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Games retail picks up for Christmas after Black Friday hangover

Black Friday was huge for physical games retailers, a wild party that saw unit sales shoot up by 181 per cent week-on-week. The last couple of weeks have inevitably been comparatively slow, although still well up on what came before the sales frenzy. Now, in time for Christmas the market …

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Amazon boasts of record Black Friday sales for its Fire and Echo devices

The own-brand devices of the internet’s largest retailer had a bumper Black Friday weekend. Amazon has said that sales of the Amazon Fire TV were two and a half times larger than they were last year, helped in part no doubt by the big discounts. The device is still the …

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1.9m games were sold during Black Friday week

The numbers are in for what looks to have been a massive Black Friday week. 1,936,636 games were sold for the week ending November 26th, according to GfK figures. That’s a nine per cent increase on last year’s 1,778,851 games. Meanwhile, 58.4m was generated in revenue for the sales period, …

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UK Weekly Charts: Pokemon is biggest seller but doesn’t top charts

Pokmon Sun and Moon technically failed to top the UK weekly charts for their first week.Pokmon Sun debuted at No.3 and Pokmon Moon entered the charts at No.4. GfK however says that combined sales for Nintendo’s latest titles would give them the top spot – so Pokemon is the biggest …

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Black Friday week was Sony’s biggest for PS4 hardware since launch

This year’s Black Friday retail event helped PlayStation 4 have its biggest week since launch. That’s according to GfK Entertainment’s commentary on the charts for the week ending November 26th. During its launch week, PS4 sold more than 250,000 units in the UK. The data firm says that Black Friday …

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GAME’s COO Guy Lister talks Black Friday

MCV speaks to GAME COO Guy Lister about how the High Street firm is approaching Black Friday this year and how the sales event has affected retail What are your expectations of Black Friday 2016? We’re expecting to see more retailers extend discounts over a longer period around Black Friday. …

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‘Black Friday is the worst thing to happen to retail’

The Black Friday sales event has had a deeply negative effect on games retail. That’s according to sources speaking to MCV, who say that the period is ‘the worst thing’ to happen to shops. Retailers say that Black Friday is a major factor in the UK software market being down, …

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Titanfall 2 price slashed by over 50%

The slow sales of EA’s Titanfall 2 have led to a big price cut for the title less than a month after release. Leaked in-store ads from High Street retailer HMV show that the game will be cut to 19.99 on both Xbox One and PC. The chain was not …

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