Category Archives: Retail
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 | 08:56 BST
One of the chief selling points of Nintendo’s new 2DS is its pocket-friendly price tag, and many retailers in the UK are making it even friendlier by dropping the price down to £99. Sainsbury’s has it in-store for £99.99, while you can get it online at Tesco Direct for £99. Amazon also has it at £99. Argos is currently running a deal whereby you can get a 2DS, LEGO The Lord of the Rings, and Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed for £99. The offer only runs until October 26.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 | 21:50 BST
Assassin’s Creed franchise has sold over 6.6 million units in the UK, says Ubisoft’s UK brand manager
Assassin’s Creed as a franchise has sold over 6.6 million units in the UK, Ubisoft’s UK brand manager Omebline Wallon has told MCV.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 | 00:15 BST
GTA 5 ensured retail sales in the US trended upwards for the first time in nine months, according to the latest report from the NPD Group.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 | 15:28 BST
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 | 16:23 BST
Call of Duty: Ghosts was dropped by UK retailer ShopTo recently, over a dispute surrounding shipping dates. The retailer has now decided to stock the shooter again, and has issued a statement online. Read it here.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 | 11:06 BST
Watch Dogs has been delayed into 2014 and retailer Amazon UK is said to have contacted pre-order customers to offer them alternative PS4 bundles. Some of Sony’s console packs were set to be packaged in a branded Watch Dogs box with a copy of the game inside. Check out the alternate titles here.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 | 11:36 BST
PlayStation 4 will be playable at 62 GAME stores across the UK, starting this month. You can try out some of the launch-line up during the lock-in events. Find out when they’re happening in your area here.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 | 21:17 BST
Sony has started placing PlayStation 4 kiosks around the the US where today select Sony Stores with have an ‘Experience PlayStation’, er, well, station set up. “Thousands” more are coming to other stores, like Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Walmart. Some of the game you will be able to get your mitts on include Contrast, FIFA 14, Knack and Octodad: Dadliest Catch. You can find out if a participating store is near you through this link. Thanks, Shack.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 | 22:50 BST
Pokemon X & Y moved over 1.8 million units in Japan in one day, according to Media Create, topping the charts for the week of October 7-13. Yesterday, Nintendo announced the games had moved over 4 million units combined worldwide within two days. Another new entry on the charts, Grand Theft Auto 5, didn’t do too shabby considering it had to go up against Pokemon: the PS3 version debuted at number two with 360,115 units moved and the Xbox 360 version moved 26,612 units for a combined total of 386,727 units.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 | 12:05 BST
Amazon UK has turned 15 today and to celebrate, the online retailer has listed its ten best-selling multi-format games since launch.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 | 13:19 BST
Xbox One will appear at many GAME stores across Britain weeks before Microsoft’s console goes on sale. The company has sent us details of store lock-ins happening throughout the country starting October 14.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 | 21:26 BST
Xbox One is expected to outsell PlayStation 4 this holiday season, at least according to UK chain John Lewis’ head tech buyer Jonathan Marsh.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 | 12:49 BST
PS4 pre-order customers over at Amazon UK are being contacted with the offer of grading-up their order to one of the new UK bundles announced by Sony recently.
Wed, Oct 09, 2013 | 15:59 BST
Monster Hunter 4 was once again the top selling software title in Japan for the week ending October 6. It was a rather uneventful period, actually, with the only debut was Namco Bandai’s SPEC: Ten for 3DS and the only hardware to show growth over the prior week was Wii with 914 units compared 866 units previously. A Wii title didn’t crack the top 20 in software so we’re unsure what causes the slight spike.
Get the full software and hardware charts below.
Wed, Oct 09, 2013 | 14:30 BST
PS4 pre-order customers who placed orders via UK retailer SimplyGames were told they had to pay more to secure their console at launch, sparking a wave of investigation and backlash. Britain’s consumer legislation firm Trading Standards has deemed the ransom unlawful.
Tue, Oct 08, 2013 | 14:47 BST
UK retailer SimplyGames is forcing customers into paying extra to secure their PS4 pre-order for release day. The site has contacted those with existing orders, and has warned them that the order will not be guaranteed in time unless they fork over more cash for a bigger bundle.
Thu, Oct 03, 2013 | 22:07 BST
Analyst firm Superdata believes a console market crash is headed our way, as the market is saturated and consumers are reluctant to purchase next-gen systems.
Fri, Oct 04, 2013 | 10:02 BST
GfK Chart-Track has revealed that 5.17 million games were sold at UK retail in September, a 45% increase year-over-year. The growth can be attributed to the release of Grand Theft Auto 5 which accounted for 52% of games sold last month – the game has sold over 2.6 million copies in the UK since its release on September 17. Retail stores reported £187.2 million in revenue for September, and for the first nine months of 2013, UK stores gained more revenue from software than in the first nine months the year prior. Thanks, MCV.
Wed, Oct 02, 2013 | 14:58 BST
Monster Hunter 4 was once again the clear winner on the Media Create charts, with 213,078 units moved, bringing its current lifetime total to 2,402,077. Armored Core: Verdict Day debuted during the period and moved a total of 64,272 units on both PS3 and Xbox 360 combined, while The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD moved 30,264 units on Wii U during it’s three days on the market.
Full thing is below.
Wed, Oct 02, 2013 | 03:07 BST
With next-gen consoles likely to push holiday sales figures up even higher than usual, GameStop has elected to create thousands of temporary jobs in an effort to meet demand. Gamespot reports the retail chain will hire 17,000 staff across the US ahead of the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The holiday period accounts for 40% of GameStop’s annual sales, and the chain understandably described its hiring plans as “critical” to success. Between 25-30% of temporary staff go on to secure permanent positions with the chain, the company added. Both the PS4 and Xbox One launch in November.