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OPINION: Tesco’s video games ambition

Tesco is too much of an easy target for many critics.The company best known for a competitive food offer has had countless legal cases brought against it and accusations thrown at it – ranging from unfair trading to exploitation. Outside of groceries and in games it is often accused of …

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Tesco wants 20% of games market by 2012

Supermarket behemoth Tesco wants to have a 20 per cent share of the UK games software market. The firm told MCV it can achieve this goal, and become the UK’s second largest games retailer in terms of sales, over the next two years. We have already doubled our share on …

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PES 2011 for £30 at Tesco

Tesco has become the first retailer to show its hand and declare its day one price for Konami’s PES 2011, which is released in the UK tomorrow. The supermarket will sell the game for just 30, no strings attached. It’s a different strategy to that it adopted with FIFA 11 …

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Tesco UK’s non-food profits up 2.5%

Tesco’s non-food sales for H1 2010 have increased 2.5 per cent year-on-year in the UK. The supermarket giant made 4.4bn in non-food for the 26 weeks ending August 28th, 2010. The firm says the growth in non-food is slowing because the ‘important’ electrical and entertainment categories struggled during the second …

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FIFA 11 for 97p

UK supermarket Asda will at midnight tonight begin selling FIFA 11 for just 97p. The price is available for anyone willing to trade-in one of either Halo reach, Dead Rising 2 or F1 2010 and applies to both the Xbox 360 and PS3 SKUs. In addition, the game will be …

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HMV victorious at Industry Quiz

HMV emerged triumphant at last night’s MCV/Xbox 360 Quiz, fending off stiff competition from Microsoft, GameSpot, Imagine Publishing and Tesco. A mixture of retailers, media, peripheral firms and publishers gathered at London’s Sway Bar to battle to be the biggest brains in games, and win some pretty spectacular prizes, including …

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PlayStation Move whos cheapest?

Tomorrow marks the arrival of PlayStation Move on the UK High Street – and perhaps it’s not surprising to see Tesco undercutting the rest of the market to offer the new controller at the lowest price. Online portal Tesco Direct is currently selling the PlayStation Move Starter Pack for just …

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Halo Reach for £28 at Tesco

Following news that Microsoft’s Halo Reach has already arrived with some UK shoppers, it has now emerged that Tesco is to aggressively cut the price of the game in its UK stores come its release on Tuesday. Consumer advice site Frugal Gaming has got its hands on a photo of …

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Tesco launches drive thru service

UK supermarket Tesco has become the first to launch a drive thru service with the arrival of a new trial in its Baldock Extra store in Hertfordshire. Customers can place their order online as normal and then reserve a two-hour slot at which they can collect from participating stores. Staff …

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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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