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Resilient retail – UK retailers discuss stock shortages, Switch and Brexit

This year has already brought a few shocks and surprises to retail. The first few months of 2017 had its usual new entries in best-selling franchises such as Resident Evil 7 and Mass Effect Andromeda, some big new IP releases including Horizon Zero Dawn, and, of course, there’s Crash Bandicoot …

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Retail: Q1 2017 release slate is the "strongest in years"

The line-up of games launching in the first three months of 2017 is one of the healthiest in years. That’s according to retailers who, speaking to MCV, say that this time of year is historically a ‘very challenging’ period due to a weak slate of releases. In the first three …

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Koch Media on its Superindie distribution label and the state of the indie retail sector

Only 4.7 per cent of UK physical sales of games are generated through indie retailers, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s annual survey. Competing with High Street giants such as GAME and online behemoths like Amazon: that’s the daily struggle of indie retailers. Which is why distributor Koch Media decided to launch …

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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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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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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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‘Oculus Rift will drive gamers to physical retailers’

VR giant Oculus says in-store demos for its Rift headset will cause consumers to flock to the High Street. Oculus head of content Jason Rubin said that retailers are happy to make the trade-off between floor space and demo space due to the fact that it will attract a large …

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PS VR could become the ‘must have’ Christmas gift of 2016

UK retailers have tipped PlayStation VR to have a Christmas akin to Wii’s first year on sale. Stores were responding to the news that PlayStation VR will arrive in October for 349, with 50 games due before the end of the year. The price point means it’s far more accessible …

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