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GAME safe from Best Buy invasion

Ahead of the opening of its first UK stores in Liverpool, Southampton, Merry Hill and Thurrock next month, Verdict Research consulting director Neil Saunders has told MCV that Best Buy poses little danger for established High Street games retailers. Best Buy’s UK arrival shouldn’t prove too much of a threat …

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Sequel set to top SFIV sales

Capcom expects its upcoming beat-‘em-up Super Street Fighter IV to outperform its predecessor. The original sold more than 2.5m copies worldwide within a month of its release, and the publisher is in no doubt that its follow-up will improve on this. Street Fighter is the biggest fighting game franchise in …

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SFIV heading to iPhone

It’s a series known for its complicated and precise six-button combos. It’s a series that has spawned many dedicated joypads and joysticks. And now Capcom has said that it wants to bring Street Fighter to the button-less Apple iPhone. More specifically, IGN has confirmed that Street Fighter IV is currently …

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Zavvi.com in new street date row

The Hut Group-owned online retailer Zavvi.com has once again been accused of deliberately selling games early with listings for BioShock 2 on its eBay portal stating that game is now in stock and despatching”. Zavvi.com was caught up in a similar storm last year when some customers who had pre-ordered …

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January High Street sales decline

New statistics from the CBI’s Distributive Trades Survey show that sales on the High Street in early January declined eight per cent year-on-year, ending hopes that retailers were on track to enjoy three straight monthly increases. The vicious cold snap in the early part of the month was mainly to …

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Capcom dates key H1 titles

Japanese publisher Capcom has pinned down firm UK release dates for two of the games that it had originally planned to bring to market during the current quarter. Fighting sequel-stroke-expansion Super Street Fighter IV will be released in Europe on April 30th, a few days after its April 27th arrival …

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Zavvi in shock High Street return

the hut is planning to bring Zavvi back to the High Street, MCV can reveal. The news emerges 12 months after the brand’s original owner plunged into administration. The Hut bought the Zavvi name earlier this year and re-launched it online. Now the firm is meeting with landlords to negotiate …

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Seven year high for UK retail

UK retail sales for October saw the market climb at its fastest pace since Easter, recording the best performance in October for seven years, analysts say. According to the British Retail Consortium, UK retail sales values climbed 3.8 per cent last month when compared to October 2008. On a total …

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Street date struggle for Modern Warfare 2

Though UK entertainment chains seem to be holding firm, retailer GameStop has admitted that it knowingly broke the street date and sold Modern Warfare 2 early at some of its North American branches over the weekend. GameStop made the decision to break street date and sell reserved copies of Call …

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First MW2 pre-orders arrive

With the global release of Modern Warfare 2 still four days away the very first legitimately bought copies of Activision’s shooter have begun landing on doormats – and it appears to be customers of The Hut who have got lucky. We are dedicated to getting products to customers on release,” …

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