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Indies, Tesco and Game get exclusive The Last of Us editions

Sony has announced two special edition packs of The Last of Us, each tailored to one of the two main characters in the game. The ‘Ellie’ edition of the game will be exclusive to Game whilst Tesco and independent retailers will receive the ‘Joel Edition’. Both packs will include The …

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UK retail eyes up Steam Box and Nvidia Shield

UK retailers have told MCV that they are keen to stock Valve’s Steam-box and Nvidia’s Shield. A Steam-box style product named Piston and Nvidia’s new console Shield was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, putting pressure on Microsoft and Sony who have yet to lift the lid on …

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Tesco surprises city with blockbuster Christmas

The UK’s leading retailer Tesco has reported its strongest Christmas in the UK for three years. Like-for-like sales were up 1.8 per cent in the six weeks ending January 5th. Online food sales were the star, climbing 18 per cent. It’s a fantastic turnaround for the supermarket, having reported a …

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Video games prices slashed as UK market struggles

Brand new video games are being sold for less than 20, as publishers and retailers fear a disappointing Christmas. New titles such as WWE ’13 and Hitman Absolution, both of which were released just last month, are already being sold for 19.99 as part of ‘special promotions’. The price discounting …

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Entertainment chief Rob Salter leaving Tesco

Influential retail exec Rob Salter is leaving Tesco on January 1st, 2013, MCV can reveal. He has worked as the firm’s category director for media and entertainment for four and a half years, overseeing the supermarket chain’s music, movies and video games offer. Tesco has yet to announce who his …

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Tesco’s Mark Burgess joins Game Retail

Tesco’s games buyer Mark Burgess has left the supermarket chain for specialist giant Game Retail. Burgess joins the team as third party physical and digital content manager. I am really pleased to be joining GAME at such an exciting time,”?Burgess told MCV. There is lots of innovative activity taking place …

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MCV Investigates: How FIFA conquered the UK

FIFA 13 is not just the fastest-selling game in the EA Sports series to date – it is also the most profitable. In just two days, the game sold over 1.23m copies in the UK alone. That’s an increase of 27 per cent over last year’s record-breaking FIFA 12. FIFA …

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Signs of new life at UK supermarkets

Both Tesco and Sainsbury’s have reported a quarterly rise in sales, leading to hopes that the worst could be behind the High Street. Leading retailer Tesco posted a slight 0.1 per cent rise in like-for-like sales excluding petrol. That’s the first rise in seven quarters at the chain. Pre-tax profit …

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Price round-up: Retailers reveal Wii U offers

Hot on the heels of MCV revealing the estimated UK prices, several retailers have gone live with their own Wii U price tags. Both retailers is currently taking pre-orders for all three SKUs: the Basic, the Premium and the special ZombiU pack. Tesco is asking for 249 for Basic, 329 …

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Dishonored goodies now available for pre-order

Bethesda has teamed up with leading UK retailers to create exclusive pre-order incentives for its hotly anticipated new IP Dishonored. GAME, Gamestation, Tesco, ShopTo.net and Amazon will each offer different add-ons for the game, which will give players new supernatural powers, according to VG247. GAME and Gamestation is offering a …

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