Category Archives: Retail
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 13:19 BST
HMV buyer Hilco is said to be cutting 400 jobs following its recent acquisition of the brand. It follows hope that all 2,500 jobs were to be saved across the brand’s 141 UK stores last week.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 21:26 BST
Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition was expected to be released on disc April 30, but it has been delayed to June 4 according to Major Nelson. The tweet he posted said the reason for the delay was to “include the very latest content.” The disc version was to include Update 9 which was recently released, and it wasn’t said whether the delay was to include Update 10 which is in the works now. We’ll let you know when we hear more about it.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 15:11 BST
PlayStation 4 pre-orders are now being accepted at UK supermarket chain ASDA. Gamers can place orders via a £20 deposit in store or on the site now.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 11:49 BST
HMV will reportedly meet with UK game publishers this week, in a bid to secure a place for gaming in the retailer’s revised strategy. It comes after HMV administrators Deloitte made most of the company’s game arm redundant, casting doubt on the matter.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 03:29 BST
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 15:51 BST
HMV has been officially rescued by buyer Hilco. The retail brand will now be headed up by former Steinhoff Group CEO Ian Topping.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 23:56 BST
Teetering UK retail chain HMV has reportedly been saved by a last-minute buy-out.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 19:51 BST
GameStop has acknowledged that mobile and online gaming are a threat to its business, and it plans on taking steps in order to compete and jump on the bandwagon.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 14:04 BST
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 15:36 BST
Luigi’s Mansion was still the number one title on the Media Create charts for the week, moving 111,000 units extra. Fate/Extra CCC debuted in second place for PSP, moving 73,000 units. On the hardware side of things, Wii and Wii U were the only offerings to show an increase over the prior week with 1,858 and 22,829 units moved, respectively. All other hardware units saw a decline in sales.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 02:11 BST
Retail chain giant GameStop is confident the PlayStation 4 will be in stores world-wide before the end of the year.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 00:35 GMT
UK retailer ShopTo has dropped the price of the Wii U, but is still not seeing the kind of sales it would feel comfortable with.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | 16:30 GMT
Deloitte has completed the sale of Blockbuster UK to Gordon Brothers Europe. The firm purchased the brand license, 264 stores, and the 2,000 jobs which came with the buy. “Having identified a profitable core portfolio of stores we are pleased to have achieved this sale for creditors,” joint administrator Lee Manning stated. “Together with the previously announced store sales more than half of the original estate has been secured for ongoing use. This transaction provides Blockbuster a future in the UK.” The amount paid for the chain was not disclosed. Thanks, MCV.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | 16:19 GMT
Wii Mini is of little interest to UK gamers, according to one of GAME’s flagship stores.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 14:10 GMT
Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix went head-to-head on Media Create’s charts for the week of March 11-17, with Namco’s debut besting Square’s by only 9,766 units.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 02:04 GMT
GameStop has already received 600,000 registrations for its “First to Know” PlayStation 4 mailing list.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 16:19 GMT
While traditional retail sales continued their downwards trend, the NPD Group’s February report showed the Xbox 360 still triumphant on its home ground, and a handful of new releases interrupting the Q1 quiet.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 21:09 GMT
GameStop president Tony Bartel has told Forbes that sales of Wii U have been “slower than expected” now that the Christmas boom has passed; however, the executive feels titles in the current pipeline will help renew interest.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 16:51 GMT
Majesco has released its financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2013. For the period ending on January 31, net revenues came in at $23.5 million, which is down 65% compared to $66.2 million year-over-year. Net loss for Q1 was $2.1 million compared to net income of $7.7 million during Q1 of fiscal year 2012.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 14:54 GMT
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F and Soul Sacrifice took the top spots in the Media Create charts for the period of March 4-10, with the former moving 110,229 units on PS3 and Comcept’s debut moving 92,396 units on Vita. The handheld also took the top spot on the hardware charts, thanks to last month’s price drop. While sales were only up 1,038 units over the week prior, it still moved 63,581 units which is considerably better than its recent sales history.