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Dreamcast console sales spike following Shenmue III reveal

Sales of pre-owned Dreamcast consoles have ‘gone through the roof’ since Shenmue III was announced at E3. Indie retailers have told MCV that sales of Sega’s last console have skyrocketed since the LA-based trade show. That’s in addition to software sales of the original two Shenmue games, as well as …

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Back to the ’90s: Industry turns back the clock 20 years as 1990s mania hits the games business

Resident Evil 2 is the latest game to ride the wave of ‘90s nostalgia that has swept into the market. The iconic 1998 horror game is being remade, publisher Capcom has announced. The news comes just two months after Square Enix revealed that its own 1990s epic – Final Fantasy …

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GameStop online store now offers retro consoles and games

GameStop now offers a selection of retro consoles and games for purchase online. GameStop announced the news on Twitter, ushering a resurgence of classic games and hardware for the company. The new retro portion of GameStop’s website includes selections from NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, PlayStation and Dreamcast platforms. …

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GAME’s back in the retro market

Retro gaming appears to be back on the table at GAME. Gamestation, which was acquired by GAME back in 2007, used to be the High Street’s biggest retro games provider but its retro offerings – much like GAME’s – faded away over time. However, a new promotion on GAME’s website …

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GameStop UK plots retro stock move

GameStop’s American pilot scheme to start selling retro hardware, games and accessories could come to the UK. The firm announced last month that it would be reintroducing retro stock into its stores. Consumers will be able to trade-in old consoles, including the SNES and Mega Drive. They will then be …

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GameStop preparing retro hardware pilot scheme in US

Sales and trade-in of retro hardware, games and accessories is to be reintroduced to GameStop stores in the US. IGN reports that the program is planned for introduction in 250 of its stores, with most” retro systems dating back to the NES being supported including the SNES, Mega Drive (known …

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My Retro Game Box is Loot Crate for games

A new subscription service for retro gamers that follows the successful Loot Crate formula has been unveiled. It’s called My Retro Game Box. Subscribers will each receive a random selection of retro games that are theirs to keep. The supported formats are NES, SNES, N64, Game Boy, Game Boy Colour, …

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Declining nostalgia, not price, is Nintendo’s biggest retro game problem, Adelman says

Few companies are as adept as Nintendo at selling you the same software over and over again, but Nintendo’s former indie boss has questioned how long this can continue for. On 3DS, for instance, NES games such as Donkey Kong, Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Ice …

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MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to retro merchandise

Games of years gone by continue to spark nostalgia and reverence among consumers. MCV goes back to the past with a selection of retro-themed products Next-gen titles might be grabbing all of the headlines as we approach Christmas, but retro gaming is still a healthy sector for retailers across the …

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‘There’s still life in retro games’

Simply pass a storefront stocked with N64, PlayStation and Dreamcast games with older gamers in tow and you’ll be able to see that retro is very much still in fashion. The accompanying chorus of phrases like ‘I remember playing this as a kid’ and ‘I put so many hours into …

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