Tag Archives: hmv
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 | 12:15 GMT
Struggling retailer HMV has been rescued by HMV Canada owner Hilco, according to a fresh report. But don’t get too excited as the deal may still fall apart, say sources close to the matter.
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 | 14:29 GMT
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 | 19:59 GMT
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 | 19:33 GMT
Deloitte Ireland has been appointed as the receiver of HMV Ireland, meaning 300 jobs are at risk in the sector. Earlier today, HMV stores in the country were closed temporarily without an explanation, and will remain closed until Deloitte Ireland “assesses the viability of the company,” reports Eurogamer. The firm said it will be searching to find a buyer for the business. The site notes that HMV in Ireland is a separate entity to the UK business, which wasn’t thought to be going into administration with the rest of HMV as of yesterday.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 | 17:00 GMT
Begbies Traynor, a business recovery firm, estimates that 140 UK retailers are currently in “critical condition”.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 | 11:43 GMT
HMV will enter administration tomorrow, potentially signalling the end for the nearly century-old high street chain.
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 | 11:00 GMT
The clock is ticking towards the Wii U’s UK launch on November 30. Nintendo has confirmed details of its main midnight launch event, which will be held at HMV’s flagship London store on Oxford Street.
Thu, Nov 01, 2012 | 13:38 GMT
Activision has unveiled special concessions that will exclusively sell Skylanders-themed material in three HMV stores.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 | 03:21 BST
CVG reports UK retail chain HMV has listed the newly-announced 3DS XL at £179.99. Other retailers have nominated similar price points but expect to make a loss; Zavvi’s gone for a significantly higher £210. The overhauled console has an RRP of $199 in the US, and will arrive there several weeks after its June 28 debut in Europe and Japan.
Fri, May 18, 2012 | 17:14 BST
HMV CEO Simon Fox would like to see more game released outside of the Q4 holiday period.
Wed, May 16, 2012 | 18:36 BST
During Monday night’s launch event for Diablo III, Sam Clay spoke to HMV PR boss Gennaro Castaldo on its significance and how the movie and music industries could take a page from games.
Thu, May 10, 2012 | 11:50 BST
HMV has said it now plans to upsize store space for games rather reducing it following a decision on the latter a few weeks ago.
Fri, May 04, 2012 | 09:36 BST
HMV has reported a sales loss of 18.3% for the year ending April 2, 2012. The entertainment chain said final debt for FY2011 would come in at £168 million, Retail reported a loss of 19.4%, despite a small 5.4% intake of live sales. The games division was seen as a growth area following GAME’s recent troubles, citing a recent market share increase.
More on GI International.
Wed, Mar 07, 2012 | 17:20 GMT
Rockstar is going all out in marketing Max Payne 3, promising an ad campaign that will reach out to a wider audience.
Thu, Jan 12, 2012 | 09:42 GMT
Tim Ellis, head of HMV’s games division, has left the company after over six years in the position.
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 | 00:31 GMT
UK retail chain HMV has posted grim financial results and admitted that the company’s future does not look bright.
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 | 17:14 BST
HMV games boss Tim Ellis has said yesterday’s announcement of Grand Theft Auto V will bring a new boost to the market. Ellis told MCV a new GTA launch is “a fantastic development that would inject huge excitement into the games market for fans, retailers and media alike,” adding Rockstar would “face the challenge of delivering another brilliant game that’s as good if not better than anything we’ve seen before.”
GTA V’s first trailer airs next Tuesday at 6pm BST.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 | 00:41 BST
According to several posts on Hot UK Deals, HMV is offering Batman: Arkham City for 99p with trade-ins of Forza Motorsport 4 or RAGE.
The deal is said to include a T-shirt and lenticular cover, set to run for a week, and to be available at all stores, but it’s probably worth calling ahead of Friday’s launch.
Arkham City is out now in Australia and the US, although the PC version has been delayed into November in all territories.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 16:22 BST
HMV is doing something a bit mental as the launch day for Gears of War 3 draws night: it’s selling the game for a mere £1.99. There’s a catch though, of course, but not a massive one.
Thu, Sep 01, 2011 | 10:34 BST
EA’s dropped details of a tour around the UK at HMV Gamerbase, enabling Joe Public to go hands-on with Mass Effect 3, Need for Speed: The Run and FIFA 12. The tour kicks off tonight in Glasgow and continues in Edinburgh tomorrow, Manchester next Monday and Tuesday and concludes in London next Thursday and Friday. More details here.
FIFA 12 releases at the end of this month, while Need for Speed: The Run launches in mid-November. Mass Effect 3 releases in early March 2012.