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Game pours iPads, Gamepads, and Nexus tablets into its stores

Game seller goes all out on handhelds
Fri Apr 05 2013, 14:28
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HIGH STREET RETAILER Game has extended the range of tablets that it sells to include iPads and the Archos Gamepad.

The store is pleased with itself no doubt. People are taking tablets these days, it seems.

You'll spend few trips on public transport without one being waved under your nose, and the abacus artists at Gartner reckon that sales of tablets will increase by 300 percent this year to 467 million units.

Game said it is introducing tablets to suit all sort of budgets. Its range includes the most gamer friendly sounding tablet of all, the Archos Gamepad, with all of its 14 physical control buttons and analogue thumbsticks, and access to Google Play. Game is also carrying the more conventional iPad and Google Nexus 7.

Game's announcement comes at a time when rival high street store HMV is telling us that it will stop selling tablets and go back to selling music.

"Tablets are an increasingly popular gaming platform so it's a natural step for us to be at the heart of providing these to the UK gaming community," said Charlotte Knight, category director at Game.

"We are really excited about the Gamepad, it's great to be able to offer our customers something that is not only brand new but specifically tailored to gamers."

Game will be selling a wide range of tablets for what looks like recommended retail prices. If you are in town and fancy picking up one of the more popular ones you should expect to pay £269 for a 16GB iPad Mini, £129.99 for the Gamepad, and £399 for a 16GB iPad 4. µ


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