Tag Archives: shopto
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 14:21 BST
ShopTo will not sell Call of Duty: Ghosts when it launches later this year, following a dispute with Activision over release dates.
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.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 12:16 GMT
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 | 09:29 GMT
PS4 was revealed last night at Sony’s ‘PlayStation Meeting’ event last night, but no mention was made of the console’s price. Online retailer ShopTo has started taking pre-orders on the console, with the preliminary price of £399.95.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 10:40 GMT
Wii U has failed to set retail alight in the UK. The issue has prompted many UK retailers to speak out in demand for a console price cut.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 | 10:34 BST
Epic has yet to provide a definitive date for Gears of War: Judgement other than early 2013, but it looks as though ShopTo feels it will release on February 8. In the UK at least. The retailer has told CVG the date is an “estimate,” so don’t get too excited. Thanks, MyXboxLive. A screenshot is posted below just in case it gets pulled.
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 | 16:11 BST
Nintendo announced last night it would let European retailers set the price for 3DS XL, and today, Play.com has come out of the retail gate swinging by offering the new SKU for £179.99. ShopTo has it listed for £179.84 with an estimated RRP of £199.99. Zavvi has it listed for £209.95, with the RRP listed as £249.99. NOA has said 3DS XL will run those in the US $199, so it sounds like Nintendo has yet to convey to retailers the actual RRP. The official Japanese website for the handheld is now live if you’d like to have a look. Thanks, MCV.
Fri, Jun 08, 2012 | 13:45 BST
UK online retailer Shopto is the first to place a price on Wii U at £280
Tue, Jun 21, 2011 | 14:11 BST
UK retailer ShopTo‘s mentioning a November 4 release for Vita in the UK. The date is mentioned alongside pre-order listings for the handheld, as well as several titles including Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048, Ruin and ModNation Racers. Games have also been priced at £40. Sony’s told MCV that it had “not made any announcements about software pricing, so that’s just speculation.”
Vita is due to release sometime this year in at least one region.
Tue, May 17, 2011 | 11:44 BST
UK retailers have started taking pre-orders of Modern Warfare 3 following a colossal leak on the game last week.
Mon, Jan 24, 2011 | 11:20 GMT
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 | 11:36 BST
Thu, Sep 17, 2009 | 16:50 BST
ShopTo boss Igor Cipolletta has told Eurogamer that while his business has no plans to boycott PSPgo like other European retailers, he feels that the handheld is “almost dead before it has arrived”.
“We do have it listed on the site, but we are not concentrating any big marketing behind it,” he said. “Sony has decided to cut publishers and retailers for the software of the PSPgo and deal direct with developers, giving them a 70 per cent margin for any items sold on Sony PSN.
“I have the feeling that as a format it is almost dead before it has arrived, and it relies far too heavily on a customer base that is prepared to pay more for download content than the equivalent disc based product, and I suspect this market will soon dry up based on the technical limitations of the hardware.”
Analyst Michael Pachter has responded to retailers boycotting the system, and thinks that each are being “foolish” and “ridiculous”.
“It’s just silly for a retailer to say that they won’t sell a big ticket gaming device because they can’t sell the games,” he told Eurogamer. “Consumer electronics stores sell refrigerators and not food, everyone sells iPods and not the music for them; this position is just ridiculous.
“I think that it’s foolish for a retailer to be selective about what they carry, unless they truly don’t believe it will sell well. Refusing to carry them subjects them to the risk that Sony will bypass them for Gran Turismo or Uncharted, in which case they lose. To draw a line in the sand is wrong.”
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 | 18:27 BST
ShopTo bossman Igor Cipolletta has relayed that he is worried over the newest “trend” of pricey franchise games.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Cipolletta fears that publishers are following Activision’s lead in this respect, thanks to the announced price increase for Modern Warfare 2.
“Whether planned, or a case of jumping on the popular franchises bandwagon, we have seen Microsoft increase the price of Forza 3 to GBP 49.99 and Nintendo increase the price of Professor Layton [and Pandora's Box] to GBP 34.99,” he told the site. “I sincerely hope that not all publishers will follow this lead.
“The price increases that some publishers think the market can stand are, to say the least, a worrying trend, and appear to be more than just a result of currency fluctuations.”
Cipolletta commended Capcom for dropping the price of its games to GBP 39.99, but felt the price increase for Wii did not go over as well as Nintendo hoped.
“Subsequent to the price increase and as a result of the European ‘free market’ the console is in plentiful supply and some chain stores were forced to discount the machine to gain cash back,” he added. “I think this is a demonstration that the market was either unable or unwilling to stomach the Nintendo hardware price increase.”