Tag: Retail

  • News Xbox One Prices Crash in Wake of Xbox One S Announcement

    Rock bottom

    Microsoft announced the upcoming Xbox One S console at their E3 press conference on Monday and, as expected, that's had a knock-on effect at retail with regards to the price of the currently available models. With the new console due to launch in August at varying price points (depending on the size of HDD you go for), retailers are...

  • News UK Xbox One Digital Game Prices Unexpectedly Rise

    That's all we needed

    It appears that the prices of some digital Xbox One games have taken a bit of a leap up over the weekend, without any sort of explanation as to why. Titles that were available for preorder on Friday for £44.99 - Halo 5: Guardians and Rise of the Tomb Raider most noticeably - are now at the £49.99 mark. In a world where the...

  • News Did Microsoft Surreptitiously Drop the Xbox One Price in the UK?

    We reckon they did. Sort of.

    For a while now, there's been debate over further Xbox One hardware price drops in the UK, and it looks like Microsoft are gearing up to present some deals ahead of an official announcement. At the console's launch, the system was available with Kinect for £429.99. Then, in February 2014, it was trimmed to £399.99...

  • News Destiny Sells $500 Million, Has Most Successful New IP Launch of All Time

    Big numbers

    Activision has released a few details about the first-day sales performance of Destiny, and there are some big, big numbers being bandied around. According to the publisher, more than $500 million worth of the game was "sold into retail stores" on day one. We're assuming that would count as "shipped" rather than "sold" but you've got to...

  • News Kinect-free Xbox One Flies Off Shelves

    "It's a huge win" says GameStop

    Last month we reported that Microsoft would be releasing a new Kinect-less Xbox One SKU and that the unit would go on sale on June 9th, the day before E3, at a cheaper price point. Now, the Kinect-less Xbox One is on the shelves and according to Bob Puzon, GameStop senior vice president of merchandising, they are...

  • News A Very Incompetent Tale

    One man's struggle against the system.

    The Xbox One has launched and – barring the odd faulty unit, which is to be expected when you’re building over two million of the things – it’s all gone relatively well. Stock is still short of course, but that’s to be expected given the high demand and the time of year. The fact is though, that most...

  • News Microsoft to Release Limited Edition Star Wars 360 Console with Kinect

    Special R2-D2 themed model in the works to coincide with the release of Kinect Star Wars

    We've just heard from one of our close sources in the retail sector that Microsoft is prepping a limited edition R2-D2 Xbox 360 console — complete with Kinect sensor — set to launch alongside the forthcoming Kinect Star Wars. According to our reports, the...

  • Rumour Fighters Uncaged Preparing for Round 2

    Make it stop

    Not had enough of the physical torture inflicted by Ubisoft's Fighters Uncaged? Ubisoft has got you covered then, according to a recent release schedule from major retailer Gamestation. The list reveals Fighters Uncaged 2 from Ubisoft, with a release date of 11th November. No further information is given. Gamestation has previously...

  • Rumour Power Rangers Samurai Suiting Up for Kinect

    Become Megazord!

    You can already be a Japanese superhero with Kinect, and Ubisoft's PowerUp Heroes will transform your Avatar in a super being, but neither can quite quench the desire to become a Power Ranger. Perhaps Power Rangers: Samurai will do the trick. Spotted at GAME and