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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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Retailers: Third party Switch support impresses, but what about the price?

An interesting design and seemingly extensive third party support has got retail excited about the Nintendo Switch, but big questions remain after the platform holder’s initial reveal. It’s very Nintendo to bring something new and different to the market,” ShopTo’s head of commercial Alison Fraser told MCV. The early third …

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More giant stores planned as GAME targets ten ‘arenas’

Ten more video game arenas will pop up in GAME stores across the country, the firm has confirmed. It follows the launch of the Multiplay Arena at the GAME Trafford Centre. These sections are designed to let players compete in tournaments utilising powerful gaming PCs, and the retailer says it …

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‘Nintendo NX will be a major event’ says GAME

GAME boss Martyn Gibbs says Nintendo’s comeback next year will be a ‘major event’. Nintendo plans to debut its NX console in March 2017 and the UK retail boss is optimistic following the reception to Pokmon Go on iOS and Android. In terms of looking forward, we are positive because …

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GAME prepares trade-in push around PS4 Pro and Scorpio

Mid-cycle console upgrades will be a boon for specialist retail, says GAME. The firm told MCV that it expects existing PS4 and Xbox One owners to trade-in their old consoles against the upcoming PS4 Pro and Xbox One Scorpio. This in turn will see more pre-owned consoles sold, resulting in …

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GAME dismisses cash concerns ahead of crucial Q4

Troubled UK retailer GAME has brushed off concerns over its finances, telling MCV it has the money to do ‘the most significant console launches you could ever imagine’. In May, GAME said that a review by major credit insurers had resulted in the reduction or removal of significant levels of …

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Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition is coming to the UK

UK and European gamers who feared they might miss out on the retro-tastic Collector’s Edition of Sonic Mania are in for some good news. Sega has confirmed a release for the SKU in the UK, France, Germany and Spain in spring 2017. It will be an Amazon exclusive and costs …

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