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Grainger "could open three stores a week"

Grainger Games will open up to five more stores this year after unveiling its 40th outlet three months early. The retailer has launched 17 stores in the past six months, and the firm’s sales director Phil Moore says Grainger’s operations team has the capability to open three shops a week. …

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Pre-owned goes mainstream

Publishers hate it, but punters love it – and now it’s official: pre-owned is everywhere. The number of outlets offering second-hand games and trade-in services has grown by 1,000 stores this year, MCV research has shown. Tesco and Argos have both taken second-hand schemes national in recent months. Meanwhile, MCV …

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HMV targeting 20 new Xmas stores

Multiple temporary HMV outlets will be established in the coming months across the UK. The retailer plans to open up to 20 stores specifically to deal with the busy holiday shopping season – more than twice the number it opened last year. While locations have yet to be finalised, MCV …

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Tesco trade-ins go national

Supermarket giant Tesco has rolled out its pre-owned games offering to stores across the UK. A number of press adverts (pictured) are running in national newspapers which display the trade-in values for used games – and claim that the cost can be redeemed against anything in store. Tesco will pay …

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Red Dead hit by stock shortages?

Wild West action adventure Red Dead Redemption has been hit by stock shortages according to reports from a number of retailers. MCV understands the game – released today – is suffering supply problems across the channel, with the PS3 version being the worst affected. Reps at Blockbuster, GAME and HMV …

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Best Buy launching games mag

Having enjoyed a record-breaking start to its life in the UK, it is now being claimed that retailer Best Buy is to launch an official in-store games magazine across its chain of North American stores. The claims come from the Facebook account of Andy Eddy, as spotted by The Game …

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Best Buy planning up to 150 UK stores

Ahead of the opening of its debut UK store in Thurrock this Friday, Best Buy has said that it is targeting between 60-150 outlets in the country. This is a blank sheet of paper,” chief executive Scott Wheway told The Wall Street Journal. It will be different. It will take …

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Business as usual at Blockbuster

Blockbuster UK is not closing any stores and is a profitable business, insists MD Martin Higgins.The firm broke its silence after news emerged that its US parent could face bankruptcy. MCV recently reported that Blockbuster is looking to sell its UK arm. However, Higgins has denied analyst statements that the …

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Argos trials trade-in at 27 stores

As predicted by MCV last week, Argos has begun to trial a pre-owned games service across select stores. The trial will run in 27 of its 735 stores, predominantly in the North-East of England at locations including Durham, Gateshead and Newcastle. Customers will be able to buy pre-owned titles from …

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O2 Prioritises video games

21m O2 customers will be able to get PC games ahead of their release, MCV can reveal. The scheme is part of O2’s multi-million pound Priority campaign, which previously allowed music fans the chance to buy gig tickets before they officially went on sale. The communications giant has partnered with …

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