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Published: 9 months ago

Peter Moore reckons digital revenue will overtake brick-and-mortar

In yet another case of EA stating the obvious, Peter Moore (their COO) has said that he expects digital revenues to be greater than bricks-and-mortar revenues in the coming years. In fact, he reckons that will happen in the next two years. Valve would …

Published: 11 months ago

Market share breakdown, console versus PC

Below is a really interesting graphic that depicts the breakdown of gaming households in percentages. The yellow are countries who have a larger percentage of PCs in the house for gaming, while the blue is for consoles. While the source of the data might …

Published: 2 years ago

Afterthoughts: Game

Before GAME went into administration, the writing was very clearly on the wall. We had every sign possible that the company wasn’t doing well. Unable to secure credit for EA games, Nintendo announcing it wouldn’t be shipping titles via GAME, and so on. For …

Published: 3 years ago

Pre-owned games

Following on from my post yesterday, where I highlighted some of the ongoing issues with retailers in the gaming industry (following on from the collapse of GAME), Silicon Knights’ chief has come out with similar thoughts. In an interview with gamesindustry.biz he said, “From …

Published: 3 years ago

The end of brick & mortar?

In the wake of the debacle that is/was GAME’s ultimate demise, the questions being asked thereafter is whether or not this was inevitable in an economic downturn, or perhaps this is just a symptom of GAME’s poor management and structure. Afterall, GameStop is one …

Published: 3 years ago

GAME gone into administration

The writing has been on the wall for quite a few weeks, but today GAME Group announced it was filing for bankruptcy. In UK terminology, the company has gone into administration. Further to this morning’s announcement of the suspension of trading in shares of …

Published: 3 years ago

GAME store closures

This is definitely the final nail in the coffin. GAME has begun sending out letters to its customers notifying them of impending store closures. The struggling high street shop is reassuring its customers that pre-orders will be transferred to alternative shops: other Gamestation or …

Published: 3 years ago

GAME: game over.

Updated: GAME has now officially gone into administration. The full details are covered in this post. Likely outcome, in short, is job losses, store closures and financial restructuring with the aim to eventually offload the company to GameStop, or a similarly large company who …

Published: 3 years ago

GAME trouble

Game group, the UK-based video games retailer have been having a turbulent time recently with falling sales, store closures and share prices taking a hit. It’s gotten worse. Game and Gamestation staff contacted eurogamer this morning about an internal communication regarding the companies’ status …