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    News - Over £600 million made in UK games retail in December 2013

    But high street retailers continue to struggle and the iconic HMV Oxford Street store closes.
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    Re: News - Over £600 million made in UK games retail in December 2013

    It's not surprising the high street will suffer what with Game charging at least £5 more instore than what the same game costs to buy online from their website.
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    Re: News - Over £600 million made in UK games retail in December 2013

    Only because of the new console launch...

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    Re: News - Over £600 million made in UK games retail in December 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    It's not surprising the high street will suffer what with Game charging at least £5 more instore than what the same game costs to buy online from their website.
    For some inexplicable reason they operate as separate companies, maybe because they have to pay staff in high-street stores

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    Re: News - Over £600 million made in UK games retail in December 2013

    not really to surprising.

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    Re: News - Over £600 million made in UK games retail in December 2013

    From that article I took it that it's was only in console games and consoles. Big money but I bet the PC gaming industry would make a lot more.

    Console games always have and always will be over priced.
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    Re: News - Over £600 million made in UK games retail in December 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by deejayburnout View Post
    From that article I took it that it's was only in console games and consoles. Big money but I bet the PC gaming industry would make a lot more.

    Console games always have and always will be over priced.
    Some people would say the console games are over priced because of piracy. I don't see much evidence of piracy in my life, certainly not as much as what I did when the PS1 was out. But would they (GAME, HMV, etc) lower the prices if people stopped the piracy, probably not. However a lot of the games companies that actually program the game should get the majority of the profit I think.

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