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ShopTo sales up over 13 per cent in 2016

ShopTo has announced its annual results for 2016 and it’s been a pretty successful year for the online UK retailer. Total sales were up 13.2 per cent year-on-year, thanks to the company increased focus on securing new customers at the start of their gaming life cycle,” the firm said in …

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ShopTo plots further digital console expansion

Online retailer ShopTo is now selling PS4 download codes. The firm is offering codes for PlayStation Plus subscriptions, DLC, wallet top-ups and full games. It is eyeing the Xbox and Nintendo markets, too. We have PlayStation, plus a few other things that will launch in the coming weeks and months,” …

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UK retail expects toys-to-life growth as LEGO enters the fray

Leading UK games retailers expect the toys-to-life genre to get even bigger this year with the arrival of LEGO Dimensions. Warner Bros’ game will unite LEGO characters such as Gandalf and Batman, and is coming to Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U on September 29th. The title …

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GAME: ‘VR is the games industry’s next big thing’

Virtual reality will have as big an impact on video games as motion controls, says GAME The statement follows last week’s GDC, which was filled with VR products including Sony’s Project Morpheus and Valve’s Vive headset. VR is the next big thing in the industry and as much of a …

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ShopTo triples console market share after best year ever

UK online retailer ShopTo says it is enjoying its most successful year on record. The firm told MCV that it has already matched the turnover achieved in its previous financial year in just five months. It said that Chart-Track figures show it has tripled its console market share and almost …

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ShopTo resolves Call of Duty: Ghosts dispute, but will Royal Mail strike scupper plans?

Call of Duty: Ghosts is now available from ShopTo.net after the retailer and Activision settled their differences regarding the title. It was revealed in May that ShopTo would not be stocking the game after a disagreement with the publisher regarding the day on which it was able to post orders …

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PS4 and Xbox One for £26.88 per month? ShopTo introduces finance options

Online retailer ShopTo has introduced a range of financing option which it hopes will entice gamers to take the next-gen plunge. Customers will now be given the option at checkout to choose from a range of finance options with the ability to tweak repayment timescales and deposits. We are the …

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Retail rallies behind Xbox One. Pre-orders ‘extremely high’

Critics attacked the reveal of Xbox One last week for a lack of games, too much TV content, and mixed messages on pre-owned. But despite the backlash, UK retailers have rallied behind the new device. Buyers told MCV this week that they believe Microsoft will prove its gaming credentials at …

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UPDATED: ShopTo shuns future Activision releases over Call of Duty shipping dispute

Has ShopTo become the first online retailer to be called out for early shipping? Eurogamer reports that ShopTo is refusing to sell any upcoming Activision games after a dispute involving November release Call of Duty: Ghosts. Activision has specified that ShopTo can only ship out copies to customers on the …

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ShopTo market share up 45%

Online indie ShopTo has seen its software market share leap in 2012. The firm says that, according to Chart-Track figures, its market share increased 45 per cent last year. ShopTo has already claimed significant wins this year, securing 31 per cent of the sales of Ni No Kuni Collector’s Edition, …

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