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Maybe Best Buy’s numbers say more about music than about games
Yesterday, I blogged about Best Buy’s like-for-likes, down nearly 15% in the Entertainment Software and Hardware. Regular reader Christian Hunt thought I might have jumped ahead of myself in my conclusions about what this result about the...
- Posted 787 days ago
Best Buy reports catastrophic sales drop for games, yet Gamestop has best ever year. What’s going on?
Best Buy has just reported its results for the year ended 26 February 2011. Revenue was down a fraction to $16.25bn. But the entry which caught my eye was this one, comparing sales of Entertainment Hardware and...
- Posted 788 days ago
Why retail doesn’t give a toss about Steam
I have spent the last few days genuinely puzzled over a story that UK retailers are threatening to “demand that publishers remove Steam from their games, or they will not sell them in any form.” MCV broke...
- Posted 917 days ago
The death of single-A titles will challenge retail more than the rise of casual
I wrote a post yesterday about the liquidation of Chipsworld, bemoaning the fact that the official announcement seemed to blame the recession, rather than structural issues in the games industry. Commenters on the original story on MCV...
- Posted 1025 days ago
The CHIPS are down: UK independent games retailer Chipsworld enters liquidation
MCV today reports that CHIPS has gone bust, with the loss of 29 jobs at head office and at its wholly owned stores. The company is at pains to point out that its franchise stores are not...
- Posted 1026 days ago
The future of games retailing?
It’s not exactly news that WHSmith is no longer going to support games. It’s been pulling out since early 2009 and completed its retreat earlier this year. But I was in a branch of WHSmith recently and...
- Posted 1062 days ago
Spring redundancy roundup – games industry job losses in 2010
I’ve been flat out all year on consultancy projects (which is great – do contact me via nicholas at gamesbrief.com if you want to discuss how I can help you with self-publishing or building a long term...
- Posted 1111 days ago