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HMV Oxford Street store to close

By Rachel Weber

HMV Oxford Street store to close

Mon 13 Jan 2014 3:25pm GMT / 10:25am EST / 7:25am PST

Relocating to smaller premises, says Hilco

After almost 30 years of trading the HMV store located at 150 Oxford Street will close. Over the year's the flagship store has been home to a number of high profile midnight launches including Diablo III.

The Telegraph reports that the chain's owner, Hilco, will open a new smaller branch down the road at 363 Oxford Street, while number 150 will become home to Sports Direct.

GamesIndustry International had contacted Hilco for a comment on the closure, but has yet to receive a reply.

While the 60,000 sq ft outlet has seen its fair share of game launches, recently high profile events like the Call Of Duty launches have taken place at Game in Stratford Westfield.

The entertainment retail chain went into administration in January last year, but was saved by a deal with Hilco reported to be worth 50 million.

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Graeme Quantrill Mobile App Developer

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This has been the case since December. If you go into the store, they're reducing prices on most stock with huge signs stating "Relocating store"

Posted:2 years ago


Jed Ashforth Senior Game Designer, Immersive Technology Group, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

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The news here that the Telegraph piece is actually reporting on is that it's closing this weekend. The store closure has been communicated on in-store signage for a good while now, as Graeme says.

Posted:2 years ago


Chris Lewin Software Engineer, EA

21 71 3.4
Over the year's what? I am on tenterhooks!

Posted:2 years ago


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