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Over 1,300 new UK stores sold video games in 2015

The number of physical stores selling video games jumped up in 2015. 6,609 stores sold games in the UK last year, a rise of 1,337 over 2014. The data comes via GfK and retail trade body ERA. Every store type increased last year, including electrical chains (up by three stores), …

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600 GAME, Asda and Tesco stores set for Star Wars Battlefront midnight openings

UK games retail is preparing for the Force of one of this year’s most anticipated shooters. More than 300 GAME stores will be opening at midnight tonight (November 18th) in time for the launch of Star Wars Battlefront. The retailer will also be holding a nationwide cosplay competition, as well …

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Asda: ‘Customers don’t want to be held hostage by Black Friday deals’

Asda has turned on Black Friday, signalling its desire to move away from the sales event it helped popularise in the UK. The supermarket, which is owned by US giant Walmart, brought across the American day of discounting to its UK outlets in 2013, making it one of the first …

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Asda facing mass legal action over gender pay discrepancies

Walmart-owned Supermarket chain Asda is being sued over alleged discrepancies between the salaries it pays to male and female workers. The BBC reports that several female employees in Asda’s distribution warehouses have raised the action, with over 10,000 staff having expressed an interest in joining the case. In some cases …

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UPDATED: Xbox One with Titanfall available for £349

The biggest price cut yet for Microsoft’s Xbox One has hit the UK High Street. Supermarket Asda has slashed the price of the Xbox One Titanfall bundle to just 349, bringing it in line with PS4. That’s a full 50 less than the current 399 RRP, which itself is 30 …

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Asda secures more day one PS4 and Xbox One stock

Asda is selling more day one stock of PS4 and Xbox One. And the supermarket giant says since the products went up yesterday, they’ve been inundated with orders. It’s the fastest selling products on the site in its history. Both consoles are guaranteed for delivery on launch day (November 22nd …

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Asda confirms £39.97 price for COD: Ghosts; outlines midnight events + deals

UK supermarket Asda will be selling Call of Duty: Ghosts for 39.97 from midnight on the evening of Monday November 4th. The Hardened Edition of the game will also be on sale for 69.00 as well as COD-branded Turtle Beach headsets for 69.97. Gamers will also be able to pick …

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Exclusive Skylander Figure available at Asda

To celebrate the release of Skylanders SWAP Force, Asda will be selling an exclusive figurine. The limited edition Enchanted Hoot Loop figurine will go on sale for 13 alongside the new game on October 18th. The Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack will be selling for 52. More than 250 character …

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GTA V UK midnight launches balloon to almost 2,000

There will now be almost 2,000 stores opening on Monday night to herald the launch of Grand Theft Auto V. It could well be the biggest game of the year, in fact, the team over at GAME think it might be the biggest game launch of all time. And retailers …

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