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News: Blockbuster UK Joins HMV In Administration

Blockbuster UK Joins HMV In Administration

UK games retail suffers its second blow in the space of a week

This week, HMV - the UK's last major high street entertainment retailer - slid into administration after suppliers declined to help the ailing chain, putting around 4,350 jobs at risk. The bad news for UK retail doesn't end there, however - Blockbuster UK has also announced its...

News: UK Retailer HMV Set To Go Into Administration

UK Retailer HMV Set To Go Into Administration

4,350 jobs at risk

HMV is the latest high street casualty in the UK. The music, DVD and video game retailer is to appoint an administrator, putting around 4,350 jobs at risk. The company has been in a financial mess for more than a year now; in December share prices plummeted after it warned it could breach bank loan agreements. The retailer...

News: Evidence Indicates Wii Fit Is Beneficial For Children With Movement Difficulties

Evidence Indicates Wii Fit Is Beneficial For Children With Movement Difficulties

Some positive press attention for gaming, for a change

A UK-based pilot study has uncovered evidence that using Wii Fit could aid the development of children with movement difficulties. The study is a collaboration between Sussex Community NHS Trust, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and academics at Goldsmiths, University of London and Oxford...

News: Zelda Symphony of the Goddess coming to the UK this year

Zelda Symphony of the Goddess coming to the UK this year

Have your big pouch ready!

On 25th October 2011, Zelda fans across the UK - and from further afield too - flocked to the Hammersmith Apollo for a once in a lifetime experience. The Legend of Zelda series celebrated its 25th anniversary in style - and featured Eiji Aonuma, Zelda Williams and legendary Zelda theme composer Koji Kondo. And now, that...

News: Avengers Assembling In The UK On 25th January

Avengers Assembling In The UK On 25th January

Marvellous?

Wii U has had quite a lot of third party support since its launch and no publisher has backed the system more than Ubisoft, which is releasing games left, right and centre. We already have the likes of exclusive ZombiU and multi-platform release Assassin's Creed III, Rayman Legends will be making an appearance in a few months, and now...

News: UK Video Games Market Fell By 17.4% in 2012

UK Video Games Market Fell By 17.4% in 2012

Big challenges for the industry

The Entertainment Retailers Association has reported that in 2012 the UK video games market fell by 17.4%, including both physical and digital sales. In 2011 the whole video games market in the UK was worth £1.934 billion, in comparison to £1.598 billion in 2012. While digital sales did increase by 7.7% in 2012,...

News: Wii U Games Struggling At Retail In The UK

Wii U Games Struggling At Retail In The UK

No games break into the top 40

When Wii U launched in the UK last month its software struggled to make an immediate impact on the sales charts, with only Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U making into the all-format top 40 at 26th and 36th respectively. Considering only 40,000 Wii U systems were out there, it didn't appear too distressing...

News: Nintendo UK Looking To Maintain Wii U Momentum

Nintendo UK Looking To Maintain Wii U Momentum

Focus turns to Q1 2013

It's fair to say the Wii U's launch has been a success, with the system selling out across the United States and shifting 40,000 units in the UK. Extra shipments are coming in thick and fast to meet the extreme demand that you'd expect for a new Nintendo console at Christmas time. Nobody really doubted that Wii U would be...

News: Rayman Legends Release Date Confirmed For The UK

Rayman Legends Release Date Confirmed For The UK

Update: EMEA territories on 28th February, UK on 1st March

It's been confirmed by Ubisoft that this title will actually arrive in the UK on 1st March, but in the other EMEA territories on 28th February. Original article One title that was noticeably absent from the Wii U launch in Europe was the graphically stunning Rayman Legends. Back in October...

News: Wii U Premium Bundles Most Popular in UK Launch

Wii U Premium Bundles Most Popular in UK Launch

System memory and a bundled game matter, clearly

The Wii U Premium Pack was by far the people's favourite in the UK over its launch weekend, proving to be the superior of the bundle bunch. The Premium 32GB bundle reportedly accounted for 60% of the Wii U's sales this past weekend, while the ZombiU package sold at 30%. That just leaves the Basic 8GB...

News: People Are Already Queuing For The Wii U In London

People Are Already Queuing For The Wii U In London

Dedicated fans show their appreciation for Nintendo

Last week we reported that HMV's flagship store on Oxford Street would be hosting the UK's Wii U midnight launch, with the first 100 in the line getting a free copy of New Super Mario Bros. U. Some more prizes and goody bags will be given away on the night too to mark the occasion. It comes as no...

News: UK Retailers: Wii U Is Sold Out

UK Retailers: Wii U Is Sold Out

Allocation is all on pre-orders

The Wii U has now launched in North America - as if you needed telling - and will emerge in the European market this coming Friday, 30th November. It's fair to say Nintendo fans in the UK, jealous of their North American counterparts, are chomping at the bit to get hold of their new console, but if you haven't got a...

News: Wii U Demo Pods Being Installed In UK GAME Stores

Wii U Demo Pods Being Installed In UK GAME Stores

Hundreds of consoles sent out into the wild

It can be quite difficult to really sell the concept of a new console with just words and advertising alone; this is something Nintendo has found with Wii, 3DS and now Wii U. The best way for people to get a feel for what a new console is like is for them to literally get their mitts on it; that's exactly...

News: Premium Wii U Owners In The UK Need To Spend £62.50 To Receive £5 eShop Voucher

Premium Wii U Owners In The UK Need To Spend £62.50 To Receive £5 eShop Voucher

Points mean prizes?

One of the big draws for the Wii U Premium Pack is its reward scheme which allows users to gain money back on their eShop purchases. It was originally claimed that eShoppers would gain 10% back as a reward but it appears this is not the case - it’s a little bit less. Nintendo UK has revealed a little bit more information on...

News: Naughty Nintendo Counterfeiter Sentenced To 32 Months In Jail

Naughty Nintendo Counterfeiter Sentenced To 32 Months In Jail

Crime really doesn't pay

Last month we reported that the ironically-named Justin Success Brooks was accused of selling thousands of counterfeit Wii, DS and DSi Nintendo games between 2009 and 2011 - pocketing himself up to £600,000 in the process - and that pleaded guilty to all charges. His court case was scheduled for November 9th, in which he...

News: Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two Receives Collector's Edition Treatment On Wii

Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two Receives Collector's Edition Treatment On Wii

Epic is the word you're looking for

Disney's Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is due to release for the Wii on November 23rd, and fans can look forward to a special Collector's Edition of the game as well as the standard retail copy. UK retailer GAME has the exclusive on this bundle, which features a copy of the game, an 8GB Oswald-shaped USB stick...

News: GAME Bracing Itself For Pre-Launch Wii U Sell Out In The UK

GAME Bracing Itself For Pre-Launch Wii U Sell Out In The UK

White basic bundle already completely sold out on day one

UK video games retailer GAME has revealed that it expects to sell out of its entire allocation of Wii U consoles before the launch day of 30th November rolls around, but has stated that all current pre-orders will be fulfilled on the day of release. Speaking to Videogamer.com, a GAME...