HMV will meet with UK game publishers to discuss chain’s future this week

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.

Deloitte headlines

  • Blockbuster UK sold to Gordon Brothers Europe

    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 […]

  • ASDA in talks to buy troubled HMV - rumour

    UK supermarket chain ASDA is rumoured to be in talks with HMV administrators Deloitte to put in a bid for the troubled games, music and movies retailer.

  • HMV to close 37 more stores, 464 staff affected - full closure list here

    HMV and administrators Deloitte have today announced that they close another 37 stores amid efforts to restructure the business.

  • HMV strips down game arm amid redundancies and closures

    HMV’s restructuring with administrators Deloitte has seen its games division whittled down to just two games buyers. The group’s recent round of lay-offs and store closures suggests a severe down-sizing of HMV’s games business.

  • Blockbuster closures continue as total store cull hits 324

    Blockbuster has announced the closure of 164 more UK stores, brining its entire tally to 324. The movie and game rental chain has handed the keys over to administrators Deloitte, which is now trimming the fat.

  • HMV closures: full store list published

    HMV has confirmed it will close 66 UK stores, and has published a full list of sites to be shuttered over the next six weeks.

  • HMV expected to close 66 stores - report

    HMV is expected to announce that it will shutter 66 stores across the UK in the next six weeks. An official statement is to be expected later today.

  • HMV administrators Deloitte to close up to 100 stores - report

    HMV’s administrator Deloitte is said to be closing 100 UK stores amid a phase of restructuring the business. If true, the move would result in the loss of some 1,500 jobs.

  • 1.1 million EUK games to be sold off cheap

    Administrators are to auction off 1.1 million games accrued as part of distributor EUK’s demise this week, MCV reports. Burn-firm Deloitte is reportedly accepting tender offers for the outstanding warehouse stock, which also includes 2.9 million CDs and 1.8 million books. An anonymous publisher told the site, “We should be fine, but I worry about […]

  • Deloitte survey says average UK household spends over 6 hours a week on gaming

    GI writes that a Deloitte survey has unearthed that the average UK household plays over six hours of videogames each week. “Gaming has been traditionally frowned upon by parents. However it is now considered ‘family time’ for many people aged between 26 and 42,” said Jolyon Barker, head of technology, media and telecoms at Deloitte. […]