Monday, 23 July 2012

Green Man Gaming gets physical

 Hello gamers,

GMG today announces its launch into the exciting world of physical games!  To cover off the most interesting notes for you guys as users of the site:

  • This is starting in the United Kingdom, while it will not be immediately available in other regions, we already have plans to expand.

  • We'll be stocking PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 titles (no Wii or handheld titles).

  • From Friday July 27th we'll be opening with a number of deals on physical products, with Darksiders or Sleeping Dogs for £19.99 (on PC boxed), or £29.99 on PS3 and Xbox 360.



Read on for the full press release:

Europe’s fastest-growing digital games distributor, today announces it is expanding into boxed games– offering UK consumers a series of market-shaking deals as it sells the biggest console & PC titles on disc for the first time.

Celebrating Green Man Gaming’s entry into boxed product, the young British upstart will offer gamers a great selection of opening week deals between Friday, 27th July and Thursday, 2nd August, carrying the same competitive spirit into the boxed market.

Gamers will be able to pre-order Darksiders 2 or Sleeping Dogs for £19.99 on PC (boxed) or a blockbusting £29.99 on PS3 and Xbox 360 on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th respectively.  The full week of special daily deals will be on greenmangaming.com and communicated across its Blog, Facebook and Twitter channels and will include such huge titles as Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Borderlands II, Hitman Absolution and Guild Wars II.



The introduction in the UK of Xbox 360, PS3, PC  boxed product to Green Man Gaming’s expanding catalogue is GMG’s biggest retail shake up since it sold its first tradable download in 2010.  In the digital space, GMG now sells over 1100 titles from 100 publishers to consumers in more than 155 countries from its base in London.

Earlier this month Green Man Gaming merged with Playfire (http://www.playfire.com) - the 1.25m strong community that tracks gaming activity across the major consoles and PC.   Green Man Gaming’s charge into boxed product retail will be lead by its Director of Trading, Martin Baxter – who joined the company earlier this year from HMV.  

GMG will roll out boxed product sales in the UK first but it is determined to not stop there.  Paul Sulyok, Managing Director, Green Man Gaming, said:

“Green Man Gaming’s rapid growth has been driven by our commitment to deliver a simple, seamless experience to core gamers - offering choice in the way they want those games.  As a UK company it was a natural choice to deliver the UK first, but we are by no means finished there!

“We’re already established in the digital space where the rest of the retail market is slowly turning its attention, so adding PC boxed, PS3 and Xbox 360 games gives us a much wider portfolio of key titles for our core gaming audience, and for the Playfire community.   With more than £1.4bn spent annually in the UK alone on boxed games product, we believe there’s room for an agile, ambitious E-commerce retailer like GMG to provide this service in the UK and beyond.”



If you have any questions you are welcome to ask on the forum topic here.

GMG Trivia: I think a few of our team members already nabbed some copies of Diablo 3 ;) 

-James

Community Manager