— Bidders’ interest in SCi: Tomb Raider maker SCi Entertainment is in now talks with two possible buyers, according to Mail Online quoting sources; EA, the world’s second-largest games company, and France’s Ubisoft are said to be in the running. SCi’s market cap has fallen to £53.38 million from more than £1 billion in the dotcom boom. Perhaps the most obvious bidder for SCi would be Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), which raised its share in the company to 16.1 percentin October. SCi’s AGM is held Tuesday.
— EUK supply barrier: The knock-on effects of Woolworths’ demise are now being felt as its games and music distributor subsidiary Entertainment UK leaves retailers without vital stock in the run-up to Christmas. Shops including Zavvi, WHSmith and Currys.digital were yet to receive copies of the PS3 shooter Resistance 2 following its release on Friday, while stores not supplied by EUK like HMV (LSE: HMV) and Game were receiving their copies with no problems. From Gamesindustry.biz.
— Wii Christmas rush, again: For the third year running, Nintendo’s little console is to be one of the biggest-selling gadgets as eBay (NSDQ: EBAY) announces the device is the most-searched-for item on the auction site across all categories. Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii have between them sold a combined one million items, almost a month before Christmas, reports VideoGamer.com. From GamesIndustry.biz.