Game Group looks online to stem the tide of falling sales

first_img Game Group looks online to stem the tide of falling sales Wednesday 16 February 2011 8:14 pm More From Our Partners Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Show Comments ▼ Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald whatsappcenter_img whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL THE new chief of video games chain Game said yesterday his strategy to cope with the trend away from buying physical games would be to concentrate on online sales.Ian Shepherd said he plans a “step change in our online revenues”. However he admitted that a large chunk of the £15m cost savings the group aims to make in the next year would be eaten up by the move, lowering profit margins by around one per cent.Shepherd added, however, that over the next three years he expects the changes he will introduce will be “profit enhancing”.Game also said it had agreed a new £160m borrowing facility out to May 2014.Game Group also signed a partnership with Microsoft earlier in the month to sell a range of downloadable games in UK stores.At least 30 downloadable games and extras, priced from as little as £2.04, will be sold from units in 40 Game stores as part of a six-month trial. The release of hit games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops have failed to lift sales at the group which saw a 2.1 per cent slide over Christmas. That was blamed on the grim weather as shopper numbers dived, while download sales marched on. last_img