Category Archives: Retail
Thu, May 23, 2013 | 20:44 BST
GameStop has reported its quarterly results for the period ending May 4, with total revenues down 6.8% year-over-year to $1.87 billion, noting declines in both hardware sales and new software. Profits came in at $54.6 million, down 25% year-over-year.
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 15:22 BST
Summon Night 5 debuted on the Media Create charts at number one in Japan, knocking Tomodachi Collection: New Life off it’s cushy spot for the time being. The Namco title moved 105,511 units on PSP. Hardware was down again this week. You can get both charts below.
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 00:05 BST
Xbox One doesn’t even have a release date yet and already GAME and ShopTp are taking pre-orders.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 14:24 BST
Target has dropped the price of Wii U Basic to $240, which is 20% off the normal $300 price of the 8GB system. The US retailer has followed suit along with Asda and Amazon UK, which marked the system down to £149 earlier this month. Other retailers in the US have yet to counter the markdown, but Amazon US is selling it for $280, which is $40 more than Target. Likely, the site will match the price eventually. A present, the 32GB Wii U Deluxe model will still run you $350 at Target. Thanks,
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 09:29 BST
NetherRealm’s first non-Mortal Kombat game performed well at retail in the US during April, topping the charts as the best-selling title in an otherwise lacklustre month.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 16:32 BST
As part of its slide presentation to investors during its financial results yesterday, Ubisoft revealed its current market share among boxed game compared to competitors Activision, Take-Two and Microsoft. It seems that during FY2012, Activision had the highest share with 19.5% of the boxed market cornered.
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 15:05 BST
There’s seems to be no stopping the beast that is Tomodachi Collection: New Life on the Media Create charts. Once again, the title was the number one seller in Japan for the week ending May 12. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Animal Crossing: New Leaf continued to be great sellers as well, the former earning life-to-date sales of 691,921 and the later now pushing
over 3.2 million copies across the region.
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 16:02 BST
UK retailer GAME has revealed it will try to lessen the impact of the upcoming release drought over the summer with in-store events and other promotions.
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 15:10 BST
Tomodachi Collection: New Life was once again the top earner in Japan for the week ending May 5. Last weeks’ number one, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen fell to fourth place. Interestingly enough, there were no new releases for the period, yet sales of all hardware offerings were up over last week. Some not by much, but growth is growth.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 15:20 BST
GAME has paid off paid private investment firm OpCapita and its backers £3.2 million in interest and “monitoring fees” toward the £103 million it owes the firm after brokered a deal to get the retailer out of administration. The figure was paid towards the balance in four months and the remaining balance will have 7.5% interest rate attached. GAME boss Martyn Gibbs told The Guardian the chain is expected to make £20 million in profit for the period ending July 31, and it plans to open 18 new stores during that time. Thanks, MCV.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 09:55 BST
Wii U consoles have been discounted once again at UK supermarket chain ASDA, in a presumed attempt to reverse slow sales figures.
Wed, May 01, 2013 | 14:52 BST
Tomodachi Collection: New Life continued its dominance of the Media Create charts this week, moving another 144,903 units. Combined with last week when it moved 404,858 units during its debut, the title has moved 549,761 physical units in Japan.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 | 13:11 BST
UK retailer Game has launched the UK’s first dedicated free-to-play platform called – surprisingly – ‘Free 2 Play’. The hub has launched now and contains three games, with more on the way.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 14:28 BST
Tomodachi Collection: New Life was the big seller in Japan the week of Apr 15 -21. It moved 404,858 for 3DS, while Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 debuted in second with 87,661 units sold on PS3. 3DS LL sales were up over the prior period by 28,950 units.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 15:56 BST
Nintendo is offering 3DS owners the chance to pick-up a free game when they register three titles from a list of eight top releases. The promotion is aptly named, “So Many Games!”
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 11:35 BST
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 10:16 BST
BioShock Infinite has been denied a fourth week at number one by NetherRealm’s superhero brawler, Injustice: Gods Among Us, which has hit the top spot in this week’s UK chart.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 | 16:39 BST
Despite launching later in the month, BioShock Infinite was the best-selling game in the US in March.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 13:22 BST
High-street retailer GAME has become the first retailer in Europe to sell Nintendo’s eShop codes online and in stores. The retailer is selling a number of Wii U and 3DS titles through its website, with six Wii U titles ranging from Singstar at £32.99 to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge and New Super Mario Bros. U for £41.99.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 11:32 BST
Ubisoft took home five prizes from last night’s MCV awards, while fellow behemoth publishers EA and Activision won two apiece and GAME walked away with the gong for best specialist retailer. More winners through the break.