big profit. Scalping has become a frustrating phenomenon for buyers. Some people will buy hard to find items with the express intention of selling them on at a mark-up, starving …

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Titanfall 2 price slashed by over 50%

The slow sales of EA’s Titanfall 2 have led to a big price cut for the title less than a month after release. Leaked in-store ads from High Street retailer HMV show that the game will be cut to 19.99 on both Xbox One and PC. The chain was not …

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Compatible Xbox 360 games re-released in Xbox One boxes

Microsoft is making the most of its market-leading backwards compatibility feature by delving into its Xbox 360 back catalogue. As spotted on Reddit, some games (in this instance, Fallout 3 and Doom 3) have been reprinted and put into an Xbox One style box. The cover banner has both the …

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Report points to £199.99 and £249.99 Nintendo Switch launch price

The Nintendo Switch will be priced at 199.99 for the entry-level SKU in the UK, it has been claimed. Lets Play Video Games claims to have word from two sources that retailer GAME has been told that it should expect to sell the new console for 199.99 when it launches …

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The NES Classic Mini is in short supply

It’s not just the PS4 Pro that has had a storming week on the UK High Street. Supplies of Nintendo’s NES Classic Mini retro console seem to have run dry, with most major retailers seemingly out of stock of the 50 device. As a result, aftermarket prices have rocketed. Prices …

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GAME is opening WHSmith concessions

Some branches of WHSmith will soon play host to a number of new GAME concession stores. WHSmith used to be a player in the games market but pulled out during the PS3 and Xbox 360 era. However, with GAME’s store count now significantly less than it once was, and other …

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The PS4 Pro is finally here

Today’s the day that the traditional console model dies and is reborn. The PS4 Pro is now available in the UK. The 350 device is still a PS4 and is compatible with all PS4 games, but it packs more power than the existing console, leading to performance improvements with games …

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£280 Mass Effect Andromeda Collector’s Edition includes RC Nomad

The top-end Mass Effect Andromeda SKU will include a remote control version of the game’s Mako-like Nomad explorer. The Collector’s Edition will retail for 279.99 in the UK and is exclusive to GAME. The RC Nomad is controlled via a smartphone app. It boasts an in-built camera, six-wheel drive with …

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