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PlayStation VR pre-orders in the "hundreds of thousands" as stock runs dry

Supplies of the PlayStation VR are running incredibly short after what Sony has described as sales totalling the hundreds of thousands”. The headsets are almost impossible to track down in the UK this week, with nearly all major retailers left out of stock. It’s not yet clear when stocks will …

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Profits fall 81 per cent at GAME

GAME Digital has seen profits for the year fall to 4.9m, down 81 per cent the 25.8m reported in the previous year. Sales dropped from 866.6m to 822.5m, a 5.1 per cent decline. Adjusted profit fell 56.8 per cent to 16.4m. The board has approved a final share dividend of …

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Amazon: ‘It’s been a challenging year for games retail’

Few retailers claim as large an audience as Amazon. In total, the UK arm of the retail giant generated a massive 6.3bn in 2015 with research outlet Kantar Worldpanel saying that Amazon has a 22 per cent share of the entertainment market – the largest for this sector. But, speaking …

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PS4 sales up 380% on back of £149 bundles

Sony’s PlayStation 4 has returned to the top of the weekly UK hardware race following a number of cut-price bundles. Sales of the console climbed 380 per cent week-on-week, thanks to a 359 per cent boost to original PS4 sales, according to GfK hardware figures for the week ending October …

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Xbox One S gets Storm Grey and Deep Blue hardware bundles

Microsoft has announced yet more Xbox One S hardware bundles for the UK, and this time they feature limited edition coloured versions of the machine. A 500GB FIFA 17 bundle in Storm Grey will be available for 249.99 exclusively at GAME, while a Deep Blue version will be exclusive to …

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£149 PS4s are everywhere

A number of UK retailers are today offering the launch version of the PS4 for just 149. Tesco, Smyths, Argos, Game, John Lewis and ShopTo have all gone live with 149 offers for the pre-slim 500GB version of he PS4 bundled with a game. In most instances it’s new release …

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GAME sells head office and distribution centre

Retailer GAME digital and entered into a sale and leaseback agreement for its Basingstoke head office and distribution centre. The company’s freehold interest in both locations has been sold to Portsmouth Estates Developments Limited, a local property investment firm owned by Lord Oliver Henry Rufus Lymington, who is the 35-year-old …

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Amazon’s PSVR pre-order backlog stretches out to mid December

Buyers who place an order for PlayStation VR on Amazon today may not get their hands on the headset until the middle of December. As spotted by Videogamer, the retailer currently has the following disclaimer on the peripheral’s pre-order page: Due to limited stock we are only able to offer …

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Oculus Touch controllers get £190 UK RRP

The Oculus Rift’s price advantage over rival HTC Vive has just taken a big hit. As spotted by Engadget, the upcoming Oculus Touch controllers – which are Oculus’s equivalent to the controllers included with the HTC Vive at launch – have been given a whopping 190 RRP in the UK. …

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Retail banks on FIFA 17 to rejuvenate stagnant market

Retail buyers are banking on FIFA and Xbox One S to revitalise a struggling physical games market. Last week’s major releases – including the new PS4 and PES 2017 – failed to rejuvenate the sector after a summer of low sales. No Man’s Sky was a bright spot in a …

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