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‘Black Friday is the worst thing to happen to retail’

The Black Friday sales event has had a deeply negative effect on games retail. That’s according to sources speaking to MCV, who say that the period is ‘the worst thing’ to happen to shops. Retailers say that Black Friday is a major factor in the UK software market being down, …

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The UK games merchandise market is lagging behind the US, says licensing guru Rob Stevenson

The UK games market must learn from its American cousins if it wants to build a sizeable merchandise market. Former Ubisoft licensing head Rob Stevenson, who has just launched his Huge Crate merchandise business, says the UK is falling behind the US due to publishers and retailers not viewing video …

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UKIE: UK boom means 1 in 3 is now a gamer

Last week was the biggest-grossing week ever for the UK games market – with 113.8m made in seven days. And the extra effect of this market boom? There are more gamers over here than ever before. According to UKIE, now one in three people in the UK is a gamer. …

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Customers ‘recognise pre-owned’s value’, says GAME

While the UK’s leading games specialist retailer GAME today confirmed sales were down over Christmas, the chain has said its preowned offer continues to grow. Across all territories the firm operates in, it said second-hand sales presented year-on-year growth over Christmas. A year ago, the firm started reporting specific figures …

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Sales dip, but GAME is resilient

GAME has issued its annual post-Christmas trading update this morning – and it looks like the UK retailer bore the brunt of the local market’s dip in sales. Sales for the five weeks ending January 9th were down by 12.1 per cent across the whole group, while group like-for-like sales …

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2009 UK sales numbers show single-format stats

As part of its announcement today talking about 2009’s down-but-not-disastrous UK software sales, ELSPA and GfK-CharTrack have revealed format-specific data. Nintendo Wii ‘stormed the field’ with software sales of over 18 million units in the UK – meaning it is still number one software format in terms of units sold. …

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UK games market down in ’09

The official figures from GfK-ChartTrack are in – and the UK games market’s total value for 2009 was down on 2008, but the sector still managed to generate billions in revenue. ELSPA has today revealed that official data pegs the annual sales figures for the UK games market pegs total …

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UK games market holds firm

The UK video games market weekly value continues to rise this week following the release of The Sims 3 and Red Faction: Guerrilla. According to MCV calculations, based on today’s Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA weekly report, the UK market has hit 23.5 million for the weekend ending June 6th, a rise of three …

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UK video games market at lowest weekly value since 2007

The UK games market’s weekly value has dipped below 15 million for the first time since 2007, MCV can reveal. According to MCV’s calculations, based on today’s Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA weekly report, the UK market has hit 13.7 million for the week ending May 17th, down from 16.6 million the week before. …

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