Home / Tag Archives: retailers (page 5)

Tag Archives: retailers

Best Buy commits to pre-owned

Big box retail specialist Best Buy is to take the commitment it has shown to pre-owned games in the UK and roll-out a second hand games offer to all of its US stores from the end of the summer. As a result, shares in rival games specialist GameStop fell over …

Read More »

E3 2010: Kotick eyes $3bn pre-owned market

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has told investors that the publisher wants a slice of the $3bn pre-owned games. Speaking at the Activision E3 2010 investor conference he said: Today there’s a $3bn used game market that we do not participate in. If we look at the share of market we …

Read More »

Who are the UK’s Top 20 indies?

Independent retailers, the Davids of Britain’s games industry, continue to surprise in their ongoing battle with corporate Goliaths of national chains. In the latest issue of MCV, we team up with Nindie.com to bring a rundown of the best indie stores around the nation. Click here to read the feature …

Read More »

Is this the end of specialist games retail?

It’s official: supermarkets are the fastest growing games retailers in the UK.According to TNS data published by ERA this week, supermarkets took up 17.7 per cent of revenue earned through video game software sales in 2009 – a whopping 328m. That figure was just 210m, 10.1 per cent of the …

Read More »

MS eyes toy market success for Natal

Microsoft is targeting the global toy press in its efforts to spread the word about Natal ahead of its global launch later this year. Writing for MCV, the deputy editor of Toy News Katie Roberts explains that the platform holder very much wants to leverage space for the device at …

Read More »

Call of Duty inspires new retailers

modern warfare 2 has enticed yet more retailers into games, with petrol vendor BP the latest non-traditional chain to start selling triple-A product. The latest Call Of Duty was available at over 300 BP stations from midnight on November 10th. And now the firm wants to expand its range in …

Read More »

Online retail braced for postal nightmare

Games retail has drawn up contingency plans ahead of strike action by Royal Mail staff, MCV can reveal. Disruption to delivery services has been affecting parts of the UK already, which has forced online specialists including Play, Amazon, Gameseek, ShopTo, SimplyGames, The Hut and Zoombits to source rival postal firms. …

Read More »

Id be mad to ignore retail says Jacobson

Sports Interactive studio head Miles Jacobson has insisted he is fully committed to retail partnerships – after announcing that the Steam edition of FM10 will come with exclusive bonus content. In an exclusive deal with Valve, the upcoming Steam version of Football Manager 10 will be bundled with Sega’s acclaimed …

Read More »

Nintendo price protects Wii stock

Following this morning’s news of a drop in the trade price of Wii in the UK – which was broken exclusively by MCV – Nintendo has reassured retailers that it will price protect existing Wii stock. Speaking to MCV, Nintendo confirmed that it will work with retailers to ensure that …

Read More »

ERA: Dont get greedy with DLC

Publishers have been urged not sell too much bonus content at a premium to consumers. ERA’s Kim Bayley has warned that the music and film markets made consumers cynical to top-priced SKUs. Publishers need to be aware of growing consumer scepticism about ‘bonus features’ that has already emerged in music …

Read More »