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Indies excited by 3DS launch

It’s only been on shelves for less than one day but independent retailers are already seeing strong demand for the 3DS. Indies have told MCV they’ve had no problems with stock allocation, while consumers are showing interest in the device. I’m pleased as a lot of people have come into …

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3DS launch price roundup

Retailers are advertising the 3DS for as low as 175 in time for the handheld’s launch at midnight tonight. Tesco dropped the price to 175 earlier today, following price cuts to 187 from Morrisons and Amazon.co.uk last week. Amazon originally listed the device at 219.99 in January, with GAME and …

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Online traders brace for EU changes

The Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) has written to protest to the European Parliament ahead of a vote on a new piece of legislation that intends to ‘harmonise’ cross-border e-taliing and mail order in favour of the consumer. If passed, the new European legislation will mean that any returned …

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Nintendo 3DS price roundup

Retailers are already listing the 3DS for sale following Nintendo’s press conference in Amsterdam today. The handheld is available in black or blue – and comes with a stylus, 2GB SD memory card and charger. Amazon219.99 Argos229.99 (with a case and accessories pack) GAME/Gamestation229.99 HMV229.99 ShopTo199.85 (limited pre-order offer)

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Days are numbered for specialist indies

Indie chain Game Player has closed its doors, and MD Gary Noakes says that the days of specialist retailers are all but over. Pre-owned specialist Game Player decided to only stock used games following tighter and tighter margins on new releases. However, with increased pressure from the banks and growing …

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Halo: Reach price roundup

Halo: Reach is shaping up to be one of the releases of the year having ignited a price war between the country’s biggest retailers. Sainsbury’s is leading the charge with a retail price of 34.99, while Tesco is selling the game for 28 when purchased with an Xbox Live 2100 …

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Zavvi launches iPhone app

Zavvi.com customers can now purchase goods more easily from the online retailer courtesy of its new iPhone app. The Hut Group-owned retailer has implemented ‘See It, Snap It, Snag It’ technology into the app, which allows users to take a photograph of an item then find it and buy it …

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Nintendo warns R4 sellers

In response to MCV’s news yesterday that many companies are continuing to sell R4DS and other DS piracy devices despite the recent court ruling that illegalised the activity, Nintendo has issued a warning to the offending retailers. The message is the same to companies big and small, these activities are …

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UK games store count tumbles

It’s official: specialist games retail is in decline. According to MCV research, the number of leading game specialists has reduced by around 116 stores year-on-year. Findings come from MCV’s 2010 guide to games retail (find more on page 16) which covers all the latest movements from the top 12 High …

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Retail forced to swallow VAT hike

UK games retailers will see their margins slashed in 2011 as they are forced to swallow the cost of a VAT rise. Senior retail figures have told MCV they are reluctant to raise the price of games above the watermark 39.99 price point once the extra 2.5 per cent comes …

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