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Sat, Sep 19, 2009 | 01:37 BST
First Toys ‘R’ Us, then Target, and now Best Buy. Kotaku received the above flier from an alleged Best Buy tipster, and it looks mighty official to us.
The crowd’s gathering. “Off with its head!” they’re screaming. Then, a metallic flash. The Wii’s price tag sits, rent asunder, splurting $50 bills all about.
That’s the future, folks. Nintendo says the cuts are retailer-specific, but this heaping mountain of fliers begs to differ. Now then, Wii price tag, let’s have bit off the top, shall we?
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 | 17:29 BST
Looks like some retailers have already sold out of PS3 Slim.
According to a report from Gamespot, local GameStop and Best Buy stores in or around San Francisco started selling the console a bit early, and have subsequently ran out of the fist shipment.
Amazon still has some left though, at least in the States.
Regardless, like most console launches, the merchandise will go fast, so if you want to be able to yell “FIRST!” into your friends’ faces – you better get on it.
Wed, Aug 05, 2009 | 17:08 BST
Activision sent over a mailer detailing the pre-order bonuses for Blur.
You can view the full thing ater the break.
Bonuses include extra goodies for each different retail offering. GameStop bonus includes an exclusive Multiplayer Advantage Booster Kit unlocking the Ford Bronco, Double Fans bonus for the first ten multiplayer races (nets you more money), and the Last Man Standing survival mode.
Best Buy is offering day one purchase incentive which includes a code to unlock he Dodge Hennessey Viper, while Game Crazy purchasers will net double money for the first single-player races played.
A solid release date has yet to be announced for PC, PS3 or Xbox 360, but all referenced retail stores have it hitting on November 3.
Sat, Jul 04, 2009 | 16:41 BST
Next Sunday, Best Buy will stock shelves with a lovely PS3 bundle that includes Metal Gear Solid 4 and Killzone 2.
It’s the 80Gb model, and you get all three for $400.
Basically, that’s getting both games free because that particular SKU retails for $399.99.
More over on Kotaku.
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 | 18:02 BST
Best Buy now has trial kiosks set up in some of its US stores full of used games.
The stores are also allowing customers to trade used games for store credit.
Analysts predict this could result in the used game market earning $3 billion annually combined with GameStop and other stores that sell used games.
“While we believe that Best Buy’s entry into the used video game market will create a new overhang on shares of GameStop,” wrote Colin Sebastian of Lazard Capital Markets. “We expect Best Buy’s initiative to expand the used videogame market rather than take significant share from the specialty channel.
“We estimate the size of the commercial used videogame market in the USD 2.5 billion range worldwide, continuing to grow, driven by major players including GameStop, Game Group, Game Crazy, and Internet marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon.”
Fri, May 29, 2009 | 15:58 BST
CrimeCraft will release on August 25, and Best Buy has the exclusive rights to sell it.
That’s right, you can’t buy it anywhere else thanks to the hand shaking between the retail giant, Vogster, and THQ.
The good news, though, is that you can get it online instead of walking into the store if you like, and you will be rewarded with two months of free play and some in-game shirts.
If you pre-order, your in-game character will also get to sport a pair of Eckos (shoes), a spot in the beta and the full game three days earlier than folks who didn’t pre-order.
You can find out more through the link above.
Tue, May 26, 2009 | 19:49 BST
Sony may be releasing a new PS3 SKU, according to Best Buy stock data.
According to the product database, a new limited edition bundle is to ship complete with the 80Gb system and two games, and will release on June 9 for $399.
It will be a Best Buy exclusive. It’s unknown what titles will be included.
Thu, Mar 05, 2009 | 22:42 GMT
Best Buy has postponed the launch of its first UK store until Q1 2010.
The delay has nothing to do with the current economic crisis, apparently.
“If it makes more commercial sense to open three or four months later, that is what we will do,” said Brad Taylor of KeyBanc Capital Markets.
The electronics giant originally planned to open the retail store as a joint joint venture with Carphone Warehouse this summer.
Thu, Nov 13, 2008 | 20:19 GMT
US retailer Best Buy has taken the credit crunch firmly in the ass, the firm said today, and is facing really difficulty in maintaining its business.
“Since mid-September, rapid, seismic changes in consumer behavior have created the most difficult climate we’ve ever seen. Best Buy simply can’t adjust fast enough to maintain our earnings momentum for this year,” said company boss Brad Anderson.
“We’re beginning to adjust our cost structure to restore earnings momentum and still gain market share. We firmly believe that our strategy of customer-centricity is of great value in driving our performance versus the industry, and that’s the strategy we plan to pursue to continue to strengthen our position in the marketplace.”
Best Buy isn’t the only US high street brand feeling proper heat. Circuit City recently announced it’s facing bankruptcy.
More on MCV.
Fri, Oct 24, 2008 | 20:21 BST
Best Buy and Bethesda have announced midnight opening plans for Fallout 3 in the US, promising hot middle-of-the-night action in the Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Dallas and Chicago areas.
“Fallout 3 has been a labor of love for the team at Bethesda and we can’t wait to get the game into the hands of consumers,” said dev team boss Todd Howard.
“We’re looking forward to celebrating the launch of Fallout 3 with the fans.”
Game’s out October 27. Release after the link.
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 | 19:07 BST
Joystiq’s listed every Best Buy opening at midnight on Monday for the launch of GTA IV. Obviously worth looking at if you’re American. Worth looking at if you’re not, really. Here it is.
Thu, Mar 20, 2008 | 06:54 GMT
US retailer Best Buy is to give away $50 credit notes to anyone who bought into HD-DVD, according to this, an initiative likely to cost up to $10 million. Anyone that can provide a receipt saying they bought a now defunct HD-DVD player from the firm will be eligible for the gift.
Circuit City is also saying it’ll look after those stiffed by Toshiba on the whole HD-DVD “thing”, and will accept returns of HD-DVD players up to 90 days after purchase. We bet the UK retailers are clammering to offer similar deals. Or not.