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    Game open an Xbox only shop in London

    I'd like to understand what the rationale behind this is from Game's perspective. Seems a bit pointless and I bet it closes down within 2 years.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...tore-in-london

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    Microsoft drove a truck full of money to head office.

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    That's pretty cool. I would love to go to an Xbox Store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    Microsoft drove a truck full of money to head office.
    Ditto. The store probably has MS funding behind it.


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    Won't even last 1 year. I give that store 6months.

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    Ladies and gentlemen, your only "authorized" XBox 1 resell shop. That way, they can still claim that "you can sell your games"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparc View Post
    I'd like to understand what the rationale behind this is from Game's perspective. Seems a bit pointless and I bet it closes down within 2 years. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...tore-in-london
    Propably MS funded. Otherwise I dont see it lasting very long.

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    Yeah, almost certainly it's down to MS throwing money at Game, but I still fail to see why they would consider that an investment. I mean one shop, in one location (even if it is London), is hardly going to make any difference to anything.

    I'll be amazed if it stays longer than two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaY_210 View Post
    Ladies and gentlemen, your only "authorized" XBox 1 resell shop. That way, they can still claim that "you can sell your games"
    Lmao


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    Very cool looking shop...I think all GAME shops could be doing with a makeover like this...






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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaw3d Genius View Post
    Very cool looking shop...I think all GAME shops could be doing with a makeover like this...

    It does look pretty neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaw3d Genius View Post
    Very cool looking shop...I think all GAME shops could be doing with a makeover like this...
    Crikey, that does look neat. So while I can't see the point of it, it's definitely a good looking shop.

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    As good as it looks didn't Game have to shut down more than half of it stores the year before last due to them having too many stores?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBettaKnow View Post
    As good as it looks didn't Game have to shut down more than half of it stores the year before last due to them having too many stores?
    Yeah but why would that stop them opening new stores?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaw3d Genius View Post
    Yeah but why would that stop them opening new stores?

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    I don't see the point but... Looks nice. I like the idea of more focused stores so I kinda hope this picks up and stays a focused store of some kind.
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    Like many, I dont see the point but it looks awesome.

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    Not surprised by this. You go in to any GAME store and the emphasis is always on Xbox games. Adverts for the console in the windows, adverts for pre-orders as you walk in and then 3/4 of the store is full of Xbox games. The PS3 has about 2 blocks of shelves and the Vita has about 2 shelves. Shocking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ash91 View Post
    Not surprised by this. You go in to any GAME store and the emphasis is always on Xbox games. Adverts for the console in the windows, adverts for pre-orders as you walk in and then 3/4 of the store is full of Xbox games. The PS3 has about 2 blocks of shelves and the Vita has about 2 shelves. Shocking.
    I think in the last 12 to 18 months it's got a bit more balanced but yes you're right in that it used to be 3/4 Xbox. I never understood why given they want to make money from all consoles and vendors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash91 View Post
    Not surprised by this. You go in to any GAME store and the emphasis is always on Xbox games. Adverts for the console in the windows, adverts for pre-orders as you walk in and then 3/4 of the store is full of Xbox games. The PS3 has about 2 blocks of shelves and the Vita has about 2 shelves. Shocking.
    Yeah up here in Glasgow Xbox takes up half the shops while PS gets a tiny amount in the corner so they are basically Xbox shops anyway...just they look like $#@! compared to the real Xbox shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaY_210 View Post
    Ladies and gentlemen, your only "authorized" XBox 1 resell shop. That way, they can still claim that "you can sell your games"
    lol Good one.

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